Cancer

April 24, 2018 - 12:46 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — State officials have accused a North Carolina woman of filing nearly 300 insurance claims for cancer although she didn't have the disease. The N.C. Department of Insurance said in a news release Tuesday 60-year-old Susan Leigh Huebotter is charged with insurance fraud and...
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April 16, 2018 - 12:47 pm
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A report on cancer misdiagnoses at a North Carolina hospital says three patients underwent treatments only to learn they didn't have cancer, while another who did have cancer was initially declared cancer-free. The Winston-Salem Journal cites a report that says at least...
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This 2015 photo made available by Merck shows the drug Keytruda. Research released on Monday, April 16, 2018 suggests that many more lung cancer patients may benefit from treatments that boost the immune system, which have scored some of their biggest wins until now in less common cancer types. Using one of these drugs _ Merck's Keytruda _ with usual chemotherapy extended survival for people newly diagnosed with the most common type of cancer that had spread beyond the lungs, one study found. (Michael Lund/Merck via AP)
April 16, 2018 - 10:42 am
CHICAGO (AP) — For the first time, a treatment that boosts the immune system greatly improved survival in people newly diagnosed with the most common form of lung cancer. It's the biggest win so far for immunotherapy, which has had much of its success until now in less common cancers. In the study...
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FILE - In this May 13, 2017, file photo, Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly stands as he is acknowledged by President Donald Trump during Trump's commencement address for the Class of 2017 at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., where Kelly's daughter is a member of the graduation class. Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is progressing "remarkably well" two weeks since having surgery to remove cancer from his jaw, and is expected to be released from the hospital soon, says the doctor who oversaw the lengthy operation.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
April 13, 2018 - 2:07 pm
Jim Kelly is progressing so "remarkably well" two weeks after surgery to have cancer removed from his jaw, his doctor expects the Hall of Fame quarterback to be released from the hospital soon. "I'm very optimistic," said Mount Sinai head and neck surgeon Mark Urken in a 20-minute video interview...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2015, file photo, cable television and radio personality Don Imus appears on his last "Imus in the Morning" program, on the Fox Business Network, in New York. The sprawling cattle ranch in northern New Mexico owned by Imus is for sale, The Santa Fe New Mexico reports. The 2,400-acre ranch near the small community of Ribera, N.M., about 45 miles east of Santa Fe, has been used to benefit children afflicted by cancer. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 09, 2018 - 3:35 pm
RIBERA, N.M. (AP) — The sprawling cattle ranch in northern New Mexico owned by former radio host Don Imus is for sale. Real estate agent Craig Huitfeldt confirmed last week that the ranch is on the market, the Santa Fe New Mexico reported Saturday. The 2,400-acre (971-hectare) ranch near the small...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, a barista pours steamed milk in a coffee at a cafe in Los Angeles. Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle has ruled that California law requires coffee companies to carry an ominous cancer warning label because of a chemical produced in the roasting process. Judge Berle wrote in a proposed ruling Wednesday, March 28, 2018, that Starbucks and other coffee companies failed to show that the threat from a chemical compound produced in the roasting process was insignificant. At the center of the dispute is acrylamide, a carcinogen found in many cooked foods, that is produced during the roasting process. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
March 30, 2018 - 8:59 pm
Trouble is brewing for coffee lovers in California, where a judge ruled that sellers must post scary warnings about cancer risks. But how frightened should we be of a daily cup of joe? Not very, some scientists and available evidence seem to suggest. Scientific concerns about coffee have eased in...
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Darlington Ibekwe, a lawyer who lives in Los Angeles, poses for a photo in front of a coffee shop in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 29, 2018. A Los Angeles judge has determined that California law requires coffee companies to carry an ominous cancer warning label because of a chemical produced in the roasting process. Ibekwe said a cancer warning would be annoying but wouldn't stop him from treating himself to three lattes a week. (AP Photo/Amanda Lee Myers)
March 29, 2018 - 11:16 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge has determined that coffee companies must carry an ominous cancer warning label because of a chemical produced in the roasting process. Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle said Wednesday that Starbucks and other companies failed to show that benefits from...
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March 29, 2018 - 9:37 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on Hawaii lawmakers voting on doctor-assisted suicide (all times local): 3 p.m. A Hawaii cancer patient says he's grateful state lawmakers passed legislation legalizing medically assisted suicide. John Radcliffe was given a terminal diagnosis after doctors discovered...
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March 08, 2018 - 5:29 pm
QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady got a buzz cut for a cancer research institute. Brady was the mystery guest at Thursday's "Saving by Shaving" annual fundraiser for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Brady showed off his new look on Instagram after his long,...
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March 06, 2018 - 1:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved the first direct-to-consumer breast cancer gene test. But the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it will require warnings about the limitations of the genetic information from California-based 23andMe. The test, which analyzes DNA from saliva,...
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