Angelina Jolie's case highlights the importance of knowing one's family history and learning one's cancer risks in order to address them proactively.
Angelina Jolie says that she has had a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that made it extremely likely she would get breast
Richard Nares organizes free rides to the hospital for poor children with cancer. Nares lost his own son, Emilio, to leukemia in 2000: "It's like he's still
A group of more than 120 cancer researchers and physicians took the unusual step this week of publishing a research paper taking aim at pharmaceutical prices
Three scientists at universities in Pennsylvania, Illinois and Oregon whose research has helped transform cancer treatment will share one of the richest prizes
A Chinese-born researcher accused of stealing a possible cancer-fighting compound from a U.S. college pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges of
The researchers found that women who drank moderately - three to six drinks per week - before developing breast cancer were 15% less likely to die from the
Doctors have found that more than a quarter of those with melanoma – the deadliest form of skin cancer – do not use sunscreen when outside for more than an
Hua Jun Zhao, 42, stole three vials of a possible cancer-fighting compound from the office of a professor at trhe Medical College of Wisconsin.
Researching a health topic can lead to confusion, frustration for newbies
A huge international effort has uncovered dozens of signposts in DNA that can help reveal further a person's risk for breast, ovarian or prostate cancer.
Traditionally, colon cancer screening rates are much lower than with other cancers - namely breast and cervical cancers - largely because of one major factor:
Two years after Japan's nuclear plant disaster, an international team of experts said Thursday that residents of areas hit by the highest doses of radiation
The drug is called Stivarga and regulators approved it to treat gastrointestinal stromal tumors that cannot be surgically removed and no longer respond to
Cancer researchers say the drug is an important step forward because it delivers more medication while reducing the unpleasant side effects of chemotherapy.
Have you gone for a colonoscopy thinking it was free, only to get a hefty bill because the doctor removed a polyp? No more.