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  1. New Drug a Weapon Against Advanced Melanoma

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, May 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The life expectancies of people with advanced melanoma may be doubled or even quadrupled, thanks to a new drug that harnesses the power of patients' immune systems to fight their cancer, researchers reported Sunday. The d

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  2. Immune-Based Drug Promising Against Lung Cancers

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, May 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Another study finds that a new immune system-focused drug, called nivolumab, may help treat a common form of lung cancer. On Saturday, a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology i

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  3. Are 2nd Breast Cancer Surgeries Always Necessary?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, May 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Thousands of breast cancer patients in the United States might be spared a second surgery if more tissue was removed during initial breast-conserving, partial mastectomy surgery, a new study suggests. Partial mastectomy,

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  4. New Drug Controls Common Breast Cancer Longer

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, May 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adding a new drug called Ibrance (palbociclib) to standard hormone therapy helped keep a common type of breast cancer under control measurably longer than the hormone therapy alone, a new study shows. "Palbociclib stops

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  5. 2 Drugs Show Promise Against Blood Cancers

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, May 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two new drugs have shown promise in slowing the march of two incurable blood cancers, researchers report. One drug, ibrutinib, appears to greatly improve standard treatment for patients with recurring chronic-lymphocyti

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  6. Excess Weight and Prostate Cancer Prognosis

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Radiation therapy for prostate cancer may be less effective for overweight and obese men than for men of normal weight, a new study suggests. Higher rates of prostate cancer relapse, prostate cancer death, and death from

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  7. Drug Shows Promise Against Advanced Lung Cancer

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug appears to harness a person's immune system to fight the most common form of lung cancer, according to new clinical trial findings. The drug, nivolumab, reduced patients' risk of death from non-small cell lung

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  8. Bigger Share of Deaths Worldwide Now Due to Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A greater percentage of deaths worldwide are now caused by cancer, a new report shows. Between 1990 and 2013, the proportion of all deaths caused by cancer rose from 12 percent to 15 percent. During that time, years of he

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  9. 10 Questions With Uzo Aduba

    Orange is the New Black's Uzo Aduba goes the distance – at the Boston Marathon and in life. She talks with us about her training and what cancer has taught her about life. 1. In April, you ran the Boston Marathon to raise money for research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. How has cancer touched

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  10. This Diet Tied to Lower Uterine Cancer Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adhering to a Mediterranean diet may significantly reduce a woman's risk of uterine cancer, a new study suggests. "Our research shows the impact a healthy, balanced diet could have on a woman's risk of developing womb [u

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