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Patients battling certain lung, skin and kidney cancers may benefit from a new type of cancer treatment that harnesses and boosts a patient's immune system to shrink tumors, if early research pans out.

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Two new drugs extend survival for melanoma patientsupdated: Mon Jun 06 2011 09:14:00

For the first time, patients with the deadliest form of skin cancer have two new treatment options that prolong survival, according to new research presented at a cancer conference in Chicago on Sunday.

After cancer diagnosis, what comes next?updated: Mon Jun 14 2010 09:39:00

One minute, Dr. Bernadine Healy was a perfectly healthy woman, in bed with her husband watching the Oscar De La Hoya fight on HBO. A few hours later, she was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.

Diagnosed with cancerupdated: Mon Jun 14 2010 09:39:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen tells us what everyone should know about cancer.

Bad medical writing hurts public healthupdated: Tue Jun 08 2010 14:24:00

Each spring brings major medical meetings from the likes of the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Urological Association and the American Society for Clinical Oncology, to name a few.

Study: Elderly lung cancer patients should get standard chemo tooupdated: Sat Jun 05 2010 09:33:00

Lung cancer patients who are 70 years or older should be considered for a more aggressive chemotherapy treatment offered to patients who are decades younger, according to a new study presented at a major cancer conference Saturday.

Let men decide on prostate screening, cancer society saysupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 12:47:00

Most men 50 and older should seriously consider the potential risks of treatment before deciding whether to be screened for prostate cancer, the American Cancer Society said Wednesday in revised guidelines.

Ginger may help chemo patients with nauseaupdated: Fri May 15 2009 17:10:00

Cancer patients may be able to fight chemotherapy-induced nausea using a common pantry spice -- ginger.

Empowered Patientupdated: Thu Dec 18 2008 12:38:00

Elizabeth Cohen offers advice to parents with children who are seriously ill.

'Honey, you're really sick'updated: Thu Dec 18 2008 12:38:00

When her mother and father called her into the den, 9-year-old Gigi Pasley thought they were going to tell her a big surprise, "a good surprise" she said, one she'd be delighted to hear.

Time.com: Imaging a Promising Cancer Detectorupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 12:00:00

A radioactive tracer that "lights up" cancer hiding inside dense breasts showed promise in its first big test against mammograms, revealing more tumors and giving fewer false alarms

Desk jobs linked to cancerupdated: Wed Feb 13 2008 16:44:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks about a study that shows sitting at a desk can increase the risk of prostate cancer.

Time.com: Study: Liver Cancer Breakthroughupdated: Wed Jun 06 2007 15:20:00

For the first time, doctors said Monday they have found a pill that improves survival for people with liver cancer, a notoriously hard to treat disease diagnosed in more than half a million people globally each year

CNNMoney: Pfizer's Sutent shrinks tumors in kidneys, lungsupdated: Sun Jun 04 2006 18:10:00

Sutent, an anti-cancer drug from Pfizer that's been on the market just a few months, shrank tumors and stopped them from spreading in the lungs and kidneys of patients, according to studies unveiled this weekend.

CNNMoney: Sanofi blockbuster found effective in other cancerupdated: Sun Jun 04 2006 07:50:00

The Sanofi-Aventis blockbuster Taxotere improves the chance of survival by 30 percent for patients with head and neck cancer, a lead researcher said Sunday, possibly leading to additional sales for the French drug giant.

Money Magazine: Cutting Edge Tests It Pays to Pay Forupdated: Sat Oct 01 2005 00:01:00

Call me a convert. After receiving a wicked Stage 3 colon cancer diagnosis four years ago at age 43, I've changed my thinking about Big Medicine and high-tech diagnostic scans. Bring 'em on--early ...

CNNMoney: New cancer drugs -- who profits?updated: Mon May 16 2005 10:00:00

Pfizer is planning to launch a new drug, possibly by year-end, to treat a rare but deadly form of stomach cancer, that could bring in up to $800 million a year for the world's biggest drugmaker, an industry analyst said Monday.

CNNMoney: Cholesterol drugs may fight cancerupdated: Mon Jun 07 2004 07:40:00

Cholesterol lowering drugs called 'statins' may play a role in colorectal cancer prevention, according to a new study presented at a major cancer conference Sunday.

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