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SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Christopher Evan Welch, the actor whose roles on New York stages led to a series of film and television parts, including a regular spot on AMC's "Rubicon," has died in Southern California.
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York woman who raised thousands of dollars falsely claiming she had cancer has pleaded guilty to grand larceny, forgery and other charges.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Christopher Evan Welch, the actor whose roles on New York stages led to a series of film and television roles, including a regular spot on AMC's "Rubicon," has died in Southern California.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — New research says tens of thousands of women each year might be able to skip at least some of the grueling treatments for breast cancer without greatly harming their odds of survival.
Donated umbilical cord blood consists of stem cells that can save lives of leukemia patients, lymphoma, and other blood cancers. Now, researchers have found that growing cord blood stem cells in a laboratory before transplanting them into patients significantly improves survival.
MARSEILLE, France (AP) — A disgraced French businessman was convicted of fraud and sentenced to four years in prison on Tuesday for filling tens of thousands of breast implants with industrial grade silicone. But he left the courthouse freely after lodging an appeal, and thousands of women will have to wait longer to discover if they will receive damages.
DETROIT (AP) — For the first time, a woman will be the head of a major U.S. car company.
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market has opened slightly lower after another day of record highs. The breather comes as international stock markets were flat or edging lower as well Tuesday. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 18 points to 16,007. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was down three points to 1,805, just below its all-time closing high Monday. The Nasdaq composite fell six points to 4,062.
NAME: Mary T. Barra, 51.
Men who continued to smoke after a cancer diagnosis had a 59 percent increase in risk of death from all causes compared with those who quit smoking after diagnosis, according to a recent study at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California in Fremont.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A doctor says that Poland's last communist leader, Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski, has been hospitalized due to heart problems.
AMSTERDAM (AP) — The European Commission has fined pharmaceuticals giants Johnson & Johnson and Novartis a combined $22 million for colluding to delay the entrance of a cheap generic form of a pain killer to the Dutch market.
AMSTERDAM (AP) — The European Food Safety Authority has found that the artificial sweetener aspartame is safe for people to consume at the levels currently used in diet soft drinks.
CHICAGO (AP) — New research suggests lung cancer isn't always as deadly as doctors once thought. The researchers say almost 1 in 5 lung cancers detected in screening scans are probably so slow-growing that they would never cause problems.
NEW ORLEANS & OSAKA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 9, 2013--Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502) today announced final Phase 1 and preliminary Phase 2 results of a study combining oral investigational MLN9708 administered twice a week with lenalidomide and dexamethasone in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (MM). The investigators reported a combined complete response and very good partial response (CR+VGPR) rate of 76 percent (46/62) and a 94 percent overall response rate (ORR; 58/62 ≥ partial response). Stringent complete response (sCR) was reached in 75 percent of patients that attained CR. Overall, drug-related serious adverse events (SAEs) were reported in 28 percent of patients (18/64), and drug-related grade 3 adverse events (AEs) in 58 percent of patients (37/64). There were no drug-related grade 4 AEs. These data were presented today at the 55 th American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting held December 7-10 in New Orleans, LA.
LOS ANGELES, Cali. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- There are 14 million cancer survivors living in the U.S. More than 1.6 million patients are diagnosed with cancer every year. The cost of cancer care rose from 72 billion dollars in 2004 to 125 billion in 2010. With skyrocketing costs and a doctor shortage, many say we are in a cancer crisis. Now, a new report is offering solutions to a system in trouble.
NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 9, 2013--Seattle Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGEN) and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502) today announced updated overall survival data from two ADCETRIS (brentuximab vedotin) pivotal Phase 2 clinical trials in relapsed/refractory Hodgkin lymphoma (R/R HL) and relapsed/refractory systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma (R/R sALCL) were presented at the 55 th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition taking place in New Orleans, LA, December 7-10, 2013. ADCETRIS is an antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) directed to CD30. Median overall survival (OS) of 40.5 months was reported in R/R HL, and was not yet reached in R/R sALCL.
A specific set of anti-diabetic drugs has been shown to reduce the risk of cancer in type-2 diabetic women by 32 percent.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A legal challenge to a decades-old New Mexico law that prohibits physicians from helping terminally ill patients die is set to go to trial.
(Family Features) Everyone knows the holidays are a time of overindulgences, especially around the dinner table. The rich foods served at this special time of year are often filled with ingredients that aren’t the healthiest, especially those loaded with sodium.
Doctors are reporting a major advance against leukemia and other blood cancers.