Yahoo News: Cancer

California woman with cancer asked to leave flight in Hawaii

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 17:01
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California woman with cancer says she got kicked off a flight home from Hawaii after being told she couldn't fly without a doctor's note.

Alaska Airlines refunds fares for California cancer patient removed from flight

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 16:41
(Reuters) - A Northern California cancer patient whose removal from an Alaska Airlines flight caused outrage online said on Wednesday that the carrier refunded her family's airfare, which will be donated to research. In a video posted on her Facebook page, Elizabeth Sedway said she was asked to leave the flight from Lihue Airport in Kauai, Hawaii, to San Jose on Monday after an Alaska Airlines ...

Breast Cancer Genes: How Much Risk Do BRCA Mutations Bring?

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 07:28
Women with mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are at increased risk for breast and ovarian cancer, but a woman's exact cancer risk may vary greatly depending on exactly how her gene is mutated, or changed from its original form. A new study identifies a number of mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes that may help doctors provide women with more precise estimates of their cancer risk. "We ...

Warren Buffett’s latest buy; Clovis cancer breakthrough

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 16:12
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1 in 3 Breast Cancer Patients Interested in Genetic Testing

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 15:55
One in three women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer may want genetic testing, to see whether they are at risk for other types of cancer, or to look at the likelihood that a family member could develop cancer, according to a new study. In the study, researchers surveyed 1,536 women who were diagnosed with breast cancer between 2005 and 2007. The scientists found that 35 percent of the ...

Crazy legs? Uzo Aduba runs Boston Marathon for cancer funds

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 12:49
LOS ANGELES (AP) — There's nothing crazy about Uzo Aduba's latest endeavor. The actress who plays Crazy Eyes on "Orange is the New Black" is preparing to run the Boston Marathon to raise money for cancer research.

Clovis gets breakthrough status for ovarian cancer drug

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 21:04
Shares of Clovis Oncology got a boost Monday after the company said it will get special incentives as it studies its ovarian cancer drug rucaparib. The company said the Food and Drug Administration designated ...

Study: Breast cancer overtreatment costs US $4B a year

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 20:01
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report estimates that the U.S. spends $4 billion a year on unnecessary medical costs due to mammograms that generate false alarms, and on treatment of certain breast tumors that are unlikely to cause problems.

US scientists report promising new melanoma vaccines

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 19:37
Experimental tailor-made vaccines targeting melanoma patients' individual genetic mutations have given encouraging preliminary results, researchers have said. The clinical test on three patients with this form of aggressive skin cancer in an advanced stage is unprecedented in the United States. The vaccines appear to boost the number and diversity of T-cells, which are key to the human immune ...

New York research lab, hospital network unite against cancer

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 12:21
A major research laboratory is teaming with one of Long Island's top medical facilities in the fight against cancer. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and the North Shore-LIJ Health System are announcing a ...

Giuliana Rancic Addresses Thin Figure

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 22:08
In response to criticism of her thin appearance, Giuliana Rancic has spoken out about her slender frame. The E! News host – who underwent a double mastectomy in 2011 after being diagnosed with breast cancer – explained that the cancer-suppressing medication she began taking in 2012 has affected her ability to gain weight. Giuliana said that it's "hurtful" to hear such negative remarks and false ...

Cynthia Lennon, first wife of John Lennon, dies of cancer

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 20:40
LONDON (AP) — Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of former Beatles guitarist John Lennon, died of cancer Wednesday at her home in Spain. She was 75.

5 Reasons Radiation Treatment has Never Been Safer (Op-Ed)

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 20:40
Dr. Edward Soffen is a board-certified radiation oncologist and medical director of the Radiation Oncology Department at CentraState Medical Center's Statesir Cancer Center in Freehold, New Jersey. Historically, radiation treatments have been challenged by the damage they cause healthy tissue surrounding a tumor, but new technologies are now slashing those risks. Radiation treatments may come ...

Cynthia Lennon, first wife of John Lennon, dies of cancer

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 17:55
LONDON (AP) — Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of former Beatles guitarist John Lennon, died of cancer Wednesday at her home in Spain. She was 75.

Next-generation GMOs: Pink pineapples and purple tomatoes

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 14:32
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on U.S. grocery shelves alongside more traditional products.

Next-generation GMOs: Pink pineapples and purple tomatoes

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:10
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves alongside more traditional products.

'Nashville's' Charles Esten: Deacon Will "Keep Fighting"

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 04:00
The actor behind Deacon talks with THR about the ramifications of telling Rayna about his cancer and trying to keep his storyline authentic.

Childhood cancers: Unlocking the cure

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 19:39
Since 1960, the overall five-year relative survival rate for leukemia patients has more than quadrupled. It’s one of the great success stories of cancer research. Why have doctors and scientists seen such progress in treating this form of cancer, which was once invariably fatal?

Immunotherapy: The new weapon in the fight against cancer

Sun, 03/29/2015 - 08:25
Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sat down with Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee and filmmaker Ken Burns to discuss the new documentary “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.” The six-hour, three-part film series, airing on PBS on March 30 and 31 and April 1, unravels the mystery of cancer through the patients who battle the disease and the researchers and scientists who have dedicated their lives to ...

Immunotherapy: The new weapon in the fight against cancer

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 23:34
The idea that we could use our bodies to fight cancer is nothing new. Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee explains, “We think of science as a kind of linear narrative. But of course it’s a circular narrative as well. You look at the past to figure out, ‘Well, wait a second, maybe that thing that really died an early death could be recovered and rejuvenated.’ And now it’s an amazingly important cancer ...

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