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When politicians, investors talk big about fighting cancer, hope and be wary

One of the nation’s leading killers has gotten some sky-high attention in recent days. But what to make of President Obama’s proposal for a “moon shot” initiative, led by Vice President Biden, to beat cancer? What to think of...more

Will new FDA pediatric cancer drug save lives?

Neuroblastoma is a cancer that affects the nerve cells during early childhood. According to the American Cancer Society, neuroblastoma represents the most common cancer in infants younger than one year old. Sadly, in addition...more

Can I claim workers’ compensation for cancer in Illinois?

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 1,600,000 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in the U.S. in 2014. Thousands of workers in Illinois are temporarily or permanently disabled by cancer each year. In many...more

E-Cigarettes Reputation As Safe Alternative To Tobacco Is Just More Smoke and Mirrors

E-Cigarettes Reputation As Safe Alternative To Tobacco Is Just More Smoke and Mirrors The dangers of e-cigarettes exposed by a new study showing e-cigarettes can cause cancer and the realization that many of the “safe”...more

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