Cancer

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2018 file photo, Uruguay's President Tabare Vazquez attends a military ceremony in Montevideo, Uruguay. Vazquez announced at a press conference on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 that he has been diagnosed with lung cancer. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico, File)
August 20, 2019 - 9:19 pm
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez has announced that he has cancer and will have a more complete diagnosis in coming days. Vázquez said Tuesday: "In a tomographic study, a right pulmonary nodule was found, with very clear characteristics that it could be malignant." The...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2019, file photo, Syracuse's Tiana Mangakahia dribbles down court in the second quarter of an NCAA basketball game against Miami in Syracuse, N.Y. Mangakahia is halfway through treatment for breast cancer and says she often wonders “Why me?” One of the top women’s basketball players in the country and a player who nearly elected to enter the WNBA draft, the star from Australia says the feedback from doctors has been good and she’ll receive more tests Friday updating the status of her recovery. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi, File)
August 20, 2019 - 5:33 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The question "Why me?" has entered her mind, but Tiana Mangakahia knows these things happen all the time. The 24-year-old star point guard for the Syracuse women's basketball team was diagnosed with breast cancer about two months ago, and now she is halfway through...
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FILE - This undated fluorescence-colored microscope image made available by the National Institutes of Health in September 2016 shows a culture of human breast cancer cells. On Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended more women should consider gene testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, especially those who've already survived cancer once. (Ewa Krawczyk/National Cancer Institute via AP)
August 20, 2019 - 11:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — New health guidelines say more women may benefit from gene testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, especially if they already survived cancer once. Mutations in genes called BRCA1 (pronounced B-R-C-A) and BRCA2 aren't common, but when they're passed through families they...
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FILE- In this Saturday, July 28, 2012, file photo, members of the band Metallica, from left to right, Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo, pose at a photo-call before their first of eight concert performances in Mexico City. Metallica said Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, it has donated 250,000 euros (dollars 277,600) to support the construction of Romania's first paediatric oncology hospital.(AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, FILE)
August 15, 2019 - 3:41 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Metallica says it has donated 250,000 euros ($277,600) to support the construction of Romania's first pediatric oncology hospital. The American heavy metal band, which is very popular in Romania, made the donation ahead of their sold-out show Wednesday in Romania's...
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August 12, 2019 - 4:14 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a story Aug. 9 about a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announcement regarding the chemical glyphosate, The Associated Press misspelled the first name of a spokeswoman from Bayer AG. She is Charla Lord, not Chandra Lord. Also, in an early version of the story, the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma speaks during a news conference in Washington. Expanding access to a promising but costly treatment, Medicare said Aug. 7, it will cover for some blood cancers a breakthrough gene therapy that revs up a patient’s own immune cells to destroy malignancies. Verma said the decision will provide consistent and predictable access nationwide, opening up treatment options for some patients "who had nowhere else to turn." (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File)
August 07, 2019 - 8:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Expanding access to a promising but costly treatment, Medicare said Wednesday it will cover for some blood cancers a breakthrough gene therapy that revs up a patient's own immune cells to destroy malignancies. Officials said Medicare will cover CAR-T cell therapies for certain...
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Thomas Uhle, grow manager, tends to marijuana plants growing at GB Sciences Louisiana, in Baton Rouge, La., Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. Today was the first day the marijuana, which was grown for medical purposes, was processed and shipped to patients in Louisiana. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
August 06, 2019 - 6:55 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Marine veteran struggling with PTSD and a woman fighting cancer became some of the first people to purchase medical marijuana in Louisiana on Tuesday, as the state became the first in the Deep South to dispense therapeutic cannabis, four years after state lawmakers agreed...
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This undated photo provided by the Cumer family shows Nicholas Cumer, one of the victims in a shooting at a popular nightlife area in Dayton, Ohio, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. Cumer was a graduate student in the master of cancer care program at Saint Francis University. (Courtesy of the Cumer family via AP)
August 05, 2019 - 4:27 am
In the border town of El Paso, Texas, a shooter opened fire and left 20 people dead and more than two dozen injured. Hours later in Dayton, Ohio, a shooter killed 9 people and injured at least 27 others. Here are some of their stories: JORDAN ANCHONDO: 'GAVE HER LIFE' FOR HER BABY Jordan Anchondo...
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FILE - This May 1, 2018 file photo shows Merck corporate headquarters in Kenilworth, N.J. Merck & Co. reports earnings Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. Merck & Co., Inc. reports financial results on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
July 30, 2019 - 10:42 am
Soaring sales of its cancer blockbuster and vaccines helped drive Merck's second-quarter profit up a whopping 54%, blowing past Wall Street expectations and cheering investors. The maker of cancer immunotherapy drug Keytruda and diabetes pill Januvia also benefited from slightly reduced spending on...
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Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Kyle Peko speaks with reporters after practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Pittsford, N.Y., Friday, July 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
July 26, 2019 - 3:15 pm
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Bills defensive tackle Kyle Peko was torn over whether to report to training camp after his wife, Giuliana, was diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin's lymphoma. Giuliana made the decision for him. "It's crazy that I'm here, but it's her. She wouldn't want it any other way," Peko...
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