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  • Cancer ‘Miracle’ Patients Studied Anew for Disease Clues

    The history of oncology is rife with reports of patients with advanced cancer who staged miraculous recoveries.

  • Pfizer, Lilly Breast Cancer Drugs Slow Tumors in Studies

    Experimental breast cancer drugs from Pfizer Inc. and Eli Lilly & Co. slowed or halted growth of advanced tumors in studies, potentially adding a new treatment option for patients and top-selling therapies for the companies.

  • Exact Sciences’ Colon Cancer Test Detects More Tumors

    A novel colon cancer test from Exact Sciences Corp. and the Mayo Clinic using the DNA of specimens that patients collect at home detects more tumors than methods focusing on blood in the stool, a study found.

  • Romney, Perry, Cain Square Off on Economy in Debate (Transcript)

    Republican presidential candidates promised to deliver the leadership that Washington needs to overcome congressional gridlock as they pitched their plans for jobs and taxes and called for the removal of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke during a debate tonight at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Participating in the event, sponsored by Bloomberg News and the Washington Post, were former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney; Texas Governor Rick Perry; former pizza magnate Herman Cain; Michele Bachmann, a Minnesota congresswoman; Newt Gingrich, the former House Speaker; Ron Paul, a Texas representative; former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum and former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman. Moderators of the debate included PBS talk show host Charlie Rose, Bloomberg reporter

  • Cell Phones, Cancer Not Conclusively Linked in Biggest Test Yet

    An international study that is the largest yet to focus on mobile-phone use and certain types of brain cancer didn’t find a conclusive link, researchers said.

  • Nordic Testicular Cancer Mystery Prompts Chemicals Probe

    Rising rates of testicular cancer in Scandinavia have sparked an urgent search for chemicals in the environment that may be damaging baby boys.

  • Too Many Mammograms

    Public perception of what good -- and harm -- mammograms can do has not kept up with the scientific evidence. Here's why and what to do about it.

  • Delaying Hormone Therapy Lowers Breast Cancer Risk, Study in U.K. Finds

    Women taking hormone drugs during or around menopause have a higher risk of developing breast cancer than those who wait five years, according to a study of more than 1.1 million British patients.

  • Lung Cancer CT Screening Leads to High Rate of False Positives in Study

    A lung cancer screening technique promoted by some patient advocates leads to a false diagnosis of the disease in about 33 percent of patients after two annual tests, researchers said.

  • Panel Backs Glaxo Rare-Cancer Therapy; Rejects Merck Drug

    GlaxoSmithKline Plc’s drug for a rare, often deadly form of cancer won the backing of U.S. advisers, while a similar treatment from Merck & Co. and Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. failed to gain support.

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