FDA Approves First-Of-A-Kind Test For Cancer Gene ProfilingU.S. regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind test that looks for mutations in hundreds of cancer genes at once, giving a more complete picture of what's driving a patient's tumor and aiding efforts to match treatments to those flaws.
George A. Romero, Father Of The Zombie Film, Dies At 77George Romero, whose classic "Night of the Living Dead" and other horror films turned zombie movies into social commentaries and who saw his flesh-devouring undead spawn countless imitators, remakes and homages, has died. He was 77.
Drugs Score Big Wins Against Lung, Prostate, Breast CancersDrugs are scoring big wins against common cancers, setting new standards for how to treat many prostate, breast and lung tumors. There's even a "uni-drug" that may fight many forms of the disease.
American Lung AssociationLung cancer is the #1 cancer killer in America.
Bristol-Myers Drug Fails Lung Cancer Study, Shares PlungeA blockbuster cancer treatment failed in a key study as the drug's maker, Bristol-Myers Squibb, attempts to extend its usage to lung cancer patients.
Firefighter Battling Cancer Now Fights For Workers’ CompensationA Bedford firefighter battling cancer is in the process of trying to get a different kind of medical assistance, and he's got a lot of support.
Plano Man Rumbled His Harley Across America Saving LivesDespite helping to save others, Rick Kackley an advocate for cancer patients has lost his fight against lung cancer.
British Singer Joe Cocker Dies Of Lung CancerJoe Cocker, the raspy-voiced British singer known for his frenzied cover of "With a Little Help From My Friends," the teary ballad "You Are So Beautiful" and a contorted performing style uncannily parodied by John Belushi on "Saturday Night Live," has died. He was 70.
U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Dips Just Under 18-PercentA government report says the smoking rate for U.S. adults dipped below 18-percent for the first time last year.
Jazz-Funk Pioneer Joe Sample Dies At 75Pianist and composer Joe Sample has died at age 75.
Panel Backs Lung Cancer Screening For Some SmokersFor the first time, government advisers are recommending screening for lung cancer, saying certain current and former heavy smokers should get annual scans to cut their chances of dying of the disease.
Study: Arsenic Levels High In Texas RiceConsumer Reports found significant levels of arsenic in apple juice earlier this year, and now, the magazine has a new study, showing many brands of rice also contain the toxin.