Tag: Cancer

Waycross Looks for Answers in Childhood Cancer Outbreak

Waycross Looks for Answers in Childhood Cancer Outbreak

After 4 children in Waycross, Georgia, were diagnosed with sarcoma cancers within a 2-month period in 2015, people wanted to know if the cancers were caused by decades of toxic pollution in the environment.

/ November 6, 2017
Roundup to be Banned in France for Cancer Risk

Roundup to be Banned in France for Cancer Risk

France will phase out the agricultural use of Monsanto's Roundup (glyphosate) weed-killer by 2022 due to fears that it may cause cancer.

/ September 28, 2017
Australia Reports 56 Cases of Breast Implant Cancer

Australia Reports 56 Cases of Breast Implant Cancer

Health officials in Australia reported 56 cases of Anaplastic Large-Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) in woman with breast implants, including 3 deaths since 2007.

/ September 15, 2017
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Choosing Alternative Medicine to Treat Cancer May Increase Death Risk by 5X: Study

Patients who chose alternative therapies to treat cancer instead of the recommended medical treatment may be significantly increasing their risk of death, a new study has found.

/ August 18, 2017

Cancer Death Rates Down 25% Since 1991

The death toll from cancer in the U.S. this year is projected to be 25% lower than a quarter-century ago, a decrease attributed to steady reductions in smoking rates and new breakthroughs in detection and treatment.

/ January 10, 2017
That Expensive New Cancer Drug Might Not Work

That Expensive New Cancer Drug Might Not Work

At least 50% of cancer drugs that were fast-tracked to patients by the FDA from 2008-2012 did not help them live longer or better lives. The most expensive drug also worsened quality of life. Even when these medications do not...

/ December 2, 2016