Originally published on Tue March 12, 2013 8:22 am
It's not the first study that finds the lowly aspirin may protect against the deadliest kind of skin cancer, but it is one of the largest.
And it adds to a mounting pile of studies suggesting that cheap, common aspirin lowers the risk of many cancers — of the colon, breast, esophagus, stomach, prostate, bladder and ovary.
Originally published on Wed March 6, 2013 8:10 am
Saying that she doesn't think about dying, she thinks "of being here now," actress Valerie Harper has revealed to People magazine that she has terminal brain cancer.
Originally published on Wed March 6, 2013 5:04 am
When it comes to the state of the nation's health, the U.S. seems to get one poor grade after another. Despite spending more on health care, we've been slipping behind other high-income countries for life expectancy and healthy living.
Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 12:31 pm
In the quest for better cancer medicines, vaccines that treat rather than prevent disease are getting lots of attention.
More than 90 clinical trials have tested therapeutic vaccines in cancer patients, but the results have been a mixed bag.
A recent study in mice suggests that changing a traditional ingredient in the vaccines could make a big difference.
Originally published on Wed February 27, 2013 6:19 am
Researchers say more young American women are being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer.
It's a newly recognized trend. The numbers are small, but it's been going on for a generation. And the trend has accelerated in recent years.