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Head of $3B Texas cancer effort asks to resign

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The executive director of a troubled $3 billion cancer-fighting effort in Texas has submitted his resignation letter amid escalating scrutiny over the management of the nation’s …


Support loved ones with struggles

We recently visited a friend whose wife died from cancer this year. He lives in Kodiak, Alaska, where we lived before moving to Spokane. He shared with us all that …


Doctor gets 20 years in Miss. cancer center fraud

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday sentenced a doctor to 20 years in prison and ordered her to repay nearly $8.2 million for fraud at a former …


Father: Sick girl safe and being treated in Mexico

PHOENIX (AP) — The mystery surrounding the whereabouts of a sick girl with leukemia deepened Wednesday after her father said his 11-year-old daughter is being treated in Mexico and authorities …


Longer tamoxifen use cuts breast cancer deaths

Breast cancer patients taking the drug tamoxifen can cut their chances of having the disease come back or kill them if they stay on the pills for 10 years instead …


Police seek sick girl taken from Phoenix hospital

PHOENIX (AP) — Emily has leukemia. She just underwent a month of chemotherapy and had her right arm amputated after suffering complications. Doctors say she is at risk of dying …


Sick girl sought after mom takes her from hospital

PHOENIX (AP) — Emily has leukemia. She just underwent a month of chemotherapy and had her right arm amputated after suffering complications. Doctors say she is at risk of dying …


Court to decide if human genes can be patented

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether companies can patent human genes, a decision that could reshape medical research in the United States and the …


Gilda’s Club name change insult to late comedian?

MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — Remember Roseanne Roseannadana? Or Emily Litella? Or Baba Wawa? Younger generations might not recognize the characters popularized by comedian Gilda Radner. Nor might they remember Radner …


Texas cancer agency OK’d faulty $11M grant

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Leaders of Texas’ embattled $3 billion cancer-fighting effort approved an $11 million grant to a biomedical company even though the proposal wasn’t reviewed, according to an …


APNewsBreak: Cancer agency OK’d faulty $11M grant

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Leaders of Texas’ embattled $3 billion cancer-fighting effort approved an $11 million grant to a biomedical company even though the proposal wasn’t reviewed, according to an …


Gilda’s Club name change seen as insult to Radner

MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — Remember Roseanne Roseannadana? Or Emily Litella? Or Baba Wawa? Younger generations might not recognize the characters popularized by comedienne Gilda Radner. Nor might they remember Radner …


Cancer nonprofit funds decline

Susan Franklin knows exactly how many miles she can continue driving her car after her gas light illuminates. Unable to afford filling up her tank regularly, she’s pushed the car …


Study finds mammograms lead to unneeded treatment

Mammograms have done surprisingly little to catch deadly breast cancers before they spread, a big U.S. study finds. At the same time, more than a million women have been treated …


Study: Aspirin may help treat some colon cancers

NEW YORK (AP) — Aspirin, one of the world’s oldest and cheapest drugs, has shown remarkable promise in treating colon cancer in people with mutations in a gene that’s thought …


Chief: Texas’ battered $3B cancer effort endures

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An embattled $3 billion cancer-fighting fund in Texas will recover from a controversy that led two Nobel laureates and others to resign over allegations that politics …


Obvious link to lung cancer is smoking, and you can fix that

A close friend recently died from lung cancer, which causes more deaths than any other cancer in the United States (around 29 percent). Lung cancer is very preventable. Around 87 …


Cancer groups to improve disclosures on pink wares

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The nation’s two largest breast cancer charities have adopted guidelines for fuller disclosure by those selling pink products and services in their names, New York’s attorney …


Study: Multivitamins may lower cancer risk in men

America’s favorite dietary supplements, multivitamins, modestly lowered the risk for cancer in healthy male doctors who took them for more than a decade, the first large study to test these …


Secret Cold War tests in St. Louis raise concerns

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Doris Spates was a baby when her father died inexplicably in 1955. She has watched four siblings die of cancer, and she survived cervical cancer. After …


Benefits seen in hormone use early in menopause

A new study may reassure some women considering short-term use of hormones to relieve hot flashes and other menopause symptoms. Starting low-dose treatment early in menopause made women feel better …


NJ woman accused of cancer scam for wedding, cash

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — When Lori Stilley told her friends and family that she had bladder cancer, they delivered meals, held raffles and a T-shirt sale, hastily planned and …


Bizarre tumor case may lead to custom cancer care

It’s a medical nightmare: a 24-year-old man endures 350 surgeries since childhood to remove growths that keep coming back in his throat and have spread to his lungs, threatening his …


Boy who inspired firefighter photo project dies

DALLAS (AP) — A 4-year-old Dallas boy whose battle with cancer inspired his father’s firefighting crew, then firefighters from across the country to post photos of support for him on …


New breast cancer clues found in gene analysis

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists reported Sunday that they have completed a major analysis of the genetics of breast cancer, finding four major classes of the disease. They hope their …


Cancer overtakes heart disease among US Hispanics

NEW YORK (AP) — Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the No. 1 killer among Hispanics in the U.S., and the rest of the country may be only a few …


Cancer overtakes heart disease as top US killer

NEW YORK (AP) — Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the No. 1 killer among Hispanics in the U.S., and the rest of the country may be only a few …


For US Hispanics, cancer top killer, not heart

NEW YORK (AP) — Cancer is now the leading killer of Hispanics in the U.S. — the latest sign it’s beginning to displace heart disease as the nation’s top cause …


Jewel pens new song, ‘Flower’ for cancer survivors

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Singer-songwriter Jewel has penned numerous lyrics empowering women after heartbreak and loss, and now she hopes to do the same for breast cancer survivors. Jewel’s latest …


Baseball coach gets help with cancer fight

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As a minor league baseball coach, Brian Rose has always been a competitor and tries to imbue his players with the same fire. Now, the bench …