cancer

Dance to raise money for pediatric cancer

Dance to raise money for pediatric cancer

Liza Zulick | Staff Writer Every day, 43 children are diagnosed with cancer, and twelve percent of those diagnosed do not survive, according to CureSearch for Children’s Cancer. A group at Duquesne hopes to raise money to help better those children’s odds. Four Diamonds, a charitable group which fundraises for child cancer patients, will host […]

President Obama inspires with last State of the Union

President Obama inspires with last State of the Union

By: Duke Staff Fare thee well, President Obama. The president conducted his final State of the Union address on Tuesday with style, preceded by musical performances and interviews with popular YouTube stars. The speech itself highlighted many of the projects that the president accomplished during his two terms including the Affordable Care Act, thriving job […]

New club will bring THON to DU

New club will bring THON to DU

By Carolyn Conte | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne’s branch of Four Diamonds is welcoming new members Feb. 5 in Pappert Lecture Hall in Bayer. Four Diamonds is an organization that aims to raise donations for those affected by pediatric cancer at Penn State Hershey Hospital. Duquesne’s mini-THON, which will be held next spring, is a […]

DU professors get patent for breast cancer compound

By Brittney Jackson | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne pharmacy professors Paula Witt-Enderby and David Lapinsky and former pharmacy professor Vicki Davis patented a new compound that could amplify breast cancer treatment and prevention. According to Witt-Enderby, professor of pharmacology and melatonin specialist, the compound is a combination of tamoxifen and melatonin. Tamoxifen is commonly used […]

The Fault in our Movies: Hollywood and books glamorize cancer

Bryanna McDermott | Student Columnist To quote the popular book by John Green, The Fault in Our Stars, “Cancer books suck.” Not just books though, also movies and television shows. Why? They are unrealistic and do those battling cancer a disservice. Hollywood likes to portray not only cancer, but all other terminal illnesses, as just […]

Rappellers fight fear, gravity to fundraise

Rappellers fight fear, gravity to fundraise

By Fred Blauth | Editor-in-Chief Sixty people rappelled down the 25-story Oliver Building in Downtown Pittsburgh on Wednesday to raise money for those affected by cancer. The event, hosted by UPMC and UPMC Health Plan, raised more than $140,000 for Our Clubhouse, a nonprofit organization that provides free support for those diagnosed with cancer, their […]

Ad campaign aimed to spook smokers

By Sam Leon|Student Columnist We’re being scared smokeless. In the past two years, the CDC, or the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, has taken a strong approach to anti-smoking advertising. It has released several installments of its personal, engaging campaign named “Tips From Former Smokers.” The commercials feature real people—often chronically and seriously sick […]

PSU dance marathon raises $13 million

PSU dance marathon raises $13 million

By Andy Hornak | The Duquesne Duke Penn State students and alumni gathered in Bryce Jordan Center this past weekend for a 46-hour dance marathon that raised over $13 million for cancer research. THON, a three-day continuous dance marathon, brought together thousands of people to provide emotional and financial support for children suffering from various […]