Latest Cancer News

Lebanese cancer patients face frantic search for medication

Sep. 14, 2021 04:33 AM EDT

QLEIAT, Lebanon (AP) — Saydi Mubarak and her mother share a bond that goes beyond a close mother-daughter relationship: They were both diagnosed with breast cancer a year ago and underwent months of chemotherapy at a Beirut hospital, together facing the anxiety, the hair loss and the...

20 years later, fallout from toxic WTC dust cloud grows

Sep. 10, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The dust cloud caught Carl Sadler near the East River, turning his clothes and hair white as he looked for a way out of Manhattan after escaping from his office at the World Trade Center. Gray powder billowed through the open windows and terrace door of...

NASCAR volunteers build playset for young SC cancer patient

Sep. 04, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

EFFINGHAM, S.C. (AP) — Eevie Richardson turned shy Thursday afternoon when she, her father and her grandmother returned from a morning out to find a crew from NASCAR had built her a new playset in the back yard. Father Dustin Richardson carried Eevie, with a mask over...

Pfizer to pay $2.26B for cancer treatment developer Trillium

Aug. 23, 2021 09:49 AM EDT

Pfizer is spending more than $2 billion in cash to buy a drugmaker focused on cancer treatments. Pfizer will pay $18.50 for each share of Trillium Therapeutics Inc., or more than double the stock’s 60-day weighted average price. Trillium has no...

Maryland Gov. Hogan, cancer survivor, gets 3rd vaccine dose

Aug. 22, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a cancer survivor, said Sunday he's received a third shot of the coronavirus vaccine and he's urging the federal government to make booster shots available earlier than currently planned. Hogan appeared on CBS' "Face the...

Stevie Wonder, Common team for cancer fundraising TV special

Aug. 12, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stevie Wonder and Common will perform together for the seventh Stand Up To Cancer telethon, with Anthony Anderson, Sofia Vergara and husband-and-wife Ken Jeong and Tran Ho as hosts. Brittany Howard also will perform on the hourlong special on Aug. 21...

$86M to California couple upheld in Monsanto pesticide case

Aug. 10, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A state appeals court upheld $86.2 million in damages to a Northern California couple who developed cancer after spraying Monsanto’s Roundup, the world’s most widely used herbicide, in their yards for 30 years. The verdict in favor of Alva and...

Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas has surgery for brain tumor

Aug. 06, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas has undergone surgery for a brain tumor. Tilson Thomas’ spokeswoman, Constance Shuman, said in a statement Friday that the 76-year-old conductor had surgery at the University of California, San Francisco Medical...

Kathy Griffin says she is undergoing surgery for lung cancer

Aug. 02, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

Kathy Griffin has revealed that she is undergoing surgery for lung cancer and her doctors are optimistic she “should be up and running around as usual in a month or less.” The comedian took to Instagram and Twitter Monday to say her cancer was caught early and...

Helping Ula: Georgians send aid to girl in the Philippines

Aug. 01, 2021 00:21 AM EDT

TIFTON, Ga. (AP) — A message from the Philippines was sent to Tifton, beginning with “Kuya,” meaning older brother, “I do not understand.” Bob Kemerait, professor and extension specialist at University of Georgia, received this message from one of his close...