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Friends unite to raise funds for mom battling cancer

Friends unite to raise funds for mom battling cancer Hannah Blair went into the emergency room with belly pain in March of 2013. Only 27 years old, her life afterward would never be the same. The pain turned out to be a rare form of pancreatic cancer, similar to what took the life of Apple […]

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S.F. Fire Department joins study into breast cancer risks

S.F. Fire Department joins study into breast cancer risks Lui is participating in a study to determine whether women firefighters are particularly vulnerable to breast cancer. The clothes firefighters wear are a potential source of carcinogens. They become covered in soot and other material when firefighters … Full News here – Read more on SFGate

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Quality of biopsy directly linked to survival in bladder cancer patients

Quality of biopsy directly linked to survival in bladder cancer patients UCLA researchers have shown for the first time that the quality of diagnostic staging using biopsy in patients with bladder cancer is directly linked with survival, meaning those that don't get optimal biopsies are more likely to die from their disease. Full News here […]

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10-Year-Old Cancer Patient Helps Awesome Officers Arrest a Bad Guy She

10-Year-Old Cancer Patient Helps Awesome Officers Arrest a Bad Guy She … Kenyon, Minnesota's police department just swore in a new officer. And she's a 10-year-old cancer patient. Ashlyne Thurber has late-stage Metastatic Ewing Sarcoma. One of her father's old friends, Officer Mike Nguyen, planned a special day for her as … Full News here […]

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MMC offers free lung cancer education and screenings

MMC offers free lung cancer education and screenings Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States and it is most curable when diagnosed early. In an effort to help identify those who may be at high-risk for developing lung cancer, the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical … Full News […]

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Findings point to an 'off switch' for drug resistance in cancer

Findings point to an 'off switch' for drug resistance in cancer Now, scientists at the Salk Institute have uncovered details about how cancer is able to become drug resistant over time, a phenomenon that occurs because cancer cells within the same tumor aren't identical—the cells have slight genetic variation, or … Full News here – […]

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Bill Carey's 'cutaway' is over: After cancer treatment, Syracuse newscasting

Bill Carey's 'cutaway' is over: After cancer treatment, Syracuse newscasting … The results of the next round of tests were even harder: A doctor said the cancer had reached stage four, that it had spread into his liver. Carey accepted what it meant. He turned for strength to Mary Ellen, his wife of 41 years. […]

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Childhood cancer survivors more susceptible to heart problems

Childhood cancer survivors more susceptible to heart problems Dr. Greg Aune, an oncologist and pediatric hematologist at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio, knows all too well what young cancer patients are going through. In his teens, Aune was cured of Hodgkin's disease. At the age of 35, he developed … Full News here […]

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American Cancer Society contributes to Knight Cancer Challenge

American Cancer Society contributes to Knight Cancer Challenge Researcher Terry R. Medler will receive a $ 163,500 grant to study how the immune system can malfunction and foster growth of cancer cells. The grant will fund the study of how a protein fragment, called complement C5a, is activated and how it … Full News here […]

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New test can help doctors choose best treatment for ovarian cancer

New test can help doctors choose best treatment for ovarian cancer Professor Tom Bourne, from the Department of Surgery and Cancer at Imperial College London, said: “It's very important to get the preoperative diagnosis right. If it isn't right, the patient might have a more extensive operation than they need, for … Full News here […]

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Twin Cities businesswomen helping cancer patients, one product at a time

Twin Cities businesswomen helping cancer patients, one product at a time Style and uniqueness factor: Since launching in January 2013, the company has grown from greeting cards to more than a dozen products geared toward cancer patients. Items include knits, coffee mugs and natural body-care items, such as lotion bars, … Full News here – Read […]

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Queen of Faith: Faith Academy rallies behind senior fighting cancer, again

Queen of Faith: Faith Academy rallies behind senior fighting cancer, again MOBILE, Alabama–Faith Academy senior Katherine Barnard, 18, aims to graduate this academic year. She's fighting, too, to beat cancer for the second time. Said her mother, Laurie Haas: "We take each day at a time. I am grateful each day that my … Full […]

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Breast cancer survivor shares story to help others

Breast cancer survivor shares story to help others Unlike many of the one in eight women diagnosed with breast cancer, Cole didn't find the disease through a mammogram. She discovered her rare form of cancer during a self-exam. So she encourages other women to listen to what their bodies are telling … Full News here – […]

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Human Cancer Prognosis Is Related to Newly Identified Immune Cell

Human Cancer Prognosis Is Related to Newly Identified Immune Cell A newly discovered population of immune cells in tumors is associated with less severe cancer outcomes in humans, and may have therapeutic potential, according to a new UC San Francisco study of 3,600 human tumors of 12 types, as well as mouse … Full News here […]

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Lifestyle Choices Could Affect Gene Sequences that Code for Cancer

Lifestyle Choices Could Affect Gene Sequences that Code for Cancer Lawrence D. Wagman, MD, is a nationally renowned oncologic surgeon and researcher specializing in breast and liver cancers. He has authored more than 150 medical journal articles, book chapters and abstracts, including a book he co-authored on the … Full News here – Read more on […]

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