Michael Weiner, who guided Major League Baseball players through three collective bargaining agreements and in 2009 became executive director of the MLB Players Association, died after a 15-month battle with brain cancer. He was 51.
Merck KGaA’s experimental tumor- fighting drug cilengitide failed to help patients with a form of brain cancer in a late-stage clinical trial, adding to recent drug-development setbacks for the company.
Roche Holding AG’s Avastin failed to extend the survival of patients with deadly brain tumors in a study that found no advantage in using the drug as a first-line therapy against the cancer known as glioblastoma.
Using mobile phones may not increase the risk of brain cancer, according to a new analysis of scientific evidence published a month after a World Health Organization agency said the technology may cause tumors.