Doctor says Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has cancer

Sep 18, 2014

Doctor says Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has cancer

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is suffering from a rare and difficult cancer that will require aggressive chemotherapy, his doctor said Wednesday. Dr. Zane Cohen, a colorectal surgeon at Mount Sinai hospital, said Ford has a malignant sarcoma tumor. Ford has been hospitalized for a ...

Sep 13, 2014

Double mastectomy doesn't boost survival rates

by Lindsey Tanner

Removing both breasts to treat cancer affecting only one side doesn’t boost survival chances for most women, compared with surgery that removes just the tumor, a large study suggests. The results raise concerns about riskier, potentially unnecessary operations that increasing numbers of women are ...

Sep 12, 2014

South Korea to hike cigarette price by 80%

South Korea on Thursday proposed a steep 80 percent hike in cigarette prices to cut consumption in a nation with one of the world’s highest male smoking rates. The decision requires parliamentary approval, but Health Minister Moon Hyung-pyo said it was necessary to counter ...

Parents of British boy with brain cancer fight for custody

Sep 5, 2014

Parents of British boy with brain cancer fight for custody

The parents of Ashya King fought for custody of their critically-ill son in Spain on Thursday, in the latest chapter of a desperate quest to secure special care for the five-year-old with brain cancer. A day after being released from jail near Madrid, where ...

Sep 4, 2014

Madoff's last surviving son, Andrew, dies

Andrew Madoff, Bernard Madoff’s last surviving son, died of cancer on Wednesday, years after turning his father in and insisting he had been duped like the rest of the world into believing history’s most notorious Ponzi king was an honest financier. Andrew Madoff, 48, ...

Aug 14, 2014

Injecting bacteria shrinks tumors in experiment

Common soil bacteria that were injected into solid cancers in dogs and one human shrank many of the tumors, scientists reported on Wednesday. The preliminary findings offer hope that the experimental treatment could turn out to be more effective than existing cancer therapies for ...

Aug 13, 2014

FDA approves first DNA-based test for colon cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first screening test for colon cancer that uses patients’ DNA to help spot potentially deadly tumors and growths. The Cologuard test from Exact Sciences detects irregular mutations in stool samples that can be an ...