A new study suggests that women might benefit from individualized approaches to mammograms rather than from universal guidelines.
By Orly Nadell Farber, STAT
The study is the largest ever done of breast cancer treatment, and the results are expected to spare up to 70,000 patients a year in the United States and many more elsewhere the ordeal and expense of these drugs.
By Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer
Most adults say they struggle with remembering to take their prescriptions. A nationwide study is testing a pill with an ingestible sensor that tracks medication adherence from inside the body.
By Cat Wise
How do you drive investors to spend money on cutting-edge cancer treatments? One idea, according to economist Andrew Lo, is to sell securities in a megafund of research projects. Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores how financial engineering could be the…
By Paul Solman
By Sharon Begley, STAT
Widespread screening for "scrutiny-dependent" cancers — those for which the harder you look the more you find, and the more of what you find is harmless — causes another problem, two leading cancer experts argue in a paper published on…
By PBS NewsHour
On this edition for Sunday, Dec. 10, President Donald Trump reiterates his support for Roy Moore, two days before the Alabama special Senate election. Also, bitcoin launches on futures market and doctors hope to increase participation in cancer trials. Hari…
Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco have uncovered documents demonstrating that members of the sugar industry called off a study in the 1960s because it linked sucrose -- a common sugar -- to heart disease and bladder cancer…
By Dr. Amber Robins
Similar to a doctor’s physical exam, the BiliScreen app examines the eyes for a yellowish hue called jaundice, a symptom of improper pancreas and liver function.
By Larisa Epatko
For a child, a cancer diagnosis can be the stuff of nightmares. So doctors in Russia have started using a doll to demonstrate treatments, answer questions and try to ease fears.
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