Atheists Say Cancer Volunteering Thwarted

(RNS) The American Cancer Society has rejected an atheist group’s bid to field a national team to raise money for cancer research, and organizers suspect it’s because of the volunteers’ godless beliefs. Todd Stiefel, who channels tens of thousands of dollars to...

Black Churches Push Prostate Cancer Awareness

(RNS) Thomas A. Farrington isn’t looking for cards or a tie this Father’s Day. What he really wants, he says, is for other black men sitting in the pews with a prostate cancer diagnosis to know they’re not alone. Two years ago, Farrington, the founder of the...

What I Learned From Cancer

A sermon delivered by Joel Snider, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Rome, Ga., May 22, 2011. Romans 8:28 Morning Prayer: O, Lord, we confess that we live in a world where your goodness and presence is easily hidden.  Like the psalmist, we sometimes wonder where you have...

Study Links Reliance on God with Reliance on Treatment

(RNS) Cancer patients who consider the length of their lives to be “in God’s hands” are more willing than others to spend money on treatments that might extend their lives, a new study shows. Michelle Martin, an assistant professor at the University of Alabama, based...

Review the Cancer Chronicles of CBF

Cecil Sherman, founding coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, has acute leukemia, specifically acute myeloid leukemia. At 80 years old, he received his first round of chemotherapy early last week at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He knew going in...