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Chemotherapy is administered to a cancer patient via intravenous drip at Duke Cancer Center in Durham, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

New drug, study method show breast cancer promise

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A novel way to speed the testing of cancer drugs and quickly separate winners from duds has yielded its first big result: an experimental medicine that shows promise against a hard-to-treat […]

12/13/2013

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Exercise helps women tolerate breast cancer drugs

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Exercise might help women beat breast cancer. Researchers found it can ease the achy joints and muscle pain that lead many patients to quit taking medicines that treat the disease and […]

12/12/2013

In this October 2012 photo provided by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Emily Whitehead is checked by pediatric oncologist, Dr. Stephan A. Grupp, at the hospital. In early 2012, she was the first child given gene therapy for acute lymphocytic leukemia and shows no sign of cancer today, nearly 21 months after. (AP Photo/The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Ed Cunicelli)

Gene therapy scores big wins against blood cancers

In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success by using gene therapy to transform patients’ blood cells into soldiers that seek and destroy […]

12/07/2013

In this photo posted to the Twitter account of the Office of Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, Biden, second left, poses for a photo with, from left, his mother, Dr. Jill Biden; his wife, Hallie Biden; and his father, Vice President Joe Biden, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Beau Biden Twitter)

Beau Biden returns to Delaware with father

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden returned home Thursday with his father, Vice President Joe Biden, and other family members after undergoing a medical procedure at a Houston cancer center. A small […]

08/22/2013

In this Aug. 18, 2013 image released by Beau Biden's Twitter account, @BeauBiden, Vice President Joe Biden sits with his son Beau Biden, in Delaware. (AP Photo/@BeauBiden)

Biden: Son had successful procedure in Texas

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says his son, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, has had a successful medical procedure in Texas, where he was being evaluated at a cancer center. Biden and […]

08/21/2013

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AARP releases list of best employers for older workers

If you’re a boomer who may in the market for a job, here’s a list you need to know about: The best 50 employers for older workers as compiled by AARP and the Society for […]

06/18/2013

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Brain image study: Fructose may spur overeating

Scientists have used imaging tests to show for the first time that fructose, a sugar that saturates the American diet, can trigger brain changes that may lead to overeating.

01/02/2013

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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

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