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Cancer deaths falling for half decade in EU: study

Paris - The death rate from cancer has been falling for half a decade in the EU, researchers said Tuesday, although the overall number is expected to rise to 1.4 million this year due to an expanding population.

Nathan Adrian opens up about cancer diagnosis on the 'Today' show

On February 26, 2019, eight-time Olympic medalist Nathan Adrian was interviewed on NBC News' Today, where he gives an update on his health.

Obesity-linked cancers on the rise in young adults

Paris - A sharp increase in the rate of obesity-linked cancers among young adults in the United States could foreshadow a reversal in the overall decline in cancer mortality, researchers warned Monday.

Michael Ferguson, Canada’s auditor general is dead at 60

Michael Ferguson, Canada's auditor general for the past seven years, has died from cancer at the age of 60, according to a statement released on Saturday.

Olympic medalist Nathan Adrian reveals he has testicular cancer

Five-time Olympic gold medalist and world champion swimmer Nathan Adrian revealed that he is battling testicular cancer.

AI program aims to power-up medical research

A new venture called the Open aiForward program has called upon medical researchers to ‘power up’ and advance research into new medicines and diseases using artificial intelligence for no additional cost.

Essential Science: New drug combination could treat melanoma

Rates of melanoma are increasing worldwide, making it increasingly a matter of medical importance. A new drug combination, which is effective against the skin cancer, could save millions of lives each year.

AI can boost cancer drug discovery

Drug discovery is a long and often arduous process, with the typical time to market being 14 years and costs running into the billions per drug. AI offers a means to accelerate the development process and reduce costs.

The Journey Home Project helps U.S. veterans battling cancer

Nashville - In November of 2018, Charlie Daniels' The Journey Home Project donated $50,000 to the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

General Hospital actors to partake in 'Teal's Got Talent' benefit

Philadelphia - On May 4, 2019, it was announced that the "Teal's Got Talent" competition will take place at the Helium Comedy Club in Philadelphia. This event benefits the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation.

Topless, singing Serena sparks internet breast cancer stir

Sydney - Tennis superstar Serena Williams caused an internet sensation Sunday by posing topless for a video while singing "I Touch Myself" to raise awareness for breast cancer.

Most nations to miss UN target on chronic diseases: study

Paris - More than half of all countries will likely fail to hit the UN target of reducing premature deaths from a quartet of chronic diseases by a third before 2030, researchers said Friday.

New drug developed to treat pancreatic cancer

A new drug for pancreatic cancer has been developed by a college of pharmacy researchers. The new product could lead to the formation of a new strategy to fight cancer. The medicine targets two genes at the same time.

Cancer to kill 10 mn in 2018 despite better prevention

Paris - Cancer will kill nearly 10 million people this year, experts said Wednesday, warning the disease's global burden continues to rise in spite of better prevention and earlier diagnosis. An estimated 18.

Cancer in Europe: more cases but fewer deaths

London - The number of cancer cases has continued to rise across Europe, however mortality rates from the disease have fallen, according to the World Health Organization's "European Health Report", published Wednesday. Some 2.

Researchers develop AI platform to detect cancer group

A research group have applied artificial intelligence to assess how cancers can progress and evolve. The aim is to enable medics to use personalized treatments for individual patients, thereby boosting survival rates.

Zero tolerance: no safe level of alcohol, study says

Paris - Even an occasional glass of wine or beer increases the risk of health problems and dying, according to a major study on drinking in 195 nations that attributes 2.8 million premature deaths worldwide each year to booze.

'My Hair, Your Hair': Bosnians weave wigs for kids with cancer

Sarajevo - Ajla Nizic did not know what cancer was when she was diagnosed with it at age four."But I knew that I lost my hair," said the Bosnian leukaemia survivor who is now 19 years old.

Bloomberg targets Big Tobacco's 'underhanded tactics'

Paris - Billionaire former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday gave a trio of anti-tobacco crusaders $20 million to up their game against an industry aggressively marketing its deadly wares worldwide, especially in developing countries.

Syria's first lady diagnosed with breast cancer: presidency

Damascus - The wife of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has begun treatment for early-stage breast cancer, the presidency said on Wednesday.

Australia scientists develop 'world first' melanoma blood test

Sydney - Australian researchers said Wednesday they have developed a blood test for melanoma in its early stages, calling it a "world first" breakthrough that could save many lives.

Nanoparticles can help battle brain cancer

Researchers have come up with a new drug-delivering nanoparticle which may provide a more effective means to treat the brain cancer glioblastoma. The particles are equipped to transport two different drugs.

Breakthrough with new prostate cancer immune system drug

Scientists have declared the results of a trial involving a new prostate cancer immune system drug as 'spectacular', with the results showing success against certain patients.

AI better at finding skin cancer than doctors: study

Paris - A computer was better than human dermatologists at detecting skin cancer in a study that pitted human against machine in the quest for better, faster diagnostics, researchers said Tuesday.

Making use of artificial intelligence for early cancer diagnosis

London - The British government has announced ambitious plans to prevent an estimated 22,000 cancer deaths by 2033, through the use of artificial intelligence to predict those individuals at greater risk of developing the disease.

New technique reveals 3D images of cancer cells

A new advance has been made in medical imaging, which displays cancer cells as three-dimensional images in the human body. This includes an optical process to overcome the problem of transparent cells.

Google microscope uses AI and AR for cancer detection

Google has launched a new product from its health arm. This is a microscope that uses artificial intelligence and augmented reality to assist with the detection of certain types of cancer in real-time.

Radio host encourages donations for pediatric cancer research

Kevin Kline, a local radio host and founder of Snowdrop Foundation, is doing a campaign (#ForChelsey), which is encouraging people to pay it forward.

UK admits 'serious' cancer screening failure for 450,000 women

London - Britain on Wednesday admitted that a "serious failure" in its breast cancer screening programme over nearly a decade led to 450,000 women missing out on invitations to their final tests -- and may have shortened the lives of up to 270 of them.

Mushroom toxin fights cancer

Scientists have taken one of the most deadly toxins, extracted from a fungus, and demonstrated that the chemical can be used with the treatment of certain types of cancer.
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