What Not to Say to a Breast Cancer Patient
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This Sister's Cancer Dance Brings a Smile to the Internet
Trying to bring a smile to her sister's face during her seventh round of chemotherapy, this unknown woman filmed herself dancing to Cali Swag District's "Teach Me How to Dougie."

Oscar de la Renta remembered for his elegant designs, generosity

File photo of designer Oscar De La Renta with models after presenting his Autumn/Winter 2013 collection during New York Fashion WeekBy Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oscar de la Renta, the legendary fashion designer who dressed first ladies and Hollywood stars during a career that spanned five decades, was remembered on Tuesday for his exquisite style, generous heart and tireless philanthropy. Tributes poured in for the tall, Dominican-born designer who died late on Monday at the age of 82, surrounded by family at his Connecticut home after a battle with cancer. "He died exactly as he wished: with tremendous grace, great dignity and very much on his own terms," his family said on his website. ...



Petition calls on Roche to cut breast cancer drug price

The logo of Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche is seen at the company's headquarters in BaselLONDON (Reuters) - A British-led petition signed by 29,000 people has demanded that Switzerland's Roche, the world's biggest maker of cancer medicines, cut the price of its expensive new breast cancer drug Kadcyla. The campaign shows the growing pressure on drug companies as a raft of promising new cancer treatments reach the market. U.S. insurers also say they are alarmed by a coming flood of cancer medicines with "astronomical price tags", while pricing rows have flared in France and Italy. ...



Ebola: Obamacare’s Ultimate Pre-Existing Condition

Ebola: Obamacare’s Ultimate Pre-Existing ConditionWith the new Obamacare enrollment period scheduled to begin on November 15, here’s an intriguing question: If you’re one of the rare Americans to have the misfortune of contracting Ebola, can you apply for a new insurance policy on one of the government-run health exchanges without being rejected?        Still, while no insurance company would relish the prospects of taking on a consumer suffering from one of the worst viruses to occur in today’s modern world, the Affordable Care Act prohibits insurance companies from turning down applicants with pre-existing conditions, such as cancer, heart disease, kidney disease, or even – yes – Ebola.  Ashoka Mukpo, 33, was relying on friends to help raise $500,000 online to cover his astronomical medical bills. Instead, the new coverage effective January 1 would cover only his future medical expenses related to treating the virus. 



Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dead at 82

Oscar de la Renta is seen during his Fall/Winter 2012 collection show during New York Fashion WeekBy Mary Milliken and Curtis Skinner (Reuters) - Oscar de la Renta, one of the most sought-after fashion designers of the last half century, dressing American first ladies and Hollywood stars in his classic silhouettes, died on Monday at the age of 82. An individual taking calls at the designer's residence in Connecticut on Monday night confirmed his death, first reported by ABC News. The New York Times said de la Renta died of complications from cancer. ...



Fashion icon Oscar de la Renta dies at 82
The legendary designer, who most recently created Amal Clooney's wedding dress, was diagnosed with cancer in 2006.

NewLink Genetics rises on Roche cancer partnership
A newly announced partnership with Genentech on an experimental cancer drug sent shares of NewLink Genetics soaring 15 percent Monday. NewLink said it will get $150 million upfront from Genentech, a unit ...

NewLink in $1 billion deal with Roche to develop cancer drug
(Reuters) - NewLink Genetics Corp said it entered into an agreement with Roche Holding AG to develop NewLink's cancer immunotherapy, making the Ebola vaccine developer eligible to receive over $1 billion in milestone payments. NewLink's shares jumped nearly 30 percent before the bell on Monday. Immunotherapies are a class of drugs designed to help the body's own immune system fend off disease. ...

Actress Lynda Bellingham dies aged 66

British actress Lynda Bellingham holds up her medal after being made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire at Buckingham Palace in central London on March 14, 2014London (AFP) - English actress and TV presenter Lynda Bellingham, best known for her role in the Oxo television adverts, has died after a battle with cancer, her agent said Monday.



American Idol Alum Joanne Borgella Dies at 32

Joanne Borgella | Photo Credits: SplashJoanne Borgella, who was a contestant on Season 7 of  American Idol, died Saturday after a long battle with endometrial cancer, according to a post on her Facebook page. Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com American Idol Joanne Borgella



Former 'American Idol' contestant Joanne Borgella dies at 32
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Singer and model Joanne Borgella, who competed on "American Idol" in 2008, died on Saturday at age 32 after a battle with cancer, her family said on her Facebook page. "With heavy hearts, we are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our beloved Joanne," the family said in a statement, which did not say where Borgella had died. The Long Island, New York-born Borgella made it to the top 24 on "American Idol" in 2008, three years after she appeared on reality series "Mo'Nique's Fat Chance" and won its contest to find the ideal plus-sized model. ...

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