Cancer

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FDA approves new drug for rare blood cancer

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a new drug from Pharmacyclics and Janssen Biotech Inc. to treat a rare and aggressive form of blood cancer. The agency said it […]

11/13/2013

Colon cancer testing may be leveling off in US

ATLANTA (AP) — After years of steady increases, testing for colon cancer may be leveling off, a federal report suggests. A large survey done last year found that about two-thirds of Americans ages 50 to […]

11/05/2013

In this Oct. 12, 2013 photo, bride Sarah Nagy begins to cry as she is escorted by her father, Scott, down the aisle during her wedding ceremony in Strongsville, Ohio.  (AP Photo/The Plain Dealer, John Kuntz)

Dad dies after giving away bride from gurney

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio cancer patient has died less than three weeks after attending his daughter’s wedding on a gurney to fulfill his promise to walk her down the aisle. A spokesman for University […]

10/30/2013

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LA Cancer Challenge on Oct. 27 with Halloween theme

To help kick-off Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in November, the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research will host the 16th Annual L.A. Cancer Challenge (LACC) Halloween-themed charity race. Sponsored by the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic […]

10/25/2013

marriage

Stuck in hospital, cancer patient marries his love

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) – Dennis Lyman wasn’t about to let an extended hospital stay get between him and marrying his girlfriend of nearly 30 years. On Friday, Lyman exchanged vows with Barbara Monds from his […]

10/19/2013

Tracy Smith at the infusion center at Duke Cancer Center in Durham, N.C. on Sept. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Obese cancer patients often shorted on chemo doses

Obese people are less likely to survive cancer, and one reason may be a surprising inequality: The overweight are undertreated. Doctors often short them on chemotherapy by not basing the dose on size, as they […]

09/19/2013

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Doctor says Valerie Harper’s cancer close to remission

NEW YORK (AP) — Valerie Harper’s doctor says the actress’ brain cancer is getting close to remission. The 74-year-old former sitcom star had announced in March that she had an incurable form of cancer and […]

08/29/2013

This photo provided by London, KY Sheriff's office shows Ernest Chris Chumbley of London, Ky.  Chumbley, 48, was charged Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, with murdering his wife but said he was only complying with her request to end her suffering from cancer.  (AP Photo/London, KY Sheriff's office)

Man tells 911 he killed cancer-stricken wife

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man called 911 just minutes after killing his wife, sobbing and confessing to a dispatcher that he fatally shot the cancer-stricken woman, and asking to take a last look […]

08/29/2013

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CA doctors who tried experimental treatment resign

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Two California neurosurgeons who infected brain-cancer patients with bowel bacteria in an unsuccessful effort to save their lives have resigned their positions at the University of California, Davis. Dr. J. Paul […]

08/25/2013

Tables of the drug finasteride are displayed outside of a news conference given by the National Cancer Institute in Washington, Tuesday, June 24, 2003. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Drug safely cuts prostate cancer risk, study finds

Long-term results from a major federal study ease worries about the safety of a hormone-blocking drug that can lower a man’s chances of developing prostate cancer. The drug cut prostate cancer risk by 30 percent […]

08/14/2013

Jonathan Ball, right, introduces Marta Drexler, an ovarian cancer patient, to McBaine who is in the first round of training for a study that will eventually involve detecting cancerous tissue at Penn Vet Working Dog Center in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Dogs help sniff out ovarian cancer in Pa. study

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Researchers trying to develop a diagnostic tool for ovarian cancer are hoping dogs’ keen sense of smell will lead them down the right path. An early detection device that combines old-fashioned olfactory […]

08/09/2013

Actor Dustin Hoffman waves to fans during the Japan Premiere of his film, "Quartet," in Tokyo on April 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Dustin Hoffman ‘surgically cured’ of cancer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dustin Hoffman is doing well after being successfully treated for cancer. A spokeswoman for the 75-year-old actor-director confirmed a People.com report Tuesday that says Hoffman is “feeling great and in good […]

08/06/2013

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