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.
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.
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.
Study: Cheap Diabetes Drug May Fight CancerDoes 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.
FDA Steps In To Ease Critical Cancer Drug ShortageThe federal government is stepping in to help ease the shortage of two life-saving cancer drugs, Doxil and methotrexate.
Prostate Cancer Growth Slowed By Commonly Used DrugA drug that is commonly used to treat men with enlarged prostates may also delay the growth of prostate cancer, according to a new study.
Obama To Order FDA To Help Reduce Drug ShortagesPresident 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.
FDA Approves Gene-Targeting Skin Cancer DrugThe 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.
Hearing May Be End Of Road For Breast Cancer DrugThe 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.
Other Dreams Realized As Former Mavs Player Battles CancerAs 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.
Local Mom Happy As Experimental Cancer Vaccine Treatment EndsNearly 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.
FDA Grants Meeting On Avastin For Breast CancerThe 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.