PHOENIX (AP) — A 79-year-old man with lung cancer became the second inmate in Arizona’s prisons to die from the coronavirus.
The prisoner known as Sittingdown, who didn’t have a first name...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Medical scans show Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is free of the lung cancer she was diagnosed with last year, her office said Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Researchers on Wednesday reported the largest-ever one-year decline in the U.S. cancer death rate, a drop they credited to advances in lung-tumor treatments.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez announced Tuesday that he has cancer and will have a more complete diagnosis in coming days.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An urgent care center failed to diagnose a Santa Fe woman's condition in 2017 and 2018, leading to a terminal cancer diagnosis, according to court documents
CHICAGO (AP) — Newer drugs are substantially improving the chances of survival for some people with hard-to-treat forms of lung, breast and prostate cancer, doctors reported at the world's largest...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — California has a 28 percent lower lung cancer death rate than the rest of the country thanks to statewide policies against tobacco, a study concluded.
As far back as the 1980s the state highlighted the link between smoking and cancer and introduced the nation's first tobacco control program.
Those efforts resulted in fewer people starting smoking and more people quitting, researchers at the University of California, San Diego announced Wednesday.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston University is pairing with Johnson & Johnson to help fight lung cancer.
School officials announced Wednesday the company will pay for a new lung center at the university where researchers will work to prevent and cure the disease.
It's part of a five-year research partnership between the school and Johnson & Johnson Innovation, a development arm of the New Jersey-based health care products company.
Lung cancer screening has proved to be stunningly unpopular. Five years after government and private insurers started paying for it, less than 2 percent of eligible current and former smokers have sought the free scans, researchers report.
The study didn't explore why, but experts say possible explanations include worries about false alarms and follow-up tests, a doctor visit to get the scans covered, fear and denial of the consequences of smoking and little knowledge that screening exists.
CHICAGO (AP) — For the first time, a treatment that boosts the immune system greatly improved survival in people newly diagnosed with the most common form of lung cancer. It's the biggest win so far for immunotherapy, which has had much of its success until now in less common cancers.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The American Lung Association says North Dakota ranks among the states with the lowest rate of lung cancer patients nationwide.
KVRR-TV says in North Dakota, 57 people for every 100,000 are diagnosed with lung cancer, putting the state eleventh among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
NEW YORK (AP) — Veteran broadcaster Larry King says he battled lung cancer this summer but appears to have the disease at bay.
The former CNN host, who is 83, told Us Weekly that a spot on his lung was noticed this summer during a routine check-up. He said he had surgery in July. The tumor was malignant but King said it was found at such an early stage that his doctor told him he was lucky.
WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — Because she takes a chemo pill a day for her lung cancer, Jeanette Hillyard has skin breakouts, brittle nails and hair that is now coarse and kinky.
It was this latter problem that Hillyard, 67, and cosmetologist T. Hoover were trying to solve on a Monday in August.
"I have not in all my years seen hair grow in like that," said Hoover, who works at South End Barbershop and Colonial Wig Room at 1018 Kinzel Drive.
For the first time, a drug has helped prevent heart attacks by curbing inflammation, a new and very different approach than lowering cholesterol, the focus for many years.
People on the drug also had surprisingly lower cancer death rates, especially from lung cancer. An anti-tumor effect is an exciting possibility, but it needs much more study because the heart experiment wasn't intended to test that.
LONDON (AP) — Shares in Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca plunged as much as 17 percent Thursday after a new lung cancer treatment proved less successful than the company had hoped.
CHICAGO (AP) — Cancer patients' gray hair unexpectedly turned youthfully dark while taking novel drugs, and it has doctors scratching their heads.
Chemotherapy is notorious for making hair fall out, but the 14 patients involved were all being treated with new immunotherapy drugs that work differently and have different side effects. A Spanish study suggests that may include restoring hair pigment, at least in patients with lung cancer.
BOSTON (AP) — Researchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment by using blood tests to track genetic changes in tumors as they progress from their very earliest stages.
With experimental tests that detect bits of DNA that tumors shed into the blood, they were able to detect some recurrences of cancer up to a year before imaging scans could, giving a chance to try new therapy sooner.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Six holes into his opening match, Jason Day walked off the golf course.
It was the fourth time in the last three years that he withdrew in the middle of a tournament.
Only this was different.
Physically, he never felt better. Emotionally, he was a wreck.
WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — Jerry Remy could have kept quiet and Red Sox Nation wouldn't have known about his fourth bout with lung cancer, but the NESN analyst called a news conference on Monday to warn others to visit their doctors.
"I felt maybe I could make a bad into a good," Remy said while sitting inside a NESN studio, "and help some people get to their doctors on a regular basis. The key thing with cancer is early detection."
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Kanawha County clinic is participating in a pilot program to screen patients for lung cancer.
The Charleston Gazette-Mail (http://bit.ly/2g93Bgw ) reports the American Cancer Society is overseeing the three-year project with support from a $1.25 million grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation's Bridging Cancer Care initiative.
Cabin Creek Health Systems will receive $75,000 a year for three years to help develop the program.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo's Roswell Park Cancer Institute has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration to conduct a clinical trial of an innovative lung cancer vaccine developed in Cuba.
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined Roswell Park officials Wednesday to announce the trial, which is the first of its kind since the recent thaw in relations between the U.S. and Cuba.
NEW YORK (AP) — A blockbuster cancer treatment failed in a key study as the drug's maker, Bristol-Myers Squibb, attempts to extend its usage for lung cancer patients.
Shares of the New York company plunged 16 percent Friday, its biggest one-day drop in 14 years. Shares of rival Merck & Co., which makes a rival cancer drug, spiked 10 percent to reach an 18-year high.
Bristol's drug, Opdivo, and Merck's drug Keytruda are immunotherapies, which bolster the...