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3 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Novartis Cancer Move Adds Spice to Crosstown Rivalry with Roche

Sitting just two miles apart on opposite banks of the Rhine river in Basel, Switzerland, Novartis AG and Roche Holding AG have long had a complex cross- town rivalry.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Novartis, Medicine, Health, Novartis AG, Healthcare Industry, Genentech, Startups, Oncology, France, World News,

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Washington Post

Pfizer and AstraZeneca Ripe for Deal Alone or Together: Real M&A

While the talks between Pfizer, the world's biggest drugmaker, and $87 billion AstraZeneca have fizzled, an analyst at Citigroup Inc. expects Pfizer to approach the company again, or AstraZeneca could opt to merge with another peer such as Amgen Inc. as a defense tactic.

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Related Topix: Pfizer, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Banking, Financial Services, Citigroup, Amgen, Shire plc, Health

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B.C. latest province to fund special breast cancer treatment test

B.C. has become the latest province to fund a test that can help determine whether patients with a certain type of early stage breast cancer could benefit from chemotherapy.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer

BBC News

Breast cancer drug price cut urged

Campaigners are urging pharmaceutical giant Roche to lower the cost of a pioneering new breast cancer treatment as the NHS drugs watchdog is set to reject its use on cost grounds.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Breast Cancer, Health, Herceptin, Trastuzumab (generic)

Romsey Advertiser

Watchdog blocks breast cancer drug

A new drug for breast cancer which extends women's lives by almost six months is to be blocked from routine NHS access under draft guidance issued by a health watchdog.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Oncology

Patch.com

Force 3 5K Raises $21,000 for the Children's Cancer Foundation

Proceeds from the first annual event will benefit the research and treatment of childhood cancers Crofton, Md.

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Related Topix: Crofton, MD

Evesham Journal

Donating hair will be a snip for Ella

A YOUNG girl will be going to great lengths for a charity which supplies children undergoing treatment for cancer with real hair wigs.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Business Journal

Tuesday Five: Comcast merger opposed, $1 billion cancer treatment and don't ride the dead shark

It's not news that Comcast is planning a $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Medical Daily

Cancer Stem Cells Responsible For Disease's Resistance To Drugs, Enhanced Tumor Growth

New research shows that a biomarker occurring on the surface of tumors may promote the proliferation and resilience of cancerous tissue, providing a new clue as to how some cancers become resistant to drugs during treatment.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cell Biology, Biology, Science, Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, UC San Diego

This is Wiltshire

Funds drummed up to help beat cancer

Buy this photo From left, Lindsay Hunt, Jamie Hunt with Sienna, Gerry Hunt with Isabella, Maggie Hunt and Darren Hunt JUST 24 hours after a family sent out an urgent appeal for funds towards alternative cancer treatment for its patriarch Gerry Hunt, they have been inundated with offers of donations, supportive messages and advice on an array of new ... (more)

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Lymphoma, Hodgkin's Disease

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Straits Times

1 in 4 women in Singapore skip follow-up breast cancer tests

One in four women who had free mammograms last year failed to return for follow-up tests, despite their scans indicating possible abnormalities.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, World News, Indonesia

KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

Avoid getting burned by skin cancer

When you think of skin cancer, states like Florida and California come to mind but Colorado has a higher rate of melanoma than either of those states.

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Related Topix: Skin Cancer, Medicine, Health, Colorado Springs, CO

WTVF Nashville

Heating Up Breast Cancer

Two years ago, doctors told Lisa Ridgeway she had triple negative breast cancer, a very aggressive disease with no cure.

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Related Topix: Health, Breast Cancer, Oncology, Ovarian Cancer

Sunherald.com

State provides $300K to Hamer cancer center

State Sen. Willie Simmons, D-Cleveland, tells The Bolivar Commercial the resource center will offer people with cancer assistance and information.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Ruleville, MS

India Talkies

'No direct evidence of link between mobile radiation and cancer' - Indiatalkies.com

New Delhi, April 21: The preponderance of evidence shows that there is no link between cell phone radiation and cancer, said oncologist and renowned author Siddhartha Mukherjee.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Oncology

Nova News Now

Benefit planned for Coldbrook teacher battling breast cancer

Coldbrook student Olivia McCready with some of the bracelets she has been selling as part of the fundraiser for teacher Jill Conrad-Tracey.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer

Redditch Advertiser

Oesophageal cancer team wins acclaim

Surgeon Martin Wadley, oesophageal cancer patient Brian Harris from Worcester, Robin Walker MP, patient Stephen Lee from Bromsgrove, specialist nurse Sharon Brown and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust chief executive Penny Venables A TEAM treating people with upper gastrointestinal cancer across Worcestershire, Herefordshire and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Health, World News, Worcestershire County, England, United Kingdom

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Asbury Park Press

Contemplating fertility after cancer

The diagnosis of cancer is a life-changing event. Unfortunately, the chemotherapy and radiation treatments that help assure the best possible outcome often impair a womans ability to become pregnant in the future, after she is cancer-free.

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Related Topix: Health

Cleveland.com

Country music singer Kevin Sharp dies at 43 after battling cancer

Kevin Sharp, a country music singer who recorded multiple chart-topping songs and survived a well-publicized battle with cancer, has died.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Country, Fair Oaks, CA, Redding, CA, Sarcoma, Music, Entertainment

Daily Camera

CU system resets health care with $63M personalized medicine division

Lung-cancer patient Ellen Smith, accompanied by Dr. Dara Aisner, reacts upon seeing a dissected portion of her tumor at the Colorado Molecular Correlates Laboratory at the Anschutz Medical Campus earlier this month.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Lung Cancer, Genetics, Nursing, Aurora, CO

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