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Study questions accuracy of certain tumor-only gene mapping

More cancer patients are getting the genes in their tumors mapped to help guide their treatment. New research suggests that isn't always accurate enough, and a second test could help ferret out the culprit genes.

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Mount St. Joseph's Lauren Hill gives a thumbs-up last November, during her first NCAA college basketball game, against Hiram University. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman, File)
Mount St. Joseph's Lauren Hill gives a thumbs-up last November, during her first NCAA college basketball game, against Hiram University. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman, File)
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Brain cancer didn’t deter Lauren Hill from playing college basketball

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Lauren Hill spent her final year polishing a layup and inspiring others to live fully. She succeeded at both as she fought an inoperable brain tumor.

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Doctor’s note needed to fly? California woman with cancer asked to leave plane

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A California woman with cancer says she got kicked off a flight home from Hawaii after being told she could not fly without a doctor's note.

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Cancer alert for popular weed-killer is issued by world health group

LONDON (AP) -- One of the world's most popular weed-killers - and the most widely used kind in the U.S. - has been labeled a probable carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

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FDA approves first lower-cost biotech drug for cancer treatment

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health officials have approved the first lower-cost copy of a biotech drug in the U.S., a long-awaited milestone that could save billions for insurers, doctors and patients.

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Cancer cluster rat study findings released

One chemical can be crossed off the list of primary causes of a childhood cancer cluster that turned up in an Ocean County community's drinking water in the 1990's.

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Drug research at Merck. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Drug research at Merck. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
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New HPV vaccine from Merck strengthens cervical cancer protection

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The drugmaker Merck & Co. Inc. has received approval for an updated version of its Gardasil vaccine that protects against an additional five strains of the virus that causes most cases of cervical cancer.

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Obesity is a growing risk factor for cancer in the US

It is no secret that there is an obesity issue in the United States. In New Jersey, the prevalence of obesity is 25 to 30 percent and growing. As obesity continues to expand so does its link to cancer.

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WATCH: Devon Still inspires daughter before cancer surgery

You might want to have a tissue handy when you watch this video.

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FDA OKs Merck drug, 1st in new cancer drug class

Merck & Co. on Thursday won the first U.S. approval for a new kind of cancer drug with big advantages over chemotherapy and other older cancer treatments.

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