Cancer

FILE - In this April 22, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jameson Taillon collects himself on the mound after giving up a three-run home run to New York Yankees' Starlin Castro during a baseball game in Pittsburgh. Taillon had surgery for testicular cancer conducted on May 8, a procedure that sounded more frightening in his mind than in reality. He was home by the end of the day and is already back playing catch and doing light cardio while he awaits further blood tests to determine whether there is any cancer remaining in his system. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
May 19, 2017 - 7:47 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jameson Taillon felt like he was in a movie, as if he was watching somebody else's life change and not his own. The Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher felt something "odd" in his groin and alerted trainers while on the road earlier this month in Cincinnati. Two days later, there the 25-...
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Former race car driver John Andretti speaks during a press conference at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Indianapolis. John Andretti is in the fight of his life. He's battling stage four cancer. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 18, 2017 - 6:52 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — John Andretti can't shake the sound from his head. The haunting sound of a machine pumping toxic chemicals into his system as part of chemotherapy. "I wake up in the middle of the night and I sit and listen to this pump going and know this pump is poison," Andretti said. "I hear...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2013 file photo, chemotherapy is administered to a cancer patient via intravenous drip at a hospital in Durham, N.C. According to a study released on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, most doctors did not discuss the cost of cancer treatment with patients, spent less than two minutes on it when they did, and usually did so only after patients brought it up. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
May 17, 2017 - 5:58 pm
Most doctors did not discuss the cost of cancer treatment with patients, spent less than two minutes on it when they did, and usually did so only after patients brought it up, a study that taped hundreds of visits at several large hospitals finds. Cancer patients are three times more likely to...
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FILE - In this April 15, 2011, file photo, a bottle of Johnson's baby powder is displayed in San Francisco. A jury ruling on Thursday, May 4, 2017, in St. Louis, awarded Louis Slemp, a Virginia woman, a record-setting $110.5 million in the latest lawsuit alleging that using Johnson & Johnson's baby powder caused cancer. Slemp, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012, blames her illness on her use of the company's talcum-containing products for more than 40 years. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
May 05, 2017 - 12:45 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis jury has awarded a Virginia woman a record-setting $110.5 million in the latest lawsuit alleging that using Johnson & Johnson's baby powder caused cancer. The jury ruling Thursday night for 62-year-old Lois Slemp, of Wise, Virginia, comes after three previous St...
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May 05, 2017 - 8:39 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis jury has awarded a Virginia woman a record-setting $110.5 million in the latest lawsuit alleging that using Johnson & Johnson's baby powder caused cancer. The jury ruling Thursday night for 62-year-old Louis Slemp, of Wise, Virginia, comes after three previous St...
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April 29, 2017 - 12:18 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A year ago, James Conner was in the middle of chemotherapy treatment as it waged a battle against Hodgkin's Lymphoma that left the Pittsburgh star running back drained but resolute. Conner never doubted he'd make the NFL. Even as the drugs sapped his strength and wreaked havoc on...
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This image provided by Novartis shows Rydapt. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Rydapt for treating adults newly diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia who have a genetic mutation called FLT3. Patients would take it along with chemotherapy. The drug, known chemically as midostaurin, is the first new medicine for acute myeloid leukemia in 25 years, according to the company. (Novartis via AP)
April 28, 2017 - 4:13 pm
U.S. regulators have approved the first targeted drug for certain patients with an aggressive form of leukemia. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the drug for adults with acute myeloid leukemia who have a genetic mutation called FLT3. Also OK'd was a test to identify those...
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April 27, 2017 - 3:07 am
LONDON (AP) — Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca says first-quarter revenue fell amid declining sales of cholesterol treatment Crestor, which lost patent protection last year. Total revenue declined 12 percent to $5.4 billion as Crestor sales dropped 45 percent. Net income fell to $537 million,...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 12, 2005 file photo, Dr. Claudia Henschke, chief of the Division of Chest Imaging, right, and CT supervisor Gus Daphnis watch the lung scan of a patient at New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center in New York. The test, called a spiral or helical CT scan, detects lung abnormalities as small as 5 millimeters, less than a fifth of an inch. In results published Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by Nature and the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment. Using experimental tests that detect bits of DNA that tumors shed into the blood, they were able to track genetic changes in early-stage cases over time, and to find some recurrences up to a year before imaging scans could, giving a chance to try new therapy sooner. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
April 26, 2017 - 1:10 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Researchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment by using blood tests to track genetic changes in tumors as they progress from their very earliest stages. With experimental tests that detect bits of DNA that tumors shed into the blood, they were able to...
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FILE - This Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, file photo shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration campus, in Silver Spring, Md. The FDA is warning consumers to avoid 65 bogus products hawked on the internet with false claims that they can cure, treat or prevent cancer. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 25, 2017 - 2:44 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators are warning consumers to avoid 65 bogus products hawked on the internet with false claims that they can cure, treat, diagnose or prevent cancer. The Food and Drug Administration says these products , mostly sold on websites and social media sites, can be harmful...
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