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A Biotech Executive Faces End-Stage Cancer As A Patient

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By: Matthew Herper From: forbes.com For years, Michael Becker was one of the drug executives navigating swarms of cancer doctors at the annual meeting of American Society of Clinical Oncology, where 40,000 people gather every year to talk about the hottest cancer-killing drugs. This year he came back, but it was very different. This time he spoke to an audience of …

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HPV is causing an oral cancer epidemic in men by outwitting natural defenses

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By: Marie McCullough From: chicagotribune.com Five years ago, when actor Michael Douglas candidly revealed that his throat cancer was linked to having oral sex, two things happened. He made headlines that mortified his family. And he helped publicize the fact that a pervasive, sexually transmitted virus called HPV was unleashing an epidemic of oral cancer among men. Since then, scientists …