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African American men in North Carolina suffer from some of the world’s highest rates of prostate cancer, but it's not exactly clear why. That tip was enough to launch News & Observer reporter Jay Price on a long reporting journey that would take him to churches, barber shops and community meetings.

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If you decided to travel for your cancer treatment, there are resources that can help lighten the financial load.

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Get tips for smart coverage of cancer from an international journalism conference.

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Today would have been easier if I did not give a damn. Easier if suffering was not real. Much easier, if I did not care. ...

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In his eye-opening new book, Dr. Otis Brawley takes aim at doctors who prescribe too much, drug companies who promise too much, and the system that rewards them both with hefty incomes and sales.

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On World Neuroendocrine Tumor Awareness Day, Mitchell Berger shares his own experience with this rare type of cancer and examines what the media got wrong in reporting on Steve Jobs' death.

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An iWatch News investigation documents $1.9 billion in wasted federal health care expenditures.

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A little legwork can deliver compelling stories about how cancer treatment costs are affecting patients in your community, whether they’re  insured or not. Here are some tips and resources to jump-start your reporting.

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