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.

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.

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.

Retirement advice from a cancer survivor

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

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.

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.

The smell of prosperity or illness?

Jun 29, 2012
The residents of Roxana, Ill. debate if the oil refineries in and around their town represent jobs and money, cancer or something else.

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Doping charges brought against Lance Armstrong

Jun 14, 2012
The agency that monitors drugs in sports is bringing formal doping charges against cyclist Lance Armstrong. Armstrong has denied the allegations, but how will the charges affect his charitable organization Livestrong?

Gambling on cancer treatments

Apr 9, 2012
A new study shows that cancer patients prefer riskier approaches with very low odds of success , over more successful ones that wouldn't extend their lives as long.

The war on cancer -- a healthy metaphor?

Dec 23, 2011
President Richard Nixon used the phrase "war on cancer" in signing the National Cancer Act of 1971. Forty years later, scientists say our understanding of cancer has outgrown a military analogy.