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7 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Family Of UK Boy With Brain Tumor Accuses Officials Of Cruelty

LONDON (AP) — The grandmother of a 5-year-old British boy with a severe brain tumor accused U.K. authorities on Monday of cruelty for seeking an arrest warrant and pursuing the family abroad after his parents removed him from a British hospital against medical advice. Hours later, a Spanish judge ordered the parents' detention for 72 hours while a court in ...

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AUG 29, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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AstraZeneca boosted by start of new cancer drug trial

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Hopes for AstraZeneca's promising cancer drug pipeline were boosted on Friday by news the company had moved its immuno-oncology medicine MEDI-4736 into a mid-stage study in colorectal cancer. Analysts at UBS said the decision opened up "a potentially multi-blockbuster opportunity", given that colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the ...

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AUG 29, 2014 - Health Canal

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Study shows potential method to better control lung cancer using radiotherapy

Manchester scientists are working out how to safely increase the radiotherapy dose given to lung cancer patients – potentially offering improved local control and survival.

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AUG 26, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Pfizer to test Xalkori lung cancer drug with Merck immunotherapy

Pfizer Inc said Tuesday it will test its Xalkori lung cancer drug with Merck & Co's experimental immunotherapy pembrolizumab, in the hopes the combination will improve the outcomes for patients taking the approved Pfizer therapy. Xalkori, which has annual sales of $400 million and is also known by its chemical name crizotinib, was approved in 2011 for lung cancer patients ...

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AUG 25, 2014 - Health Canal

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Lung cancer is rarely detected by current x-ray procedures

Each year, nearly 3000 Norwegians develop lung cancer. Current x-ray- examinations capture only 20 percent of cases. With modern ultralow-dose CT, the radiologists hit the bull’s eye 90 per cent of the time.

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