Targeted Education Can Help Dispel the Deadly Myth That Only Light-Skinned People Need Sunscreen

In the U.S., African Americans and Latinos Are Far Less Likely to Survive Skin Cancer Than the General Population

People go to South L.A. for many reasons. We went there to figure out how to get kids to use sunscreen to protect their skin from sun damage.

We’re scholars—Ariella is a UCLA Anderson professor of operations management, while Lance is a medical doctor with an MBA—who are deeply interested in what works, and doesn’t work, when it comes to health education.

One of our focuses has been raising awareness about causes and recognition of melanoma and other types of skin cancers. More than 3.5 million such cancers occur annually in the …

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The Chicago Physician Who Understood the Paradox of Radiation

Emil Herman Grubbe Discovered That X-Rays Could Cure, but He Was Right for the Wrong Reasons

Radiation is a paradox. On the one hand, it’s a lifesaving tool. As powerful energy that can pass through solid matter, it’s often used in medicine for everything from diagnostic …

Desperate to Be Quarantined

When Cancer Treatment Made Me Radioactive, I Was Terrified I’d Expose Someone—But the Hospital Sent Me Home

I walked through a hospital door marked “Nuclear Medicine Department” knowing that when I left, I’d be radioactive.

It took just a few minutes for the doctor to administer a …

When Cancer Put Me Under Suspicion

I Didn’t Realize Illness Would Threaten My Credibility. Running 26 Miles Helped.

In late 2006, I underwent a clean, routine mammogram. Six weeks later, I found a small lump in my left breast. Two weeks and two surgeries after that, on January …

Black Women’s Health Advocate Eleanor Hinton Hoytt

A Little Tart, A Little Sweet—But Smooth

Eleanor Hinton Hoytt is president and CEO of the Black Women’s Health Imperative, where she works to advance the health and wellness of black women and girls. Before participating in …

The Mayo Clinic’s Mignonne Guy

You Don’t Want This Thorn in Your Side (And Don’t Chew Too Loudly in Her Presence, Either)

Mignonne Guy is a researcher at the Mayo Clinic Arizona. Before participating in a panel on closing the cancer mortality gap between blacks and whites, she explained in the Zócalo …