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Living Healthy: Triple negative breast cancer

Living Healthy: Triple negative breast cancer The American Cancer Society estimates more than 232,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and triple negative breast cancer accounts for around 15 to 20 percent of that, according to Dr. William Sikov. These negative … Full News here – Read more on […]

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Exact Sciences Execs Cash in on Colon Cancer Test's Early Momentum

Exact Sciences Execs Cash in on Colon Cancer Test's Early Momentum That's much more expensive than the $ 20 to $ 25 for a traditional test that looks for blood in the stool, which can signal the presence or potential for colon cancer. But Exact's 10,000-patient clinical trial showed that Cologuard was significantly … Full […]

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Survivor draws strength from cancer patients

Survivor draws strength from cancer patients Betty Parks, 77, was working in the Radiation Oncology Department at Sacred Heart Hospital when she was diagnosed with Stage I breast cancer in 2001. Parks said she drew inspiration to conquer her diagnosis from the women she met as an event … Full News here – Read more on […]

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The Cost of Cancer Drugs on 60 Minutes

The Cost of Cancer Drugs on 60 Minutes – Medical Informer Video

60 Minutes – October 5, 2014.

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With fewer choices left, cancer patient turns to mom

With fewer choices left, cancer patient turns to mom LOUISVILLE — With her mom by her side, Jill Brzezinski-Conley told her oncologist she'd rather stop treatment for her relentlessly spreading cancer than subject herself to a grueling chemotherapy drug known as "The Red Devil." She's had the medicine … Full News here – Read more on […]

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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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