Toby Keith, who has always been at the forefront of cancer advocacy, was diagnosed with stomach cancer in the fall of 2021. The musician established Ally’s House in 2004, a nonprofit that aids children with cancer and their families in his native Oklahoma. Two years later, Keith founded the Toby Keith Foundation to give more support, including free housing for kids who had cancer.
Scientists at the Francis Crick Institute, in collaboration with Artios, have identified how an enzyme involved in DNA repair (POLQ), becomes vital to the survival of certain cancers, if the cancer cells lose the ability to use a more common method of DNA repair. The work uncovers an unappreciated role...
Brazilian soccer legend Pelé has reportedly been checked into a San Paulo hospital as he continues his fight against a colon tumor. The news comes via his daughter, Kely Nascimento, who in an Instagram post said its "no emergency" concerning her 82-year-old father, following “lots of alarm in the media today concerning my dad’s health.”
New research out of VCU Massey Cancer Center points to the inactivation of a previously unidentified gene as a likely culprit in the development of pancreatic cancer. Recently published in Cell Reports, the findings could alter the scientific understanding of this deadly disease and inform the establishment of novel treatments.
TOKYO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - A Japanese biotech firm says it has developed the world's first early screening test for pancreatic cancer, using the powerful noses of tiny worms. Hirotsu Bio Science this month launched its N-NOSE plus Pancreas test, marketing directly to consumers in Japan and with aims to bring the test to the United States by 2023.
Legendary former soccer player Pele has been hospitalized in his native Brazil and is undergoing tests after his body did not respond to chemotherapy. The 82-year-old has been battling cancer and a variety of health problems of late and his arrival at Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo on Tuesday was unplanned, according to ESPN Brasil.
New research conducted in the lab of University of Colorado Cancer Center co-deputy director James DeGregori, PhD, may explain why acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells that reside in the bone marrow are more resistant to medication than AML cells found in the blood and elsewhere in the body. “The bone...
Three years ago, 10-year-old Ian McMillan of Granger, Indiana, was battling leukemia at Beacon Children’s Hospital. Today at age 13, he is officially cancer-free. While his diagnosis and years of treatment brought pain and fear into the lives of Ian and his family members, it also revealed some of the best qualities of the human spirit, created enduring and otherwise unlikely friendships, and led to the creation of a nonprofit business designed to help kids like him.
Not only do people often misunderstand what doctors tell them, but they also sometimes think common medical phrases mean the exact opposite, according to a new study by University of Minnesota researchers.
Previous research has found an association between foods rich in dietary fiber and a decreased risk of colorectal cancer. The latest findings include data from over 170,000 American adults, recruited to the Multiethnic Cohort Study. Risk of colorectal cancer varied among men based on race and ethnicity. Eating a healthy,...
Real Love R&B queen Mary J. Blige has teamed up with the White House to announce a breast and cervical cancer initiative created to increase awareness, prevention and treatment of the diseases.
A British schoolgirl has tragically passed away from cancer after getting the all clear following the removal of her eye socket. Aleksandra Celic, 15, passed away on 3 November after a six-year battle to save her life from a rare form of cancer that first manifested as a lazy eye.
A Michigan State University researcher is part of an international team that found an existing drug may help decrease side effects of cisplatin, a widely used cancer treatment that was discovered at MSU in 1965. Since its discovery, cisplatin has become the gold standard against which all cancer treatments are...
Marcus Rashford dedicated his England World Cup goals to a friend who recently died of cancer. The Manchester United striker scored twice in the second half to help his team to a 3-0 win over Wales on Wednesday (29.11.22) and he revealed after the game in Qatar he had been dealing with a personal tragedy in the days leading up to the game.
SAO PAULO (Reuters) -Brazilian soccer legend Pele has been hospitalized as he battles cancer, his daughter said on social media on Wednesday, adding that there was “no surprise or emergency” involved. Kely Nascimento’s post to Instagram came after ESPN Brasil reported that Pele had been admitted to Albert...
Aspira Women’s Health on Tuesday announced the commercial launch of OvaWatch, its noninvasive blood-based test for assessing ovarian cancer risk in people with adnexal masses. Doctors in the U.S. will be able to order OvaWatch for their patients beginning December 1, except in New York. Aspira expects OvaWatch to...
Brazil legend Pele has been re-admitted to hospital after developing swelling all over his body, heart issues and mental confusion, according to reports. The 82-year-old, who is currently undergoing treatment for cancer, was taken into the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo on Tuesday, where medical staff confirmed "general swelling", say ESPN Brasil.
Among patients with extramedullary multiple myeloma, a regimen consisting of daratumumab plus dexamethasone, cyclophosphamide, etoposide, and cisplatin yielded a complete remission rate of 35.5% and an overall response rate of 67.7%. According to findings from a phase 2 study (NCT04065308) exploring daratumumab (Darzalex) in combination with dexamethasone, cyclophosphamide, etoposide (VP-16),...