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Stories with subject: Tumors
  • Task force: Mammograms in 40s a choice, but don't skip at 50 
    Updated: Apr-20-15 5:03 pm

    WASHINGTON - Women should get a mammogram every two years starting at age 50 - and while routine screening brings little benefit in the 40s, beginning it that early should be a personal choice, a government task force said Monday.

  • Studies: Merck drug Keytruda effective against 3 cancers 
    Updated: Apr-19-15 2:58 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - One of the hot new cancer immunotherapy drugs, Merck & Co.'s Keytruda, strongly benefited patients with melanoma, lung cancer and mesothelioma, according to three studies presented Sunday at the American Association for Cancer Research conference in Philadelphia.

  • Study questions accuracy of certain tumor-only gene mapping 
    Updated: Apr-15-15 6:09 pm

    WASHINGTON - More cancer patients are getting the genes in their tumors mapped to help guide their treatment. New research suggests that isn't always accurate enough, and a second test could help ferret out the culprit genes.

  • Lauren Hill, who made inspirational layup, dies of tumor story has photos
    Updated: Apr-10-15 5:49 pm

    CINCINNATI - Lauren Hill's teammates and coaches are remembering the 19-year-old college basketball player with her own inspiring words: "Never give up."