Cancer

FILE--In this Jan. 26, 2017, file p photo, containers of Roundup, left, a weed killer is seen on a shelf with other products for sale at a hardware store in Los Angeles. A federal judge in Sacramento has blocked California from requiring the popular weed-killer Roundup to carry warning labels that it is known to cause cancer. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, file)
February 27, 2018 - 2:54 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge blocked California from requiring that the popular weed-killer Roundup carry a label stating that it is known to cause cancer, saying the warning is misleading because almost all regulators have concluded there is no evidence that the product's main ingredient is a...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 file photo, a pedestrian talking on a cellphone is silhouetted in front of a fountain at John F. Kennedy Plaza, also known as Love Park in Philadelphia. Released on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, two government studies that bombarded rats and mice with cellphone radiation found a weak link to some heart tumors, but the research does not provide any clear answers about the safety of the devices that seem like extensions of our bodies. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
February 02, 2018 - 5:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two government studies that bombarded rats and mice with cellphone radiation found a weak link to some heart tumors, but federal regulators and some scientists say don't worry — it is safe to use your device. They still do. Previous studies of cellphone users had found little...
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February 02, 2018 - 5:01 am
LONDON (AP) — Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca is reporting its first quarterly sales in years on the back of new cancer treatments. The company said Friday that product sales rose 4 percent in the fourth quarter to $5.49 billion, buoyed by new drugs such as bladder cancer treatment Imfinzi, and...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2017 file photo, chemotherapy drugs are administered to a patient at North Carolina Cancer Hospital in Chapel Hill, N.C. Health experts are stepping up warnings as more cardiac side effects of some breast cancer treatments come to light. In its first guidance on the issue, released on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, the American Heart Association urges that women and their doctors carefully weigh the risks and benefits of any therapy that may cause heart damage. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
February 01, 2018 - 10:47 am
Save your life but harm your heart? Health experts are sounding a warning as potential side effects of a growing number of breast cancer treatments come to light. In its first statement on the topic, the American Heart Association on Thursday said women should consider carefully the risks and...
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January 29, 2018 - 3:23 pm
PLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teen who doctors say is dying from a rare form of cancer has been granted one of his final wishes: he married his high school sweetheart. The Tampa Bay Times reports 19-year-old Dustin Snyder wed 21-year-old Sierra Siverio on Sunday at a venue in Plant City, near...
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January 26, 2018 - 5:16 pm
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The sister of actor Patrick Dempsey is leaving the cancer center inspired by their mother. Mary Dempsey, a community services coordinator, departed last month from the Dempsey Center before it formally separated from Central Maine Healthcare to become its own nonprofit. It's...
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January 22, 2018 - 6:02 pm
DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) — Davidson says sophomore forward Andrea Robinson has leukemia and will miss the rest of the season. Coach Gayle Coats Fulks announced Robinson's diagnosis Monday. She had been out since mid-December and is being treated at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in her hometown of Baltimore...
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January 19, 2018 - 3:19 pm
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Carlos Chavez, the former head of Bolivia's Football Federation, has been granted permission to temporarily leave prison and travel to Brazil to seek treatment against cancer, officials said Friday. Chavez was jailed in 2015 at Bolivia's notorious Palmasola Prison in the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 28, 2015 file photo, a patient has her blood drawn for a liquid biopsy at a hospital in Philadelphia. According to a report released Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, scientists have made progress on a "liquid biopsy" test that can detect many types of cancer at an early stage from bits of DNA and other substances in blood. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
January 18, 2018 - 5:45 pm
Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now. Many groups are working on liquid biopsy tests, which look for DNA and other things that tumors shed into blood, to try to find...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2017, file photo, Texas guard Andrew Jones dribbles the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor, in Austin, Texas. Texas announced, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, that sophomore guard Andrew Jones has leukemia and has started treatment. Jones was the Longhorns leading scorer before he was sidelined by a broken wrist. He played sparingly in his return after complaining of low energy and was sent for tests. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas, File)
January 10, 2018 - 9:27 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Andrew Jones flirted with leaving Texas for the NBA before returning to school for what he hoped would be a big sophomore season and a splash in the next draft. He was on his way. The shooting guard was the Longhorns' leading scoring through the start of what looked like a big...
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