CANCER

Woman charged with faking cancer, keeping donations from New York towns

Woman charged with faking cancer, keeping donations from New York towns

Published 11/08/2017

A 38-year-old Orlando woman who pretended to have terminal cancer and accepted donations when she lived in New York's Westchester County several years ago was arrested on Friday and charged with fraud, U.S. prosecutors said. [more…]

AstraZeneca gets breakthrough status for blood cancer drug

AstraZeneca gets breakthrough status for blood cancer drug

Published 01/08/2017

FILE PHOTO: The logo of AstraZeneca is seen on medication packages in a pharmacy in London April 28, 2014.

AstraZeneca said on Tuesday that U.S. regulators had awarded its blood cancer drug acalabrutinib "breakthrough" status for the treatment of patients with mantle cell lymphoma, a rare type of blood cancer.

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Dying veterans boost participation in hospice care

Dying veterans boost participation in hospice care

Published 14/07/2017

By Ronnie Cohen(Reuters Health) - An initiative to enroll dying veterans in hospice care appears to be working, and its success may offer clues for h

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Over one third of U.S. adults have advanced medical directives

Published 11/07/2017

By Carolyn Crist(Reuters Health) - Nearly 37 percent of Americans have advanced directives for end-of-life care if they become seriously ill or unabl

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Narrow health insurance networks more likely to exclude top cancer docs

Narrow health insurance networks more likely to exclude top cancer docs

Published 06/07/2017

By Andrew M. Seaman(Reuters Health) - People who want access to the best cancer treatment centers in the U.S. may want to avoid health insurance pla

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Drop in cancer deaths in rural America slower than urban areas: CDC

Drop in cancer deaths in rural America slower than urban areas: CDC

Published 06/07/2017

Cancer deaths in America's rural areas are not falling as much as they are in urban areas even though the total deaths from the disease are dropping across the country, a U.S health agency report showed, emphasizing the gap in access to healthcare.

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Blood test by Britain`s Angle detects ovarian cancer in study

Blood test by Britain`s Angle detects ovarian cancer in study

Published 04/07/2017

British liquid biopsy company Angle said its Parsortix blood test had beaten current methods in identifying ovarian cancer, a breakthough that could help women receive the best possible outcome from surgery.

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Cancer patients should check drug list with pharmacist

Cancer patients should check drug list with pharmacist

Published 30/06/2017

By Carolyn Crist(Reuters Health) - Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy should have all their medications and herbal supplements reviewed by a phar

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New test may turn AZ`s Lynparza into precision drug for prostate cancer

New test may turn AZ`s Lynparza into precision drug for prostate cancer

Published 18/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: The logo of AstraZeneca is seen on a medication package in a pharmacy in London, Britain, April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth/File Photo

Scientists have developed a new three-in-one blood test that has the potential to turn AstraZeneca's drug Lynparza into a precision medicine for prostate cancer.

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More liver cancer deaths could be averted in the U.S

More liver cancer deaths could be averted in the U.S

Published 16/06/2017

By Shereen Lehman(Reuters Health) - - Death rates from liver cancer in the U.S. have doubled since the 1980s and continue to rise, largely due to ris

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