Gene Study Adds to Research of Breast Cancer Risk

SUNDAY, Sept. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Newly identified gene mutations may affect breast cancer risk in some women, an international team of researchers has found.

New Drug Promising for Advanced Thyroid Cancer

FRIDAY, Sept. 17 (HealthDay News) -- A targeted drug called pazopanib could prove effective against difficult-to-treat cases of thyroid cancer cases, researchers say.

Scientists ID 5 Gene Variants Linked to Ovarian Cancer

SUNDAY, Sept. 19 (HealthDay News) -- New genetic variants linked to ovarian cancer risk have been identified by an international consortium of scientists.

Early Trial Suggests COPD Drug Might Help Some Asthmatics

SUNDAY, Sept. 19 (HealthDay News) -- For asthma patients whose condition is not controlled with standard inhaled steroids, the addition of Spiriva -- a medication already approved for lung disease -- appears to improve breathing, a new study finds.