Cancer

This Extremely Common Drug Given to Alcoholics Also Kills Cancer Cells, and We Finally Know Why

Disulfiram (Antabuse) is a drug given to alcoholics to prevent them from drinking, but for decades doctors have noticed the medication appears to …

Medicine

You'll Be Stunned by How Many Cancer Immunotherapies Are Being Developed

But is "the more the merrier" really "the more the messier"?<p>For years, chemotherapy was the best treatment that the world of medicine had to offer in …

Investing

'Unheard of' responses to bluebird CAR-T therapy seen in myeloma study

(Reuters) - More than half of patients with advanced multiple myeloma who had run out of therapeutic options remained in complete remission after receiving bluebird bio Inc’s experimental gene-modifying immunotherapy in a small, early stage study, according to updated data released on Sunday.<p>Of 18 …

Kite Pharma

32-year-old woman dies from bowel cancer after doctor told her she was 'too young' to have it

The mother of a 32-year-old woman who died of liver and bowel cancer has spoken out about the devastating effect the disease had on her.<p>Nicole …

Breast cancer screening – is it worth it?

All women aged between 50 and 70 are offered screening for breast cancer. But how effective is it at stopping deaths – and might it actually do more harm than good?<p>Many of us will know someone who had breast cancer found at screening. The cancer seen on a mammogram may have been microscopic, so …

15-year-old cancer patient gangraped, seeks help from neighbour who rapes her again

The 15-year-old girl, who is suffering from blood cancer, stays in Sarojini Nagar locality of Lucknow.

Crime

Merck raises stakes in lung cancer as rivals close in

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Merck (NYSE:MRK) & Co Inc, maker of the only immunotherapy approved for patients newly-diagnosed with the most common type of …

Bristol-Myers Squibb

15-Year-Old Cancer Patient Raped By Passer-By Whom She Asked For Help After Being Raped By 2 Men

In a heart-wrenching incident, a cancer patient from the outskirts of Lucknow was raped by two men and later by a passer-by she pleaded to for …

Women's Health

Cancer treatment progress stunted by lack of volunteers

<b>Hari Sreenivasan:</b><p>Last year, there were an estimated 1.7 million new cases of cancer diagnosed in the United States, and almost 600,000 people died …

Health Care

Gum Disease Bacteria Linked To Esophageal Cancer

Gum disease bacteria has now been tied to higher odds of esophageal cancer. The link between gum disease bacteria and the deadly illness is just one …

Medicine

'I'm stronger because of it': Teen cancer patient raises $500,000 for cancer research

A Sammamish teen who is fighting brain cancer has helped raise nearly $500,000 to speed up cancer research for other kids trying to overcome a …

Plans to limit reconstructive surgery to breast cancer survivors scrapped

The NHS has scrapped plans to limit reconstructive surgery to women who have survived breast cancer.<p>The Bristol, North Somerset and South …

'While most parents are busy planning the perfect Christmas we're thinking of funeral songs for our daughter'

While many parents are busy preparing the perfect Christmas for their little ones Ashleigh Stading and partner Stephen Molyneux are facing the …

Ed Sheeran

5 Real Women Describe What It Was Like to Be Diagnosed With Ovarian Cancer

For a woman who receives an ovarian cancer diagnosis, it can feel like a death sentence. It's the deadliest form of reproductive cancer; …

Ovarian Cancer

Immunotherapy drugs changing the outlook for many terminal cancer patients

Immunotherapy medications are helping those with advanced cancer to defy the survival odds by re-training their immune systems to fight the cancer …

Amazing

Roche lymphoma drug drives high remission rate, longer survival: study

(Reuters) - An experimental Roche Holding AG drug, added to standard therapy, led to a far higher rate of remission and helped patients with an advanced, aggressive blood cancer live significantly longer than the standard treatment alone, according to data from a mid-stage trial released at a …

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Kathleen Blanco being treated for liver cancer, says no cure

Former Gov. Kathleen Blanco is undergoing treatment for cancer in her liver, she announced Sunday, describing it as a "fight for my own life, one …

John Bel Edwards

China’s Drug Regulator Agrees to First Review of Cutting-Edge Cancer Treatment

China’s Drug Regulator Agrees to First Review of Cutting-Edge Cancer Treatment<p>The China Food and Drug Administration on Monday has accepted the first …

News (China)

Gilead's new drug keeps 56 percent of lymphoma trial patients alive

(Reuters) - More than half of trial patients with an advanced, aggressive form of blood cancer lived for at least a year after one-time treatment with Yescarta, a novel therapy sold by Gilead Sciences Inc, according to study results presented on Sunday.<p>Yescarta, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug …

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Roche Reports Positive Results From IMmotion151 Kidney Cancer Trial

Switzerland's Roche Holding AG (ROG.EB) said Monday that a phase-3 trial of its Tecentriq and Avastin treatments showed positive results in patients with a type of advanced kidney cancer.<p>Roche said the IMmotion 151 trial met its co-primary endpoint, slowing the progression of kidney cancer and …

Health

Watch Out For BLUE, BPMC, GBT, KURA, KDMN, SYRS Today

(RTTNews) - Today's Daily Dose brings you news about AstraZeneca's phase I/II study evaluating Acalabrutinib alone and in combination in chronic lymphocytic leukemia; bluebird's update on LentiGlobin gene therapy product candidate in patients with severe sickle cell disease; Kura's phase II study …

Medicine

Dad fighting terminal cancer refuses to accept this will be his last Christmas

A dad diagnosed with terminal cancer said he refuses to accept this Christmas could be the last with his family.<p>Matt Henderson, 41, was told he had …

Novel CAR-T therapies prove durable at stopping cancer's progression

Biotech<p>CAR-T therapies prove durable, stopping cancer for months — even years — in some patients<p>A<p>TLANTA — It’s CAR-T Sunday at the American Society …

Medicine

Rhizen receives USFDA fast track designation for cancer drug

New Delhi, Dec 11 (PTI) Drug firm Alembic Pharmaceuticals today said the US health regulator has granted fast track designation to its associate …

New Delhi

From a little footballer to an angel: Brave five-year-old who spent more than half of his life battling rare cancer dies

A brave five-year-old boy who spent more than half of his short life battling a rare form of cancer has "gained his angel wings", his heartbroken …

Gilead dispels doubts with Car-T cancer drug trial results

David Crow in New York<p>December 10, 2017<p>A pioneering cancer treatment being developed by the US biotech company Gilead Sciences can keep some of the …

Gilead Sciences

Ibrutinib/Venetoclax Combo Impresses in Early CLL Data

Peter Hillmen, MBChB, PhD<p>The combination of ibrutinib (Imbruvica) and venetoclax (Venclexta) elicited a complete response (CR) or CR with incomplete …

Fibromyalgia

Dubai's most basic health insurance to cover cancer checks

Dubai's most basic health insurance plan will cover screenings for the three most treatable cancers for the first time.<p>Screening for breast, cervical …

United Arab Emirates

State’s cancer care facilities to be linked

The Health department has proposed the setting up of Kerala Cancer Care Grid (KCCG), a voluntary network of all cancer care facilities in public and …

Health Care

Friends and strangers come together to help Vancouver cancer patient fix up home

VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) -<p>A Vancouver man recently got news no one wants to hear when he learned he had been diagnosed with cancer.<p>Rick Severson is now …

Oregon