Cancer Community News

Cancer Community News

  • 12/3/2015
    Announcements, events, and opportunities for members of the Cancer Community @ Illinois.
  • 11/30/2015Meghan Olin writer Meghan Olin by Meghan Olin published by Meghan Olin

    Love Your Melon (LYM), an apparel brand founded in 2012 and run by college students across the United States, has been active on the University of Illinois campus since 2014. Love Your Melon’s mission is to give a hat to every child in America who is battling cancer. To reach this goal, LYM recruits “College Campus Ambassadors” from over 300 educational institutions, including the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, to help with the marketing and sales of their products.

    Sophie Lanser, an Illinois engineering student and Crew Captain of LYM on campus, became interested in Love Your Melon when she was searching online for a winter hat to purchase. The rest is history. Since the chapter’s start in December 2014, Lanser said she has been surprised by the success of LYM and the support it has received.

  • 11/19/2015
    Announcements, events, and opportunities for members of the Cancer Community @ Illinois.
  • 11/19/2015Diana Yates writer Diana Yates by Diana Yates published by Diana Yates
    A meta-analysis of dozens of studies of traditional Chinese medicine and other nonpharmacological interventions meant to improve patients’ quality of life affirms that these approaches, on the whole, help alleviate depression, fatigue, pain, anxiety, insomnia and gastrointestinal problems in Chinese cancer patients. Specific interventions associated with traditional Chinese medicine, such as acupuncture and therapeutic massage, reduced gastrointestinal disruptions after surgery, and acupuncture also lessened fatigue in cancer patients, the researchers report in the journal Oncotarget.
  • 11/12/2015
    Announcements, events, and opportunities for members of the Cancer Community @ Illinois.