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4 HOURS AGO - MSNBC

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Joan Lunden on chemotherapy hair loss: 'We're losing our hair in order to live'

Like many women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer, Joan Lunden soon began losing her hair. It affected her more than she thought.“You just are never prepared for it,” Lunden told TODAY’s Hoda Kotb. So when People magazine approached her to pose bald for its cover, she was hesitant.

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7 HOURS AGO - Health Canal

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Exposure to Dim Light at Night May Make Breast Cancers Resistant to Chemotherapy

NEW ORLEANS — For rats bearing human breast tumors, exposure to dim light at night made the tumors resistant to the standard breast cancer chemotherapy doxorubicin, but giving the rats a melatonin supplement during the dim-light exposure at night prevented resistance development and promoted tumor regression, according to data presented at the 13th Annual AACR International Conference on Frontiers in ...

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20 HOURS AGO - Health Canal

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Landmark Medicare Law Had Little Impact on Reducing Chemotherapy Cost

WASHINGTON — Legislation passed in 2003 to slow the spiraling costs of drugs paid for by the federal government to treat Medicare patients has had no meaningful impact on cancer chemotherapy drug costs, say a team of researchers in the Journal of Clinical Oncology published online Sept. 29.

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SEP 30, 2014 - Huffington Post

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New Cancer Drugs Have Fewer Side Effects -- But Worryingly High Price Tags

By Ben Hirschler MADRID, Sept 30 (Reuters) - A raft of new cancer drugs promise better, longer-lasting treatments with fewer adverse side effects -- but their high cost is a growing concern. Drugs that help the body's own immune cells fight tumors are expected to be used in multi-drug cocktails, pushing the price of therapies costing more than $100,000 a ...

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SEP 29, 2014 - MedPage Today

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Targeted Drugs Build on Efficacy Record in Melanoma (CME/CE)

MADRID (MedPage Today) -- Studies called a "death knell" for conventional chemotherapy in advanced melanoma.

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