Yahoo News: Cancer

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 ...

8 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Colon Cancer

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:00
Understanding the basics

Guitarist Wilko Johnson says he is cancer-free

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:57
LONDON (AP) — British guitarist Wilko Johnson says he is free of cancer, two years after being told he had months to live.

Living With Breast Cancer -- as a Man

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 16:35
Last December, Christopher Gallo felt a weird lump under his nipple, about the size of a peanut. He put it out of his mind and went on with his life. By March, it hadn't gone away, and he and his wife became concerned. "I went to my doctor, and he immediately sent me to undergo more tests," says Gallo, 43. "On March 13, my diagnosis came back. I had breast cancer."

School Tells Girl Bullied for Donating Her Hair to a Cancer Charity to Toughen Up

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:18
The last thing 10-year-old Jetta Fosburg expected to happen when she cut her hair and donated it to child cancer patients was to be bullied by her classmates at school. But that’s what happened to the Dayton, Ohio, girl after she cut 14 inches off her locks and contributed the hair to the Wigs for Kids charity.

What Not to Say to a Breast Cancer Patient

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 19:53
Intention: good. Delivery: fail

Petition calls on Roche to cut breast cancer drug price

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:22
LONDON (Reuters) - A British-led petition signed by 29,000 people has demanded that Switzerland's Roche, the world's biggest maker of cancer medicines, cut the price of its expensive new breast cancer drug Kadcyla. The campaign shows the growing pressure on drug companies as a raft of promising new cancer treatments reach the market. U.S. insurers also say they are alarmed by a coming flood of ...

NewLink Genetics rises on Roche cancer partnership

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:25
A newly announced partnership with Genentech on an experimental cancer drug sent shares of NewLink Genetics soaring 15 percent Monday. NewLink said it will get $150 million upfront from Genentech, a unit ...

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