Yahoo News: Cancer

MOM WITH BREAST CANCER DOES NOT NEED SHIELDING FROM LIFE

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 05:01
DEAR ABBY: My wife has stage 4 breast cancer. She is only 51, and our most optimistic prognosis is three to four more years. Our children, 15 and 16, understand her disease, but don't really have a sense of how much longer we all have together.Recently we went out to dinner, and the kids started talking about my retirement plans and their college plans. Later that night, my wife told me how sad ...

Years later, stress training pays off for cancer patients

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 20:56
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) – - Eleven years later, women who took a stress management course after being diagnosed with breast cancer were still reaping the benefits of the training. Depression is common during cancer treatment and afterward, said senior author Michael H. Antoni of the University of Miami, in Coral Gables, Florida. Cognitive behavioral stress management techniques “such ...

Tumors grown in dishes could help customize cancer treatment

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 16:14
By Ben Gruber Experiments conducted at an underground laboratory at Vanderbilt University could prove vital in the fight against cancer. Alex Walsh, a biomedical researcher, is using a laser to make what she calls organoids glow. The organoid is then dosed with a cocktail of cancer drugs and placed under a microscope at which point it is blasted with a laser. Measuring the variations in the ...

British boy Ashya King 'cancer-free' after family ordeal, say parents

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 13:44
The parents of a boy who sparked a manhunt when they removed him from Britain where he was being treated for cancer claimed Monday he is now free of the disease after receiving proton beam therapy. Five-year-old Ashya King was treated for a brain tumour at a medical centre in Prague last year after his parents took him away from a British hospital fearing that the proposed course of radiotherapy ...

MEI Pharma shares crash as cancer drug fails mid-stage test

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 12:52
(Reuters) - MEI Pharma was set to lose more than half its market value on Monday after the company's cancer drug failed to meet the main goal in a mid-stage study. The drug, pracinostat, was being tested in combination with chemotherapy drug azacitidine to treat patients with myelodysplastic syndrome - a type of blood cancer. The company said the drug combination showed no difference in complete ...

US anti-drugs work in Colombia uses cancer-linked herbicide

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 11:29
New labeling on the world's most popular weed killer as a likely cause of cancer is raising more questions for an aerial spraying program in Colombia that underpins U.S.-financed efforts to wipe out cocaine ...

Monsanto weed killer can 'probably' cause cancer: World Health Organization

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 23:31
The WHO's cancer arm, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), said glyphosate, the active ingredient in the Monsanto Co herbicide Roundup, was "classified as probably carcinogenic to humans". Monsanto, the world's largest seed company, said scientific data do not support the conclusions and called on the WHO to hold an urgent meeting to explain the findings. "We don't know how ...

Path to breast cancer care differs by race, ethnicity

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 20:36
By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – Breast cancer patients of different races and ethnicities may not pick surgeons and hospitals in the same way, a new study suggests. For example, black and Hispanic women with breast cancer were less likely than white women to select surgeons and hospitals based on reputation, researchers found. The differences in how people select healthcare providers may ...

UN cancer agency sees a risk in Roundup and other pesticides

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 20:12
The UN's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said Friday that three pesticides, including the popular weedkiller Roundup, were "probably" carcinogenic and two others, which have already been outlawed or restricted, were "possibly" so. IARC classified the herbicide glyphosate -- the active ingredient in Roundup -- and the insecticides malathion and diazinon as "probably ...

No, the Apple Watch won’t give you cancer

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 16:48
Earlier this week, the New York Times published an exceptionally bizarre and fear-mongering article that originally ran with the following hyperbolic title, “Could wearable computers be as harmful as cigarettes?” Penned by Nick Bilton, the article clumsily attempts to insinuate that we might want to be a bit wary about the impending wave of wearables because devices like the Apple Watch might ...

New drug boosts survival chances for Hodgkin's lymphoma

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 00:59
A large-scale trial of a new drug shows it boosts survival chances for Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer of the blood that mostly strikes younger people, a study said Thursday. Known by the lab name of brentuximab vedotin (BV), the drug is the first new treatment for Hodgkin's in more than three decades. Hodgkin's lymphoma is the commonest blood cancer among people aged 15 to 35. Doctors reporting in ...

La Roche-Posay campaign launches spot-checking cancer prevention campaign

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 16:53
Skincare brand La Roche-Posay has launched an international health campaign to combat skin cancer. The brand, owned by L'Oréal, has created a campaign featuring a practical five-step method to identify potential indications of skin cancer, and the option to share information via social media. It isn't the only group to be taking the issue of skin cancer seriously -- in 2014 Sephora USA donated ...

Nektar drug fails late-stage study in breast cancer patients

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 22:32
(Reuters) - Nektar Therapeutics said its experimental drug failed to meet the main goal in previously treated patients with advanced breast cancer in a late-stage study. The drug, NKTR-102, provided a 2.1 month improvement in median overall survival over patients on chemotherapy in the trial, but the effect was not statistically significant, the company said. Patients in the study either ...

New cancer fears in France over breast implants

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 21:55
France's national cancer institute said on Tuesday there was a "clearly established link" between a rare form of cancer and a certain type of breast implant, as the health minister sought to allay fears. The national cancer institute (INCa) said there had been 18 cases of the rare disease -- anaplastic large cell lymphoma -- since 2011, linked to silicone breast implants. France's health ...

Aspirin lowers colon cancer risk, but not for all

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 17:14
Taking aspirin or ibuprofen tends to reduce the risk of getting colon cancer for most people, but it does not work in a minority of people with certain genes, researchers said Tuesday. The findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) are based on an analysis of 10 large studies in Australia, Canada, Germany and the United States. The data confirmed that regular use of ...

Aspirin users with common genes may get less colon cancer

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 16:44
Researchers have identified common genetic traits that may explain how aspirin can help protect against colon cancer. It's too soon to recommend aspirin for colon cancer prevention and the needed genetic ...

Aspirin lowers colon cancer risk, but not for all

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 15:42
Taking aspirin or ibuprofen tends to reduce the risk of getting colon cancer for most people, but it does not work in a minority of people with certain genes, researchers said Tuesday. The findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) are based on an analysis of 10 large studies in Australia, Canada, Germany and the United States. The data confirmed that regular use of ...

Aspirin's colon-cancer benefits backfire for some DNA types: study

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 15:01
By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - Although numerous studies have shown that regular use of aspirin or related drugs can reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by about 30 percent, scientists have found an important exception: The medicines can actually increase the risk in people with certain genetic variants, new research shows. The result, published on Tuesday, is yet another step on the ...

From cancer-battling bacteria to life on Mars at TED

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 11:41
Brilliant minds wrapped around heady notions ranging from injecting medicine by laser to cherishing life on Earth while seeking a future in the stars as the TED conference began Monday. Fellows took the stage in rapid-fire succession on Monday, opening with synthetic biologist Tal Danino describe work to train bacteria to attack cancer cells and ending with Kristen Marhaver revealing promising ...

From cancer-battling bacteria to life on Mars at TED

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 05:22
Brilliant minds wrapped around heady notions ranging from injecting medicine by laser to cherishing life on Earth while seeking a future in the stars as the TED conference began. Fellows took the stage in rapid-fire succession on Monday, opening with synthetic biologist Tal Danino describe work to train bacteria to attack cancer cells and ending with Kristen Marhaver revealing promising progress ...

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