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October 1, 2018 4:17 PM Nobel Medicine Prize Awarded to American, Japanese Scientists for Cancer Work

Scientists developed a new form of cancer treatment using immunotherapy The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo for discoveries that led to a new way to treat cancer by targeting the body’s immune system rather than the tumor. The work of Drs. Allison and Honjo formed the backbone of new generations 61

September 27, 2018 3:06 PM South African anti-apartheid campaigner Tutu in hospital for tests

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Retired South African archbishop and anti-apartheid campaigner Desmond Tutu has been admitted to a Cape Town hospital for a series of tests, his office said on Thursday. “The Archbishop was in good spirits after settling into his ward. He hopes to be back home in a few days,” a statement from Tutu’s office read. Tutu, who turns 45

September 26, 2018 1:31 PM Young Cancer Patients in Poor Countries Get a Boost

A new $15 million global campaign against pediatric cancer aims to narrow the gap between treatment in affluent countries and poor ones. When Pascale Yola Gassant went to work as a pediatrician at a children’s hospital in Haiti in 2003, she saw patients with cancer—but could offer no specialists, drugs or radiation therapy to tackle their disease 90

September 24, 2018 3:37 PM EU approves AstraZeneca immunotherapy drug for lung cancer

LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca’s immunotherapy drug Imfinzi has been approved in Europe for use in lung cancer patients with inoperable disease that had advanced locally but not spread widely around the body, the drugmaker said on Monday. The green light from the European Commission had been expected following a positive recommendation from experts at the European 107

September 21, 2018 5:15 AM Shooting at Syracuse, NY, memorial service leaves 5 injured, including children, 8 and 14

Multiple people at a memorial service in Syracuse, New York were injured Thursday night after a suspect opened fire. (Alex_Schmidt) Five people, including an 8-year-old and 14-year-old, were shot during a Thursday night memorial service in upstate New York, police said. Dispatch logs showed police responded to a shooting at a house in Syracuse after 79

September 14, 2018 7:00 AM Readers sound off on 9/11 firefighters, clean energy and Uber

Yorktown Heights, N.Y.: The FDNY does not officially classify the 9/11-related cancer deaths of firefighters as line-of-duty deaths, and they are not counted as part of the tally of firefighters who have died in the line of duty since 1865. Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro was the Chief of Department and in charge of the rescue and recovery operations 82

September 11, 2018 1:15 PM Merck KGaA, Pfizer's immuno-drug shown to alleviate kidney cancer

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Merck KGaA said that its immunotherapy Bavencio, jointly developed with Pfizer, delayed the progression of kidney cancer when used in combination with Pfizer’s Inlyta drug in a late-stage study. The drug combination led to longer progression-free survival in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) when compared with a control 86

September 2, 2018 12:55 PM President Trump responds to Meghan McCain's funeral speech dig

President Trump had four simple words in response to Meghan McCain’s pointed dig at his famous slogan. “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” Trump tweeted Saturday night, hours after McCain told mourners at her father John McCain’s funeral that there was no need to make America great again, as it has always been. McCain, 33, took the swipe at Trump Saturday as she addressed 49

September 1, 2018 4:59 PM Giants cut Mark Herzlich as they trim to 53-man limit

The New York Giants released linebacker Mark Herzlich on Saturday, a source told ESPN's Dan Graziano, as the team moved to trim the roster down to the 53-man limit. In other cuts Saturday, the Giants waived wide receiver Roger Lewis, who was third on the team last season with 416 receiving yards, and safety Andrew Adams, who started 17 games in his first 60

September 1, 2018 7:00 AM Korean War vet, 98, walks 12 miles each day to see ailing wife

Luther Younger (L) walks miles to visit his beloved wife Waverlee in a Rochester hospital, reports said. (GoFundMe via Lutheta Younger) Distance does not deter 98-year-old Korean War veteran Luther Younger from seeing his now-paralyzed wife Waverlee. Younger walks 12 miles a day to visit his ailing wife in a Rochester, N.Y., hospital, according to reports 77