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Puma Biotechnology Inc said its experimental cancer drug met its main goal in a late-stage trial.
Study of over 1 million women suggests it could be stand-alone screening method
Experts note study findings aren't definitive, and risk is minimal
Doctors suggest widely varying treatments; second opinion vital, experts say
Just seven years from now, pancreatic cancer is projected to become this country's second-leading cancer killer, surpassed only by lung cancer and claiming 48,000 lives a year - nearly the population of Harrisburg.
More research is needed to understand why, authors say
The surgeon delivered the bad news on Elizabeth Koniz's lumpectomy: "We didn't get clean margins." Stunned, she couldn't think of anything else.
3 D Mammography offers new way to detect cancer
Men with both conditions have worse survival odds, study contends
Analysis included more than 500,000 women from Denmark
Surgical biopsy could pave way for targeted treatments, study says
You probably know that smoking causes lung cancer, emphysema, and heart disease. But former smokers want you to know that cigarettes can give you a stroke, make your teeth fall out, and cause your baby to be born dangerously early.
During eight months of radiation treatment for breast cancer in the mid-1990s, the Pleasanton woman walked the 6-mile round trip to her doctor's appointments five days a week.
But researchers still urge long-term monitoring
Challenges in managing side effects may prompt some doctors to treat tumors less aggressively, researchers suggest
Luis Rodriguez knew it was the house for him and his family when he saw the rhododendron on the side, the size of a tree. He is a landscaper.
Families like those of Angelina, Lily Anderson and Emily Cortez, decided to turn to social media.
Most blood cancer patients will find an acceptable match through bone marrow registry
But it's likely to be the non-melanoma type, dermatologist says
But label warns drug may be toxic to liver
Cutting uterus into smaller fragments for minimally invasive removal can disperse undetected malignancy
Study of over 1 million women suggests it could be stand-alone screening method
Experts note study findings aren't definitive, and risk is minimal
Women choosing the procedure gained just one to seven extra months of life over 20 years, researchers say
Doctors suggest widely varying treatments; second opinion vital, experts say
More research is needed to understand why, authors say
No guarantee that devices won't increase chances of spreading cancer to other parts of a woman's body, experts say
No guarantee that devices won't increase chances of spreading cancer to other parts of a woman's body, experts say
Men with both conditions have worse survival odds, study contends
But the finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect; urologists call for more research
It produced lower 5-year recurrence rates compared to tamoxifen, but didn't boost overall survival, study finds
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