As smoking rates have fallen in the U.S. and Europe, tobacco companies have focused their advertising elsewhere, especially Asia. In the Philippines, 25 percent of the population smokes, and cigarettes are a leading cause of death. But one former smoker…
By Meghana Keshavan, STAT
The race to create the next potent ovarian cancer drug is coming to a head.
By PBS NewsHour
The cancer moonshot Blue Ribbon panel releases a 10-point plan for fighting the multifaceted disease, as Congress deliberates the funds for the initiative.
By Ike Swetlitz, STAT
The goal is to use Watson’s natural language processing to mine the medical literature and a patient’s records to provide treatment advice.
By PBS NewsHour
Comedian Tig Notaro lost her mother, ended a long-term relationship and got diagnosed with breast cancer all in the same year. It was, she says, more than she could handle, but it also spurred a writing spree that helped her…
By Bob Tedeschi, STAT
In the poorest communities spanning Appalachia, cancer is often a death sentence. But one woman has launched a number of initiatives to try to help.
By Sheila Kaplan, STAT
The new study of cancer risk from cellphones marks a big change in what researchers think they know about the dangers — which is why it’s sure to get an extra close look from scientists, industry, and government regulators.
By Megan Thielking, Dylan Scott, STAT
A major new study provides evidence of a possible link between cellphone exposure and cancer, at least in rats — findings that are likely to spark a fierce new debate about the 21st century’s most ubiquitous tech gadget.
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