Latest Cancer News

'Jeopardy!' host Trebek says he's resumed chemotherapy

Sep. 17, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek says he's had a setback in his battle with pancreatic cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy again. Trebek told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Tuesday that after a short period of optimism when he stopped chemotherapy, his "numbers shot up" and doctors ordered...

Judge: No custody for parents who didn't want chemo for son

Sep. 17, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has ruled that a 4-year-old boy is in imminent danger of neglect if he stays with his parents because of their desire to treat his leukemia with natural remedies instead of chemotherapy. Judge Thomas Palermo ruled last week in Tampa that Joshua McAdams and Taylor...

American cancer survivor swims England Channel 4 times

Sep. 17, 2019 6:43 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An American cancer survivor has succeeded in her remarkable quest to swim across the English Channel four times in a row. Sarah Thomas, who is from Colorado, completed the feat Tuesday morning after more than 54 hours of swimming. The 37-year-old completed treatment for breast cancer last...

NC man accused of stealing items from breast cancer charity

Sep. 17, 2019 4:59 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina have arrested a man who they say broke in to several churches and stole thousands of dollars' worth of items from a breast cancer charity. The Asheville Police Department says in a news release that 25-year-old Conner Lee Fewell was arrested on Sunday and...

College professor pleads not guilty to stealing cancer funds

Sep. 12, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A Stony Brook University professor pleaded not guilty Thursday to stealing tens of thousands of dollars of government cancer research funds to pay personal bills, including his mortgage. Geoffrey Girnun, 48, of Woodmere, New York, was released on $250,000 bail after an...

Tests show Bills defensive tackle's wife is cancer-free

Sep. 11, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The wife of Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Kyle Peko says tests have revealed she is cancer-free 2½ months after being diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin's lymphoma. Peko says his wife Giuliana was crying tears of joy upon informing him of the good news by phone shortly before he...

German hospitals warned over alleged wrong cancer diagnoses

Sep. 11, 2019 7:47 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities have alerted more than 100 hospitals in western Germany about possible misdiagnosed cancer cases. German daily Saarbruecker Zeitung reported Wednesday that clinics in the western states of Saarland and Rhineland-Palatinate are being urged to review cases referred by a doctor...

Kentucky woman gets jail time for faking cancer to get money

Sep. 10, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky woman has been sentenced to 60 days in jail for soliciting $15,000 in donations while pretending to have cancer. WXIX-TV reports Jessica Krecskay also was sentenced Monday to five years' probation and ordered to repay the donations. Krecskay was indicted in February on a...

Former Japanese empress leaves hospital after cancer surgery

Sep. 10, 2019 4:44 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Former Japanese Empress Michiko was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday after undergoing breast cancer surgery, and bowed politely to the staff as she left. The 84-year-old Michiko was diagnosed with early stages of breast cancer in July. She had surgery on Sunday at the University of...

More cancer trials in rural areas expected thanks to grant

Sep. 8, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Rural residents could have an easier time accessing cancer trials in their own communities under a $5 million federal grant. Maine Public reports that the grant is expected to triple the number of clinical trials offered through the MaineHealth Cancer Care Network. Such trials will...