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Bind Therapeutics ends cancer drug partnership with Amgen

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 21:57
(Reuters) - Drug developer Bind Therapeutics said it ended a partnership with Amgen Inc to develop targeted cancer therapy due to unsatisfactory results. Bind's shares fell 15 percent to $10.95 in extended trading on Wednesday. "Despite achieving the objective of high tumor concentrations, the results were not sufficiently compelling to proceed forward and both collaborators have agreed that the ...

Greasing up for summer: a little fear can lead to healthy sun protection habits

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 16:10
A study from the University at Buffalo in New York suggests that fear of developing skin cancer is the driving force behind sunblock use, more so than existing statistics reflecting the likelihood that it will happen. Marc Kiviniemi, lead researcher and assistant professor of community health and health behavior, used the data collected during a US study by the National Cancer Institute that ...

JPMorgan shares fall after Dimon disclosure of cancer

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 16:04
JPMorgan Chase & Co's shares fell as much as 1.3 percent Wednesday after Chairman and Chief Executive Jamie Dimon said late Tuesday he had been diagnosed with throat cancer. The condition is curable, Dimon said in a memo to shareholders and employees, and he will undergo radiation and chemotherapy treatment for about eight weeks. During that time, Dimon said his business travel would be limited ...

Dimon’s cancer only part of J.P. Morgan’s ills

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 15:41
For J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. it’s not Jamie Dimon’s ailment that’s the problem -- it’s the new blood.

Cancer-Fighting Diet: 6 Tips to Reduce Your Risk

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 15:36
Following six diet guidelines can reduce your cancer risk, researchers say. The recommendations, which appear in the June 30 issue of the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, were spearheaded by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit group known for its advocacy of plant-based diets and alternatives to research on animals. The ...

France to back Roche cancer drug as cheaper eye treatment

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 09:42
The French government, looking to cut healthcare costs, plans to authorize the use of Roche cancer drug Avastin as an alternative eye disease treatment to the much pricier Lucentis, marketed by both Roche and Novartis. The government said on Monday it had introduced an amendment to its social security budget bill that would allow doctors to use Avastin as a treatment for age-related macular ...

Roche to buy U.S. biotech firm Seragon for up to $1.7 billion

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 06:50
Roche Holding AG said it will pay up to $1.725 billion to buy Seragon Pharmaceuticals, a privately-held U.S. biotech company that researches breast cancer treatments. Roche is looking to bolster its offering of breast cancer drugs with the purchase. It has long had a dominant position in the field with Herceptin and recently won approval for Kadcyla and Perjeta, two other treatments for patients ...

JPMorgan chief Dimon has cancer, set for treatment

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 02:54
Jamie Dimon, the chief executive at JPMorgan Chase, announced Tuesday that he has throat cancer and will remain on the job as he seeks treatment. "The good news is that the prognosis from my doctors is excellent, the cancer was caught quickly, and my condition is curable," Dimon, 58, said in a letter to employees and shareholders. The cancer is limited to the original site and adjacent lymph ...

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon Has Cancer

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 02:21
He also assured employees and shareholders that doctors gave him an "excellent" prognosis.  The treatment for Dimon's throat cancer should take roughly eight weeks.

JPMorgan CEO to get treatment for throat cancer

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 00:54
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, a feisty leader who steered the banking company through the perils of the Great Recession, is battling throat cancer. The condition is considered to be curable, according ...

JPMorgan's Dimon has throat cancer

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 00:17
JPMorgan Chase & Co Chief Executive Jamie Dimon said he has been diagnosed with throat cancer but that the ailment is curable and he plans to remain actively involved in the business and continue to run the largest U.S. bank. In a memo to the bank's employees and shareholders on Tuesday, Dimon, 58, said the cancer was caught at an early stage and is confined to the original site and the adjacent ...

JPMorgan CEO Dimon says has curable throat cancer

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 23:19
JPMorgan Chase & Co Chief Executive Jamie Dimon told the bank's employees and shareholders on Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with curable throat cancer. Dimon said the cancer was caught quickly and is confined, and that he will undergo radiation and chemotherapy treatment that is expected to last about eight weeks. Dimon has notified JPMorgan's board.

Agenus brain cancer vaccine doubles survival rate in study

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:55
(Reuters) - Agenus Inc said its experimental cancer vaccine helped brain tumor patients live nearly twice as long compared with those who received standard of care treatment. The biotechnology company's shares jumped 23 percent to $3.96 before the bell. The drug, when given in addition to standard treatment, extended median overall survival in 50 percent of newly-diagnosed glioblastoma ...

7 Sunscreen Myths that Are Just Plain False

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 16:23
Given the scary stats on skin cancer, it’s essential that you know how to apply SPF properly. Here, top dermatologists debunk sunscreen misconceptions.

Reassuring news on cancer risk from IVF drugs - study

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 07:49
A long-term study of women who used ovary-stimulating hormones for fertility treatment found no widespread evidence of a higher cancer risk, researchers said on Monday. The forerunner, clomiphene, was gradually supplanted in the 1980s by two other groups -- human menopausal gonadotrophins and follicle stimulating hormone. In recent years, some studies raised safety questions as the drugs boost ...

Breast cancer warning from blood test

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 09:54
Women with a predisposition to breast cancer could be warned of developing symptoms by a simple blood test even if they do not inherit genes associated with disease, scientists said on Friday. Research has identified a molecular "switch" in blood samples that makes a woman vulnerable to breast cancer. The marker is linked to the BRCA1 breast cancer gene but was also present in those who did not ...

Nepal's prime minister suffering from lung cancer

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 03:51
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's prime minister is suffering from lung cancer and scheduled to begin radiotherapy at a New York hospital, officials said Friday.

Maryland GOP Candidate Unwittingly Mocks Cancer Victim Tribute

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 22:10
In March, Anthony Brown posted a photo of himself flexing his arms in honor of Zach Lederer, the student manager of the University of Maryland's men's basketball team who had just died of brain cancer. On Wednesday, Larry Hogan, Brown's Republican opponent for governor of Maryland, used that photo in a negative attack ad, sparking a partisan debate over whether the photo was fair game or in bad ...

Low-Dose Aspirin May Reduce Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 18:14
Taking small doses of aspirin daily may lower the risk of developing pancreatic cancer, a new study suggests. However, the risk of experiencing aspirin's side effects — for example, bleeding in the stomach — may outweigh the benefits for people who are not at high risk for pancreatic cancer, the researchers said. The researchers looked at 362 patients with pancreatic cancer at 30 hospitals in ...

Nepal PM diagnosed with lung cancer: minister

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 15:31
Nepalese Prime Minister Sushil Koirala is suffering from lung cancer, the country's information minister said Thursday, contradicting earlier claims by his party that doctors had ruled out the illness. Koirala, 75, travelled to New York's Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center last week for treatment after routine tests showed up a spot on his lungs, prompting cancer fears. "The prime minister ...