Cancer news


Walter and Eliza Hall in $400m royalty deal over cancer drug

28 July 2017
In one of the biggest medical research commercialisation pacts in Australian history, Melbourne's Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research ... READ MORE >

AstraZeneca shares take historic tumble on failed lung cancer study

27 July 2017
The combination was seen as AstraZeneca's ticket to catch up to leaders in immunotherapy, a new way of treating cancer that unleashes the power of ... READ MORE >

Melanoma Isn't the Only Serious Skin Cancer

27 July 2017
THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A type of skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is increasingly common in the United ... READ MORE >

Bristol-Myers slides with Wall St eyeing key cancer drug

27 July 2017
Bristol-Myers Squibb was under pressure in pre-market trading, with investors scrutinising its key cancer drug after a trial at rival AstraZeneca suffered ... READ MORE >

New Therapies May Come from Discovery How Body Protects Itself from Cancer

27 July 2017
"Our findings provide a possible new mechanism for how the body protects itself against cancer, but in some circumstances could instead trigger ... READ MORE >

AstraZeneca shares plunge 16 percent as lung cancer study fails

27 July 2017
AstraZeneca's combination of two injectable immunotherapy drugs failed to help patients as hoped in a closely watched advanced lung cancer trial, ... READ MORE >

Thieves steal cars used to take boy with cancer to hospital

27 July 2017
Thieves steal cars used to take boy with cancer to hospital ... Heartless thieves have shattered a young cancer patient's spirits by stealing both his ... READ MORE >

Breast cancer: The signs

27 July 2017
Cancer patient bravely shares photos of the breast dimpling that led to her diagnosis on FACEBOOK, so other women know the warning signs to look ... READ MORE >

More Americans are working through cancer

27 July 2017
Cathy Bradley says many cancer patients stay at work because they need the health insurance their employer provides. - Justin Sullivan/Getty Images. READ MORE >

AstraZeneca lung cancer immunotherapy trial failure sends shares plunging

27 July 2017
The negative results from the so-called MYSTIC study are a stinging setback to AstraZeneca's ambition to leapfrog over its cancer immunotherapy ... READ MORE >

AstraZeneca's Cancer Drug Trial Disappoints, Sending Shares Lower

27 July 2017
LONDON — AstraZeneca announced on Thursday that a cancer drug in development had not shown as much progress as expected, a setback for the ... READ MORE >

For Kids With Cancer, Focusing on Quality of Life

27 July 2017
Many people associate palliative care with hospice care, but medical professionals are offering it to children and adolescents living with cancer as well ... READ MORE >

How a sponge could cure pancreatic cancer - would YOU recognise symptoms of the disease?

27 July 2017
PANCREATIC cancer, one of the UK's deadliest forms of cancer, could one day be treated, or even cured - after experts found a small green sponge ... READ MORE >

AstraZeneca shares down as its Mystic lung cancer drug trial falters

27 July 2017
Lung cancer is the world's biggest cancer killer in both men and women - accounting for a third of fatalities. Current treatments remain reliant on ... READ MORE >

WHAT IS CERVICAL CANCER?

27 July 2017
Cancer of the cervix - the neck of the womb - affects women of all ages, but is most common in those aged 30 to 45 years old. The disease is largely ... READ MORE >

Cancer patient family's cars stolen in Nunawading

27 July 2017
THE family of a young cancer patient have been left devastated after falling victim to teens who stole two cars from their home in Nunawading. READ MORE >

Small green sponge found in the icy waters off Alaska could CURE pancreatic and ovarian cancer

27 July 2017
'This is big news, because there are currently few treatments for this type of cancer [pancreatic],' Dr Douglas DeMaster, science director of the National ... READ MORE >

PM opens Wellington's first private cancer care facility

27 July 2017
The Prime Minister on Thursday opened Wellington's first private cancer care facility, the Bowen Icon Cancer Centre, next to Bowen Hospital. READ MORE >

New breast cancer blood test could improve treatment options in more serious cases

27 July 2017
Women with advanced stages of breast cancer could receive potentially life-extending personalised treatment after taking a new blood test that detects ... READ MORE >

AstraZeneca shares dive after failure of key lung cancer drug trial

27 July 2017
Shares in AstraZeneca have slumped by 15%, wiping nearly £10bn off the value of the pharmaceuticals group after the failure of a key lung cancer ... READ MORE >