Removing both breasts to treat cancer affecting only one side doesn't boost survival chances for most women, compared with surgery that removes just the tumor, a large study suggests. The results raise concerns about riskier, potentially unnecessary operations that increasing numbers of women are choosing.
A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen U.S....
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Harmless lung cancer? A provocative study found that nearly 1 in 5 lung tumors detected on CT scans are probably so slow-growing that they would never cause problems. The analysis suggests the world's No. 1 cause of cancer deaths isn't as lethal as doctors once thought.
The American Cancer Society — one of the nation's best known and influential health advocacy groups — is 100 years old this week. Back in 1913 when it was formed, cancer was a lesser threat for most Americans. The biggest killers then were flu, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and stomach bugs. At a time when average life expectancy was 47, few lived long enough to get cancer.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Death rates from cancer are continuing to inch down, researchers reported Monday.
LONDON (AP) — Global cancer cases are projected to rise 75 percent by 2030, in part because many other diseases are being stamped out and more developing countries are adopting Western lifestyles linked to cancer, international health experts reported.
Annual cancer tests are becoming a thing of the past. New guidelines out Wednesday for cervical cancer screening have experts at odds over some things, but they are united in the view that the common practice of getting a Pap test every year is too often and probably doing more harm than good.
ATLANTA (AP) — The gap in cancer death rates between college graduates and those who only went to high school is widening, the American Cancer Society reported Friday.
You're sitting in a freshly drywalled house, drinking coffee from a plastic foam cup and talking on a cellphone. Which of these is most likely to be a cancer risk?
MICHAEL FELBERBAUM AP Tobacco Writer RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is working to lift the smokescreen clouding the ingredients used in cigarettes and other tobacco products.
LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Just as millions head to tanning beds to prepare for spring break, the Food and Drug Administration will be debating how to toughen warnings that those sunlamps pose a cancer risk. Yes, sunburns are particularly dangerous.
Radient Pharmaceuticals Corporation, a US-based pharmaceutical company, announced today it has entered into a collaboration agreement through its wholly owned subsidiary AMDL Diagnostics, Inc.
VICTOR EPSTEIN Associated Press Writer PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey lawmaker wants to extend current limits on the availability of tobacco cigarettes to apply to electronic cigarettes to prevent them from being embraced by children.
MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Four years after the government severely restricted its use, the lung cancer drug Iressa may be poised to make a comeback: A study concludes it can slow the deadly disease better than standard chemotherapy in certain patients.
Genentech, Inc., a wholly-owned member of the Roche Group, today announced that the FDA approved Avastin(R) (bevacizumab) plus interferon-alfa for people with metastatic renal cell carcinoma, the most common type of kidney cancer.
MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) — An experimental treatment added four months to the lives of men with advanced prostate cancer in a study that tested an entirely new approach to fighting the disease, doctors reported Tuesday. Dendreon Corp.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials are approving a drug from Novartis to treat patients whose kidney cancer has returned after treatment with older drugs.
By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) — The largest study ever of multivitamin use in older women found the pills did nothing to prevent common cancers or heart disease. the eight-year study in 161,808 postmenopausal women echoes recent disappointing vitamin studies in men.
Pfizer has named Mace L. Rothenberg, M.D. as Senior Vice President, Clinical Development and Medical Affairs for its Oncology Business Unit. Dr.
Pro-Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has been granted an Investigational New Drug (IND) application by the FDA for use of DAVANAT in combination with 5-FU to treat a breast cancer patient at the Brown Cancer Center in Louisville, Kentucky.
View of cleanroom #1 in new vaccine manufacturing facility at Baylor Institute for Immunology Research. By Nicolas Taquet Technical Director of Baylor Institute for Immunology ResearchTechnical Director of ODC Therapy, Inc. Melanoma is a form of skin cancer.
DUBLIN, CA (March 29, 2004) – SuperGen Inc., based here, said Friday that the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has officially accepted the Orathecin(TM) (rubitecan) capsules' New Drug Application (NDA) for filing.