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Health > Cancer
Bradley Cooper to produce Stand Up To Cancer telecast
Bradley Cooper is throwing his weight behind a Stand Up To Cancer telecast, serving as executive producer for the fundraiser airing in September.
 
Cancer research team makes breakthroughs
Members of a team comprising researchers from the National Health Research Institutes, the National Ying-Ming University, Academia Sinica, Kaohsiung Medical University and the Koo Foundation Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center explain their findings at a press conference in Taipei on Thursday, June 16.
 
There is no conclusive evidence that drinking coffee causes cancer, the World Health Organization's cancer agency will say as it downgrades its warning, but it will also say all "very hot" drinks are probably carcinogenic.
 
Doubling the duration of hormone therapy for women with early-stage breast cancer from five to 10 years reduces the risk of recurrence and developing tumors in the other breast, a study showed Sunday.
 
Cancer drugs predictably cost much more in the U.S. than in poor countries and even other wealthy nations, but a study shows they are less affordable in some developing countries despite the lower price.
 
NZ, Norway back plain packets for cigarettes
New Zealand and Norway became the latest countries Tuesday to announce they will remove branding from cigarette packets, in a move hailed by the WHO as an effective way to cut smoking rates.
 
Slight cancer concerns: phone radiation study
A new U.S. study of the potential dangers of cellphone radiation, conducted in rats, found a slight increase in brain tumors in males and raised long-dormant concerns about the safety of spending so much time with cellphones glued to our ears.
 
The global financial crisis may have caused an additional 500,000 cancer deaths from 2008-2010, a new study said Thursday, with patients locked out of treatment because of unemployment and healthcare cuts.
 
In Yemen's war, cancer patients wait for death
When Ali Ghanem's doctors told him his cancer had spread from his colon to his backbone, they said they didn't have the facilities to give him the needed radiation treatment in his home city of Taiz, in central Yemen, and that he needed to get to the capital.
 
Office workers who face great stress at work and have irregular meals are more likely to fall victim to colon cancer, a doctor said recently, adding that Taiwan has the world's highest incidence of colon cancer.
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