Debbie McGee health: ‘I think stress caused mine’ – early signs of breast cancer

Debbie McGee, 60, is a television, radio and stage performer and burst back onto the screens as one of the contestants on last year’s Strictly Come Dancing. The former ballet dancer astonished judges and fans of the show with her boundless energy and impressive rhythm. Looking the picture of health, it came as a shock for all when she was […]

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Olivia Newton-John 'Doesn't Buy Into the Statistics' as She Faces Breast Cancer for Third Time

Olivia Newton-John isn’t letting the details of her prognosis get her down. The Grease star, 71, spoke about her third bout with breast cancer in an emotional interview with Gayle King on CBS Sunday Morning, set to air Sunday. The actress, who has tried to stay positive in the face of her stage 4 breast cancer diagnosis, told King she doesn’t like to dwell […]

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Screening mammography could benefit men at high risk of breast cancer

Selective mammography screening can provide potentially lifesaving early detection of breast cancer in men who are at high risk for the disease, according to a landmark study published in the journal Radiology. Breast cancer in men is a rare but often deadly disease. The American Cancer Society projects that 2,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in […]

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Scientists discover new breakthrough in cancer hair-loss treatment

Scientists have determined a new way to protect the hair follicle from chemotherapy in an effort to prevent hair loss as a result of cancer treatments. Researchers based at The University of Manchester have discovered a new strategy for how to protect hair follicles from chemotherapy, which could lead to new treatments that prevent chemotherapy-induced hair loss — arguably one […]

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Patients taking nivolumab experience five-fold increase in overall survival compared to chemotherapy: Five-year outcomes from the randomized, phase 3 trials checkmate 017/057: nivolumab vs. docetaxel in previously treated NSCLC

Pooled data on two clinical trials demonstrate patients taking nivolumab realized a greater than five-fold increase in five-year overall survival rate compared with the chemotherapy docetaxel. The presentation was made today by Dr. Scott Gettinger of Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center, New Haven, Conn., at the IASLC 2019 World Conference on Lung Cancer, hosted by the International Association for the Study […]

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Lasker Awards Honor Advances in Modern Immunology

Since 1945, the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation has recognized scientists and physicians who have contributed to fundamental biological discoveries, clinical research and improvements in public health. This year, the Lasker Awards were given to two researchers who discovered key cells of the immune system, a team that engineered the first antibody for breast cancer treatment and a nonprofit that […]

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Possible new treatment strategy for lung cancer: Combination therapy targeting KRAS mutation could provide benefit to nearly a third of lung cancer patients

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer found in both men and women. It is estimated there will be roughly 228,000 new lung cancer cases this year, and nearly 30% of those patients will have mutations in the KRAS pathway. This type of mutation makes the cancer more aggressive and difficult to treat. Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center are […]

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Shannen Doherty Is Still Learning to Accept Her Body Post-Breast Cancer: 'I’m Never Going to Be the Size' I Was

Following a painful and terrifying battle with breast cancer, Shannen Doherty is now in remission. But the actress, who currently stars on BH90210, the buzzy reboot of Beverly Hills, 90210, says her recovery is a daily process. “I don’t think you’re ever on the other side [of cancer],” Doherty, 47, tells PEOPLE. “I don’t think about the fact that I’m […]

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Evidence a cancer drug may be extended to many more patients

A new molecular mechanism discovered by UT Southwestern researchers indicates that drugs currently used to treat less than 10 percent of breast cancer patients could have broader effectiveness in treating all cancers where the drugs are used, including ovarian and prostate cancers. The new study also revealed a potential biomarker indicating when these drugs, called PARP inhibitors, can be unleashed […]

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Cancer survivor becomes breast cancer nurse to help others with the condition

A single mum who got cancer while she was pregnant has dedicated her life to helping others with the disease, after becoming a breast cancer nurse. Charlotte Ward’s life almost fell apart nine years ago when an abnormality was picked up on a routine pregnancy scan, just months before she was due to give birth. Because of the baby, doctors […]

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