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Cancer blood test ‘enormously exciting’

Scientists have taken a step towards one of the biggest goals in medicine – a universal blood test for cancer. A team at Johns Hopkins University has trialled a method that detects eight common forms of the disease. Their vision ...

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Mitt Romney was ‘treated successfully’ for prostate cancer

Mitt Romney. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee who is preparing for a possible Senate campaign in Utah, was treated for prostate cancer last summer, two people close to Romney said Monday. “Last year, Governor Mitt Romney ...

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Algeria breast cancer survivors shunned as ‘half-women’

ALGIERS: As if losing a breast to cancer was not traumatic enough, Algerian mother-of-three Linda was then spurned by her husband for being “mutilated” and a “half-woman.”“Cancer? It’s nothing compared with being rejected after 18 years of marriage,” the 50-year-old ...

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Matt Damon’s father dies of cancer at 74

Related Articles BOSTON: Matt Damon’s father has died in Massachusetts at age 74 after a long battle with cancer.Damon publicist Jennifer Allen says Kent Damon died on Dec. 14. She said Saturday he died of complications from multiple myeloma, a ...

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Syria war: Assad 'may evacuate cancer children' from eastern Ghouta

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is considering a request to evacuate seven children with cancer from a besieged area, a British charity says. Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, an adviser to the charity, told the BBC that Mr Assad’s private office had said ...

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Roche to buy US cancer drugmaker Ignyta for $1.7bn

ZURICH: Swiss drugmaker Roche will buy US cancer drug specialist Ignyta Inc. for $ 1.7 billion in an agreed deal to broaden its oncology portfolio, the firms said on Friday.Roche would pay $ 27 per share for Ignyta, representing a ...

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John McCain, Fighting Brain Cancer, Likely to Miss Vote on Tax Overhaul

Advertisement WASHINGTON — Senator John McCain of Arizona, who is battling brain cancer, appears likely to miss the Senate’s vote this week to approve a sweeping tax overhaul, though President Trump said on Sunday that the senator would return if ...

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Joe Biden comforts John McCain's daughter over cancer

Former US Vice-President Joe Biden has offered comfort and advice to Meghan McCain over the health of her father, US Republican Senator John McCain, during a TV talk show. Mr Biden’s son died of the same type of brain cancer ...

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