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Supreme Court rejects Bayer's bid to stop Roundup lawsuits

Jun. 21, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected Bayer's appeal to shut down thousands of lawsuits claiming that its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer. The justices on Tuesday left in place a $25 million judgment in favor of Edwin Hardeman, a California man who says he developed...

Court rejects Trump-era EPA finding that weed killer safe

Jun. 17, 2022 19:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday rejected a Trump administration finding that the active ingredient in the weed killer Roundup does not pose a serious health risk and is “not likely” to cause cancer in humans. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the...

Cyprus trial of UK man: Was it murder or assisted suicide?

Jun. 17, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The trial of a British man charged with the premeditated murder of his ill wife in Cyprus’ coastal resort town of Paphos was pushed back Thursday until September, with defense lawyers arguing that David Hunter should instead be charged with assisting a suicide. ...

Country star Toby Keith discloses stomach cancer diagnosis

Jun. 12, 2022 18:55 PM EDT

Country music star Toby Keith announced Sunday that he has been undergoing treatment for stomach cancer since last fall. The multi-platinum-selling singer said on Twitter that he underwent surgery and received chemotherapy and radiation in the past six months. “So...

Battling cancer, senior checks piloting off her bucket list

Jun. 12, 2022 03:20 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Growing up, Christina Wood never considered becoming a pilot. She was from a big family, and it was the 1960s — her brothers went to college, her sisters to nursing school. She became a photographer instead, like her great-grandfather. But the subjects...

Rays' Hess returns from cancer treatment, pitches in minors

Jun. 07, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay minor league pitcher David Hess threw one inning for the rookie-level FCL Rays on Tuesday, his first game since undergoing treatment for a cancerous tumor in his chest. Hess announced last October after experiencing chest tightness and...

Some cancer patients can skip treatments, 2 studies show

Jun. 07, 2022 08:19 AM EDT

After surgery, some cancer patients can safely skip radiation or chemotherapy, according to two studies exploring shorter, gentler cancer care. Researchers are looking for ways to precisely predict which cancer patients can avoid unneeded treatment to cut down on harmful side effects...

Researchers: Breast cancer drug could help more patients

Jun. 05, 2022 08:01 AM EDT

For the first time, a drug targeting a protein that drives breast cancer growth has been shown to work against tumors with very low levels of the protein. It’s not a cure. But this latest gain for targeted cancer therapy could open new treatment possibilities to thousands of...

Novel genetic experiment shrinks tough-to-treat cancer

Jun. 01, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

In a novel experiment, a woman with advanced pancreatic cancer saw her tumors dramatically shrink after researchers in Oregon turbocharged her own immune cells, highlighting a possible new way to someday treat a variety of cancers. Kathy Wilkes isn’t cured but said what’s left...

Mobile lung cancer screening unit visiting 3 WVa counties

May. 31, 2022 04:11 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A mobile lung cancer screening unit that offers service to West Virginia counties without easy access to screenings will be visiting three counties next week. The unit known as LUCAS will visit Preston, Taylor and Marion counties. The unit is operated by...