Cancer

Northwestern to co-lead immunotherapy drug trial for rare cancers

In recent years, doctors and patients increasingly have turned to a new type of cancer treatment that uses the body's own immune system to battle the disease.<p>Now, Northwestern Medicine is taking that fight up a notch, co-leading a national trial to test an immunotherapy drug combination on people …

Immunotherapy

Survival Rates and Outlook for Acute Myeloid Leukemia

What is acute myeloid leukemia?<p>Acute myeloid leukemia or AML is a type of cancer that affects the bone marrow and blood. Another name for it is acute …

Leukemia

Cancer researchers stumble onto drugs' fat-blasting powers

While the scientific inquiry process is generally linear and highly regimented, every once in awhile, happenstance works its way in. That's just what …

Weight Loss

Agenus and Merck Team Up in Brain Cancer Trial (AGEN, MRK)

Agenus Inc. (AGEN) announced that it would collaborate with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) on a new clinical trial assessing the effectiveness …

Brain Cancer

Working in a stressful job for 15 years increases risk of FIVE different types of cancer

Stress can raise your risk of five types of cancer , a study suggests.<p>If you're working in a stressful job it's not just your blood pressure at …

Prison life leaves convicted cancer doctor looking like defrauded victims

DETROIT — Prison life hasn't been easy for cancer doctor Farid Fata, if his court appearance Tuesday is any indication.<p>He was bald, thin and looked a little frail — an ironic resemblance to the many patients he pumped with chemotherapy when he knew they didn't have cancer.<p>"I'd like to grab hold of …

Health Care

Teacher claims he was fired ‘for cancer surgery’

A Success Academy Charter School teacher says he was fired for taking four weeks off — for cancer surgery.<p>Thorton Maldonado, 36, said he was “well …

New York City

AstraZeneca's Catch-Up Strategy is Falling Behind - Bloomberg Gadfly

The fallout from Merck's cancer-treatment coup continues.<p>Merck & Co. Inc. stunned pharma last week with news its combination of an immune-boosting …

Why Elephant DNA Could Revolutionise Cancer Treatment

Just 3 per cent of elephants succumb to the disease.<p>Scientists have known for some time that cancer is unusually rare in elephants. Just three per cent of the giant mammals succumb to the disease over their lifetime. Now we’re starting to understand why.<p>Josh Schiffman, a paediatric oncologist from …

Life Sciences

Genetic 'signatures' may someday help us stop the most aggressive cancers in their tracks

Close<p>Tech & Science<p>Many Women With Breast Cancer Treated Needlessly<p>Many women with breast cancer detected by a mammogram are...<p>Tech & Science<p>Breath …

Tumors

Precision Medicine Gives People With Cancer New Hope In 2017

SAP is the world’s leading provider of business software – enterprise resource planning, business intelligence, and related applications and services that help companies of all sizes and in more than 25 industries run better. By extending the availability of software across on-premise …

Europe's oncologists back biosimilar versions of cancer drugs

Europe's leading association of oncologists has thrown its weight behind cheaper copycat versions of biotech cancer drugs that have lost patent protection, saying they are effective and affordable.<p>Off-patent chemical medicines have for decades been copied with precision and sold as cheap generic …

21st Century

Woman With Pre-Cancerous Skin Cells Shares Graphic Treatment Images To Raise Awareness

She says sunbathing for a tan isn't worth it.<p><i>Please note: this article contains images of a medical nature that some readers may consider graphic.</i><p>A self-confessed sun worshipper has been sharing photos of the treatment she’s having on her skin after developing pre-cancerous cells.<p>Mags Murphy, 45, …

7 Women On The Brutal Reality Of Undergoing Chemotherapy In Their 20s And 30s

“I was terrified of people finding my hair on them.”<p>Everything about cancer sucks, but perhaps the only thing that comes close to the awfulness of the disease is the treatment for it. Chemotherapy is life-saving medicine, no doubt, but it can take a severe toll on your life in the meantime. Here, …

Women's Health

Olivia Newton-John Is 'Grateful' For Cancer Diagnosis

When <b>Olivia Newton-John</b> was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, she was mourning the loss of her father to liver cancer. Since her recovery, she has …

Lifestyle

Scientists use old Nokia camera to sequence genes, analyze cancer mutations

Researchers from UCLA and Sweden used the camera from an old Nokia smartphone to create a microscope. It can image and analyze DNA sequencing …

Cell Biology

New method to diagnose cancer

An international group of scientists has created a new approach to the diagnostics of breast cancer with the help of nanoparticles of porous silicone.<p>…

Chemistry

Xbiotech Has A Great Upside Potential With Only Limited Downside After Revealing Its Compelling Phase III Data In The Lancet Oncology

Xbiotech could see its old highs between USD 20-30 right away following approval by the European Medicine Agency (EMA).<p>Compelling Phase III data …

Life Sciences

Channel 4 air fascinating and important live advert straight from inside the human body

Channel 4 have aired a world first.<p>On Wednesday afternoon the advert – called Live From The Inside – beamed straight to our tellies live from inside …

Channel 4

Swim Across America Donates 72 Percent of 2016 Revenue to Cancer Research - Swimming World News

Swim Across America, a non-profit organization which holds swimming events nationwide to raise money for cancer research and for clinical trials. …

Water Sports

Daiichi launches Japan-based study of breast cancer candidate U3-1402

Daiichi Sankyo (OTCPK:DSKYF)(OTCPK:DSNKY) initiates a three-part open-label Phase 1/2 study assessing U3-1402, an HER3-targeting antibody-drug …

Seven-Year-Old Photographed With One Eyelash After Cancer Treatment, Celebrates Her Lashes Growing Back

'They're %@*&ing back!'<p>A seven-year-old girl who was left with just one solitary eyelash following cancer treatment, is celebrating her lashes growing back.<p>Hayley Brown, from Australia, had her photo taken by her dad, Andrew Brown, in October 2016 to show the gruelling effects of chemotherapy and …

Skin Care

Mum shares heartbreaking picture of 'miracle' son with cancer in hospital bed as he fights for life

A mum has shared a heartbreaking image of her ‘miracle’ son as he fights for his life in hospital.<p>Former Manchester City ballboy Elliott Fernandez, …

Sport (UK)

Astra's Mystic Mystery And Other Surprises In Store

With AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN) and Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY) recently changing their plans in first-line lung cancer, and Merck KGaA (OTCPK:MKGAF) …

Investing

Cell Phone Case Detects Cancer-Related DNA Mutations

The cell phone case has a built-in microscope which uses the device's camera for detecting mutations.

Life Sciences

New data on Immunomedics' lead ADC candidate IMMU-132 still positive; U.S. marketing application on tap for mid-year; shares ahead 3%

Immunomedics (IMMU +3.2%) perks up average volume in response to its announcement of new data related to lead antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) candidate …

20th Century

Colon cancer survival may improve with 30 minutes of daily activity: Study

Alan Mozes, HealthDay<br>Just a half hour a day of moderate physical activity could be potent medicine for patients with advanced colon cancer, …

Colon Cancer

Researchers Investigate New Targeted Therapy For Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Men with localized prostate cancer face good odds: Their relative five-year survival rate is nearly 100 percent. However, men with metastatic disease …

Stanford University

What Does It Mean When Cancer Findings Can't Be Reproduced?

The first results from a major project to measure the reliability of cancer research is finding a big problem: Labs trying to repeat published experiments often can't.<p>That's not to say that the original studies are wrong. But the results of a review published Thursday, in the open-access journal</i> …

Research

FDA warns of skin cancer cream that killed 5 dogs

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning veterinarians and pet owners against the toxicity of a topical cancer cream that killed five dogs that ingested the product.<p>In a news release on Wednesday, the agency detailed that the dogs died after being exposed to the human medication …

Skin Cancer