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Study casts doubt on value of mammograms

Feb 12, 2014
But years of awareness campaigns and PSAs have patients asking for them, and doctors prescribing
Posted In: mammograms, health care, cancer, cancer screening

Expensive cancer treatment centers spreading to small cities

Sep 30, 2013
Even though they are not proven to be more effective than traditional treatment methods, more than a dozen proton beam therapy centers are under construction across the country, including one in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Posted In: Health, cancer, radiation, proton beam therapy, hospitals

Cancer drugs are big money for big pharma

Aug 26, 2013
Amgen and AstraZeneca have both snapped up smaller firms that make cancer drugs.
Posted In: pharmaceuticals, cancer, drugs

China's toxic harvest: A "cancer village" rises in protest

Apr 17, 2013
Farmers in Liuchong village in the Central Chinese province of Hubei are standing up to a local phosphate mining operation and fertilizer factory they blame for polluting the village's water and air, killing their crops and livestock, and leading to a sharp increase in cancer rates in the region.
Posted In: China, Health, cancer, Environment, pollution

China's toxic harvest: Growing tainted food in "cancer villages"

Apr 16, 2013
China's relentless focus on GDP growth has created unchecked industrial pollution, contaminating the nation's food supply. The story of one so-called 'cancer village' in Yunnan province where residents are dying.
Posted In: cancer, China

Genetics may be the next big thing in medicine, but at what cost?

Apr 12, 2013
Many believe genetics are the next big thing in medicine, but one question for this new era of personalized medicine is cost.
Posted In: cancer, Science, genetics, health care

India rejects Novartis cancer drug patent

Apr 1, 2013
The Supreme Court in India has rejected an attempt by the Swiss drug maker Novartis to patent an update to a cancer treatment.
Posted In: India, health care, pharmaceuticals, cancer

Retirement advice from a cancer survivor

Mar 25, 2013
Why one woman refused to let cancer alter her retirement planning.
Posted In: cancer, retirement planning, retirement savings

Could apartments become the next no-smoking zone?

Nov 15, 2012
If the folks behind the Great American Smokeout have their way, the latest frontier in the “no smoking” crusade could be apartment buildings.
Posted In: smoking, cancer, tobacco, public health

Indian court case crucial for cancer sufferers

Sep 12, 2012
This week, India's Supreme Court hears arguments in a case that will affect how many poor people can afford cancer drugs. Novartis is defending a patent on its cancer medication, Gleevec.
Posted In: India, cancer

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