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Herceptin Breast Cancer Drug Shown to Greatly Increase Heart Risks
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A study by the Group Health Research Institute in Seattle has determined that trastuzumab, the drug behind the brand name Herceptin, raises the risks for heart problems in breast cancer patients much more than previously thought. Trastuzumab is widely prescribed …

Prostate Cancer Treatments Are Better For White Men
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Researchers from the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) at Vanderbilt University have found that black men with prostate cancer receive lower-quality surgical care than white men. Their study found a difference in care due to race even when factors such as …

They Can Run, But Cancer Cells Can No Longer Hide
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I’ve had friends and family taken by cancer, and the cause was always the same – it was caught too late. Granted, a lot of that has to do with people not getting annual screenings, but cancer is also just …

51-Pound Tumor Removed from New Jersey Woman’s Belly
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If the idea of having a 51-pound tumor removed from your gut sounds like something straight out of your worst nightmare, perhaps you should consider skimming over this particular story. Otherwise, you may find yourself gagging and/or running from the …

The Everywhereist Has A Brain Tumor, Names It Steve, And Blogs About It The Everywhereist Has A Brain Tumor, Names It Steve, And Blogs About It

Geraldine, the travel blogger behind The Everywhereist, has a brain tumor. As we’ve been covering the SEO industry for many years, many of our readers may know her best as Rand Fishkin’s wife. Rand, as you probably know, is the …

Samsonite Scare: Tokyo Chic Handles Linked to Cancer
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Samonsite scare: A local consumer group in Hong Kong has claimed that the handles used in the company’s Tokyo Chic line of luggage contains high levels of a chemical that may cause cancer. As a result, Samsonite International has pulled …

Clinical Trials: Low Income Keeps Cancer Patients Away

Clinical trails are often avoided by individuals who make little money, according to a recent study. Reports indicate that cancer patients who make less than $50,000 a year were 30 percent less likely to participate in trials, while those who …

Sleep Apnea: Disorder Linked to Higher Cancer Death
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Sleep apnea, a disorder which occurs when breathing is interrupted during slumber, has been linked to increased chances of cancer death in human beings. According to a recent study, those suffering from severe apnea — 30 or more instances in …

Donna Summer, Disco Queen and Gay Icon, Dead at 63: Twitter Reacts
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Donna Summer, the iconic songstress known for such 70′s hits as “Last Dance,” “Hot Stuff”, and “Bad Girls”, passed away today at the age of 63. The Disco Queen, gay icon, and Grammy winner was struggling with cancer, a disease …

Nanotechnology Leaps Forward With New Cancer Drug

A team of scientists, engineers and physicians have found promising effects of a first-in-class targeted cancer drug called BIND-014 in treating solid tumors. BIND-014 is the first targeted and programmed nanomedicine to enter human clinical studies. In the study, the …

Scientist Create A Pint Sized Particle Accelerator To Kill Tumors Scientist Create A Pint Sized Particle Accelerator To Kill Tumors

For years now, doctors have been using proton beams to trat cancer, these proton beams work in a similar way to radiation treatment. Now they want to use a proton therapy that is more precise and causes less damage to …

Aspirin: Cancer Fighting Properties Found In British Study

Aspirin has long been believed to combat heart attacks and disease when taken daily, but a new British study shows that low doses of the OTC drug, when taken on a daily basis, may prevent cancer as well. The study, …

Cancer Drug Shows Promise for Alzheimer’s Cancer Drug Shows Promise for Alzheimer’s

A cancer drug has shown promise in being effective in improving memory when administered to older mice with Alzheimer’s disease, according to scientists at the University of Pennsylvania. The drug in question – epothilone, or EpoD, has also shown to …

New Technology: Blood Tests Instead of Biopsies for Tumors New Technology: Blood Tests Instead of Biopsies for Tumors

Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute, Scripps Health, and collaborating cancer physicians have successfully demonstrated the effectiveness of an advanced blood test for detecting and analyzing circulating tumor cells (CTCs)—breakaway cells from patients’ solid tumors—from cancer patients. The findings, reported …

Crab-Like Robot Can Remove Stomach Cancer Crab-Like Robot Can Remove Stomach Cancer

Like something from a science fiction film, It proceeds to enter the subject’s stomach by way of an endoscope, it’s pincer grasping the tissue, riddled with cancer. Its oblong hook severs the cancerous lesion, coagulating blood to stop bleeding all …

Cellphones Aren’t Giving You Brain Tumors Cellphones Aren’t Giving You Brain Tumors
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The possibility that cellphones cause brain cancer is one of those things that feels like it’s been hanging over our heads, as a society, for many years. If you ask a random person if they believe that their cellphone is …

Guys Beware: Cell Phones Could Damage Your Sperm Guys Beware: Cell Phones Could Damage Your Sperm
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On the list of cancer-causing boogeymen, cellphones are pretty high on the list. For years, people have been saying that they cause cancer – and for years almost as many people have been saying that the cancer/cellphone link is total …

Cancer Survivors Build Network for Fighters, Survivors & Supporters Cancer Survivors Build Network for Fighters, Survivors & Supporters

Social media has been very helpful in unifying people around certain causes. It’s done a great job at it too, since relationships ranging from friendships to business partnerships have been created as a result. There is, however, a new social network that is striving to take this concept a little further.

The Internet is My Religion, One Man’s Speech on the Power of Connection The Internet is My Religion, One Man’s Speech on the Power of Connection
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Wow, this makes two feel good internet stories to come along today. First, Redditors help a man crowd-plan his derailed wedding and now we have this speech about the way the internet connects us all and helps us achieve great …

Steve Jobs’ Health On Display At WWDC Steve Jobs’ Health On Display At WWDC
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When the news hit last week that Steve Jobs would be giving the keynote address at Apple’s 2011 Worldwide Developers Conference, it seemed as though it was good news regarding his health, which has been in the spotlight since he …

Cell Phones May Cause Cancer, Says WHO Cell Phones May Cause Cancer, Says WHO
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It looks like our iPhones may be killing us after all, and I don’t just mean our social lives because of Angry Birds addiction. The World Health Organization has just announced that radiation from cellphones can possibly cause cancer. The …