- Drug developer Adaptimmune skids after IPO raises $191M Updated: May-06-15 12:13 pm
NEW YORK - Shares of cancer drug developer Adaptimmune are falling after the British company's initial public offering raised $191.3 million.
- Study aims to uncover why cancer plagues golden retrievers Updated: May-06-15 10:22 am
LOS ANGELES - If a golden retriever gives birth, gets stung by a bee or sprayed by a skunk, veterinarians want to know.
- Aetna curtails coverage of surgical tool tied to cancer risk Updated: May-05-15 1:49 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The health insurer Aetna is ending most coverage of hysterectomies performed with a once-popular device that has drawn warnings from federal regulators over a risk for spreading cancer.
- Officials confirm cancer in smallmouth bass from Susquehanna Updated: May-05-15 11:04 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Biologists are confirming the first case of cancer in a smallmouth bass caught in the Susquehanna River.
- K-State researcher finds exercise aids in cancer recovery Updated: May-05-15 5:04 am
MANHATTAN, Kansas - A Kansas State University researcher has found that fast-walking or a light jogging on a regular basis can improve cancer treatments.
- NY woman who ran cancer scam gets prison after failing rehab Updated: May-04-15 3:40 pm
RIVERHEAD, New York - A suburban New York woman who scammed people for donations for phony cancer treatments to feed a heroin habit is headed to prison.
- Polish doctors perform rare throat-area transplant Updated: May-04-15 1:07 pm
WARSAW, Poland - Polish surgeons said Monday they have successfully performed a rare and extensive transplant of the throat area.
- Jacksonville Jaguars player takes teen with cancer to prom Updated: May-04-15 5:40 am
JACKSONVILLE, Florida - A Jacksonville teen with liver cancer had a special date to her high school prom.
- EXCHANGE: Man discovers family predisposed to genetic cancer Updated: May-01-15 8:13 am
DECATUR, Illinois - The Wortmans knew cancer ran in their family, but it wasn't until Cindy Betts was diagnosed with colon cancer at age 48, then stomach cancer and liver cancer each independent of the other that they knew why. A geneticist found she had inherited a rare genetic predisposition from her father for certain cancers called Lynch Syndrome.
- Singapore's Lee says he's free of cancer after treatment Updated: May-01-15 8:04 am
SINGAPORE - Singapore prime minister Lee Hsien Loong says he is free of prostate cancer after treatment.
- Taylor Swift calls fan with cancer to discuss music, tour Updated: Apr-30-15 1:31 pm
CHICAGO - The family of a 12-year-old Chicago girl with cancer says Taylor Swift called her to talk about music, touring and the disease.
- Cancer centers to receive more than $1 million for trials Updated: Apr-30-15 1:26 pm
ERIE, Pennsylvania - A cancer research foundation will give away more than $1 million to cancer-treatment facilities in Texas, Florida and Pennsylvania.
- U. of Pittsburgh Medical Center to manage Colombian center Updated: Apr-30-15 9:20 am
PITTSBURGH - The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has announced a 10-year agreement to develop and manage a cancer center in Colombia, South America.
- Cancer center seeks adults with multiple myeloma for study Updated: Apr-30-15 8:02 am
ACADIANA, Louisiana - The Cancer Center of Acadiana is looking for men and women who have been diagnosed with multiple myeloma to participate in a clinical trial to compare the effectiveness of medications.
- Japan's Takeda agrees to pay $2.4 bln in diabetes drug suit Updated: Apr-29-15 4:20 am
TOKYO - Japan's largest drugmaker Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. said Wednesday it has agreed to pay up to $2.4 billion to thousands of patients and their families over its diabetes drug Actos which has been linked to cancer.
- New meds help drugmakers weather strong dollar, other issues Updated: Apr-28-15 4:50 pm
Revenue from important new medicines for various cancers, hepatitis C and more helped top U.S. drugmakers weather unfavorable currency exchange rates and other challenges. Pfizer Inc., Merck & Co. and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., which reported first-quarter results Tuesday, all derive at least half their revenue from selling products overseas. Because they're purchased in local currencies, the strong dollar is depressing the sales' value.
- Bristol-Myers earnings jump 27 percent, but stock falls Updated: Apr-28-15 3:17 pm
Higher sales of key new medicines and cost cuts helped lift drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.'s first-quarter profit by nearly 27 percent.
- Teen who fought cancer treatment heads home from hospital Updated: Apr-28-15 12:11 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A 17-year-old girl forced by the courts to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer has finished that treatment and was released Monday from a hospital where she had been confined since December.
- Animal skins help raise funds to find cancer cure Updated: Apr-27-15 9:34 am
MACY, Indiana - Can coyotes help cure cancer? In the hands of Larry Frank, they can.
- Girl with leukemia dismissed from school offered return Updated: Apr-26-15 8:11 pm
DETROIT - The mother of a Michigan girl dismissed from a Catholic school for not meeting academic and attendance standards during leukemia treatments said Sunday that her daughter has been invited back but will attend a public school for now.
- Chicago block named for 12-year-old cancer patient Updated: Apr-26-15 5:04 am
CHICAGO - A block in Chicago's Mt. Greenwood neighborhood has been renamed to honor a 12-year-old cancer patient who lives nearby.
- Budget gap looms over Hawaii medical school, cancer center Updated: Apr-25-15 8:29 pm
HONOLULU - The University of Hawaii at Manoa medical school could lose its accreditation and its cancer center could no longer have its designation as a federal research center if the university isn't able to plug a $13 million budget hole, a report and business plan for the institutions has warned.
- Two Mormon leaders battling serious health issues Updated: Apr-24-15 1:53 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Two of the Mormon church's aging leaders are battling serious health issues.
- Kodiak fundraiser to benefit golfer diagnosed with cancer Updated: Apr-24-15 8:01 am
KODIAK, Alaska - Kodiak residents are rallying around golfer and Ireland native James McCarthy and his brother Peter, both of whom are battling cancer.
- Former Atlanta TV anchor diagnosed with liver cancer Updated: Apr-23-15 4:34 am
ATLANTA - Longtime Atlanta news anchor Monica Pearson has revealed she's been diagnosed with liver cancer.