Tag: Cancer

Harvard Medical School’s AI can detect genetic defect that causes some cancers

PARP inhibitors — substances that block certain cellular enzymes — hold promise for cancers caused by defects in homologous recombination (HR), the microscopic machinery that orchestrates repairs of harmful DNA breaks. But they’re underprescribed, because most clinical tests don’t reliably detect HR. Encouragingly, though, scientists at Harvard Medical School have developed an AI screening system […]

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Medicare Aims to Expand Coverage of Cancer Care. But Is It Enough?

WASHINGTON — In a major test case, Medicare is poised to cover a promising but expensive new type of cancer treatment, with significant restrictions meant to hold down the cost. Cancer patients, doctors and drug companies are urging the Trump administration to remove the restrictions and broaden coverage so more patients can benefit from the […]

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Why Measuring “Frailty” May Enable Cancer Progress

Image credit: Shutterstock An unlikely partnership could make more cancer patients eligible for clinical trials—and improve lives. That’s no small matter: across the board, patients with cancer who participate in a clinical trial — any clinical trial — have significantly better outcomes than patients who don’t. The key is more accurately assessing patient frailty, since […]

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Leaders Violated Conflict-of-Interest Rules, Report Finds

This article was reported and written in collaboration with ProPublica, a nonprofit journalism organization. Top officials at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center repeatedly violated policies on financial conflicts of interest, fostering a culture in which profits appeared to take precedence over research and patient care, according to an outside review released on Thursday. The findings […]

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President Windbag Mistakenly Claims That Windmill Noise Causes Cancer

Photo: Win McNamee (Getty Images) President Trump continued his assault on alternative energy sources that don’t line the pockets of the 1 percent by pulling out his fear-mongering air horn to claim that windmills decrease property value and the noise from wind turbines causes cancer. “If you have a windmill anywhere near your house, congratulations, […]

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Donald Trump, President of the US, Says Windmill Noise ‘Causes Cancer’

Trump photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images. Windmill via Flickr user Romuald Goudeau Donald Trump has always been vocal in his passionate hatred of windmills, an innocuous power source he’s slandered as “disgusting,” an “aesthetic disaster” and “the greatest threat in the US to both bald and golden eagles,” which is just completely false. This week, […]

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Experts Note ‘Tremendous Progress’ on Cancer

Image via Shutterstock Significant progress has been made in the fight against cancer in recent years, but funding, clinical trial access, and navigating increasingly complex data sets are among the latest challenges, according to leaders of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). During a recent presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer […]

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The New Health Care: My Friend’s Cancer Taught Me About a Hole in Our Health System

ImageJim Fleischer at home in Zionsville, Ind. Between surgery and chemotherapy, cancer has caused him to miss around three months of work. Friends and family have missed work, too, to help take care of him.CreditMaddie McGarvey for The New York Times Last year, one of my best friends learned he had cancer. In many respects […]

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Ties: My Temporary Hoarding Habit

When my daughter got cancer, I began hoarding ketchup packets and digital thermometers. Gillian was 11 when we learned the lingering knee pain was osteosarcoma in her right femur. The treatment protocol for this rare bone disease was a nine-month course of aggressive chemotherapy. Each of the almost-weekly infusions required at least a three-night hospital […]

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Monsanto Weedkiller Roundup Was ‘Substantial Factor’ in Causing Man’s Cancer, Jury Says

A federal jury found Tuesday that Monsanto’s popular weedkiller Roundup was a “substantial factor” in causing a California man’s cancer, dealing a significant blow to the company as it aggressively defends its products against thousands of similar claims. The six-member jury delivered the unanimous verdict in the United States District Court in San Francisco, months […]

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Roman Reigns Wants To Protect His Daughter From Critics Who Say His Leukemia Was Fake

WWE Network Roman Reign’s battle with leukemia, beating of the disease into submission, and all the details that go along with both are still a hot topic among WWE fans and people who write about sports-entertainment on the Internet. In an interview with the LA Times, Roman opened up about the difficulty of making a […]

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New Generic Blood Pressure Drug Is Approved to Relieve Shortages

The Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday that it had approved a new generic version of the widely used blood pressure drug Diovan, or valsartan, which has been in short supply following recalls made because of chemical contamination. The new version is being made by Alkem Laboratories Limited, based in Mumbai, India. “The F.D.A. […]

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Finland ironically becomes latest front in global 5G health battle

Finland has played a large role in developing and deploying 5G cellular technologies. Now a small group of Finnish citizens is trying to stop the spread of 5G base stations, suggesting that their higher levels of electromagnetic radiation may threaten human health. Currently backed by over 2,300 supporters, Helena Ertz’s petition (translated) asks Finland’s government to […]

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Researchers Believe AirPods Could Cause Cancer Due to Harmful EMF Radiation

Apple’s AirPods might be all the rage for the convenience they offer, but a certain section of researchers believe that they are not particularly safe and can cause cancer. Over 250 researchers have signed a petition addressed to the United Nations and the World Health Organization expressing their concerns about the EMF radiation emitted by […]

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‘Jeopardy!’ Host Alex Trebek Has Stage Four Pancreatic Cancer

On Wednesday, the beloved, witty, sometimes hilariously caustic host of Jeopardy! Alex Trebek announced he had been diagnosed with a serious form of cancer in a short YouTube announcement posted to the show’s official account. “Just like 50,000 people in the United States each year, this week I was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer,” […]

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Wrestling Legend Harley Race Has Been Diagnosed With Terminal Cancer

YouTube According to Ric Flair, Harley Race, one of the greatest pro wrestling champions of all time, has been diagnosed with terminal lunger cancer. Flair mentioned the diagnosis during a Q&A session moderated by Jimmy Hart at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, this week, per a live-blogging of the […]

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