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Hall foundation gives $10.5 million donation

The Hall Family Foundation has given $10.5 million to support the University of Kansas Cancer Center's efforts to be designated a National Cancer Institute. Full story

Health App Downloads Soar, But Do They Work?

Lauren Cooper is attached at the hip to her iPhone – "Seriously, it's a problem," she says – so when she decided to track her diet and exercise, downloading an app made perfect sense. Cooper, a project manager in Columbia, S.C., now tabulates her Weight Watchers points using one app. Another app act Full story

U.S. cancer costs could hit $207 billion by 2020

A new study published today by researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) predicts how much more the nation can expect to spend on its collective cancer care a decade from now. Full story

10 deadliest cancers — and why there's no cure

Here's a look at the 10 cancers that killed the most people in the United States between 2003 and 2007, the most recent data available, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Full story

Exercise could cut endometrial cancer risk

Women who regularly work up a sweat exercising have a 30 percent lower risk of developing endometrial cancer, a new study says. Full story

Stomach cancer up in young, white adults

Scientists are puzzling over a surprising increase in stomach cancer in young white adults, while rates in all other American adults have declined. Full story

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  A history of mixed messages on mammograms

March 26, 1997: In a clash of politics and science, The National Cancer Institute reverses its earlier position and recommends mammograms for women over 40. NBC’s Robert Bazell reports.

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