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Livestrong takes hit after Armstrong confession

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 22:18
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Livestrong cancer charity is reporting a sharp drop in donations and revenue after founder Lance Armstrong admitted taking performance-enhancing drugs during most of his record-setting cycling career.

Livestrong takes hit after Armstrong confession

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 22:18
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Livestrong cancer charity is reporting a sharp drop in donations and revenue after founder Lance Armstrong admitted taking performance-enhancing drugs during most of his record-setting cycling career.

J.P. Morgan’s Dimon finishes scheduled cancer treatments

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 17:51
The J.P. Morgan chairman and CEO ends his scheduled rounds of radiation and chemotherapy, but remains under the close watch of doctors.

JP Morgan's Dimon finishes scheduled cancer treatments: WSJ

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 16:07
(Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co CEO Jamie Dimon, who was diagnosed with throat cancer this year, finished his scheduled rounds of radiation and chemotherapy treatment this week, the Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter. Doctors will monitor Dimon, who started treatment about eight weeks ago, to determine if he is cancer-free, the Journal reported. "I took naps when I ...

What cancer patients want and what Medicare covers may differ

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 14:42
By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health - When asked what Medicare should cover for cancer patients in their last months of life, many patients and their caregivers choose benefits the federal insurance does not offer, like home-based long term care and concurrent palliative care, according to a new study based on interviews. Given an array of options, a limited budget and a chance to discuss ...

Cancer-zapping proton therapy only suitable for rare patients

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:29
The parents of British five-year-old Ashya King, who has a brain tumor, ignored medical advice, removed him from hospital and left the country at the end of August, saying they wanted to take him to a private clinic in Prague for proton beam therapy - a type of radiotherapy not currently available in Britain. Experts caution, however, that the treatment - a more targeted way of destroying ...

Will Ferrell to stream games because he hates cancer

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 23:04
Will Ferrell, Saturday Night Live alum and star of the Anchorman films, is not a fan of cancer. On Oct. 26, he'll be hosting a gaming event on Twitch in order to raise funds for children with cancer and their families. In the video, "Will Pharrell" claims he once played Asteroids for 37 hours straight with no bathroom break, among other things.

What cancer patients want and what Medicare covers may differ

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 18:38
By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - When asked what Medicare should cover for cancer patients in their last months of life, many patients and their caregivers choose benefits the federal insurance does not offer, like home-based long term care and concurrent palliative care, according to a new study based on interviews. Given an array of options, a limited budget and a chance to discuss ...

'No progression' of cancer for British boy Ashya: Czech centre

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 17:31
Scans show "no progression" of cancer for five-year-old British brain tumour patient Ashya King, a Prague medical centre said Wednesday, as he was cleared for potentially life-saving proton treatment there. "We've learnt there's been no progression," Iva Tatounova, marketing director at the Proton Therapy Centre, told AFP.

Will Ferrell Wants to Play Video Games With You to Help Raise Money for Kids With Cancer

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 15:00
"We truly do believe in the goodness of gamers and the community."

An O-mazing Night For Stand Up To Cancer

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 11:17
This year's Stand Up To Cancer event was filled with celebrities, but it turns out the real superstars were the viewers. Thanks to all of you who tuned in, stood up, and gave so generously, we raised more than $109 million dollars!

A high-soy diet may drive breast tumor growth : study

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 22:17
By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For some women with breast cancer, taking soy protein supplements boosted the expression of tumor genes associated with an increase in tumor cells, in a recent randomized trial. Many women take tremendous amounts of soy thinking it will prevent breast cancer based on epidemiological studies, said lead author Dr. Moshe Shike of Memorial Sloane ...

JPMorgan CEO Dimon 'feeling fine' with cancer treatment, CFO says

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 20:21
JPMorgan Chase & Co CEO Jamie Dimon is "feeling fine" with his treatment for throat cancer and is continuing to be involved with the business, the company's chief financial officer said on Tuesday. "It is not a trivial thing that he is doing... but actually, he is feeling fine if not a little hoarse and raspy," CFO Marianne Lake said in response to a question at an investor conference. Lake said ...

Breast cancer, brain stimulation win Lasker awards

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 23:09
A French scientist credited with pioneering deep-brain stimulation to help Parkinson's disease patients and an American who located a key breast cancer mutation were awarded top science prizes Monday. The annual Lasker awards are among the highest honors in the field of science, and are often called the "American Nobels." The Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award went to Alim Louis ...

Stand Up to Cancer telethon raises $109 million

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 19:12
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The star-studded Stand Up to Cancer telethon that aired on broadcast and cable networks in the United States and Canada raised $109 million.

You are cancer in game that seeks to understand a killer

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 18:05
Cancer killed a beloved member of my family. Although this loss has been a never-absent facet of life, the reason for it, the cancer that killed her, has always been something of an enigma, a shadow. Cancer has taken on the dimensions of evil, a spreading blackness

Parkinson's, cancer findings earn medical prizes

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 15:48
Key discoveries about breast cancer, Parkinson's disease and the body's handling of defective proteins have earned prestigious medical awards for five scientists. The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation ...

Parkinson's, cancer findings earn medical prizes

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 13:20
NEW YORK (AP) — Key discoveries about breast cancer, Parkinson's disease and the body's handling of defective proteins have earned prestigious medical awards for five scientists.

British cancer boy Ashya King heads for treatment in Prague

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 07:37
Ashya King, the five-year-old cancer patient whose parents triggered an international hunt when they took him from Britain to seek alternative care, left a Spanish hospital on Monday headed for treatment in Prague. An ambulance carrying Ashya pulled out of a hospital in Malaga around 0615 GMT and headed to the airport, from where he is expected to fly to the capital of the Czech Republic. The ...

'Stand Up To Cancer' raises more than $109 million

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 16:34
The star-studded "Stand Up To Cancer" telecast raised more than $109 million in pledges for cancer research over the weekend, organizers of the charity event said Sunday.

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