Yahoo News: Cancer

Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto diagnosed with cancer

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 06:38
Renowned Japanese composer and activist Ryuichi Sakamoto has been diagnosed with throat cancer, his record company said on Thursday. The 62-year-old, who shot to fame in the late 1970s with the pioneering techno-pop group Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO), apologised to fans in a statement for having to take a break from performing but promised to beat the disease. "I was diagnosed with cancer of the ...

'Stand Up to Cancer' telecast to return Sept. 5

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 15:25
How often do your favorite TV outlets all carry the same show at the same time — and in prime time, without ads? Tune in to just about any channel on Sept. 5 at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific to see for yourself. ...

Secondhand smoke as harmful to pets as people

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 15:17
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ten years ago, Shirley Worthington rushed Tigger to the vet when the dog's mouth started bleeding. When she was told he had cancer, she knew to blame her heavy smoking, an addiction she couldn't kick until after her pet died.

Sunshine vitamin D boosts survival chances in bowel cancer: study

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 11:34
Bowel cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D in their blood are more likely to survive the disease, according to research published on Wednesday. Scientists who studied almost 1,600 patients after surgery for bowel cancer found those with the highest levels of vitamin D have half the risk of dying of the disease compared with those with the lowest levels. The study is the first to ...

'Stand Up to Cancer' telecast to return Sept. 5

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 09:51
LOS ANGELES (AP) — How often do your favorite TV outlets all carry the same show at the same time — and in prime time, without ads?

Even low doses of arsenic trigger cancer in mice, study finds

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 21:07
Study by the National Institutes of Health found levels of arsenic similar to what some people consume caused cancer in mice.

UnitedHealth: New doctor payment plan cut cancer care costs

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 20:25
An experiment changing how U.S. cancer doctors are compensated cut healthcare costs by a third, with no discernible decline in patient health, according to a three-year study by insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc and five medical oncology groups. Cancer treatment is one of the most expensive and fastest growing categories of care in the United States. Oncologists and insurers have been devising new ...

FDA reviewers assess uterine surgical method tied to rare cancer

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 14:27
(Reuters) - A uterine surgical technique that has been linked with the spread of a rare type of cancer poses a serious concern to regulators that will be addressed this week by an advisory committee to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In preparatory documents posted on the agency's website on Tuesday, FDA reviewers said laparoscopic power morcellator devices, which are used to treat ...

Rural residents with disabilities less likely to get colon cancer screening

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 19:12
By Krystnell Storr NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with disabilities are less likely to get screened for colon and rectal cancer if they live in rural areas, according to a new study. Researchers said that means rural residents with disabilities may be at higher risk of getting diagnosed with late-stage cancer than their urban counterparts. Rural areas have fewer healthcare providers ...

US tennis teen Duval battling cancer

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 19:52
US teen Victoria Duval, who won her first main draw match at Wimbledon last week, is battling cancer that she said Friday will keep her off the court for some time. Duval said in a statement she had been diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma -- a diagnosis she received after her first Wimbledon qualifying match. "Being on court provided me with much comfort," said the 18-year-old, who made it ...

JPMorgan's Dimon plans to use vacation for cancer treatment

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 23:12
By David Henry and Peter Rudegeair NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jamie Dimon, chairman and chief executive of JPMorgan Chase & Co, plans to be out of the office for at least half of his planned two-month course of radiation treatment and chemotherapy for throat cancer, a spokesman said on Wednesday. Dimon's four weeks of vacation could begin shortly after JPMorgan reports quarterly results on July 15 ...

Bind Therapeutics ends cancer drug partnership with Amgen

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 21:57
(Reuters) - Drug developer Bind Therapeutics said it ended a partnership with Amgen Inc to develop targeted cancer therapy due to unsatisfactory results. Bind's shares fell 15 percent to $10.95 in extended trading on Wednesday. "Despite achieving the objective of high tumor concentrations, the results were not sufficiently compelling to proceed forward and both collaborators have agreed that the ...

Greasing up for summer: a little fear can lead to healthy sun protection habits

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 16:10
A study from the University at Buffalo in New York suggests that fear of developing skin cancer is the driving force behind sunblock use, more so than existing statistics reflecting the likelihood that it will happen. Marc Kiviniemi, lead researcher and assistant professor of community health and health behavior, used the data collected during a US study by the National Cancer Institute that ...

JPMorgan shares fall after Dimon disclosure of cancer

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 16:04
JPMorgan Chase & Co's shares fell as much as 1.3 percent Wednesday after Chairman and Chief Executive Jamie Dimon said late Tuesday he had been diagnosed with throat cancer. The condition is curable, Dimon said in a memo to shareholders and employees, and he will undergo radiation and chemotherapy treatment for about eight weeks. During that time, Dimon said his business travel would be limited ...

Dimon’s cancer only part of J.P. Morgan’s ills

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 15:41
For J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. it’s not Jamie Dimon’s ailment that’s the problem -- it’s the new blood.

Cancer-Fighting Diet: 6 Tips to Reduce Your Risk

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 15:36
Following six diet guidelines can reduce your cancer risk, researchers say. The recommendations, which appear in the June 30 issue of the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, were spearheaded by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit group known for its advocacy of plant-based diets and alternatives to research on animals. The ...

France to back Roche cancer drug as cheaper eye treatment

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 09:42
The French government, looking to cut healthcare costs, plans to authorize the use of Roche cancer drug Avastin as an alternative eye disease treatment to the much pricier Lucentis, marketed by both Roche and Novartis. The government said on Monday it had introduced an amendment to its social security budget bill that would allow doctors to use Avastin as a treatment for age-related macular ...

Roche to buy U.S. biotech firm Seragon for up to $1.7 billion

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 06:50
Roche Holding AG said it will pay up to $1.725 billion to buy Seragon Pharmaceuticals, a privately-held U.S. biotech company that researches breast cancer treatments. Roche is looking to bolster its offering of breast cancer drugs with the purchase. It has long had a dominant position in the field with Herceptin and recently won approval for Kadcyla and Perjeta, two other treatments for patients ...

JPMorgan chief Dimon has cancer, set for treatment

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 02:54
Jamie Dimon, the chief executive at JPMorgan Chase, announced Tuesday that he has throat cancer and will remain on the job as he seeks treatment. "The good news is that the prognosis from my doctors is excellent, the cancer was caught quickly, and my condition is curable," Dimon, 58, said in a letter to employees and shareholders. The cancer is limited to the original site and adjacent lymph ...

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon Has Cancer

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 02:21
He also assured employees and shareholders that doctors gave him an "excellent" prognosis.  The treatment for Dimon's throat cancer should take roughly eight weeks.