Cancer http://wvtf.org en Virginia Congressman Wants Pot Legalized for Medicinal Purposes http://wvtf.org/post/virginia-congressman-wants-pot-legalized-medicinal-purposes <p>Virginia Congressman Morgan Griffith is sponsoring a bill that would permit the use of medical marijuana in states, such as Virginia, that allow doctors to prescribe it.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 19:34:55 +0000 Beverly Amsler 20784 at http://wvtf.org Virginia Congressman Wants Pot Legalized for Medicinal Purposes Drug Company Will Provide Experimental Medication http://wvtf.org/post/drug-company-will-provide-experimental-medication <p>It's not often that the public hears of a positive outcome from a mass social media movement, but a Fredericksburg boy battling cancer has been given a second chance after his community issued a call for help.&nbsp;</p><p>Josh Hardy's school principal describes how their community rallied to support the family and convince a pharmaceutical company to answer that call.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:24:52 +0000 Tommie McNeil 18392 at http://wvtf.org Drug Company Will Provide Experimental Medication Targeting Cancer http://wvtf.org/post/targeting-cancer <p>Scientists have made important advances in detection and treatment of some cancers, but doctors have few tools when it comes to the diagnosis of ovarian and pancreatic cancer.&nbsp;</p><p>Now, a surprising discovery at the University of Virginia may lead to new tests for and treatment of those and other deadly forms of cancer.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 17:16:01 +0000 Sandy Hausman 16595 at http://wvtf.org Targeting Cancer At High Risk for Breast and Ovarian Cancer http://wvtf.org/post/high-risk-breast-and-ovarian-cancer <p></p><p>Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled companies cannot patent human genes, it may be cheaper to have a genetic test that identifies women at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer, but the test is not appropriate for most women and might provide a false sense of security.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:13:02 +0000 Sandy Hausman 6282 at http://wvtf.org At High Risk for Breast and Ovarian Cancer