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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

Patient in CT scanner (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

Panel backs lung cancer screening for some smokers

Government advisers have endorsed lung cancer screening for the first time. They say certain current and former heavy smokers should get annual CT scans, a type of X-ray, to cut their chances of dying of […]

07/29/2013

In this Jan. 25, 2012 file photo, Dennis Farina arrives at the premiere for the HBO television series "Luck" in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

Doctor: Dennis Farina was being treated for cancer

NEW YORK (AP) — Dennis Farina’s doctor says the actor died while being treated for lung cancer. Farina, who died Monday after suffering a blood clot in his lung, had been under treatment for the […]

07/23/2013

A member of 'intelligent knife' development team uses the knife on a piece of animal muscle during a demonstration at St Mary's Hospital in London, Wednesday, July 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

New surgical knife can instantly detect cancer

LONDON (AP) — Surgeons may have a new way to smoke out cancer. An experimental surgical knife can help surgeons make sure they’ve removed all the cancerous tissue, doctors reported Wednesday. Surgeons typically use knives […]

07/17/2013

Actor Michael Douglas (AP Photo)

HPV a growing cause of upper throat cancer

ATLANTA (AP) — Actor Michael Douglas’ comments about throat cancer have thrown a spotlight on cancer risks from a sexually spread virus. The virus, HPV, is best known for causing cervical cancer. But experts say […]

06/03/2013

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