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Cancer Drug

Two doctors look at breast cancer x-rays. (credit:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New Drug, Study Method Shows Breast Cancer Promise

A novel way to speed the testing of cancer drugs and quickly separate winners from duds has yielded its first big result: an experimental medicine that shows promise against a hard-to-treat form of breast cancer.

12/13/2013

A cancer patient rubs her head before trying on a wig. (credit:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Cold Caps Tested To Prevent Hair Loss During Chemo

Hair loss is one of chemotherapy’s most noticeable and despised side effects. Now U.S. researchers are about to put an experimental hair-preserving treatment to a rigorous test.

07/22/2013

Lasers are precisely pinpointed on a patient with prostate cancer at a radiation oncology center. (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

FDA Expands Approval Of Prostate Cancer Drug

The Food and Drug Administration has expanded approval of Johnson & Johnson’s prostate cancer pill Zytiga for men with an earlier stage of the disease.

12/10/2012

A nurse collects a blood sample from a patient using a glucometer at a free health clinic on November 1, 2009. (credit: NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Cheap Diabetes Drug May Fight Cancer

Does hope for cancer treatment lie in new drugs? Not necessarily, as new research shows that a commonly prescribed diabetes drug, metformin, may help fight cancer.

04/06/2012

FDA Steps In To Ease Critical Cancer Drug Shortage

The federal government is stepping in to help ease the shortage of two life-saving cancer drugs, Doxil and methotrexate.

02/22/2012

Two doctors review images of a prostate with cancer before performing a bracytherapy operation. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Prostate Cancer Growth Slowed By Commonly Used Drug

A drug that is commonly used to treat men with enlarged prostates may also delay the growth of prostate cancer, according to a new study.

01/24/2012

A woman displays her 'cocktail' of 14 different AIDS medications. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Obama To Order FDA To Help Reduce Drug Shortages

President Barack Obama is directing the Food and Drug Administration to take steps to reduce drug shortages, an escalating problem that has endangered patients and raised the possibility of price gouging.

10/31/2011

(FILE PHOTO) Detail of a person with a malignant melanoma, which is a malignant skin tumor. (credit: American Cancer Society/Getty Images)

FDA Approves Gene-Targeting Skin Cancer Drug

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a first-of-a-kind drug to treat the deadliest form of skin cancer by targeting a particular genetic mutation found in about half of patients.

08/17/2011

Two doctors look at breast cancer x-rays. (credit:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Hearing May Be End Of Road For Breast Cancer Drug

The best-selling cancer drug in the world comes under federal scrutiny again this week, as drugmaker Roche makes a last-ditch effort to keep Avastin approved for breast cancer, despite the government’s opinion that it is ineffective against the disease.

06/27/2011

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Other Dreams Realized As Former Mavs Player Battles Cancer

As the Dallas Mavericks work to fend off the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals, a former Mavs player continues to fight a different kind of enemy – cancer. And, he’s done it all supported by his Mavericks teammates.

06/03/2011

A researcher extracts fluid from a vial at a lab. (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Local Mom Happy As Experimental Cancer Vaccine Treatment Ends

Nearly nine months ago, CBS 11 News began following a North Texas cancer patient as she started a new Dallas-based vaccine clinical trial. Find out how the vaccine is working and the changes it’s made in the Frisco mother’s life.

05/31/2011

Two doctors look at breast cancer x-rays. (credit:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

FDA Grants Meeting On Avastin For Breast Cancer

The Food and Drug Administration has granted Swiss drugmaker Roche a first-of-a-kind public hearing to defend the effectiveness of its drug Avastin for treating breast cancer.

CBSDFW.COM–02/25/2011

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