Yahoo News: Cancer

Disgraced former top Chinese officer dies of cancer: Xinhua

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 17:29
One of the most senior Chinese military officers to be accused of corruption has died of cancer, the state news agency Xinhua said on Monday, sparing the government what could have been an embarrassing trial. Xu Caihou retired as vice chairman of the powerful Central Military Commission in 2013 and from the ruling Communist Party's decision-making Politburo in 2012. In a brief statement released ...

Finding the right games to play during the worst time in your life

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 20:06
Gaming can be an effective, even empowering escape for people of all ages undergoing cancer treatment — but how do you find the right types of games to play to get away? Panelist Eddie Gonzalez-Novoa, the executive director for The Survivor Games, explained that working with hospitals to equip their cancer treatment centers with gaming equipment and connecting gaming survivors is an important ...

Idaho lawmakers approve limits on indoor tanning by teens

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 20:03
By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Idaho lawmakers have passed a bill banning indoor tanning for children under 13 and requiring parental consent for those aged 14 to 18 to address the state's rising skin cancer rate. The bill, which must still be signed or vetoed by the governor, passed the Idaho legislature this week after emotional testimony from skin cancer survivors and pleas by ...

Two-thirds in U.S. with invasive cancer live five or more years: study

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 19:34
Two out of three people in the United States with cancer that has spread to nearby tissue live at least five years after they are diagnosed, according to a federal study released on Thursday. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracked patients diagnosed from 2003 to 2010 and found that the overall five-year survival rate for invasive cancer was 65 percent. Five-year survival ...

Cancer Genetics reports 4Q loss

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 12:10
On a per-share basis, the Rutherford, New Jersey-based company said it had a loss of 55 cents. Losses, adjusted for costs related to mergers and acquisitions, came to 49 cents per share. The diagnostics ...