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STOCKHOLM | Nobel laureates: Despite progress, cancer won’t be wiped out

STOCKHOLM — The winners of this year’s Nobel Prize for Medicine say they expect substantial advances toward treating cancer in the next several decades although they say it’s unlikely the disease could be eradicated. James Allison of the United States and Tasuku Honjo of Japan made the assessments at a Thursday news conference ahead of … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | Nobel laureates: Despite progress, cancer won’t be wiped out

NEW YORK | US stock indexes wobble mostly lower a day after a big gain

NEW YORK — Major U.S. stock indexes are mostly lower Tuesday after a strong gain the day before. A steep loss for United Technologies is taking industrial and defense companies lower. Steelmakers and other materials companies are falling while technology and internet companies edge higher. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index lost 3 points, or … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stock indexes wobble mostly lower a day after a big gain

Immunotherapy scores a first win against some breast cancers

For the first time, one of the new immunotherapy drugs has shown promise against breast cancer in a large study that combined it with chemotherapy to treat an aggressive form of the disease. But the benefit for most women was small, raising questions about whether the treatment is worth its high cost and side effects. … Continue reading Immunotherapy scores a first win against some breast cancers

Former Bolivia soccer boss travels to Brazil to treat cancer

LA PAZ, Bolivia/January 19, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — Carlos Chavez, the former head of Bolivia’s Football Federation, has been granted permission to temporarily leave prison and travel to Brazil to seek treatment against cancer, officials said Friday. Chavez was jailed in 2015 at Bolivia’s notorious Palmasola Prison in the eastern city of Santa Cruz on charges he … Continue reading Former Bolivia soccer boss travels to Brazil to treat cancer