Yahoo News: Cancer

Prague cancer centre to receive Ashya King next week

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 19:47
A Czech centre due to provide five-year-old Ashya King with the medical treatment his family has desperately sought since it was refused under British care said he could check into hospital in Prague as early as next week. The Proton Therapy Centre (PTC) said Saturday its experts would fast-track their procedures for the young brain cancer sufferer, whose parents were arrested last week in Spain ...

Musicians and stars "Stand Up To Cancer"

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 04:43
The annual event aired across more than 30 broadcast and cable networks, and streamed on Yahoo and Hulu

Depression more common for cancer patients, but rarely treated

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 20:08
By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Three new studies by researchers at the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh in the U.K. reveal that three-quarters of depressed cancer patients are not receiving treatment for depression. The researchers also found that serious depression is more common for cancer patients than for the general population, and varies by type of cancer. They also ...

Cancer-stricken Ashya King to fly to Prague for treatment

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 19:14
Ashya King, the British boy with brain cancer whose parents removed him from hospital and took him to Spain, can fly to Prague for the cancer treatment his family wants, a London judge ruled Friday. "There was a hearing this afternoon and the judge has said he is allowing Ashya to be flown to Prague," said Michael Duncan, a spokesman for the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary in London.

Hollywood Comes Together to Stand Up to Cancer in Live Telecast

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 16:06
Stand Up to Cancer has once again enlisted the Hollywood community for its fourth biennial fundraising telethon Friday night. Ariana Grande, Dave Matthews, The Who, Jennifer Hudson, Lupe Fiascoand Common will all perform at the event, which will be simulcast on multiple networks and online starting at 8/7c. Gwyneth Paltrow, who is co-executive-producing the event, will appear, along with Reese ...

FDA Approves Merck's New-Wave Cancer Drug

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 22:12
The Food and Drug Administration cleared the drug, pembrolizumab, for the treatment of a deadly form of skin cancer, melanoma. The approval followed a swift review of data from a relatively early-stage human trial—an unusual move reflecting the medical community's keen interest in pembrolizumab. Merck plans to sell the drug under the brand name Keytruda. The drug comes with a steep price: Merck ...

FDA OKs Merck drug, 1st in new cancer drug class

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 19:09
WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved the first drug in a new class of cancer medicines that work by stimulating the immune system, a Merck drug developed for treating deadly skin cancer.

British brain cancer boy's parents fight for custody

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 17:09
A day after being released from jail near Madrid, where they had initially faced cruelty accusations, Brett King, 51, and his wife Neghemeh King, 45, waited at Ashya's bedside for British authorities to make a custody ruling. I've got to just concentrate on my family now," Brett King told AFP, looking tired and stressed as he took the elevator to visit Ashya in hospital in the southern Spanish ...

SU2C Dream Team: Revolutionary Treatment For Prostate Cancer

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 14:53
Every minute, cancer takes a life in the United States — that's more than 1,500 Americans every single day. In fact, cancer is the second leading cause of death in our country, and we need to fight it now before it becomes the leading cause. For me, the battle is personal. I lost my husband Jay and my sister Emily to cancer.

Highmark sues UPMC over billing for cancer drugs

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:41
Health insurer Highmark Inc. has sued the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center claiming the hospital network has overbilled it by $300 million for cancer drugs. Highmark's lawsuit contends UPMC has ...

Cancer patient marries at Cooper University Hospital

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:21
Lakeisha Maynor and her Vercy Dupont said their "I do's" at Cooper University Hospital in Camden.

Uninformed breast cancer patients more apt to consider removing the other breast, too

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 21:44
By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – More than half of women newly diagnosed with breast cancer consider removal of the second, unaffected breast to prevent cancer spread, and according to a new survey, they tend to have more anxiety and less knowledge about breast cancer than women who don't consider CPM. “There is so much information about breast cancer that it’s easy for patients to ...

Pilots and Cabin Crew Have Twice the Risk of Melanoma

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 21:03
Airline pilots and cabin crews appear to have twice the risk of developing the skin cancer melanoma compared to the general population, a new review of past studies finds. For the study, Dr. Martina Sanlorenzo of the University of California, San Francisco, and her colleagues pulled data from previous studies that examined rates of melanoma among pilots and cabin crew. An analysis of the studies ...

Airline crews may be more likely to get skin cancer

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 20:59
By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Pilots and flight attendants may be at an increased risk of developing the most deadly form of skin cancer, suggests a new analysis. While the study cannot pinpoint why flight crews are at higher risk, the researchers suggest it could be the result of greater exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which causes damage to the DNA in skin cells, at ...

Parents Speak Out After Being Jailed for Taking Cancer-Stricken Son Out of Country

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 17:39
Ashya King's Parents Speak Out After Release From Jail

When Cancer Is in Your Genes

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 16:46
In many families, cancer genes are passed down through generations like an unwanted heirloom. The most widely-known gene that confers an increased risk of cancer is the BRCA mutation, which can raise your risk for breast cancer by up to 85 percent. Between 1 in 400 and 1 in 800 women carry either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation, which are thought to be responsible for up to 10 percent of breast ...

Bernard Madoff's son Andrew dies after long battle with cancer

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 16:02
By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - Andrew Madoff, the son of convicted fraudster Bernard Madoff, died on Wednesday from cancer, his lawyer said. "Andrew Madoff has lost his courageous battle against mantle cell lymphoma," lawyer Martin Flumenbaum said in a statement. "He died peacefully at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center on September 3, 2014, surrounded by his loving family." Bernard ...

Andrew Madoff dies of cancer in NYC

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 15:49
NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Madoff, Bernard Madoff's last surviving son, died of cancer on Wednesday, his lawyer said.

Cancer Charity Returns Thousands in Donations from People Spreading Stolen Celebrity Photos

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 05:18
This weekend, Reddit became the center of a storm over the stolen photographs of several well-known celebrities. One particularly strange, and frankly creepy, subreddit became a hub for collecting and sharing all the known photographs of Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, Victoria Justice, and other celebrities. At one point, a group of Redditors on that forum decided that as a show of support ...

Double mastectomy doesn't boost cancer survival rates: study

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 01:54
Women fighting cancer in one breast don't benefit from having both breasts removed, according to new research out Tuesday, that found long-term survival was equivalent after targeted surgery plus radiation. Hollywood star Angelina Jolie famously announced last year she had a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of one day developing breast cancer, because she has a genetic mutation that ...