Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

The SIU-Carbondale Strong Survivors Program hosted an open house Wednesday for its Cancer Rehabilitation Laboratory.

Illinois News Connection

New data is providing fresh hope in the fight against cancer.

An annual report from the American Cancer Society reveals the cancer death rate fell 2.2% between 2016 and 2017 -- the largest ever single year decline.

Southern Illinois Healthcare's Community Health Needs Assessment shows the region still exceeds national averages in cancer, chronic disease, and poverty.

John Haar

Thanksgiving is the time of year when people count their blessings and cherish time spent with family, especially those dealing with health issues, such as cancer.

Based on recent data, approximately 38.4% of men and women will be diagnosed with the disease at some point during their lifetimes.

SIU-Carbondale Radio, Television and Digital Media student John Haar’s mother, who works at SIU-C, is one of the more than 15 million cancer survivors. The two had a candid discussion about her situation.

New research from the University of Illinois finds products of omega-3 fatty acid metabolism show anti-cancer properties in mice.

Washington University

Washington University researchers have identified specific areas of the country where women are much more likely to die from breast cancer.

Across all women, there were 80 counties in the U.S. with the highest rates of breast cancer mortality. Nine were in Missouri, including New Madrid, Stoddard and Scott Counties.


SIU-Carbondale Chancellor Carlo Montemagno has announced he is battling cancer.

In a blog post Wednesday, Montemagno said he had curtailed his public schedule recently to deal with significant back and hip pain, initially thought to be cysts.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with the American Cancer Society's Caleb Nehring, Shawnee Health Service's Nancy Caskey, and Dr. Claire Williams about ongoing awareness efforts focused on Colorectal Cancer.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Caleb Nehring of the American Cancer Society and Nancy Caskey of Shawnee Health Service about a new partnership with the City of Murphysboro to increase colorectal cancer screenings.

Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

The only 100-percent female owned wood treatment plant in the U.S. is helping out cancer victims in southern Illinois.

Perma Treat of Illinois, located in Marion,  announced a campaign Friday called "Delivering the Power of Pink."

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with the American Cancer Society's Caleb Nehring, about upcoming training sessions for medical professionals on the topic of the HPV vaccine.

Researchers and medical providers will gather this week to talk about cancer, in an attempt to change not just the number of people affected, but also to understand why incidences are different from place to place.


While nationwide death rates from colon cancer are declining, the 16 southernmost Illinois counties are experiencing flat or even higher rates of death from colon cancer.  At  a recent meeting in Ullin of the Southern Seven Community Health Coalition, Metropolis-based Hopelight Foundation, presented a check to the Community Health and Emergency Services Health Provider, to enable C.H.E.S.I. to purchase new test kits for early detection of colon cancer.

The World Health Organization has deemed that processed meats — such as bacon, sausages and hot dogs — can cause cancer.

In addition, the WHO says red meats including beef, pork, veal and lamb are "probably carcinogenic" to people.

Pink Ribbon Yoga

Aug 19, 2014

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Caleb Nehring of the American Cancer Society, Yoga Instructor Joan Sherwood, Cancer Survivor Betsy Bishop, and One O One Yoga Owner Kathy Neely about their upcoming Pink Ribbon Yoga Program.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talks with the American Cancer Society's Caleb Nehring about upcoming enrollment dates and locations for the organization's Cancer Prevention Study III.

Southern Illinois Healthcare

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talks with Dr. Terrance Glennon, the Medical Director of SIH's Cancer Rehabilitation Program.

In this edition of Morning Conversation, Host Jennifer Fuller talks wish SIH Cancer Center Director Jennifer Badiu and American Cancer Society Representative Caleb Nehring about a new program to provide free colon cancer screenings for the uninsured.