Yahoo News: Cancer

Prostate Cancer in Young Men: What You Should Know

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 17:47
The number of younger men diagnosed with prostate cancer has increased nearly sixfold in the last 20 years. Prostate cancer in younger men is more aggressive, and therefore more life-threatening, than in older men. Historically, prostate cancer has affected mostly men in their 70s or 80s, and their cancers have been slow-growing. Younger men don't routinely undergo prostate-specific antigen (PSA ...

Exact Sciences soars on colon cancer test ruling

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 21:11
Shares of Exact Sciences soared to an all-time high Friday after the company said its new colon cancer test will be covered by Medicare. The medical diagnostic test maker is still locking up pricing for ...

Scientists find lung cancer can lie hidden for 20 years

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:02
By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Lung cancer can lie dormant for more than 20 years before turning deadly, helping explain why a disease that kills more than 1.5 million a year worldwide is so persistent and difficult to treat, scientists said on Thursday. Two papers detailing the evolution of lung cancer reveal how after an initial disease-causing genetic fault -- often due to smoking ...

12 Questions to Ask When You're Diagnosed With Ovarian Cancer

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 17:02
In August 2013, Jewel Figueras, 51, returned to South Florida from vacation with severe pain in her stomach. That's when she found out she had ovarian cancer. "I was diagnosed by accident, as most women are," she says. She was told in the hospital she had diverticulitis, and then: "But did you know there's a huge lump on your ovary?"

Woman with cancer plans to take her life in Oregon

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 08:03
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brittany Maynard will not live to see if her advocacy makes a difference.

Woman with cancer plans to take her life in Oregon

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 21:27
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brittany Maynard will not live to see if her advocacy makes a difference.

California cancer patient, 29, moves to Oregon for assisted suicide

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 18:54
By Alex Dobuzinskis (Reuters) - A 29-year-old California woman with terminal brain cancer has moved to Oregon because it allows assisted suicide for the terminally ill and she is spending the last few weeks of her life campaigning for others facing death to have the same right. A six-minute video featuring Brittany Maynard explaining her choice was posted to YouTube on Monday and has since been ...

Tampon Test for Ovarian Cancer Shows Promise

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 21:49
Tampons could one day help doctors spot early-stage ovarian cancer in women at high risk for this deadly disease, a small new study suggests. "In about 60 percent of patients who had their [fallopian] tubes still intact, we were able to pick up tumor cells, or essentially tumor DNA, in the vaginal tract," said Dr. Charles Landen, an assistant professor of gynecologic oncology at the University ...

Sunesis slumps after cancer drug fails late-stage trial

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 18:01
By Anjali Rao Koppala (Reuters) - Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Inc said its experimental cancer drug did not meet the main goal in a late-stage trial, sending the company's shares plunging 77 percent to their lowest in more than two years. The stock's slump fall wiped out over $300 million of the company's market value. Sunesis on Monday said the overall survival rate of patients given the drug ...

Breast Pain? Stop Worrying About Cancer

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 17:24
The fear factor

Novartis works with Bristol-Myers Squibb to test lung cancer drugs

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 07:19
ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss pharma group Novartis AG said on Monday it would work with Bristol-Myers Squibb Co to test the U.S. drugmaker's immuno-oncology drug Opdivo in combination with three of its own experimental lung cancer drugs. The clinical collaboration will help Novartis advance its efforts in the field of immunotherapy, one of the hottest areas in biotech right now, following the ...

The Air in Southern California Just Got a Whole Lot Cleaner

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 16:08
Southern Californians can breathe a little easier. Cancer risk from airborne pollutants has been cut by more than half since 2005, according to the region’s air quality control.

UK cost agency NICE rejects another Roche cancer drug

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:14
LONDON (Reuters) - Another new cancer drug from Roche, this time for treating leukaemia, has been rejected by Britain's healthcare cost-effectiveness agency NICE on the grounds that data about its value is uncertain. In August the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) rejected the Swiss drugmaker's drug Kadcyla for an aggressive form of breast cancer. Roche had proposed a ...

Study: Cancer risk eases in Southern California

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 20:29
LOS ANGELES (AP) — By at least one measure, Southern California's air is getting healthier.

Ariad Pharma's lung cancer drug gets breakthrough therapy status

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 14:12
(Reuters) - Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc said its experimental lung cancer drug was granted "breakthrough therapy" status by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, sending the company's shares up as much as 13 percent. The designation hastens the development and review periods of a drug that shows evidence of providing improvement over existing treatment for patients with serious diseases. The drug ...

Now you can help Ms. Pac-Man fight breast cancer

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 20:00
Ms. Pac-Man is joining the fight against breast cancer. For the month of October, Bandai Namco mobile games will offer an extra pink maze to its Pac-Man mobile games, costing $0.99. All proceeds go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Pac-Man Franchise Launches Campaign to Fight Breast Cancer

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 18:13
All proceeds from the sale of $1 iOS and Android game DLC will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

New cancer therapy comes of age, cost a 'toxic' side effect

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 14:39
By Ben Hirschler MADRID (Reuters) - A raft of new cancer drugs promise better, longer-lasting treatments with fewer adverse side effects -- but their high cost is a growing concern. Drugs that help the body's own immune cells fight tumors are expected to be used in multi-drug cocktails, pushing the price of therapies costing more than $100,000 a year even higher. At the same time, other ...

Despite insurance, 1 in 3 cancer survivors incur $10,000+ debt

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:35
Even those with solid insurance plans find that cancer treatments leave them deep in debt.