Yahoo News: Cancer

Aetna, Cigna balk as Angelina effect spurs genetic cancer testing

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 20:29
(This version of the April 12 story corrects reference to Dr. Daly's role in publishing recommendations for genetic testing in paragraph 18) By Caroline Humer NEW YORK (Reuters) - Medical researchers call it the "Angelina Effect," the surge in demand for genetic testing attributable to movie star Angelina Jolie's public crusade for more aggressive detection of hereditary breast and ovarian ...

Actress Rita Wilson undergoes double mastectomy for breast cancer

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 17:09
Rita Wilson, the actress and wife of actor Tom Hanks, said she underwent a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery after being diagnosed with an invasive form of breast cancer. Wilson said she had been regularly monitoring an underlying condition when a development in a breast biopsy showed no cancer, but prompted her to get a second opinion. Two other pathologists diagnosed invasive ...

Nano-nose sniffs out precursor risk for stomach cancer

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 16:18
A low-cost electronic "nose" designed to detect stomach cancer molecules in the breath can also spot signatures of lesions that herald the disease, according to a study published on Monday. The Israeli-designed tester uses gold nano-particles to detect so-called volatile organic compounds (VOC) that are a tiny telltale in the breath of cancer patients. Each method was used to screen breath ...

Rita Wilson Reveals Breast Cancer Battle

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 14:42
Rita Wilson has breast cancer. The actress/singer, 58, has revealed that she was recently diagnosed with the disease, and has already undergone a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. "Last week, with my husband by my side, and with the love and support of family and friends, I underwent a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction for breast cancer after a diagnosis of invasive lobular ...

Rita Wilson Battling Breast Cancer; Underwent Double Mastectomy

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 14:42
Rita Wilson has breast cancer. The actress/singer, 58, has revealed that she was recently diagnosed with the disease, and has already undergone a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. "Last week, with my husband by my side, and with the love and support of family and friends, I underwent a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction for breast cancer after a diagnosis of invasive lobular ...

Rita Wilson's Breast Cancer Battle

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 14:42
Rita Wilson has breast cancer. The actress/singer, 58, has revealed that she was recently diagnosed with the disease, and has already undergone a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. "Last week, with my husband by my side, and with the love and support of family and friends, I underwent a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction for breast cancer after a diagnosis of invasive lobular ...

Rita Wilson Battling Breast Cancer; Underwent Double Mastectomy

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 14:42
Rita Wilson has breast cancer. The actress/singer, 58, has revealed that she was recently diagnosed with the disease, and has already undergone a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. "Last week, with my husband by my side, and with the love and support of family and friends, I underwent a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction for breast cancer after a diagnosis of invasive lobular ...

Rita Wilson Reveals She Has Breast Cancer, Underwent Double Mastectomy

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 13:48
The actress has taken a leave of absence from the Broadway play 'Fish in the Dark.'

Smartphone device may help diagnose cancer

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 09:34
A new device that can be added to a smartphone may be able to accurately and cheaply diagnose cancer, a technology which could be useful in remote areas, US researchers said Monday. The research is described in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a peer-reviewed US journal. "We believe the platform we have developed provides essential features at an extraordinary low cost," said ...

Nano-nose sniffs out precursor risk for stomach cancer

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 22:55
A low-cost electronic "nose" designed to detect stomach cancer molecules in the breath can also spot signatures of lesions that herald the disease, according to a study published on Monday. The Israeli-designed tester uses gold nano-particles to detect so-called volatile organic compounds (VOC) that are a tiny telltale in the breath of cancer patients. Each method was used to screen breath ...

Smartphone device may help diagnose cancer

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 19:53
A new device that can be added to a smartphone may be able to accurately and cheaply diagnose cancer, a technology which could be useful in remote areas, US researchers said Monday. The research is described in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a peer-reviewed US journal. "We believe the platform we have developed provides essential features at an extraordinary low cost," said ...

Roche aims for 11 immunotherapy cancer drugs in late-stage trials this year

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 16:09
Roche aims to have 11 immunotherapy cancer drugs in late-stage trials by the end of the year, the Swiss drugmaker's head of medical affairs for oncology, Nico Andre, said at a conference on Monday. The Basel-based company's MPDL3280A, which is being tested in melanoma, as well as lung, bladder, kidney, bowel and blood cancers but has not yet been approved to treat any type of cancer, is the ...