Gene-Based Therapy May Thwart a Tough Blood Cancer

MONDAY, June 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Genetically tuning a person's own immune cells to target cancer appears to provide long-lasting protection against a blood cancer called multiple myeloma, an early trial from China shows.

Gene-Targeted Drugs Fight Advanced Lung Cancers

MONDAY, June 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Two drugs that target genetic flaws are giving people with specific types of advanced lung cancer a chance to live longer and better, a pair of new clinical trials finds.

Cancer Drug Helps Some Kids With Rare Type of Leukemia

MONDAY, June 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The cancer drug dasatinib shows promise in treating children with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) caused by the gene BCR-ABL, also known as the Philadelphia chromosome, researchers report.

Drug Helps Fight Breast Tumors Tied to 'Cancer Genes'

SUNDAY, June 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A twice-daily pill could help some advanced breast cancer patients avoid or delay follow-up sessions of chemotherapy, a new clinical trial reports.

Reporting Symptoms Online to Docs Helps Cancer Patients Live Longer

SUNDAY, June 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When people with advanced cancer report their symptoms to health care providers using an online program, they may live longer, a new study suggests.

Drug Extends Lives of Patients With Advanced Prostate Cancer: Studies

SATURDAY, June 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Men with advanced prostate cancer might be able to avoid chemotherapy by taking an additional anti-testosterone pill along with standard hormone therapy, a pair of new clinical trials show.

Experimental Gene-Targeted Drug Hits Cancer Where It Lives

SATURDAY, June 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug that targets a specific gene mutation can battle a range of advanced cancers in adults and children, researchers are reporting.

Pregnancy Doesn't Raise Odds for Breast Cancer's Return

SATURDAY, June 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There's good news for younger breast cancer survivors: Pregnancy does not seem to increase the chances that their disease will return, researchers report.

Drug Xeloda Prolongs Survival for Some Breast Cancer Patients

WEDNESDAY, May 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A drug called Xeloda can extend the lives of some women whose breast cancer is not wiped out by standard treatment, a new clinical trial finds.

Scientists Report Progress on Genetic Test for Anal Cancer

FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new genetic test may detect anal cancer, a disease that's become more common in women, gay and bisexual men, and people with HIV.