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New breast cancer gene mutation found to raise risk
New breast cancer gene mutation found to raise risk

A newly discovered gene mutation raises a woman's risk of breast cancer and may be considered the third such inherited gene

New breast cancer gene mutation found to raise risk
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Aspirin reduces risk from some cancers, says study

Daily, long-term doses of aspirin can slash the risk of cancer of the digestive tract.

Aspirin reduces risk from some cancers, says study
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Billionaire conservative donor Richard Mellon Scaife dies, 82

Richard Mellon Scaife, a generous donor to US conservative causes and heir to a sizeable banking fortune, died according to The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, a newspaper that he owned. He was 82.

Billionaire conservative donor Richard Mellon Scaife dies, 82
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Nepal PM diagnosed with tuberculosis: party spokesman

US doctors treating Nepalese Prime Minister Sushil Koirala have ruled out lung cancer and diagnosed the 75-year-old with tuberculosis, a spokesman for the premier's Nepali Congress party said.

Nepal PM diagnosed with tuberculosis: party spokesman
Thousands mourn death of influential Nigerian monarch
Thousands mourn death of influential Nigerian monarch

Hundreds of thousands of people flocked the streets of Nigeria's second city on Friday to pay their final respects to one of the country's most influential traditional rulers as he was laid to rest.

Thousands mourn death of influential Nigerian monarch
Immunotherapy is new revolution in cancer fight
Immunotherapy is new revolution in cancer fight

Immunotherapy has made great strides against cancers like melanoma that were once believed incurable, though scientists still do not understand why it works well in some cases but not others.

Immunotherapy is new revolution in cancer fight
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Samsung promises compensation over cancer claims

Samsung Electronics promised on Wednesday to pay compensation to a number of employees who claim they contracted cancer from working at the company's semiconductor plants.

Samsung promises compensation over cancer claims
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Study lists dangerous chemicals linked to breast cancer

Certain chemicals that are common in everyday life have been shown to cause breast cancer in lab rats and are likely to do the same in women, US researchers said.

Study lists dangerous chemicals linked to breast cancer
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Aspirin halves colon cancer risk -- if you have certain gene

Aspirin can reduce the risk of colon cancer by half, but only in people who carry high levels of a specific type of gene, a study found.

Aspirin halves colon cancer risk -- if you have certain gene
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Wrongfully imprisoned US boxer 'Hurricane' Carter dies

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the prizefighter whose racially tinged wrongful murder conviction made him a symbol of injustice and a pop culture cause, died on Sunday at the age of 76.

Wrongfully imprisoned US boxer 'Hurricane' Carter dies
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Breast cancer rates in Kazakhstan highest in Central Asia

Kazakhstan has topped Central Asia by breast cancer rates.

Breast cancer rates in Kazakhstan highest in Central Asia
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Almaty charity marathon to help children with cancer

All the proceeds from the Almaty Marathon will be donated the the Children’s Oncological Department of the Pediatrics and Children Surgery Research Center.

Almaty charity marathon to help children with cancer
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Anti-cancer drinks to be produced in Kyzylorda Oblast

Kyzylorda city is southern Kazakhstan to partake in production of anti-cancer onion drinks that kill cancer cells.

Anti-cancer drinks to be produced in Kyzylorda Oblast
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Late detection of cancer in Kazakhstan leads to more surgeries

Untimely detection of cancer is a problem in Kazakhstan.

Late detection of cancer in Kazakhstan leads to more surgeries
Genome tests help tailored treatment for breast cancer
Genome tests help tailored treatment for breast cancer

French doctors said on Friday they had used gene testing to help women with advanced breast cancer get access to clinical trials that may offer a better chance of treating their disease.

Genome tests help tailored treatment for breast cancer
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Antioxidants speed lung cancer growth in mice: study

People who smoke or have lung cancer should think twice about taking vitamin supplements, according to a Swedish study Wednesday that showed certain antioxidants may make tumors grow faster.

Antioxidants speed lung cancer growth in mice: study
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New cancer research center in Astana: Cancer early detection

A new cancer center in Astana will provide diagnose of cancer at early stages.

New cancer research center in Astana: Cancer early detection
Cigarettes more dangerous than ever: US health report
Cigarettes more dangerous than ever: US health report

Smoking cigarettes can cause even more health problems than lung cancer, including blindness, diabetes, erectile dysfunction and liver cancer.

Cigarettes more dangerous than ever: US health report
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Cancer drug Xeloda linked to severe skin reactions: official

A drug used to treat advanced breast and colorectal cancers has been linked to sometimes fatal skin reactions in patients, its Swiss manufacturer and Canadian health officials said Wednesday.

Cancer drug Xeloda linked to severe skin reactions: official
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Hugh Jackman reveals treated for skin cancer

Australian actor Hugh Jackman revealed Thursday that he had been treated for skin cancer, posting a picture of himself with a plaster on his nose.

Hugh Jackman reveals treated for skin cancer