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Quickly Reporting Cancer Complications May Boost Survival

Quickly Reporting Cancer Complications May Boost Survival

By Marilynn Marchione | Jun 6
A study finds that having cancer patients use home computers to report problems like nausea and fatigue surprisingly improved survival, by almost half a year. That's longer than many new cancer drugs do.

Chemo Cold Caps

Chemo Cold Caps

Feb 19
A pair of new studies on cold cap therapy in the Journal of the American Medical Association gives hope to breast cancer patients.

Moms Say Military Housing Contamination Caused Kids' Cancer

Moms Say Military Housing Contamination Caused Kids' Cancer

Jan 19
Some military families believe oil tanks below Laurel Bay military housing in South Carolina caused cancer in their children.

Obama Signs Bill Boosting Spending on Cancer Research

By Kevin Freking | Dec 15
On a "bittersweet day" that brought back memories of loved ones lost, President Barack Obama signed into law legislation that makes new investments in cancer research and battling drug abuse.

IBM's Artificial Intelligence System Joins Cancer Fight

IBM's Artificial Intelligence System Joins Cancer Fight

Oct 10
The AI known as Watson is discovering new insights for cancer patients, as IBM has enlisted 20 top cancer institutes to teach Watson.

Are Genetics Tests Being Rushed to Market?

Are Genetics Tests Being Rushed to Market?

Feb 11
The genetic testing industry is booming, with an average of eight to 10 testing products being put on the market every day.

Prostate Cancer Treatment Linked to Alzheimer's

Prostate Cancer Treatment Linked to Alzheimer's

Dec 10
A common hormone treatment for men with prostate cancer may raise their risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new study finds.

Breakthrough Treatment May Have Cured President Carter's Cancer

Breakthrough Treatment May Have Cured President Carter's Cancer

Dec 9
CBS News Medical Contributor Dr. David Agus sits down with CBSN to discuss the new drug Keytruda, that Jimmy Carter was treated with for his cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness: Screenings Save Lives

By Chris Tittel | Nov 1
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, national statistics from 2010 (the most recent year available) show 67.1 percent of women 40 years of age and over had a mammogram within the past two years.

Despite Years of Breast Cancer Research, Questions Remain for Transgender Men, Women

By Jeff Taylor | Oct 18
Research into breast cancer is extensive, but it is still severely lacking when it comes to transgender men and women.

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