Health News

Approved: First Biosimilar Rx for Cancer
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the United States' first biosimilar drug to treat cancer.
Smoking Might Be Even More Dangerous Than You Think
There are countless reasons to quit smoking. And new data may add 12 more reasons to the list.
Cancer Screening May Benefit Diabetes Patients
Diabetes patients may need to take extra precautions to lower their risk for cancer or catch it early.
Smoking May Raise Risk of Second Cancer
Smoking is a major cause of lung cancer and has been linked many other cancers. Although survival rates may be improving for smoking-related cancers, survivors may face greater odds of getting a second cancer.
Drug Fails to Prolong Cancer Patient Lives
A drug often used to treat kidney and liver cancer may also fight a type of lung cancer. New research, though, shows that it does not extend the lives of lung cancer patients.
Cancer in America
Earlier this year, the American Cancer Society released the latest figures on the state of the nation's battle against the world's most dreaded disease. The good news is that cancer death rates are down across the board. The not-so-good news is that less educated Americans are dying prematurely in greater numbers.
Illegal Drugs Aren't the Only Kind That Kill
AvastinĀ®, a cancer drug, has been shown to increase patient death from adverse events when used in conjunction with chemotherapy or biological therapy, according to new analysis of previous studies.