Yahoo News: Cancer

10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Prostate Cancer

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 14:58
When you're diagnosed with prostate cancer, be proactive.

Amgen ovarian cancer drug fails to improve overall survival

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 14:51
(Reuters) - Amgen Inc said its experimental ovarian cancer drug did not show statistically significant improvement in overall survival rate in a late-stage trial. Patients given the drug, trebananib, along with a chemotherapy agent paclitaxel, experienced overall survival of 19.3 months, compared with 18.3 months for the placebo group. Statistically significant improvement in overall survival ...

AstraZeneca strengthens cancer business with new deals

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 08:01
LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca moved to strengthen its core oncology business on Tuesday with three deals designed to expand the British drugmaker's reach in treating tumors. The collaborations include an agreement to buy Definiens, a private company that has developed a way of unlocking information from cancer tissue samples, for an initial $150 million, and two alliances to test novel drug ...

Newcastle's Gutierrez gets cancer all-clear

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 22:45
London (AFP) - Newcastle winger Jonas Gutierrez on Monday revealed he has been given the all-clear from cancer.

High triglycerides linked with prostate cancer recurrence

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 21:16
By Ronnie Cohen NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study has linked high triglyceride levels with biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer. Among men who had surgery for prostate cancer, those with elevated triglyceride levels before surgery were 35% more likely to show signs of a cancer recurrence than men with normal preoperative levels. The study reinforces the benefits of maintaining a ...

No increased risk of cancer death with celiac disease

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 18:53
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - By 10 years after a diagnosis of celiac disease, people with the condition are no more likely to die from cancer or cardiovascular disease than the general population, according to a new study. People with celiac disease were, in fact, slightly less likely to die of cardiovascular disease than others in the new study. When people with celiac disease, a ...

7 Innovations in Cancer Therapy

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 15:17
What to expect in cancer care

Terminally ill US woman kills herself

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 02:56
A young American woman with terminal cancer has committed suicide, following promises to do so that had triggered shock and controversy over the right to die. Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old brain cancer sufferer, made headlines earlier this month when a video of her making her suicide threat went viral and was seen by millions of Web users. "Goodbye to all my dear friends and family that I love ...

Google's Cancer-Detecting Nanoparticles: Are There Drawbacks?

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 23:44
Google is developing nanoparticles that the company hopes will catch early signs of diseases such as cancer, but are there potential drawbacks to the technology? The microscopic particles would be designed to bind to certain dangerous cells or molecules, such as cancer cells, or plaques in blood vessels that have the potential to cause heart attacks, according to BBC News. A person would swallow ...

Bristol immunotherapy shows promise in lung cancer trial

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:12
By Bill Berkrot (Reuters) - Treatment of advanced squamous cell non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with Bristol-Myers Squibb Co's experimental immunotherapy nivolumab led to a one-year survival rate of 41 percent in a midstage clinical trial, according to data being presented at a medical meeting. While the study called CheckMate-063 did not compare nivolumab with another drug or placebo, the ...

The HPV Vaccine's Power to Prevent Cancer

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 13:11
Anna Giuliano, a cancer researcher at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, poses a question: "Let's say we have a vaccine to prevent breast or prostate cancer. Do you think we would have any pushback?"

Experts cautious over Google nanoparticle project

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 18:18
A Google project to develop nanoparticles that can detect cancer cells inside the body is a useful contribution but faces important hurdles, experts said on Wednesday. The technology could yield "another tool in our arsenal (but) in my opinion, it won't be a game-changer in terms of diagnostics," said Agnes Buzyn, president of France's National Cancer Institute (InCA). Google X Lab, a special ...

Putin spokesman tells press to 'shut trap' on cancer rumours

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:24
President Vladimir Putin's spokesman on Wednesday ridiculed US media reports that the Russian strongman may be suffering from cancer, saying he was fine and that journalists should "shut their trap". Dmitry Peskov blasted those behind speculation that the 62-year-old Putin -- who has long cultivated an action-man image -- was in ill health. The New York Post on Friday cited "sources" as saying ...

Swedish great Ingesson dies following cancer

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:20
Former Sweden international midfielder Klas Ingesson has died at the age of 46 following a long battle with cancer, his former club Elfsborg said Wednesday. "Klas Ingesson died this morning," said the club from Boras in west Sweden on their internet site. Ingesson, who played 57 times for Sweden and was part of the squad that finished third at the 1994 World Cup in the United States, had left ...

Google working on pill that searches for illnesses

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 21:25
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Google is working on a cancer-detecting pill in its latest effort to push the boundaries of technology.

Advanced ovarian cancer may someday be detected with tampons

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 20:05
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - In a small new study, ovarian cancer cells were detectable on the tampons of some women with advanced stage cancer. “This is a proof of principle study that certainly needs more work on it before we know how useful it will be,” said Dr. Charles N. Landen Jr. of the University of Virginia, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. But it is helpful to know that ...

Hugh Jackman treated for skin cancer, again

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 19:39
Oscar-nominated Australian actor Hugh Jackman has been treated for skin cancer for a third time in a year, a spokesman said Tuesday. The 46-year-old first had a basal cell carcinoma (BCC) removed last November, when he posted a picture on Twitter of himself with a plaster on his nose. His spokesman Alan Nierob confirmed to AFP that Jackman had been treated for a third time. BCC is the most ...

Canadian guidelines recommend against prostate cancer test

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 20:29
By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Men should not get a common blood test to screen for prostate cancer, according to new healthcare guidelines from Canada. The potential for harm after prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing outweighs the benefit, says the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care. “The ratio seems to be on the harm side - not the benefit side,” said Dr. Neil Bell, a ...

New home test shakes up colon cancer screening

Sun, 10/26/2014 - 16:05
Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that's noninvasive and doesn't require the icky preparation most other methods do.

AstraZeneca ovarian cancer drug wins European green light

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:18
LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca's cancer drug pipeline received a boost on Friday as European regulators recommended approval of an experimental medicine against ovarian cancer. The green light from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for olaparib, or Lynparza, is welcome news since the product hit a road bump in June when a U.S. panel voted against its accelerated approval. AstraZeneca has ...