Ted Talks – Jorge Soto: The Future of Early Cancer Detection

Jorge Soto, along with a team of scientists and technologists have come up with a non-invasive way to test for cancer. The test harnesses real time technology such as smart phones and 3-D printers. It requires only one millilitre of blood. So far, the test has successfully identified pancreatic, lung, and breast cancer and costs 50 times less than current available methods. Currently Soto and his team are working with the German Cancer Research Centre to conduct a trial on 200 women for breast cancer. Watch the inspiring talk here:

Made With Code

Who doesn’t love talk show host Ellen DeGeneres? I mean come on, this woman is amazing no matter how you spin it. Ellen is funny, kind, generous, successful, fashionable, and she has great friends! As if all that isn’t enough, Ellen has an amazing way of making people feel good and her smile is contagious. She brings attention to the smallest and cutest youtube stars, laughs with Hollywood celebrities, and promotes awareness of large scale issues like bullying, equality, and cancer. On her show, Ellen is always giving back to those in need, reminding us that everyone is important, and helping to make the world a better, happier place. In a recent episode, Ellen calls down an unsuspecting 18 year old freshman at Columbia University who studies biochemical engineering by day, and works in a cancer research lab by night to find a cure for breast cancer. Watch the full video here:

See You Again

Our lives are not set in stone, they are shifting beneath us, forcing us to adapt because at any point, the ground beneath us might suddenly be swept away. It’s what makes life so exciting, but also a little scary. The obstacles we have to overcome force us to change and grow into the people we are meant to be. And at the end of the day, it’s important to remember that no matter what life throws at you, you are never alone.

The SCAR Project: Breast Cancer is Not a Pink Ribbon

Fashion Photographer, David Jay, was inspired to act when his friend, a young woman of 32, was diagnosed with breast cancer. The SCAR Project features large scale portraits of young breast cancer survivors. The project began as a way to raise awareness, breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in young women ages 15-40. The SCAR Project participants range from ages 18 to 35. These photographs represent their courage, their personal victory over the disease, and remind them that they are not alone.