British boy Ashya headed for Spain after cancer therapy

Naghmeh King leaves hospital with her son Ashya after his treatment for a brain tumor, on October 24, 2014 in PragueFive-year-old British brain tumour patient Ashya King is feeling better after 30 sessions of proton therapy in Prague and is heading back to Spain, his doctor said Friday. Sitting in a wheelchair, clutching a silver toy Porsche 911, Ashya waved to reporters outside the Czech capital's Proton Therapy Centre on Friday before being taken by ambulance to another Prague hospital where he is staying. "His condition improved during the therapy and now he can eat on his own, he can sit up, play, respond to questions, laugh, (and) take a few steps," said Jiri Kubes, head physician at the centre, which accepted Ashya in a frail state in September.



AstraZeneca cancer drug pipeline gets boost from European green light

A sign is seen at an AstraZeneca site in MacclesfieldBy Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca's cancer drug pipeline received a boost on Friday, as European regulators recommended approval of an experimental medicine against ovarian cancer. The green light from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for olaparib, or Lynparza, is welcome news since the product hit a road bump in June when a U.S. panel voted against its accelerated approval. AstraZeneca has flagged the medicine as a potential $2 billion-a-year seller. Olaparib blocks an enzyme involved in cell repair and is designed for patients with certain hereditary gene mutations. ...



Glam rock star Alvin Stardust dies aged 72

Singer Alvin Stardust has died after a short battle with cancer, his manager said on Thursday, just weeks before he was due to release a new albumLondon (AFP) - Singer Alvin Stardust has died after a short battle with cancer, his manager said on Thursday, just weeks before he was due to release a new album.



U.S. court upholds patents on Pfizer's cancer drug

The Pfizer logo is seen at their world headquarters in New York(Reuters) - A U.S. district court ruled in favor of Pfizer Inc in a patent lawsuit it filed against Mylan Inc alleging patent infringement on its cancer drug, Sutent, Pfizer said. Pfizer filed the lawsuit in June 2010 after Mylan attempted to market a generic version of Sutent, patented until 2021. Sutent, which is approved for use in advanced kidney cancer, gastrointestinal and pancreatic tumors, raked in sales of about $578 million in the first half of this year. The case is Pfizer Inc v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc, U.S. District Court, District of Delaware, No. 10-cv-00528-GMS. ...



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Guitarist Wilko Johnson says he is cancer-free

FILE - A Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013 file photo showing Wilko Johnson, guitarist and founding member of Dr. Feelgood, performing at one of four farewell concerts in the UK, at the Koko club in north London. Johnson says he is free of cancer, two years after being told he had months to live. Accepting a trophy Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, at the Q Awards, 67-year-old Johnson said he had undergone radical surgery to remove a 3-kilogram (6.6-pound) tumor. He said: "They cured me." Johnson said he hoped to go back on the road soon, "and the moral of the story is you never know what's going to happen." (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)LONDON (AP) — British guitarist Wilko Johnson says he is free of cancer, two years after being told he had months to live.



A Minute With: Shailene Woodley on teen sex, violence and Marvel

Actress Shailene Woodley poses for a portrait in Los AngelesBy Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - For actress Shailene Woodley, transitioning from her teen years into adulthood in Hollywood was an emotional experience. "When I saw 'Fault in Our Stars' for the first time, I started crying," Woodley said of her hit coming-of-age cancer film earlier this summer. "I recognized that this is such a bittersweet moment, because this is the last young adult film I'd ever do, because I can no longer empathize with the teenage process. ...



Eli Lilly adds $375M to Zymeworks partnership
Eli Lilly and Zymeworks said Wednesday they are expanding a cancer drug development partnership. The companies announced a team-up in January but did not disclose terms. Without explaining the initial ...

Living With Breast Cancer -- as a Man
Last December, Christopher Gallo felt a weird lump under his nipple, about the size of a peanut. He put it out of his mind and went on with his life. By March, it hadn't gone away, and he and his wife became concerned. "I went to my doctor, and he immediately sent me to undergo more tests," says Gallo, 43. "On March 13, my diagnosis came back. I had breast cancer."

Famed Texas oilman Nelson Bunker Hunt dead at 88

FILE - This undated file photo, shows multi-millionaire brothers Hunt, W. Herbert Hunt, left, and Nelson Bunker Hunt. Nelson Bunker Hunt, a Texas oilman who once tried to corner the silver market with one of his brothers only to see the move end in financial disaster, has died. He was 88. Hunt died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at a Dallas assisted-living center after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, his brother, W. Herbert Hunt, said. (AP Photo/File)By Bill Trott (Reuters) - Nelson Bunker Hunt, the Texas oilman once considered the world's richest man before his fortunes were undone by Muammar Gaddafi and his own epic overreaching in the silver market, died on Tuesday at age 88. The Dallas Morning News reported that Hunt died at an assisted-living center in Dallas suffering from dementia and cancer. Hunt's sister-in-law, Nancy Hunt, confirmed the death on Tuesday night. Hunt, born in El Dorado, Arkansas, on Feb. 22, 1926, was one of seven children in the "first family" of H.L. ...



She was bullied after donating her hair to charity. This is how she responded
Perhaps everyone can remember getting a bad haircut at some point. But for Jetta Fosberg a haircut – 14 inches of which she donated to support children diagnosed with cancer – turned into a nightmare.

Dominican Republic mourns death of fashion icon Oscar de la Renta
By Manuel Jimenez SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) - Government officials, artists and citizens on Tuesday mourned the death of Oscar de la Renta, the fashion designer who raised the profile of the Caribbean nation where he was born and which he supported throughout his life. News of de la Renta's death from cancer late on Monday at the age of 82 dominated national newspapers and the government declared Wednesday a national day of mourning with flags to be flown at half mast. ...

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