- Biden to host national cancer research summit in Washington Updated: May-24-16 6:18 pm
WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden will bring together scientists, oncologists, donors and patients for a national conference on cancer research in Washington, the White House said Tuesday.
- Pitt RB James Conner grateful as cancer goes into remission Updated: May-24-16 6:00 pm
PITTSBURGH - James Conner's spring - much like that of former Pittsburgh teammate Tyler Boyd- included a phone call that changed his life.
- Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans visit Avengers fan with cancer Updated: May-24-16 3:29 pm
EL CAJON, California - The Avengers have teamed up to lift the spirits of a teenage fan with leukemia.
- Tragically Hip's Gord Downie diagnosed with terminal cancer Updated: May-24-16 1:07 pm
TORONTO - Canadian rootsy rock band The Tragically Hip announced Tuesday that its lead singer, Gord Downie, has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.
- Pitt RB James Conner says he is cancer-free Updated: May-23-16 5:07 pm
Pittsburgh running back James Conner says he is cancer-free, less than six months after being diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma.
- South Dakota ahead of national average in breast cancer rate Updated: May-23-16 3:22 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - South Dakota's breast cancer rates are surging beyond national averages, and health officials still aren't sure what's causing the increase.
- LSU's live tiger mascot diagnosed with rare form of cancer Updated: May-23-16 1:49 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The sixth live tiger to serve as Louisiana State University's mascot has been diagnosed with a rare and inoperable form of cancer.
- Jill Biden to speak at hospital's annual cancer center gala Updated: May-22-16 5:09 pm
BOSTON - Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will visit Massachusetts this week to speak at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center's 2016 One Hundred Gala.
- Arizona prisons ordered to improve health care for inmates Updated: May-21-16 3:57 pm
PHOENIX - A judge in a class-action lawsuit that protests the quality of health care in Arizona's prisons has ordered the state to improve medical and mental health services for inmates after attorneys who won a settlement in the case complained that officials were dragging their feet in making required changes.
- Michigan bill requires equal health coverage of cancer drugs Updated: May-21-16 10:15 am
LANSING, Michigan - Cancer patients and survivors are lobbying lawmakers to make Michigan the latest in a long line of states to require equal insurance coverage of chemotherapy regardless of whether the drugs are given by needle or taken orally.
- Saving devils, in a single disease-free corner of Tasmania Updated: May-21-16 3:19 am
TASMAN PENINSULA, Australia - Drive over one narrow isthmus in Tasmania, and then another, and you'll reach the last place on Earth where wild Tasmanian devils live apart from a contagious cancer that threatens the fearsome marsupials' existence. Conservationists are doing everything they can to keep it that way.
- Pregnant mom with rare, aggressive cancer: 'I don't give up' Updated: May-21-16 3:02 am
LYNNWOOD, Washington - Apryl and Peter Roberts' second daughter is sure to be a spirited little fighter. By the time she is born near the end of May, her mother will have climbed Seattle's Columbia Center, weathered life-shattering news, and endured several rounds of chemotherapy - all while pregnant.
- Tulsa to house St. Jude Children's Hospital affiliate clinic Updated: May-20-16 4:35 pm
TULSA, Oklahoma - Tulsa will house the nation's eighth affiliate clinic of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, making it the first in Oklahoma and the outpost farthest west.
- Pennsylvania woman takes plea deal in fake cancer fundraiser Updated: May-20-16 3:01 pm
CANONSBURG, Pennsylvania - A western Pennsylvania woman charged with running a fake GoFundMe page for a terminally ill cancer patient has accepted a tentative plea agreement.
- Australian judge refuses to order radiotherapy for ill child Updated: May-20-16 3:33 am
SYDNEY - An Australian judge on Friday ruled in favor of a couple who refused to allow their 6-year-old son to undergo radiotherapy for a malignant brain tumor.
- St. Louis teen continued to model as she fought cancer Updated: May-19-16 10:06 pm
ST. LOUIS - A St. Louis teen has received significant attention on the Internet as she continued to model professionally while fighting cancer.
- Wisconsin sisters to appeal dismissal of ovary failure cases Updated: May-19-16 1:28 pm
MOUNT HOREB, Wisconsin - The attorney for two Wisconsin sisters says they plan to appeal the dismissal of their claims that a cervical cancer vaccine caused their ovaries to fail.
- In Yemen's war, untreated cancer patients wait for death Updated: May-19-16 2:22 am
TAIZ, Yemen - When Ali Ghanem's doctors told him his cancer had spread from his colon to his backbone, they said they didn't have the facilities to give him the needed radiation treatment in his home city of Taiz, in central Yemen, and that he needed to get to the capital.
- Immune drug for deadly skin cancer shows long-term survival Updated: May-18-16 6:22 pm
CHICAGO - A new kind of drug for the deadliest form of skin cancer helped some patients survive for at least three years, a study shows. It's a remarkable advance for patients who until recently faced dismal chances of living for more than a few months.
- FDA OKs immunotherapy drugs for bladder, blood cancers Updated: May-18-16 6:17 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - U.S. regulators have approved the first drug for bladder cancer that harnesses the body's immune system, the first major advance in three decades against the most common type of bladder cancer.
- NASCAR champion Johnson gets animated for Nickelodeon Updated: May-18-16 3:35 pm
From cars to cartoons, Jimmie Johnson's next dash at the track comes in animated form.
- Groundbreaking for cancer research center in Greer Updated: May-18-16 6:35 am
GREER, South Carolina - Officials with the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System say a new $65 million cancer research and treatment center will open near Greer in about two years.
- Mets GM Alderson has pre-planned surgery in cancer treatment Updated: May-17-16 6:01 pm
NEW YORK - Mets general manager Sandy Alderson says he had pre-planned surgery last week as part of his cancer treatment and that the procedure was "fantastically successful."
- 1st US penis transplant could bring hope to maimed soldiers Updated: May-16-16 8:04 pm
BOSTON - A 64-year-old cancer patient has received the nation's first penis transplant, a groundbreaking operation that may also help accident victims and some of the many U.S. veterans maimed by roadside bombs.
- Teens with life-threatening illnesses getting special prom Updated: May-13-16 8:54 pm
DETROIT - Roughly 100 teens with life-threatening illnesses such as cancer are being treated to a special prom in Detroit.