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Geography may limit access to cancer clinical trials

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 21:29
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Where advanced cancer patients live affects the likelihood that they can enroll in a treatment clinical trial, a new study found. Fewer than 10 percent of U.S. cancer patients participate in clinical trials, the authors note. “Clinical trials are the basis for the vast majority of advances in cancer care, so, the only way to move the field forward is for ...

Puma Biotech sinks on cancer drug filing delay

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 22:19
Puma Biotechnology said Tuesday that it won't file for marketing approval of an experimental breast cancer drug until early 2016, sending its shares plunging in aftermarket trading. The company had said ...

Tanzanian leader declares himself free of cancer after surgery

Sat, 11/29/2014 - 14:32
DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete declared himself cancer-free on Saturday after undergoing prostate surgery in the United States earlier this month. Kikwete, 64, has led east Africa's second-biggest economy since 2005 but must step down next year at the end of his second and final term in office. "I was diagnosed with stage 2 prostate cancer, which was later down ...

Researchers discover 'pre-cancers' in blood

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 22:04
Many older people silently harbor a blood "pre-cancer" — a gene mutation acquired during their lifetime that could start them on the path to leukemia, lymphoma or other blood disease, scientists have discovered. It opens a new frontier on early detection and possibly someday preventing these cancers, which become more common with age.

Breast cancer recurrence risk down since 1980s

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 21:31
By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Rates of breast cancer recurrence fell by half or more between the 1980s and the early 2000s - likely due to improved treatments and increased screenings, according to a new study from Canada. The analysis of data on Canadian breast cancer patients offers reassurance that breast cancer survival is improving and also provides updated data to researchers ...

Fat to blame for half a million cancers a year, WHO agency says

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:03
By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Some half a million cases of cancer a year are due to people being overweight or obese, and the problem is particularly acute in North America, the World Health Organization's cancer research agency said on Wednesday. In a study published in the journal The Lancet Oncology, the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said high body mass index ...

\'Arrow\' Star Stephen Amell Brings Back \'F--- Cancer\' Charity Campaign

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 16:51
Stephen Amell is aiming to take his charity fundraising into seven-digit territory.

Woman who faked son's cancer faces sentencing

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 16:28
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A suburban Denver woman who lied about her son having cancer to collect tens of thousands of dollars in charitable contributions is set to be sentenced Tuesday.

Cancer feared for sidelined Chiefs safety Berry

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 06:13
Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry was placed on the NFL non-football illness list after a mass was discovered on the right side of his chest, sparking cancer fears. Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder on Monday said Berry began feeling discomfort in his chest late in the Chiefs' loss to Oakland last Thursday and that an MRI exam Friday showed the mass in his chest, meaning the "leading ...

NFL - Cancer fear for Chiefs' Berry

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 04:22
- Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry was placed on the NFL non-football illness list after a mass was discovered on the right side of his chest, sparking cancer fears.

Roche's Genentech defends supply shift for top cancer drugs

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 23:41
By Bill Berkrot (Reuters) - Genentech, U.S. biotech unit of Roche Holding, faces growing pressure over a decision to allow only a handful of distributors to supply three of the world's most widely used cancer drugs, a move that prominent hospitals say will create delays and raise costs. Genentech in October began distributing Avastin, Herceptin and Rituxan to hospitals and clinics through six ...

The Link Between Sex and Prostate Cancer (Op-Ed)

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 21:56
Dr. David Samadi is the chairman of urology and chief of robotic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City and is a board-certified urologist and oncologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of urologic diseases, kidney cancer, bladder cancer and prostate cancer. Evidence continues to accumulate that suggests sexual activity lowers men's prostate cancer risk. The research also ...

Five Prime in cancer drug deal with Bristol-Myers

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 21:20
Five Prime Therapeutics said Monday that it will study a cancer drug regimen that combines one of its drugs with a therapy developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb. Five Prime said it will get $30 million upfront ...

Amgen ends studies of gastric cancer drug

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 18:28
Biotech drugmaker Amgen said Monday it is ending late-stage trials of its gastric cancer treatment rilotumumab because patients who took the drug were more likely to die. Amgen said more patients died ...

FDA strengthens warning on device linked to cancer

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 17:56
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Monday strengthened their warning against use of a once-popular device for gynecologic surgery that can spread unsuspected cancer, saying its risk is only justified in a fraction of patients.

FDA strengthens warning on device linked to cancer

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 16:34
U.S. regulators have strengthened their warning against use of a once-popular device for gynecologic surgery that can spread unsuspected cancer, saying its risk is only justified in a fraction of patients. ...

NBA Live 15 Honors Basketball Player With Terminal Cancer

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 13:18
Lauren Hill appears on box art for special version of NBA Live 15.

Antibacterial Soap Ingredient May Cause Cancer in Mice

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 18:18
Long-term exposure to triclosan — an antibacterial ingredient found in soap, toothpaste and other common household products — may lead to liver cancer in mice, according to a new study. The finding, published Monday (Nov. 17) in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, comes amid closer scrutiny of the possible health effects of the widely used substance. "Triclosan's ...

With gene mutations, second breast cancer risk rises over time

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 23:41
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) – Women who are genetically susceptible to breast cancer and develop it in one breast are at higher than average risk for a tumor in the other breast, and that risk may increase as time goes on, according to a new analysis. Mutations in the BRCA 1 or 2 genes increase the risk for several types of cancer and account for 5 percent to 10 percent of breast cancers ...

Overweight cancer patients may be malnourished

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 20:57
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) – Overweight cancer patients may benefit from being tested for malnutrition, according to a new study. Obesity increases the risk for cancer, so many patients are overweight or obese at diagnosis, and are typically not screened for malnutrition because they appear to be well-nourished, the authors write in the Annals of Oncology. Obese cancer patients also tend ...

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