Cancer

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Study: Radiation for breast cancer can harm hearts

(AP) – Women treated with radiation for breast cancer are more likely to develop heart problems later, even with the lower doses used today, troubling new research suggests.

03/13/2013

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Aspirin may prevent melanoma in women

We know aspirin relieves pain and prevents heart attacks. Now we learn through a new study it may also help reduce a woman’s risk for melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer.

03/11/2013

Mortality-test

Your chances of dying by 2023? Test offers a clue

CHICAGO (AP) — Want to know your chances of dying in the next 10 years? If you’re over 50, a new mortality index can give you a clue.

03/05/2013

FDA

FDA approves new targeted breast cancer drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a first-of-a-kind breast cancer medication that targets tumor cells while sparing healthy ones.

02/22/2013

FDA

FDA allows generic version of scarce cancer drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators say approval of the first generic version of cancer drug Doxil will help resolve a lingering shortage triggered by manufacturing deficiencies.

02/04/2013

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Study sees prostate cancer treatment side effects

(AP) – A new study underscores that men need to carefully consider treatments for early-stage prostate cancer. 15 years after surgery or radiation treatment, nearly all of the older men in the study had some problems having sex. 1/5th had bladder or bowel trouble.

01/30/2013

Cancer death rates

Report: Death rate from cancer still inching down

WASHINGTON (AP) — Researchers say death rates from cancer are continuing to inch down. Cancer deaths began slowly dropping during the 1990s, and today’s report shows the trend holding.

01/07/2013

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UCLA receives $4.6 million gift

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The estate of a late University of California Board of Regents member and former May Co. department store executive and his wife gave the UCLA’s Department of Urology $4.6 million, it was announced today.

01/02/2013

Cancer-drugs

Study ties drug shortage to poorer cancer survival

(AP) – Young cancer patients who couldn’t get a key medicine because of a national drug shortage were more likely to suffer a relapse than others who were able to get the preferred treatment, doctors report.

12/26/2012

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9/11 cancer study won’t settle debate over risks

CHICAGO (AP) — The most comprehensive study of potential World Trade Center-related cancers raises more questions than it answers and won’t end a debate over whether the attacks were really a cause.

12/18/2012

Dr. Takahashi discusses prostate cancer treatment

Listen to this interview with Dr. Patrick Takahashi on the topic of prostate cancer treatment. He was on the air the Penny Griego and Phil Hulett this morning, following the news about Gov. Brown’s prostate cancer.

12/13/2012

California Governor Jerry Brown

Gov. Brown being treated for prostate cancer

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown’s office says the California governor is undergoing radiation treatment for prostate cancer.

12/12/2012

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