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WA cancer nursing positions still vacant despite damning report

ABC Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
Specialist cancer nurse positions at Western Australia's major hospitals remain vacant six months after the Health Minister agreed to reinstate them, following damning findings by a taskforce investigation.
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Cancer victim wins $55m talc suit

NEWS.com.au - ‎8 hours ago‎
A jury in St Louis, Missouri deliberated for eight hours before ordering the healthcare giant to pay $US55 million ($72 million) to Gloria Ristesund who blamed her ovarian cancer on years of talcum powder use. In February, another St Louis jury awarded ...
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Why can't all illnesses get the cancer treatment?

The Guardian - ‎4 hours ago‎
Breast cancer is the most common form of the disease diagnosed in the UK. Considerable efforts have been made in recent years to make the experience more bearable: the maximum waiting times set for the NHS; the complementary treatments, nursing and ...

Additional Treatments for Pancreatic Cancer

WebMD - ‎1 hour ago‎
TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Additional treatments for locally advanced pancreatic cancer don't appear to boost survival, a new French study reports.

Telling my little girl who is only eight she has breast cancer is most horrifying thing I've ever done

Mirror.co.uk - ‎2 hours ago‎
She had been diagnosed with breast cancer - and needed a mastectomy. While her friends were talking about Justin Bieber and Disney cartoons, Chrissy was facing a fight for her life in hospital.

Cancer mutations 'affect everybody'

The Australian - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Cancer mutations are supposed to indicate the presence of cancer,” said co-lead author Rosana Risques, a University of Washington pathologist.

Autism and cancer share a remarkable number of risk genes in common

Science Daily - ‎3 hours ago‎
Autism and cancer share more than 40 risk genes, suggesting that common mechanisms underlying the functions of some of these genes could conceivably be leveraged to develop therapies not just for cancer but for autism as well, an extensive assessment ...

Scientists double number of known genetic risk factors for endometrial cancer

Science Daily - ‎8 hours ago‎
Endometrial cancer affects the lining of the uterus. It is the fourth most commonly diagnosed cancer in UK women, with around 9,000 new cases being diagnosed each year.

Hunting for the Signatures of Cancer

Huffington Post - ‎7 hours ago‎
Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide, with approximately 14 million new cases and 8.2 million related deaths each year (Source: WHO).
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Combining pap, hrHPV tests could drastically reduce cancer miss rates

Science Daily - ‎7 hours ago‎
In the May 2016 issue of Cancer Cytopathology, published by the American Cancer Society, the Houston team did a retroactive study of more than 1,600 cases with Pap and hrHPV co-testing and found that each test missed approximately 9 percent of cancer ...
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China Investigates Baidu After Student's Death From Cancer

New York Times - ‎13 hours ago‎
Mr. Wei's form of cancer is generally treated with surgery and chemotherapy, and he accused Baidu of taking money to promote less proven treatments in its search results.
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NSW Greens MP John Kaye dies after being diagnosed with cancer

ABC Online - ‎21 hours ago‎
NSW Greens MP John Kaye, described as a man of "enormous principle, energy and commitment", has died after being diagnosed with cancer. Fellow Greens MP David Shoebridge described Dr Kaye, who was 60, as a "tireless champion of public education, ...
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Chicago boy dies of cancer after getting hundreds of birthday cards

CBS News - ‎7 hours ago‎
A Chicago boy who inspired hundreds to send him birthday cards as he battled an incurable cancer has died, reports CBS Chicago.

Cambridge researchers map all genes that can cause breast cancer

Jerusalem Post Israel News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Gene profiling of all cancer patients will inevitably be a part of oncology treatment in the future, Prof. Ephrat Levy-Lahad, director of the Medical Genetics Institute at Jerusalem's Shaare Zedek Medical Center said Tuesday following the announcement ...

Exercise a big help in cancer recovery, researchers

The Australian - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Professor Newton said some men with prostate cancer, especially those on hormone suppression therapy, risked developing chronic diseases such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease.

Regret after surgery for prostate cancer is widely understated

The Australian Financial Review - ‎22 hours ago‎
The reliability of studies depicting men's satisfaction with surgery for prostate cancer has been called into question.

Polluted air may up risk of many cancers

Reuters - ‎4 hours ago‎
(Reuters Health) - For elderly people in Hong Kong, long term exposure to fine-particle air pollution is tied to an increased risk of dying from many cancers, including breast, liver and pancreatic cancer, in addition to the expected lung cancer risk ...
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Prostate cancer: new drugs show promise against aggressive, resistant forms

Medical News Today - ‎9 hours ago‎
A new class of drug that attacks cancer indirectly - by destabilizing proteins that cancer cells need to survive and multiply - shows promise in fighting prostate cancers that have become resistant to treatment and have started spreading to other parts ...

Associates For Breast And Prostate Cancer Studies Honors Gloria Allred, Donna Mills And Lorraine Toussaint At ...

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎6 hours ago‎
LOS ANGELES, May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Associates for Breast and Prostate Cancer Studies, affectionately known as the ABCs, will host its annual, star-studded Mother's Day Luncheon at the Four Seasons Hotel at Beverly Hills, May 4, 2016 to ...
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