Yahoo News: Cancer

Breast cancer, brain stimulation win Lasker awards

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 23:09
A French scientist credited with pioneering deep-brain stimulation to help Parkinson's disease patients and an American who located a key breast cancer mutation were awarded top science prizes Monday. The annual Lasker awards are among the highest honors in the field of science, and are often called the "American Nobels." The Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award went to Alim Louis ...

Stand Up to Cancer telethon raises $109 million

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 19:12
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The star-studded Stand Up to Cancer telethon that aired on broadcast and cable networks in the United States and Canada raised $109 million.

You are cancer in game that seeks to understand a killer

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 18:05
Cancer killed a beloved member of my family. Although this loss has been a never-absent facet of life, the reason for it, the cancer that killed her, has always been something of an enigma, a shadow. Cancer has taken on the dimensions of evil, a spreading blackness

Parkinson's, cancer findings earn medical prizes

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 15:48
Key discoveries about breast cancer, Parkinson's disease and the body's handling of defective proteins have earned prestigious medical awards for five scientists. The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation ...

Parkinson's, cancer findings earn medical prizes

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 13:20
NEW YORK (AP) — Key discoveries about breast cancer, Parkinson's disease and the body's handling of defective proteins have earned prestigious medical awards for five scientists.

British cancer boy Ashya King heads for treatment in Prague

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 07:37
Ashya King, the five-year-old cancer patient whose parents triggered an international hunt when they took him from Britain to seek alternative care, left a Spanish hospital on Monday headed for treatment in Prague. An ambulance carrying Ashya pulled out of a hospital in Malaga around 0615 GMT and headed to the airport, from where he is expected to fly to the capital of the Czech Republic. The ...

'Stand Up To Cancer' raises more than $109 million

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 16:34
The star-studded "Stand Up To Cancer" telecast raised more than $109 million in pledges for cancer research over the weekend, organizers of the charity event said Sunday.

How Soy Supplements May Affect Breast-Cancer Genes

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 13:30
Taking soy protein supplements may lead to some concerning genetic changes for women with breast cancer, a new study suggests.

Prague cancer centre to receive Ashya King next week

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 19:47
A Czech centre due to provide five-year-old Ashya King with the medical treatment his family has desperately sought since it was refused under British care said he could check into hospital in Prague as early as next week. The Proton Therapy Centre (PTC) said Saturday its experts would fast-track their procedures for the young brain cancer sufferer, whose parents were arrested last week in Spain ...

Musicians and stars "Stand Up To Cancer"

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 04:43
The annual event aired across more than 30 broadcast and cable networks, and streamed on Yahoo and Hulu

Depression more common for cancer patients, but rarely treated

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 20:08
By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Three new studies by researchers at the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh in the U.K. reveal that three-quarters of depressed cancer patients are not receiving treatment for depression. The researchers also found that serious depression is more common for cancer patients than for the general population, and varies by type of cancer. They also ...

Cancer-stricken Ashya King to fly to Prague for treatment

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 19:14
Ashya King, the British boy with brain cancer whose parents removed him from hospital and took him to Spain, can fly to Prague for the cancer treatment his family wants, a London judge ruled Friday. "There was a hearing this afternoon and the judge has said he is allowing Ashya to be flown to Prague," said Michael Duncan, a spokesman for the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary in London.

Hollywood Comes Together to Stand Up to Cancer in Live Telecast

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 16:06
Stand Up to Cancer has once again enlisted the Hollywood community for its fourth biennial fundraising telethon Friday night. Ariana Grande, Dave Matthews, The Who, Jennifer Hudson, Lupe Fiascoand Common will all perform at the event, which will be simulcast on multiple networks and online starting at 8/7c. Gwyneth Paltrow, who is co-executive-producing the event, will appear, along with Reese ...

FDA Approves Merck's New-Wave Cancer Drug

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 22:12
The Food and Drug Administration cleared the drug, pembrolizumab, for the treatment of a deadly form of skin cancer, melanoma. The approval followed a swift review of data from a relatively early-stage human trial—an unusual move reflecting the medical community's keen interest in pembrolizumab. Merck plans to sell the drug under the brand name Keytruda. The drug comes with a steep price: Merck ...

FDA OKs Merck drug, 1st in new cancer drug class

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 19:09
WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved the first drug in a new class of cancer medicines that work by stimulating the immune system, a Merck drug developed for treating deadly skin cancer.

British brain cancer boy's parents fight for custody

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 17:09
A day after being released from jail near Madrid, where they had initially faced cruelty accusations, Brett King, 51, and his wife Neghemeh King, 45, waited at Ashya's bedside for British authorities to make a custody ruling. I've got to just concentrate on my family now," Brett King told AFP, looking tired and stressed as he took the elevator to visit Ashya in hospital in the southern Spanish ...

SU2C Dream Team: Revolutionary Treatment For Prostate Cancer

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 14:53
Every minute, cancer takes a life in the United States — that's more than 1,500 Americans every single day. In fact, cancer is the second leading cause of death in our country, and we need to fight it now before it becomes the leading cause. For me, the battle is personal. I lost my husband Jay and my sister Emily to cancer.

Highmark sues UPMC over billing for cancer drugs

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:41
Health insurer Highmark Inc. has sued the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center claiming the hospital network has overbilled it by $300 million for cancer drugs. Highmark's lawsuit contends UPMC has ...

Cancer patient marries at Cooper University Hospital

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:21
Lakeisha Maynor and her Vercy Dupont said their "I do's" at Cooper University Hospital in Camden.

Uninformed breast cancer patients more apt to consider removing the other breast, too

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 21:44
By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – More than half of women newly diagnosed with breast cancer consider removal of the second, unaffected breast to prevent cancer spread, and according to a new survey, they tend to have more anxiety and less knowledge about breast cancer than women who don't consider CPM. “There is so much information about breast cancer that it’s easy for patients to ...