Cancer news


Cancer and heart drugs boost Novartis sales

19 April 2018
Swiss drugmaker Novartis reported a 22 per cent rise in net income to $2.03bn on Thursday, thanks in large part to increased sales of its cancer and heart drugs portfolio. The company confirmed its growth targets for 2018 after reporting that in the first quarter of the year its sales rose 4 percent in ... READ MORE >

Tamworth's sars dance for cancer 2018 announced

19 April 2018
A NEW contingent of Tamworth stars are ready to strap on their dancing shoes to raise money for Cancer Council. From strictly ballroom to the French tango, 10 Tamworth locals are getting in as much practise as possible before their big night at Town Hall on Saturday, June 23. Tamworth Cancer ... READ MORE >

Skin cancer symptoms: Four skin conditions that raise your risk of developing the disease

19 April 2018
Skin cancer symptoms - often a new mole or a change in an existing mole (melanoma) - can occur anywhere on the body. According to the NHS, you are at an increased risk of melanoma if you have lots of moles on your body. But people with certain skin conditions can also be more likely to develop ... READ MORE >

'Dance Moms' star Abby Lee Miller has been diagnosed with cancer

19 April 2018
Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The 51-year-old received the bad news after undergoing an emergency laminectomy, or spinal surgery, on Tuesday for what was believed to be an infection in her spine. According toPeople magazine, Miller was ... READ MORE >

Implant could give an early warning of most deadly cancers

19 April 2018
London: An implant that detects cancer in the body and causes a small mole to appear on the skin as an early warning sign, has been developed by ... the ETH Zurich university in Switzerland said the device could recognise the four most common types of cancer - prostate, lung, colon and breast cancer ... READ MORE >

Camden Haven community raises funds for Samantha Goryan's ovarian cancer battle

19 April 2018
Samantha Goryan says she is focused on getting through each day and is trying to stay positive for her two daughters, while battling ovarian cancer. This is the second time round Sam has fought the disease, after she was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer (stage one clear cell) when she was ... READ MORE >

Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller diagnosed with cancer - report

19 April 2018
The Dance Moms star reportedly left the halfway house she's staying at for hospital this week, for what was thought to be a spinal infection. However, People claims to have confirmed it was actually a cancer diagnosis. Miller was sentenced in May 2017 to one year and one day in prison, followed by two ... READ MORE >

New cancer monitoring technology worth its weight in gold

19 April 2018
A new blood test using gold nanoparticles could soon give oncologists an early and more accurate prognosis of how cancer treatment is progressing and help guide the on-going therapy of patients. Researchers at The University of Queensland have developed new nanotechnology to monitor the ... READ MORE >

Implant gives early cancer warning by growing an artificial mole on your skin

19 April 2018
The earlier cancer is detected, the better the outlook for the patient. Unfortunately, cancer is a crafty foe and does a good job of hiding its presence until it's too late. Now, researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a novel early warning system for four common types of cancer. An implant keeps watch for ... READ MORE >

Sarah's final cut to cancer journey to help others suffering

19 April 2018
Sarah-Jane Sloane's cancer journey began more than four years ago when her dad was diagnosed with bowel cancer. ... Ms Sloane, who is the Victorian vice chairperson for cancer support organisation CanTeen, will be shaving her hair at a trivia night on Saturday to raise funds and awareness for the ... READ MORE >

AstraZeneca wins US approval for 1st-line use of lung cancer drug

19 April 2018
The latest Food and Drug Administration approval includes patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer whose tumors have epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations as detected by an FDA-approved test. Tagrisso, also known as osimertinib, was already approved for use in patients ... READ MORE >

Old Ford, two mates make journey for cancer research

19 April 2018
Old Ford, two mates make journey for cancer research ... ​“Both Keith and I have lost friends and family to cancer, and since this is likely the last trip of our 'awesome threesome' we thought we'd make it count by raising some money and awareness for cancer research. Now we have finished, we really ... READ MORE >

Curing cancer 'not a realistic goal,' doctors focus on managing instead of curing disease

19 April 2018
“We have seen the greatest advances in cancer medicine in the last five years with drugs targeting the immune system moving into the clinic and showing remarkable response rates with quite a few different malignancies,” Lisa Coussens, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Cell, Developmental & Cancer ... READ MORE >

Dick Vitale bringing in Final Four coaches for annual cancer fundraiser event

19 April 2018
He's been raising funds for cancer research and awareness at his annual gala for more than a decade. Set for May 11 at the Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota, Fla., Vitale is "very optimistic" that he'll reach his goal to raise a best-ever $3.5 million, which would lift the overall total to $25 million for pediatric cancer ... READ MORE >

Pre-cancerous: warning sign or cause for panic?

19 April 2018
It might be a spot, lump, bump or polyp you've found suspicious or bothersome enough to ask a doctor to have a look at. The doctor sends what she has excised for testing and tells you it's “pre-cancerous”. But what exactly does that mean, and is it cause for alarm? READ MORE >

Giuliana Rancic Wants You to Know That Breast Cancer Isn't a One-Size-Fits-All Disease

19 April 2018
Last year, Giuliana Rancic celebrated five years of being cancer-free from breast cancer after previously undergoing a double mastectomy. The milestone signified that her chances of developing the disease again were quite low. While that's a huge relief, the E! host couldn't help but have mixed ... READ MORE >

Earlier Cancer Detection Could Be Just an Artificial Mole Away

19 April 2018
Tomorrow, though, there could be artificial ones. And they wouldn't just be for aesthetic purposes — they may mean life-saving healthcare. A research team has found a way to produce an artificial mole that serves as an early warning sign of the four most common types of cancer (namely: prostate, lung, ... READ MORE >

Bezos-Backed Cancer Startup Wants to Raise $1 Billion

19 April 2018
Grail's goal is to create a “pan-cancer” screening test that can diagnose people at a very early stage even when they have no symptoms, according to a 2016 interview with Jay Flatley, Illumina's chief executive officer at the time. Grail said in a statement in December that its first product, a screening test ... READ MORE >

Merck's Keytruda could offer 'paradigm shift' in lung cancer treatment 

19 April 2018
Impressive data from a large clinical trial of Merck & Co.'s immunotherapy Keytruda herald a new approach to treating certain kinds of lung cancer. The results, which are being called a paradigm shift, were reported this week at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) meeting in Chicago. READ MORE >

Artificial mole can be early cancer warning sign: study

19 April 2018
WASHINGTON, April 18 (Xinhua) -- Swiss researchers have proposed a possible solution for early cancer warning using a synthetic gene network implanted under the skin and a mole might appear if cancer is detected. A study, published on Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine, ... READ MORE >