What One Technology Is Revolutionizing Cancer Treatment?

By | Mon, 02/17/2014 - 18:06

Synthetic biologists are beginning to design DNA molecules, proteins, and complex genetic circuits — biological organisms — at will.


Leukemia Drug Study Ends Early After It's Proven To Improve Survival

By | Tue, 01/07/2014 - 16:16

Pharmacyclics' cancer drug, Imbruvica, improved survival rates for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia — so much that an independent committee ended the study early.

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Targeting Single Gene May Halt Breast Cancer Development

By | Wed, 01/01/2014 - 15:39

Knocking out a single gene inhibits the development of tumors in mouse models of breast cancer.


‘Little Couple’ Star Tweets From Inpatient Chemotherapy

By | Sat, 12/28/2013 - 13:48

Dr. Jen Arnold, star of TLC's 'The Little Couple,' is battling stage 3 uterine cancer.


Targeting Single Protein Thwarts Deadly Soft-Tissue Cancer

By | Thu, 12/26/2013 - 19:24

Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs) may be reversed by targeting the growth factor that sustains the cancer.


New Nanotechnology Catches Cancer Mutations Before They Develop

By | Thu, 12/19/2013 - 17:21

The new DNA clamp makes it much easier to detect genetic mutations associated with cancer and other serious health complications.


Father Re-Creates Wedding Photos With His Daughter After Losing Wife To Cancer [PHOTOS]

By | Thu, 12/19/2013 - 16:41

Photographer Melanie Pace captured the Nunery family's first and last moments in a house filled with love.


Hospital Security Sends Dead Patient Home In Taxi: Lawsuit

By | Wed, 12/18/2013 - 18:03

Hospital security sent A'Darrin Washington home in a taxi even though he was already dead, according to a lawsuit filed by his mother.


Only 1 In 3 Doctors Discuss Hospice Care When Treating Terminally Ill Patients

By | Mon, 12/16/2013 - 16:00

How much do private feelings influence a doctor's professional behavior? Only one in three physicians discuss hospice care early — when it makes the most difference — in the treatment of terminally-ill patients.


5 Biggest Celebrity Health Stories Of 2013

By | Mon, 12/16/2013 - 13:24

Some celebrities used the spotlight to raise awareness about serious health issues in 2013, while others showed us what not to do during a medical crisis. Who do you think tops the list?


Cutting The Power To Cancer And Inflammation

By | Thu, 12/12/2013 - 16:54

A molecule that inhibits the metabolism and energy of disease-driving blood vessels could inspire a range of new therapies.


Brittany Ozarowski, NY Woman Who Faked Cancer Diagnosis To Fund Heroin Addiction, Pleads Guilty

By | Thu, 12/12/2013 - 16:34

Brittany Ozarowski faked a series of cancer diagnoses in a year-long charity scam to raise thousands of dollars for her heroin addiction.


New Cancer Cases Rose To 14.1 Million Worldwide In 2012

By | Thu, 12/12/2013 - 10:57

The World Health Organization found that the incidence of various cancers has increased over the last few years, especially in industrialized countries.

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Diet Soda Sales Decline: Are Artificial Sweeteners To Blame?

By | Tue, 12/10/2013 - 21:33

Diet soda sales have declined over the past year at a much larger pace than regular soda, and some experts believe it has to do with artificial sweeteners.


Amish Girl With Cancer No Longer Forced To Undergo Chemotherapy Against Her Wishes

By | Sun, 12/08/2013 - 18:08

A court-appointed guardian has dropped her efforts to resume 11-year-old Sarah Hershberger's chemotherapy.