| Sep 11, 2013
As the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute completes its third year of treating cancer patients — half of them for prostate cancer — insurance companies across the country are dropping coverage for proton beam therapy for early stage...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 8:42 AM
For breast cancer patients who need radiation therapy, the option to reduce its duration from about seven weeks to five days can be appealing.
Accelerated radiation, in various forms, has been in use for nearly 10 years. While some physicians are...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 2:00 AM
The rise in the number of female military veterans has led the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center to update its breast cancer care options to meet the growing demand.
"Females are the fastest-growing demographic of veterans," said Dr. Ajay Jain,...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 5:13 PM
Prostate screening tests detect prostate cancer early, but questions about whether the tests do more harm than good have made them one of the most hotly debated areas of medicine.
Some doctors and researchers believe testing for PSA, which stands for...
| Aug 2, 2013
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| Aug 23, 2013
| 9:31 AM
A University of Kansas graduate who invented a synthetic gel called "Superflab" for use in radiology clinics has donated $2 million to the university for a professorship and two scholarships.
Gene Feaster, of Leawood, received his bachelor's degree...
| Jul 11, 2013
The kickoff to the Cancer Resource Center of the Desert’s community campout is set to make its return Saturday.
This year’s kickoff will take place inside the Imperial Valley Mall and will feature live entertainment, dancing and presentations...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 4:28 PM
The applause began as Darrin Reed made his way slowly across the Festival Shopping Center parking lot. By the time he reached ReMark's, everyone in the restaurant was on his or her feet and clapping.
Reed's friends had gathered at the restaurant to show...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 6:35 AM
The Central Kentucky Cancer Center Support Group is a monthly get-together for all those affected by cancer. Facilitated by Commonwealth Cancer Center, Ephraim McDowell Cancer Support Center and 21st Century Oncology of Kentucky, the group offers a chance...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 5:34 AM
The homeless in Northern Michigan are high school students, single parents, grandparents, those escaping abusive relationships, widows, children, single people and families. Their stories are as starkly different as the seasons in the region and the...