Cancer

Apparent Inverse Relationship Between Cancer And Dementia Disappears In New Study

For decades, doctors suspected that dementia patients were less likely to get cancer than other people and, likewise, that cancer patients and …

Longevity

The No. 1 killer in US hospital is… secrecy

What’s the biggest killer in hospitals? Secrecy. That’s the takeaway from the feds — specifically, the Government Accountability Office and the Food …

Opinion

"Life isn't pretty": Mom shares photos of son to show harsh reality of cancer

One day, as Jessica Medinger watched her 10-year-old son struggle to fight his second battle with cancer, she felt compelled to take a picture and …

Leukemia

Did Chinese scientists find autism’s missing puzzle piece?

BY J.B. HANDLEY February 22, 2017<p><i>Scientists appear to be far closer to explaining the mechanisms of action within the body that cause autism. Most of</i> …

Neuroscience

I stopped putting it off and finally got the BRCA gene test

After losing my mom to ovarian cancer, I had always assumed that I too would be diagnosed with ovarian cancer at some point in my life — probably at …

Ovarian Cancer

Should Merck, BMS Fear Roche's Drug Becoming The I-O King?

The Swiss biotech giant Roche Holding Ltd. has reported Q4 and full-year results.<p>These results were judged "good" by the company, and it may be …

Oncology

Cyclacel's leukemia drug for elderly patients fails in key study

(Reuters) - Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Inc said its lead experimental drug did not help elderly patients with acute myeloid leukemia live longer in a late-stage study.<p>The drug developer's stock was down about 19 percent in light premarket trading on Thursday.<p>The treatment, sapacitabine, was tested on …

Leukemia

Mom's Picture Of 10-Year-Old Son With Leukemia Shows The Strength And Determination Required To Fight

"From the moment I found out I was pregnant till future forever, he has been my reason for life."<p>A picture of 10-year-old Drake Medinger (below) that …

Leukemia

Hoda Kotb’s Heartbreaking Journey From Breast Cancer Survivor to First-time Mom at 52

When <b>Hoda Kotb</b> was diagnosed with breast cancer nine years ago this month, she was a healthy, married 43-year-old who wanted to have kids. While the …

Babies

Best Rx after breast cancer? Exercise

Several lifestyle changes can improve outcomes after a breast cancer diagnosis, but exercise is far and away the best habit to establish, researchers say.<p>Women with breast cancer, whether newly diagnosed or at any time in their "survivorship" phase, need to exercise regularly and avoid weight gain, …

Breast Cancer

Novartis cancer drug Zykadia gets FDA priority review

ZURICH (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted priority review to Novartis drug Zykadia as a first-line treatment for some lung cancer patients, the Swiss drugmaker said on Thursday.<p>The priority review covers expanded use of Zykadia (ceritinib) for patients with …

Lung Cancer

Cyclacel's lead product candidate flunks late-stage leukemia study; shares down 19% premarket

Thinly traded nano cap Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CYCC) slumps 19% premarket on light volume (although investors should expect a much larger …

Leukemia

Genital herpes in pregnancy tied to higher risk of autism in boys

Mothers' immune response to herpes may increase the risk of offspring developing autism<p>Women infected with genital herpes during pregnancy have …

Immunotherapy

How one disease created a friendship, a foundation and a spin class that has raised millions

When Wheel to Survive started, the women who created the ovarian cancer fundraiser were crossing their fingers that 50 (dare they hope for 100?) …

Ovarian Cancer

Mum shares heartbreaking photo that shows harsh reality of having cancer as a kid

It has now been shared over 100k times.<p>A mum has shared a heartbreaking photo of her young son suffering from the pain of chemotherapy to highlight …

Parenting

VBL's Thyroid Cancer Drug Clears Phase 2 (VBLT)

Vascular Biogenics Ltd. (VBLT) reported additional positive results for its thyroid cancer drug VB-111 (ofranergene obadenovec) from a Phase 2 trial. …

Thyroid Cancer

Baby Suddenly Starts Screaming When Mom Feeds Him from Her Right Breast. That’s When She Knows…

Sarah Boyle first discovered a lump on her breast in 2013. But, after visiting her doctor, she was informed that it was only a cyst and nothing to …

Babies

Heartbreak for family of boy with cancer as they reveal new tumours have been found

The family of a football mascot whose battle with terminal cancer has won the hearts of people around the world have revealed he has a new …

Tumors

Bettis receives 1st clean bill of health after cancer surgery

Wednesday was a great day for Chad Bettis.<p>The Colorado Rockies right-hander, who underwent surgery for testicular cancer in late November, received a …

Testicular Cancer

Vaping vs. Smoking: Cancer risk lower for vapers than smokers, a long-term study found

Vaporizers and e-cigs may seem like dorky alternatives to old-fashioned cigarettes, but here's something undeniably cool about them: They expose …

Public Health

Carl Icahn Can't Make Bristol-Myers Buyable - Bloomberg Gadfly

After losing $30 billion in market value, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. is starting to hear buyout drums.<p>Activist investors are circling, with both Jana …

Wall Street

Many U.S. cancer patients struggle to afford life-saving medications

(Reuters Health) - As cancer drug costs rise, U.S. cancer patients are more likely than other medical patients to struggle with paying for prescription medications, according to a recent study.<p>The financial burdens are especially high for patients under age 65 who cannot access Medicare, the …

Health Care

HIV vaccine therapy lets five people control virus without drugs

FIVE people with HIV are currently free of detectable virus – and daily drugs – thanks to a new vaccine-based therapy.<p>Although it is early days, one …

Immunotherapy

Mystery donor offers £150,000 to pay for boy’s life-saving cancer treatment

A mystery donor has pledged to pay £150,000 to fund life-saving treatment for a schoolboy with leukaemia.<p>Charlie Fearn, 11, from Liverpool, has been …

UK News

Chi-Med Looks Outside Its Comfort Zone

After 17 years toiling at small-molecule drug development, most recently in cancer, Hutchison China Meditech (NASDAQ:HCM) is broadening its horizons. …

Investing

Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis gets good news on cancer diagnosis: “This is a huge day for me.”

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Chad Bettis pitched a ho-hum bullpen session Wednesday at Salt River Fields. That is not why teammates congratulated him.<p>The …

Baseball

Vandy swaps duties for assistant coach fighting liver cancer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason is switching up the job responsibilities for assistant Osia Lewis while he fights liver cancer.<p>Lewis …

Football (U.S.)

KQED

It’s no surprise that most women with breast cancer consider hair loss one of the most traumatic aspects of chemotherapy. That has led to a big …

New Brunswick team awarded $5-million to research multiple myeloma treatments

A New Brunswick led team has been awarded $5 million from the Terry Fox Research Institute to find better treatments for people with an incurable form of cancer known as multiple myeloma.<p>“We want to give them a longer life, and hopefully one day, a cure,” said Dr. Victor Ling, president of the …

Multiple Myeloma

Genmab chief says cancer med Darzalex could achieve peak sales of $9B

In an interview with Reuters, Genmab A/S (OTC:GNMSF)(OTCPK:GMXAY) chief executive Jan van de Winkel says Darzalex (daratumumab) could achieve peak …

Multiple Myeloma