Novartis and Xencor enter into bispecific antibody agreement

File photo of Swiss drugmaker Novartis' logo at the company's plant in the northern Swiss town of SteinNovartis has received rights with Xencor to develop bispecific antibodies for treating cancer. "Under the terms of the agreement, Xencor is receiving a $150 million upfront payment from Novartis and the two companies will equally share the cost to jointly develop two Xencor antibodies targeting the CD3 domain," Novartis said. Novartis would additionally receive rights to develop and commercialize four further bispecific antibodies and to use Xencor's antibody technology in up to 10 additional molecules, the companies said.



NY Gov. Cuomo signs bill expanding breast cancer screening

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, center, signs legislation pertaining to breast cancer screenings while participating in a breast cancer awareness motorcycle ride in New York, Monday, June 27, 2016. Cuomo is acompanied by State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, left, Cuomo's girlfriend Sandra Lee, second from left, Assembly member Didi Barrett, second from right, and musician Billy Joel. New York is expanding access to breast cancer screening by requiring hospitals to extend hours for mammograms and eliminating insurance costs for the procedure. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is expanding access to breast cancer screening by requiring hospitals to extend hours for mammograms and eliminating insurance costs for the procedure.



2 years after cancer diagnosis, Duval is back at Wimbledon

FILE - This is a Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 file photo of Vicky Duval, of the United States, returns a shot to Luksika Kumkhum, of Thailand, during the first set of a U.S. Open qualifying tennis match in New York. Vicky Duval was back at Wimbledon on Monday, June 27, 2016 competing in the grass-court Grand Slam tournament for the first time in two years after recovering from Hodgkin lymphoma. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)LONDON (AP) — Back at Wimbledon for the first time since she found out two years ago she had cancer, Vicky Duval felt her eyes welling with tears.



Molly Shannon tearjerker about cancer mom wins at Nantucket

FILE - In this June 10, 2013, file photo, Molly Shannon arrives at the Critics' Choice Television Awards in the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Shannon stars in "Other People," which won top honors Sunday, June 26, 2016, at the Nantucket Film Festival. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — A tearjerker about a family dealing with a mother's death to cancer has won top honors at the Nantucket Film Festival .



AI Boosts Cancer Screens to Nearly 100 Percent Accuracy
Diagnosing cancer is about to get more accurate, with the help of artificial intelligence. Pathologists have diagnosed diseases in more or less the same way for the past 100 years, by laboring over a microscope reviewing biopsy samples on little glass slides. But now, scientists and engineers have created a technique that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and can differentiate cancer cells from normal cells almost as well as a top-notch pathologist.

How Could Hot Drinks Cause Cancer?
People who drink very hot beverages may increase their risk of developing cancer, a new investigation by the World Health Organization (WHO) has found. So what is it about drinking hot beverages that may lead a person to develop cancer?

Zimbabwe opposition leader Tsvangirai says has cancer

Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says he has cancer of the colonZimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Monday disclosed that he has cancer of the colon but vowed to beat it. "This health condition is unfortunate but can be faced by anyone. President Robert Mugabe, 92, regularly flies to Singapore, reportedly for medical reasons, but most details about his health have never been confirmed.



Jon Bon Jovi surprises cancer-stricken fan with guitar, kiss

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2015 file photo, Bon Jovi's lead singer Jon Bon Jovi performs during their "Bon Jovi Live!" concert at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia, on their Asia tour. A New Jersey woman battling lung cancer has received an unforgettable surprise from one of the state's most famous rockers, Bon Jovi. Rosie Skripkunis says her mother, Carol Cesario, is a lifelong fan of Bon Jovi and has always wanted to meet him. Last month, Skripkunis shared a sign on social media asking the singer to visit her mother. Bon Jovi surprised Cesario at his Toms River restaurant on Saturday, June 25, 2016, with an autographed guitar and a kiss. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana, File)TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman battling lung cancer has received an unforgettable surprise from one of the state's most famous rockers, Jon Bon Jovi.



Lies, damned lies, and statistics: Argentina data chief pushes reform

Todesca, Director of INDEC, the government's official statistics agency, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Buenos AiresBy Caroline Stauffer BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's new statistics chief battled outdated surveys, disgruntled employees, and even cancer as he raced to revamp the country's notoriously unreliable inflation figures. Todesca, 69, was put in charge of revamping Indec in December when center-right President Mauricio Macri took over from Cristina Fernandez, who was widely accused of condoning unrealistically low inflation data during her eight-year rule. “The team is consolidating, the government is supporting me and the reaction of society has been positive... but we’re not at a perfect 10 for sure,” Todesca said in an interview.



VIDEO: Bon Jovi fan with lung cancer gets surprise visit in Toms River

VIDEO: Bon Jovi fan with lung cancer gets surprise visit in Toms RiverBon Jovi unexpectedly appeared at Carol Cesario's table on Friday at the rocker's 'Soul Kitchen' restaurant in Toms River.



Billy Joel to join Cuomo on NY breast cancer motorcycle ride

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2014, file photo, Billy Joel, the recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, stands on stage during a concert in his honor at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will ride alongside music icon Joel on Monday, June 27, 2016, in a statewide motorcycle ride to raise awareness about breast cancer (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)NEW YORK (AP) — New York's governor will ride alongside music icon Billy Joel in a statewide motorcycle ride to raise awareness about breast cancer before signing legislation that expands access to screenings for the disease.



China tells search engines to ID paid results after man died

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2011 file photo, a photographer walks past the logo of Baidu Inc., which operates China's dominant search engine, during a technology innovation conference held by the company at China's National Convention Center in Beijing, China. China issued new regulations on Saturday, June 25, 2016 demanding search engines clearly identify paid search results, months after a terminally-ill cancer patient complained that he was misled by the giant search engine Baidu. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan, File)BEIJING (AP) — China issued new regulations on Saturday demanding that search engines clearly identify paid search results, months after a terminally ill cancer patient complained that he was misled by the giant search engine Baidu.



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