Cancer

May 05, 2019 - 5:54 pm
For all the accolades he's received as a college and professional basketball coach and an even longer career in broadcasting, Dick Vitale insists his greatest accomplishment has been raising money for pediatric cancer research. It's an obsession, he says, that one night each spring transforms his...
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FILE - This Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, file photo shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration building behind FDA logos at a bus stop on the agency’s campus in Silver Spring, Md. The FDA said Thursday, May 2, 2019, that a type of breast implant linked to a rare form of cancer will be allowed to stay on the market. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
May 02, 2019 - 6:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities will allow a type of breast implant linked to a rare form of cancer to stay on the market, saying its risks do not warrant a national ban. But the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it is considering bold warnings for the implants and requiring...
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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2019, file photo, containers of Roundup are displayed on a store shelf in San Francisco. The Environmental Protection Agency is reaffirming that a popular weed killer is safe for users, even as legal claims mount from people who blame the herbicide for their cancer. The EPA’s draft findings Tuesday, April 30, come after two recent multimillion-dollar U.S. court judgments against the herbicide. (AP Photo/Haven Daley, File)
April 30, 2019 - 5:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency reaffirmed Tuesday that a popular weed killer is safe for people, as legal claims mount from Americans who blame the herbicide for their cancer. The EPA's draft conclusion Tuesday came in a periodic review of glyphosate, the active ingredient in...
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April 30, 2019 - 9:45 am
MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge in Miami recused himself from judging a lawsuit over an insurance company's denial of coverage for a prostate cancer treatment, calling it "immoral and barbaric." The Miami Herald reports U.S. District Judge Robert Scola cited his personal experience with prostate...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2015, file photo, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, right, smiles while watching the Detroit Pistons play the Cleveland Cavaliers with his wife Kelly, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Auburn Hills, Mich. Kelly Stafford says she is home after surgery to remove a brain tumor. She says the surgery lasted 12 hours and shared other details Sunday, April 21, 2019, on her Instagram account. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)
April 22, 2019 - 10:44 am
DETROIT (AP) — Kelly Stafford, the wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, says she is home after surgery to remove a brain tumor. She says the surgery lasted 12 hours and shared other details Sunday on her Instagram account. Earlier this month, she shared that an MRI showed the tumor...
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April 20, 2019 - 2:57 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A prominent cancer center in Houston has ousted three of five scientists whom federal authorities identified as being involved in Chinese efforts to steal American research. Peter Pisters, the president of MD Anderson Cancer Center, told the Houston Chronicle that the National...
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In this Saturday, March 30, 2019 photo provided by the American Association for Cancer Research, Billy Foster speaks during the organization's annual meeting in Atlanta. The jazz pianist and radio show host from Gary, Indiana had a cancerous kidney removed in 1996, but in 2007 learned the disease had spread to his lungs, liver and brain. He joined a study testing an experimental drug that helped him for five years until the company abandoned it. "It wasn't working for enough people but it was saving my life," Foster said. His doctor persuaded the company to keep making the drug for him for another year, long enough for a new drug to come out that seems to be keeping his cancer in check. (Scott Morgan/AARC via AP)
April 03, 2019 - 5:00 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Millions of people are living longer with cancers that have spread widely and are considered incurable. Now, there's a push for more research on what it's like to live with the disease, not just how to treat it. At a cancer conference that ends Wednesday in Atlanta, long-term...
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April 03, 2019 - 2:12 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story April 1 about $21 million jury verdict against Chevron, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a tire factory where two men worked with the solvent benzene was owned by Unocal, later purchased by Chevron. Unocal did not own the tire factory. A corrected...
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 4, 2018 file photo, a worker adds CBD oil to a drink at a coffee shop in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Cannabidiol is one of more than 100 compounds found in marijuana. (Jennifer Lett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
April 02, 2019 - 10:09 pm
With CBD showing up everywhere, U.S. regulators announced Tuesday they are exploring ways the marijuana extract could be used legally in foods, dietary supplements and cosmetics. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it will hold a public hearing May 31 to gather more information on the...
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This March 12, 2019 photo provided by Brigitte Sagasser shows her in San Marcos, Calif. Sagasser, a participant in a federal study for rare cancers, seems to be benefitting from the treatment. Her tumors have been shrinking since starting the treatment a year ago for a rare type of ovarian cancer that defied surgeries, chemotherapy and hormone therapy. (Courtesy Brigitte Sagasser via AP)
April 01, 2019 - 12:34 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — People with rare cancers have been out of luck — not only do most lack good treatments but drug companies also don't pursue them because of small potential sales. Now, a federal study that pools these folks gives them strength in numbers and new options. The first results from this...
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