• Canada October 8, 2019 11:19 am

    Princeton Professor, 2 Others Win Nobel Prize in Physics for Discoveries in Cosmology

    A Canadian-American cosmologist and two Swiss scientists won this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for their work in understanding how the universe has evolved from the Big Bang and the blockbuster discovery of the first known planet outside our solar system. Canadian-born James Peebles, 84, of Princeton University, was credited for “theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology” and Switzerland’s...

  • surgery September 28, 2019 5:33 am

    Standing by Ellie: Man's Loyalty to Dog Defies Rare Illness Sparked by Pet Germ

    Gravely ill, Greg Manteufel lost parts of his arms and legs, as well as the skin of his nose and part of his upper lip. The cause was capnocytophaga, a germ from Ellie’s mouth or from another dog he encountered. Capnocytophaga is commonly found in the saliva of cats and dogs and almost never leads to people getting sick, unless...

  • Cancer April 8, 2019 4:37 pm

    Cancer ‘Vaccine' Shows Promise in Human Trial of Lymphoma Patients

    An experimental cancer “vaccine” showed promising results in a small clinical trial of patients with lymphoma, according to a study published Monday in the journal Nature Medicine. Researchers at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital tested the treatment in 11 patients with lymphoma. Their results were successful enough to warrant another clinical trial in March on lymphoma patients as well as...

  • Chicago June 4, 2018 6:35 pm

    Many Breast Cancer Patients Can Skip Chemo, Big Study Finds

    Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease, doctors are reporting from a landmark study that used genetic testing to gauge each patient’s risk. The study is the largest ever done of breast cancer treatment, and the results are expected to spare up to 70,000...

  • Cancer May 16, 2018 10:25 pm

    Shorter Drug Treatment OK for Many Breast Cancer Patients

    Many women with a common and aggressive form of breast cancer that is treated with Herceptin can get by with six months of the drug instead of the usual 12, greatly reducing the risk of heart damage it sometimes can cause, a study suggests. It’s good news, but it comes nearly two decades after the drug first went on the...

  • United States May 10, 2018 7:18 pm

    Cancer Docs Feel Unprepared, But Recommend Marijuana Anyway

    Nearly half of U.S. cancer doctors who responded to a survey say they’ve recently recommended medical marijuana to patients, although most say they don’t know enough about medicinal use. The results reflect how marijuana policy in some states has outpaced research, the study authors said. All 29 states with medical marijuana programs allow doctors to recommend it to cancer...

  • Governor March 8, 2018 2:04 pm

    WATCH: Brady, Baker Get Hair Cut for Charity

    Governor Charlie Baker and Tom Brady got new haircuts at the annual “Saving by Shaving” event in support of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute on Thursday.

  • Donald Trump November 4, 2017 12:18 pm

    Trump Will Arrive as Charities Flee Mar-a-Lago

    It’s November, which means President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago is reopening after being closed during the brutal heat and humidity of Florida’s summer. If last season is a guide, the president will soon visit his Winter White House, staying several days at Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s and then return many more weekends until May. But he will find a major...

  • Donald Trump April 5, 2017 7:24 pm

    FDA Approves More Drugs, and Faster, Than Europe: Study

    Contrary to some political claims, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved more drugs, and two to three months faster on average, than European regulators did in recent years, new research shows. “It’s an urban myth” that the FDA is slower than other countries to clear promising treatments for patients, said the agency’s longtime cancer drugs chief, Dr. Richard Pazdur....

  • Chicago March 22, 2017 11:26 am

    New Cup Blowing Challenge Goes Viral

    From college students to TV anchors, everyone’s trying out the latest Internet craze.

  • Donald Trump February 5, 2017 5:23 pm

    Activists: Charities Must Move Galas from Trump's Mar-a-Lago

    Since President Donald Trump opened the gold-infused ballroom at his Mar-a-Lago resort almost 12 years ago, it has been a popular rental for the American Red Cross, hospitals, medical researchers and other charities for fundraising galas where the wealthiest donors are wined and dined, often netting $1 million or more.

  • Barack Obama January 16, 2016 12:05 am

    Vice President Joe Biden Brings Cancer Research ‘Moonshot' to Philly

    Vice President Joe Biden launched a “moonshot” initiative Friday to hasten a cure for cancer, aiming to use his final year in office to break down barriers in the medical world he says are holding back progress on eradicating the dreaded disease.

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