Topic: cancer

Muscle-building supplements linked to testicular cancer

Men who take muscle-building supplements may be at increased risk of testicular cancer, according to a new study, which included researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Those who used the supplements, such as pills and powders with creatine or…

Greater focus needed on cancer prevention

While it’s important to develop new therapies to treat cancer, it’s just as important to make progress in cancer prevention and early detection, according to David Hunter, Vincent L. Gregory Professor of Cancer Prevention and Dean for Academic Affairs at Harvard T.H.…

Nancy Krieger receives prestigious American Cancer Society award

Nancy Krieger, professor of social epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, was named recipient of an American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor Award on April 2, 2015. It is one of the most prestigious awards offered by the organization. The Clinical Research…

Aging light fixtures in New York City schools leaking PCBs

Inspections have revealed that elevated levels of polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, are leaking from aging light fixtures in many New York City public schools. HSPH’s Robert Herrick, senior lecturer on industrial hygiene, spoke to the Wall Street Journal on February 14, 2011 about…

Childhood trauma’s devastating impact on health

Exposure to trauma during childhood can dramatically increase people’s risk for 7 out of 10 of the leading causes of death in the U.S.—including high blood pressure, heart disease, and cancer—and it’s crucial to address this public health crisis, according to Harvard…

Franziska Michor wins 2015 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise

Franziska Michor, associate professor of computational biology, has won a 2015 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science. Michor was chosen for her research that fuses evolutionary biology, mathematics, and clinical research toward a better understanding of cancer genesis and treatments.…

Most cancers not just ‘bad luck’

January 26, 2015 -- Although a recent article in the journal Science and a subsequent press release about the article led to a spate of headlines implying that most cancer is due to “bad luck,” David Hunter, Vincent L. Gregory Professor in…

Why Public Health? Darrell Gray, II

May 2014 — In our video series “Why Public Health?” we ask Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health students and alumni to talk about what drew them to the field. Darrell Gray, II, MD, MPH ’14, is determined to reduce the incidence of…