Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Genetic Risk Factors Found For Most Common Brain Tumors

For the first time, researchers have identified genetic variants commonly found in the population that can increase an individual’s risk of developing glioma, the most prevalent brain tumor. The findings are published today in the journal Nature Genetics. Scientists at The Institute of Cancer...
July 6th, 2009 | News | Read More

Obama pitches health plan, hugs cancer patient Debbie Smith

ANNANDALE, Va. – President Barack Obama wanted to put a human face on his plans to overhaul health care, and a Virginia supporter did just that Wednesday. Fighting back tears, Debby Smith, 53, told Obama of her kidney cancer and her inability to obtain health insurance or hold a job. The president...
July 3rd, 2009 | News | Read More

American Cancer Society hosts Rolling Thunder ride

The American Cancer Society’s Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Ride will be held July 25 with proceeds to support Relay For Life. This is the third annual motorcycle ride. Bikers will ride 150 miles from Dothan to Ozark to help raise money for the fight against cancer. Once the riders have reached the Perry...
July 1st, 2009 | News | Read More

Male breast cancer and Camp Lejeune: Pollution or coincidence?

Mike Partain is a walking, breathing anomaly. After he was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2007, the Tallahassee resident learned just how rare the cancer is in men — fewer than 2,000 new cases each year. Men who get it are often over 70 with a family history of breast cancer. Partain, then 39...
July 1st, 2009 | News | Read More

Farrah Fawcett Dies of Anal Cancer

June 25, 2009 — Former “Charlie’s Angel” Farrah Fawcett died today at age 62 after a long struggle with anal cancer, her spokesman told media organizations. Fawcett, 62, was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006. Farrah Fawcett’s movie and TV roles after Charlie’s Angels...
June 25th, 2009 | News | Read More

Is Breast Cancer Preventable?

(CBS) The majority of women diagnosed with breast cancer don’t have known risk factors, such as family history. Dr. Emily Senay Says There Are Steps Women Can Take To Reduce Risk In the third and final part of The Early Show’s series on breast cancer awareness, health correspondent Dr. Emily...
June 22nd, 2009 | News | Read More

Duke researchers take step toward noninvasive brain tumor treatment

DURHAM, N.C. — Duke University engineers have taken a first step toward a minimally invasive treatment of brain tumors by combining chemotherapy with heat administered from the end of a catheter. The proof-of-concept study demonstrated that it should be technically possible to treat brain tumors...
June 22nd, 2009 | News | Read More

Steve Jobs had liver transplant but will return to Apple

Steve Jobs, who has been on medical leave from Apple Inc. since January to treat an undisclosed medical condition, received a liver transplant in Tennessee about two months ago. The chief executive has been recovering well and is expected to return to work on schedule later this month, though he may...
June 22nd, 2009 | News | Read More

Landmark Policy Report: Many Cancers Could Be Prevented 
In the US and Across the Globe

WASHINGTON, DC – A new global policy report estimates that approximately 45 percent of colon cancer cases and 38 percent of breast cancer cases in the US are preventable through diet, physical activity and weight maintenance. The report also sets out recommendations for policies to reduce the global...
June 17th, 2009 | News | Read More

From Hospital to Recording Studio, “Chemo Kid” Raps On

SACRAMENTO, CA – He walked into a dimly-lit room with padded walls, and shut the door behind him. With a baseball cap pulled low over his eyes, he reached for a pair of headphones and stepped behind a microphone. Through his headphones, a beat track intensified. He began mouthing lyrics, then rapping...
June 8th, 2009 | News | Read More