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Cancer Research

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Revolutionary Prostate Cancer Research At North Texas University

Prostate cancer impacts some 200,000 American men every year. But, fascinating research happening right here in North Texas could one day provide new options for early detection and treatment.

CBS 11–11/10/2014

Mark Tuck gets his hair 'buzzed' during the Kid’s Cancer Buzz-Off. (Source: CBSDFW.COM)

Allen Family Brings Cancer Buzz-Off To North Texas

Beating cancer, by telling people, to “buzz-off.” It’s a growing New England event that’s now expanding to North Texas, thanks to an Allen family who suffered a great loss more than 20 years ago.

CBS 11–03/21/2014

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North Texas Hospital Performing Groundbreaking Breast Cancer Research

A North Texas hospital is performing groundbreaking breast cancer research. Doctors are using cutting edge medical technology to customize treatment.

CBS 11–12/18/2013

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

Study Sees Prostate Cancer Treatment Side Effects

A new study shows how important it is for men to carefully consider treatments for early-stage prostate cancer. Fifteen years after surgery or radiation treatment, nearly all of the older men in the study had some problems having sex.

01/30/2013

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Audit Blasts Texas Cancer Agency Over Transparency

A troubled $3 billion cancer-fighting agency in Texas under criminal investigation must address “significant issues” with accountability and transparency.

01/28/2013

Head Of $3B Texas Cancer Effort Asks To Resign

The executive director of a troubled $3 billion cancer-fighting effort in Texas has submitted his resignation letter amid escalating scrutiny over the management of the nation’s second-biggest pot of cancer research dollars.

12/11/2012

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

Study: Drug Cuts Breast Cancer Reoccurrence & Death Rate

Breast cancer patients taking the drug tamoxifen can cut their chances of having the disease come back or kill them if they stay on the pills for 10 years instead of five years as doctors recommend now, a major study finds.

12/05/2012

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Martin High School Lip Dub Raises Money For Cancer Research

It may have looked like a massive party in the halls of Arlington Martin High School, but it was actually something even cooler.

11/19/2012

Feb. 16: Cycling's most famous face, Lance Armstrong, retired "for good," racking up seven consecutive Tour de France victories. His career was not without controversy, however. His retirement was announced amid doping charges from the U.S. federal government. (credit: Gail Oskin/Getty Images)

Disgraced Armstrong Resigns From Livestrong Board

Disgraced cycling great Lance Armstrong has cut ties with his cancer-fighting charity,Livestrong, amid his doping scandal.

11/12/2012

Generic aspirin lie in bottle. (credit; Getty Images/Tim Boyle)

Study: Aspirin May Help Treat Some Colon Cancers

Aspirin, one of the world’s oldest and cheapest drugs, has shown remarkable promise in treating colon cancer in people with mutations in a gene that’s thought to play a role in the disease.

10/25/2012

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

Cancer Debate: Are Tumors Fueled By Stem Cells?

How can a cancer come back after it’s apparently been eradicated? Three new studies, including one by a Texas, are bolstering a long-debated idea: that tumors contain their own pool of stem cells that can multiply and keep fueling the cancer, seeding regrowth.

08/01/2012

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

Embattled Cancer Agency Changes Course On Grant

The state’s $3 billion cancer research initiative has changed course and will give a scientific review to an already approved project that led to a top agency executive resigning in protest.

06/07/2012

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