• United States Oct 1, 2018

    Cancer Researchers James P. Allison, Tasuku Honjo Win Nobel Prize in Medicine

    The Nobel Prize in medicine was awarded Monday to two researchers from the United States and Japan for advances in discovering how the body’s immune system can fight off the scourge of cancer. The 9-million-kronor ($1.01 million) prize will be shared by James Allison of the University of Texas Austin and Tasuku Honjo of Kyoto University. Their parallel work concerned...

  • Arizona Nov 6, 2017

    Sen. McCain Treated at Walter Reed for Torn Achilles Tendon

    Sen. John McCain’s office says he suffered a minor tear in his right Achilles tendon and was treated over the weekend at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. A statement from his office says the 81-year-old Arizona Republican also was treated for “other normal and non-life-threatening side effects of cancer therapy.” McCain is in his sixth Senate term and has...

  • Commissioner Jul 6, 2017

    Tumor Gene Testing Urged to Tell if Drug Targets Your Cancer

    Colon cancer. Uterine cancer. Pancreatic cancer. Whatever the tumor, the more gene mutations lurking inside, the better chance your immune system has to fight back. That’s the premise behind the recent approval of a landmark drug, the first cancer therapy ever cleared based on a tumor’s genetics instead of the body part it struck first. Now thousands of patients with...

  • Medicare Apr 3, 2017

    A ‘Sci-Fi' Cancer Therapy Fights Brain Tumors, Study Finds

    t sounds like science fiction, but a cap-like device that makes electric fields to fight cancer improved survival for the first time in more than a decade for people with deadly brain tumors, final results of a large study suggest. Many doctors are skeptical of the therapy, called tumor treating fields, and it’s not a cure. It’s also ultra-expensive —...

  • Medicare Apr 3, 2017

    A ‘Sci-Fi' Cancer Therapy Fights Brain Tumors, Study Finds

    t sounds like science fiction, but a cap-like device that makes electric fields to fight cancer improved survival for the first time in more than a decade for people with deadly brain tumors, final results of a large study suggest. Many doctors are skeptical of the therapy, called tumor treating fields, and it’s not a cure. It’s also ultra-expensive —...

  • Medicare Apr 3, 2017

    A ‘Sci-Fi' Cancer Therapy Fights Brain Tumors, Study Finds

    t sounds like science fiction, but a cap-like device that makes electric fields to fight cancer improved survival for the first time in more than a decade for people with deadly brain tumors, final results of a large study suggest. Many doctors are skeptical of the therapy, called tumor treating fields, and it’s not a cure. It’s also ultra-expensive —...

  • Medicare Feb 28, 2017

    Flash Mob Dancers Surprise Girl Battling Cancer

    A flash mob surprised a 9-year-old Michigan girl battling cancer with a dance party. Over 300 people showed up to bring a smile to Tessa Prothero on her birthday.  

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