Britain facing bowel cancer crisis, warns major charity

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By: Luisa Metcalfe From: express.co.uk Inspirational teenager Stephen Sutton travelled the world, raised millions for charity and became a household name all before he died from bowel cancer on May 14 at the age of 19. The Staffordshire teenager’s fight for life became national news with his fund-raising drive for Teenage Cancer Trust and its hashtag #thumbsupforstephen. His campaign has …

The New Cancer Detection System Using only a Cellphone, a Lens and an App

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By: Sharona Schwartz From: theblaze.com An Israeli start-up has created a cancer detection device using a cellphone, a clip-on lens and an app, a development that has the potential to provide life-saving intervention for patients. The company, MobileOCT, won first place last week in Vodafone’s Wireless Innovation Project Competition for its creative use of mobile phone technology for diagnosing cervical …

Greater access to oral cancer treatment drugs needed

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By: Michael Heller, M.D. From: citizens-times.com Since moving to Asheville in 1990, I have had the privilege and challenge of providing cancer care to the wonderful people of Western North Carolina. This has included towns and cities such as Asheville, Clyde, Franklin, Lenoir, Murphy and Sylva. So, in addition to my extensive medical training, I feel that I have acquired …

Doctors working on cancer vaccine

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By: Kay Quinn From: ksdk.com A St. Louis tradition returns next Saturday. Thousands of you will run or walk in the Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure to help find a cure for breast cancer. What might surprise you is how close that cure is, and how much of the work to find one is going on right here …

Can gel manicures cause cancer?

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By: Alexandra Drosu From: latimes.com Tanning beds have long been a source of controversy with several studies showing that the practice can come with a costly price — skin cancer. But do you have to worry about an increased risk of melanoma at the nail salon too? The question has come up since the advent of gel nail polish, which …

Immune Therapy’s Cancer Promise Creates Research Rush

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By: Naomi Kresge and Robert Langreth From: bloomberg.com A new class of medicines that help the body’s own immune cells fight tumors could target a wide set of cancers, opening a $35 billion market for Merck (MRK) & Co., Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., AstraZeneca Plc and Roche (ROG) Holding AG. The drugmakers will use the world’s largest meeting of cancer doctors, …

Your Income Might Influence Your Risk for Certain Cancers

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By: Steven Reinberg From: healthday.com Some cancers in the United States are tied to poverty, while others are more common among the wealthy, researchers report. In the poorest areas of the country, the incidence of cancer is generally lower than in richer regions, but deaths from cancers are higher, the study authors said. “Socioeconomic status is not something that appears …

Amgen colorectal cancer drug gains U.S. approval for wider use

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By: By Alex Wayne, Bloomberg News From: chicagotribune.com Amgen Inc. won expanded U.S. approval for its drug Vectibix as an initial treatment in patients with a type of advanced colorectal cancer who first undergo genetic screening. The drug was cleared by the Food and Drug Administration as an initial treatment in conjunction with chemotherapy for patients whose tumors have a …

Fighting for those with metastatic cancer

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By: Noreen Fraser From: foxnews.com Sunday, June 1st, is National Cancer Survivor Day.  Just when you thought all the days of the year were taken up by obscure organizations, this day has been around for 17 years. The purpose of the name day is to honor those you know who are living with cancer or who are in remission. Around …