- Trio wins Nobel Prize for mapping how cells fix DNA damage Updated: Oct-07-15 3:14 pm
STOCKHOLM - Tomas Lindahl was eating his breakfast in England on Wednesday when the call came - ostensibly, from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. It occurred to him that this might be a hoax, but then the caller started speaking Swedish.
- Woman who lost hair to cancer can't use old license photo Updated: Oct-07-15 1:26 pm
FREEHOLD, New Jersey - A woman who lost her hair after undergoing chemotherapy said the state Motor Vehicle Commission wouldn't let her use an old driver's license photo showing her with long blond hair.
- Maryland governor scheduled for last round of chemotherapy Updated: Oct-07-15 10:40 am
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is scheduled to have his sixth and final round of chemotherapy this weekend.
- Transplanting ovarian tissue helps some women have babies Updated: Oct-06-15 7:23 pm
LONDON - The biggest study ever of women who had ovarian tissue removed, frozen and transplanted suggests the experimental technique is safe and can help about one third of them to have babies.
- Trial for former inmate's lawsuit over cancer begins Updated: Oct-06-15 11:51 am
BILLINGS, Montana - A former Yellowstone County jail inmate is asking for $3 million from the county, saying his throat cancer went undiagnosed for nearly a year despite numerous complaints about pain and a lump in his throat.
- Head of New Jersey cancer society killed by falling tree Updated: Oct-05-15 11:41 am
COLTS NECK TOWNSHIP, New Jersey - The executive director of New Jersey's chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society was killed Saturday afternoon when a tree fell on her vehicle during a storm.
- FDA expands Merck drug's approval to treat lung cancer Updated: Oct-02-15 4:51 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal health officials on Friday expanded approval of an innovative Merck drug to treat patients with an advanced form of the most common lung cancer.
- Bristol-Myers' gets early approval of combo cancer treatment Updated: Oct-01-15 4:38 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - The first combination of breakthrough drugs that boost the immune system to fight cancer has been approved, giving maker Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. an early lead over competitors testing other combos in a pharmaceutical gold rush of sorts.
- State senator being treated at Utah cancer center Updated: Sep-30-15 12:45 pm
RIVERTON, Wyoming - State Republican Senator Eli Bebout of Riverton is undergoing treatment at a cancer center in Utah for a medical condition, but says he intends to return to Fremont County soon.
- Prosecutor: woman faked daughter's cancer, took money Updated: Sep-30-15 5:00 am
CHESTERFIELD, Virginia - A Virginia woman has been convicted of defrauding co-workers out of more than $2,000 in cash and gifts by falsely claiming her young daughter had terminal cancer.
- 6 -year-old Canadian with cancer lives Spider-Man dream Updated: Sep-29-15 1:07 am
EDMONTON, Alberta - A 6-year-old girl with cancer is making headlines in Canada by living her superhero dream for a day as SpiderMable thanks to a children's charity.
- Country singer Bonnie Brown says she has lung cancer Updated: Sep-28-15 4:20 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Country singer Bonnie Brown of the sibling group The Browns, who are to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame later this year, says she has lung cancer.
- Study: Breast cancer detection not better with computer aid Updated: Sep-28-15 1:01 pm
CHICAGO - Computer-assisted detection used in most U.S. mammograms adds no benefit to breast cancer screening while substantially increasing costs, a large study suggests.
- Henry Ford Health System plans $110 million cancer center Updated: Sep-28-15 9:13 am
DETROIT - Henry Ford Health System plans to build a $110 million cancer center in Detroit as part of a $500 million expansion and neighborhood improvement project, officials announced Monday.
- Gene test finds which breast cancer patients can skip chemo Updated: Sep-28-15 7:15 am
Many women with early-stage breast cancer can skip chemotherapy without hurting their odds of beating the disease - good news from a major study that shows the value of a gene-activity test to gauge each patient's risk.
- Woman's art, nonprofit offers support to cancer patients Updated: Sep-26-15 5:11 pm
GAINESVILLE, Georgia - A Hartwell woman driving to Gainesville four times a week for medical treatment scrapes up enough money for gas for the trips.
- Md. governor to join kids fighting cancer for Ravens' game Updated: Sep-26-15 12:59 pm
BALTIMORE - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is planning to attend the Baltimore Ravens' game with childhood cancer patients.
- Giro d'Italia winner Ivan Basso cleared after cancer scare Updated: Sep-24-15 9:13 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Two-time Giro d'Italia winner Ivan Basso has been cleared following cancer treatment and will return to road cycling next month in Japan.
- Pfizer says it could be leader in cancer with many new drugs Updated: Sep-22-15 4:51 pm
Drug giant Pfizer is starting 20 clinical trials this year and more soon after on treatments to conquer cancer as it also seeks to gain leadership in one of the hottest, and most lucrative, areas of medicine.
- Goldman Sachs CEO Blankfein says he has lymphoma Updated: Sep-22-15 4:18 pm
NEW YORK - Goldman Sachs CEO and Chairman Lloyd Blankfein has a form of lymphoma, but says that it is "highly curable."
- Event featuring rubber ducks raises cancer research money Updated: Sep-21-15 7:28 am
TRENTON, Michigan - An event featuring 5,000 sunglasses-wearing rubber ducks in the Detroit area helped raise money for childhood cancer research.
- Saint Thomas nurse navigator connecting patients to care Updated: Sep-20-15 10:18 am
MURFREESBORO, Tennessee - Carole Headen began her nursing career in Murfreesboro, circled north to Milwaukee, and landed back in Murfreesboro - a 360-degree journey to help Rutherford County-area women get the breast care they need.
- Supreme Court Chief Justice Labarga recovering after surgery Updated: Sep-20-15 3:01 am
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga is recovering from cancer surgery at Shands Hospital in Gainesville.
- Ex-beauty queen to plead not guilty in cancer scam Updated: Sep-19-15 1:45 pm
STATE COLLEGE, Pennsylvania - Court documents indicate that a former beauty pageant winner accused of faking leukemia to benefit from fundraisers intends to plead not guilty.
- Iowa cancer survivors prepare for Rocky Mountain hiking trip Updated: Sep-18-15 4:52 pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - A group of people who battled cancer at a Cedar Rapids hospital are about to embark on a hiking expedition in the Rocky Mountains.