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Study – Silent cancer in moms a rare result in prenatal tests

For pregnant women, abnormal results from certain prenatal tests may signal that something is wrong -- with the moms-to-be, not the fetus, a preliminary study suggests.

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This Aug. 12, 2013 file photo shows the office of Dr. Farid Fata in Oak Park, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
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Detroit-area cancer doctor gets 45 years in prison for fraud

Calling the scheme "horrific," a judge sentenced a Detroit-area cancer doctor to 45 years in prison Friday for collecting millions from insurance companies while poisoning more than 500 patients through needless treatments that wrecked their health.

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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2013 file photo, chemotherapy is administered to a cancer patient via intravenous drip at a hospital in Durham, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
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‘Stunning’ number of extreme drug doses by doc, expert says

Patients of a Detroit-area doctor received "stunning" doses of a powerful, expensive drug that exposed them to life-threatening infections, an expert testified Monday as a judge heard details about a cancer specialist who fleeced insurance companies and harmed hundreds of people.

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Novel government cancer study will test precision medicine

The federal government is launching a very different kind of cancer study that will assign patients drugs based on what genes drive their tumors rather than the type.

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New Jersey’s cancer research funding questioned

New Jersey's health commissioner was drilled on cancer funding during an Assembly Budget Committee hearing on Wednesday.

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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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