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Former miler Steve Scott has prostate cancer

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 15:38
SAN MARCOS, Calif. (AP) — Former miler and Olympian Steve Scott has prostate cancer — 20 years after beating testicular cancer.

Roche, Merck extend immunotherapy fight to breast cancer

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:59
LONDON (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche and U.S. group Merck & Co are to present data on their rival immunotherapy drugs in breast cancer in December, extending the novel approach to fighting tumors to another cancer type. Early clinical results with Roche's drug, known as MPDL3280A, in so-called triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) will be revealed at the Dec. 9-13 San Antonio Breast Cancer ...

Diet may influence ovarian cancer survival

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 21:37
By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Women with healthier diets before an ovarian cancer diagnosis are less likely to die in the years following the cancer than women with poorer diets, according to a new study. The exceptions were women with diabetes or a high waist circumference, which is often linked to diabetes. A healthy diet before diagnosis may indicate a stronger immune system ...

Roche extends immunotherapy fight to breast cancer

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 15:22
(Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche is to present data on its experimental immunotherapy drug in breast cancer next month, extending the novel approach to fighting tumours to another cancer type. Early clinical results with the drug, known as MPDL3280A, in so-called triple negative breast cancer will be revealed at the Dec. 9-13 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, the company said on Thursday ...

Roche beats third-quarter sales estimates on breast cancer drug momentum

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 05:56
ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche affirmed its full-year sales and profit targets on Thursday after a strong performance by its new breast cancer drugs helped it beat expectations in the third quarter. The world's largest maker of cancer drugs said sales rose 5 percent to 11.78 billion Swiss francs ($12.5 billion), slightly ahead of the average forecast of 11.57 billion in a Reuters poll ...

A Tour of Mammographic Screenings During Your Life

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 15:40
A life-saving test

My Sister Has Breast Cancer: What Does That Mean for Me?

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 19:17
When Emily Adeyanju's older sister developed a cyst on her breast, it was originally diagnosed as benign. But within the cyst, a malignancy was growing, undetected. Once Adeyanju, a Manhattan writer and editor, learned her sister did have breast cancer, she was surprised as well as horrified. There wasn't any previous family history, so she'd thought chances of getting it were remote.

AstraZeneca looks to EU decision for next cancer drug boost

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 13:12
By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca's cancer drug pipeline, already on a roll following promising clinical trial results, could get a further boost next week from a European green light for an experimental medicine against ovarian cancer. European Medicines Agency experts will consider whether to recommend approval of olaparib at their regular monthly meeting, with a decision ...

European code against cancer calls for smoke-free, active lives

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:16
By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Cancer experts issued a 12-point code on Tuesday aimed at preventing up to half of all new cases of the disease in Europe by guiding people towards smoke-free, active lives free from cancer-causing infections and substances. Publishing the new European code against cancer, experts at the World Health Organization's (WHO) cancer research agency said the dozen ...

Pfizer breast cancer drug to get FDA priority review

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 19:30
Washington (AFP) - Pfizer said Monday an experimental breast cancer treatment will be given an accelerated review by US regulators, speeding up the process for potential approval.

Cancer Patients Finally Get the ER They Deserve (Op-Ed)

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 17:50
Dr. Thomas Terndrup, chairman of emergency medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. You'll probably need emergency care at some point in your life, and while no one likes going to the emergency department, for cancer patients, it can be especially stressful. In my 32 years in emergency medicine, I've ...

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 ...