The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Opinion | Researchers need more empathy in approaching community health concerns

Opinion | Researchers need more empathy in approaching community health concerns

By Grace McGinness, Staff Columnist October 22, 2019
The meeting at Canon-McMillan High School stands as a fresh example of how the scientific community can sometimes forget the need for empathy and understanding.
Editorial: Better response needed from state health officials in Canon-McMillan school district

Editorial: Better response needed from state health officials in Canon-McMillan school district

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 8, 2019
It seems as though state health officials haven’t appropriately or adequately responded to community members’ complaints, who have cause to be worried about their children’s health.
Former Pitt offensive lineman Alex Officer at Pitt Pro Day on March 21. (Photo by Mackenzie Rodrigues | Contributing Editor)

Former Pitt lineman Alex Officer diagnosed with bone cancer

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer September 25, 2018
Alex Officer, a former standout on Pitt’s offensive line, announced last week that he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.
 Participants start to run at Pittsburgh Attacks Cancer Together 5K Race and Color Run in Schenley Park. (Photo by Theresa Dickerson | Staff Writer)

Coloring out cancer: Students run for research

Colors flew through the air in Schenley Park this past weekend at the Pittsburgh Attacks Cancer Together’s 5K Race and Color Run. Members of the Pittsburgh community came to support the student-led organization...

Between balancing school, work and ambitious plans to run across the nation, cancer survivor Monica Henderson is up for any challenge.

Monica Henderson: A run for your money

By Hannah Schneider, Staff Writer April 3, 2018

At 5 p.m. in her Tower A dorm, Monica Henderson begins her familiar routine — right sock, left sock, right shoe, left shoe — and ties her turquoise and grey running sneakers. Bending down to touch...

Scientists have determined that telomeres — the pink caps in this photo — may be associated with cancer risk. Creative Commons

Pitt researchers identify new cancer risks in chromosomes

By Rose Luder / Staff Writer April 20, 2017

Scientists have identified a new cancer risk associated with chromosomes, according to a 22-year-long study from the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. Jian-Min Yuan — a professor in Pitt’s...

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