Yahoo News: Cancer

Murray "shocked" at Baltacha's cancer

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 10:57
London (AFP) - Andy Murray has expressed his shock over the news that newly-retired tennis star Elena Baltacha has cancer, but believes she can beat the disease.

Oh Baby: Giving Birth 10 Times May Reduce Mom's Cancer Risk

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 14:30
Women who give birth to 10 or more children may have a reduced risk of cancer, a new study from Finland suggests. Researchers examined cancer risk in nearly 5,000 Finish women who gave birth at least 10 times before 2010. Over a three-decade period, there were 656 cases of cancer in these women, about 200 fewer cases than would be expected based on cancer rates in the general Finnish population ...

These Countries Are Doing Something About HPV... Why Isn't the U.S.?

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 00:59
As a consultant to charities and advocacy groups with more than a decade of experience in the space, Sarah Goltz sees at least one bright spot in public health in the developing world: the rate of adoption of vaccine against cervical cancer. “In my opinion, cervical cancer is a real success story,” she says. Global health advocates are launching new programs from Argentina to Uganda to vaccinate ...

Former British No.1 Baltacha fighting cancer

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 22:29
Former British number one Elena Baltacha revealed on Friday that she is battling liver cancer. "I have recently been diagnosed with cancer of the liver," the 30-year-old said in a statement. Baltacha was diagnosed at the age of 19 with primary sclerosing cholangitis, a chronic liver condition which compromises the immune system. Ukraine-born Baltacha reached a career-high ranking of 49 in 2010 ...

Former British No.1 Baltacha fighting cancer

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 18:09
Former British number one Elena Baltacha revealed on Friday that she is battling cancer. "I have recently been diagnosed with cancer of the liver," the 30-year-old said in a statement. Baltacha was diagnosed at the age of 19 with primary sclerosing cholangitis, a chronic liver condition which compromises the immune system. Ukraine-born Baltacha reached a career-high ranking of 49 in 2010 and won ...

Chicago's Cardinal George faces more chemotherapy

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 18:06
CHICAGO (AP) — Cardinal Francis George is starting another round of chemotherapy to address signs of cancer returning to the area around his right kidney, the Archdiocese of Chicago announced Friday.

Former British number one Baltacha battling cancer

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 16:15
Former British number one Elena Baltacha has been diagnosed with liver cancer, the Scot said on Friday. "I have recently been diagnosed with cancer of the liver.

Panel recommends Northwest Bio brain-cancer trial continue

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:25
(Reuters) - Northwest Biotherapeutics Inc on Friday said an independent monitoring board had recommended that a late-stage study of its experimental brain-cancer treatment be continued, based on an interim safety review. The study involves more than 300 patients newly diagnosed with Glioblastoma multiforme, the most serious form of brain cancer. The main goal of the trial is to determine if the ...

Novartis says blood cancer drug meets goals in final stage study

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 06:43
ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Novartis said on Friday a final stage test of Jakavi, used to treat patients with a rare blood cancer, had met its primary endpoint and improved two key measures of disease control in patients. When compared to the best available therapy for polycythemia vera, an incurable blood cancer associated with an overproduction of blood cells, Jakavi was able to ...

RI boy with cancer is made honorary police chief

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 20:05
BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island boy with cancer has received the surprise birthday party of a lifetime.

RI boy with cancer made honorary police chief

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 16:17
BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island boy with cancer is getting the surprise birthday party of a lifetime.

Study: Surgery helps some prostate cancer patients

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 12:06
Surgery to remove the prostate saves lives compared to "watchful waiting" for some men whose cancers were found because they were causing symptoms, long-term results from a Scandinavian study ...

Prostate Cancer Surgery May Lengthen Life for Young Men

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:56
Young men with early-stage prostate cancer who undergo surgery right away, instead of waiting to see if their cancer progresses, may lower their chances of dying from the disease over the long term, a new study from Scandinavia suggests. In the study, men with localized prostate cancer (cancer located only inside the prostate gland), who underwent surgery called a radical prostatectomy were 44 ...

Study: Surgery helps some prostate cancer patients

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:01
Surgery to remove the prostate saves lives compared to "watchful waiting" for some men whose cancers were found because they were causing symptoms, long-term results from a Scandinavian study suggest.

Alzheimer's disease may kill as many as cancer in US

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:14
Washington (AFP) - Deaths from Alzheimer's disease are under-reported in the United States and the most common form of dementia may be taking as many lives as heart disease or cancer, said a study Wednesday.

Cancer patient gets wish: Riding with Jake Burton

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 08:47
There's a good chance almost any of the world's top snowboarders would've said 'yes' to Myles Beute.

Bristol plans big lung cancer study, pairing immunotherapies

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 22:52
(Reuters) - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co on Tuesday said it plans this year to begin a late-stage trial testing whether a combination of two of its high-profile immunotherapies can effectively treat lung cancer, easing concerns about the company's intentions. Company executives spooked investors in January by saying they were not yet planning a late-stage trial that would combine its experimental ...

High-Protein Diet Raises Cancer Risk As Much As Smoking

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:45
People who eat a high-protein diet during middle age are more likely to die of cancer than those who eat less protein, a new study finds. However, for people older than 65, a moderate protein intake may actually be beneficial, and protect against frailty, the researchers said. They may make you lose some weight, but that's not a good diet to increase life span," said study researcher Valter ...

10 Ways to Help Reduce Your Risk of Colon Cancer

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 13:00
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: a perfect time to direct attention to the tail end of your digestive tract. Make the decision to quit this month, once and for all.

Roche halts study on experimental cancer drug MetMab

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 11:07
By Katharina Bart ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche Holding AG has halted a study of an experimental lung cancer drug because it failed to help patients with the disease, a blow for the drug which had been seen as a potential big seller as treatment options for the disease are limited. Roche, the world's largest maker of cancer drugs, said an independent data monitoring committee had recommended the ...

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