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Australian researchers say they can stop melanoma speading

Sep 11, 2017 - 10:39 AM

Researchers say a combination of new treatments can stop the world s deadliest form of skin cancer – melanoma – in its tracks and halt its spread to other organs

UNDER THE SUN. Tourists sunbathe on a beach of Barcelona on August 21, 2017. Josep Lago/AFP

Good and bad news on aspirin and colon cancer – study

Sep 06, 2017 - 10:54 PM

It is now critical to ensure that aspirin delays the onset of colourectal cancer by a sufficient amount of time to avoid the negative effects of this trade off the study s authors say

WATCH: YouTube personalities lead birthday greeting for Wil Dasovich

Aug 28, 2017 - 8:50 PM

Erwan Heussaff Daniel Marsh and Jako de Leon along with other YouTube personalities and friends create a video for Wil who is battling cancer

WATCH: Wil Dasovich gives update on his cancer condition

Aug 26, 2017 - 3:56 PM

Wil says he remains positive despite everything he s going through

Stars show support for YouTube star Wil Dasovich

Aug 25, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Erwan Heussaff Anne Curtis Yong Muhajil and more send messages of encouragement to the YouTube vlogger and Pinoy Big Brother housemate

WATCH: Youtube, PBB star Wil Dasovich has cancer

Aug 24, 2017 - 7:34 PM

The social media star and former PBB housemate tells his fans that he has been diagnosed with cancer

WATCH: 700,000 school girls to get free anti-cervical cancer vaccine

Aug 07, 2017 - 8:27 PM

The Department of Health widens the coverage of its school based HPV immunization program to female public school students aged 9 to 12 years old in 47 provinces

700,000 girls to get cervical cancer protection in schools

Aug 07, 2017 - 3:30 PM

UPDATED Female students aged 9 to 12 enrolled in public schools can get the HPV vaccine for free

PREVENTING CERVICAL CANCER. Grade 4 students at the Addition Hills Integrated School get free HPV vaccination from the DOH. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

AstraZeneca, Merck strike key cancer drugs partnership

Jul 27, 2017 - 4:32 PM

The strategic collaboration is expected to further increase the number of treatment options available to patients British company AstraZeneca and its US peer Merck say in a statement

Joma on Duterte's 'blatant lie': I don't have cancer

Jul 24, 2017 - 8:34 PM

No findings of cancer of any kind cardiac problem or any other malignancy says the communist leader

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Jul 20, 2017 - 12:56 PM

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Jul 20, 2017 - 11:05 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Thursday

REGULATED. The LTFRB has had difficulty in imposing rules over transport network companies as the Philippines is the first country to regulate app-based transport services.

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Jul 14, 2017 - 12:46 PM

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China's ailing Nobel laureate in 'critical condition'

Jul 10, 2017 - 6:05 PM

The First Hospital of China Medical University in the northeastern city of Shenyang says Liu s tumor has grown and his liver is bleeding

CRITICAL. A man walks in front of a poster of Chinese dissident and peace prize laureate Liu Xiaobo at an exhibition at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, December 9, 2010.  File photo by Odd Andersen/AFP

Coalition seeks freedom for millions of Filipinos with cancer

Jun 10, 2017 - 8:49 PM

The campaign aims to secure enough signatories to push Congress to pass a law on an integrated national cancer control and prevention program

Indonesian singer and actress Julia Perez dies

Jun 10, 2017 - 2:46 PM

Julia Perez succumbs to cervical cancer at the age of 36

Olivia Newton-John reveals new cancer 25 years later

May 31, 2017 - 10:22 AM

Olivia Newton John postpones her US and Canada tours because of her breast cancer

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN. The singer postpones her concert tours because of the return of cancer. Screengrab from Facebook/olivianewtonjohn

Korean actor Kim Woo Bin is diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer

May 24, 2017 - 10:10 PM

His agency Sidus HQ confirms that he has begun receiving drug treatment and radiation therapy

How tobacco-chewing Bicol tribe deals with mouth cancer

May 14, 2017 - 8:56 AM

The experience of the Agta tabangnon tribe shows indigenous peoples are still left out even as the sin tax law generates a significant windfall for government


Claudia Vargas, 58, belonging to Agta-tabangnon tribesmen living at the foot of Mount Isarog, Iriga City, is one of the indigenous people suffering from mouth cancer. She is a nganga aficionado for 35 years before acquiring deadly disease due to tobacco consumption. With him is tribal Chieftain Bartolome "Lome" Oafalas. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Untuk kelima kalinya, Hugh Jackman menjalani perawatan karena kanker kulit

Feb 14, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Aktor ini menyarankan penggemarnya untuk selalu menggunakan tabir surya

Hugh Jackman menjalani perawatan kanker kulit untuk yang kelima kalinya. Foto dari akun Instagram Hugh Jackman.

Hugh Jackman is treated for cancer for the 5th time

Feb 14, 2017 - 12:42 PM

The actor has a basal cell carcinoma removed and urges his followers to wear sunscreen

HUGH JACKMAN. The Australian actor shares that he had another basal cell carcinoma removed. Screengrab from Instagram/thehughjackman

WATCH: Kythe marks 25 years of helping kids with cancer

Feb 12, 2017 - 8:25 PM

This is the story of 22 year old Rudy Labata and others like him who say they survived cancer because of Kythe Foundation

FOR THE KIDS. Girlie Lorenzo (2nd from R) and Rudy Labata (Right most) talk to volunteers during the Kythe Kite Flying event in the Ateneo de Manila University on Saturday, February 11. Photo by David Lozada/Rappler

Michael Bublé, Luisana Lopilato give update on son's cancer treatment

Feb 04, 2017 - 10:24 AM

Michael and Luisana post a statement on social media giving an update on 3 year old Noah s cancer treatment

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Michael Buble (L) and Luisana Lopilato attend Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet To Come at Radio City Music Hall on September 15, 2016 in New York City. Matthew Eisman/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. cancer death rate drops 25% since 1991

Jan 06, 2017 - 10:31 AM

The rate decrease means there were about 2 1 million fewer deaths between 1991 and 2014 according to an annual report by the American Cancer Society

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Cancer and the merchants of hope

Dec 02, 2016 - 11:45 AM

Complementary and alternative medicine must be taken seriously for a number of reasons

Michael Bublé, Luisana Lopilato's 3-year-old son diagnosed with cancer

Nov 04, 2016 - 11:57 PM

[My wife] Luisana and I have put our careers on hold in order to devote all our time and attention to helping Noah get well says Michael in a statement

FAMILY. Michael Bublé and Luisana Lopilato's 3-year-old son Noah is diagnosed with cancer. Screengrab from Instagram/michaelbuble

Val Kilmer: Michael Douglas is wrong, I don't have cancer

Nov 03, 2016 - 10:37 AM

I love Michael Douglas but he is misinformed Kilmer says adding that he hasn t spoken to Douglas for nearly two years

Cancer to kill 5.5 million women a year by 2030 – report

Nov 01, 2016 - 8:52 PM

The highest toll will be among women in poor and middle income countries the report says and much of it from cancers which are largely preventable

Woman holding a pink cancer awareness ribbon in her hands. Image from Shutterstock

Michael Douglas says Val Kilmer has cancer – reports

Nov 01, 2016 - 10:54 AM

In a Facebook post Val issues an oblique denial that he is incapacitated

Facebook apologizes for removing cancer video

Oct 21, 2016 - 6:16 PM

A Facebook spokeswoman apologizes for removing the video saying: We re very sorry our team processes millions of advertising images each week and in some instances we incorrectly prohibit ads

FACEBOOK. A Facebook logo is pictured on a screen ahead of a press conference to announce the launch of it's latest product "Workplace," in central London on October 10, 2016. Photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

Kids aged 11-12 need just two doses of cancer vaccine

Oct 21, 2016 - 9:59 AM

Those aged 15 26 should continue to receive 3 doses says the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ciri peradangan kanker payudara: tanpa benjolan, tapi lebih ganas

Oct 20, 2016 - 1:38 PM

Apa saja gejala inflammatory breast cancer dan pengobatannya? Bisakah kambuh lagi setelah sembuh?

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Ben Stiller reveals he had prostate cancer

Oct 05, 2016 - 10:04 AM

Ben Stiller opens up about being diagnosed with prostate cancer 2 years ago

BEN STILLER. The actor opens up about his experience with prostate cancer on 'The Howard Stern Show.' Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival/AFP

NFL: Ravens mourn cancer death of assistant coach Brooks

Sep 18, 2016 - 1:27 PM

Clarence Brooks passes away at age 65 of esophageal and stomach cancer

R.I.P. Baltimore Ravens assistant coach Clarence Brooks passes away. Photo from the Ravens Twitter account

Miriam Santiago in hospital, but not in ICU – family

Sep 11, 2016 - 11:29 AM

The former senator is continuing her cancer treatment in a private room not in an intensive care unit says her daughter in law

THE FEISTY ONE. Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago during the campaign season of the 2016 elections. Photo courtesy of MDS Media

Jakarta Goes Pink 2016: Mari lari karena peduli

Sep 02, 2016 - 8:43 AM

Kegiatan tahunan demi menyuarakan kampanye breast cancer awareness kembali digelar

Jakarta Goes Pink 2016 akan digelar pada 9 Oktober sebagai perayaan bulan peringatan breast cancer awareness. Agni Pratistha, Derby Romero dan Chelsea Islan adalah beberapa nama pesohor yang turut berpartisipasi di acara ini. Foto oleh Lovepink/JGP 2016.

Israeli scientists say they can block melanoma spread

Aug 24, 2016 - 2:50 PM

Researchers from Tel Aviv University develop substances that may prevent the spread of melanoma the most aggressive of all skin cancers

THE ROAD TO A CURE. Doctor Antonella Tosti, dermatologist at the University of Miami School of Medicine, uses an Iphone as a dermatoscope as she examines Michael Casa Nova,12, for symptoms of skin cancer due to sun exposure. File photo by Joe Raedle/AFP

Biden announces 'unprecedented' US-Australia cancer database

Jul 17, 2016 - 2:52 PM

The collaboration will see an unprecedented international dataset of at least 8 000 US patients and 50 000 from Australia made available to cancer researchers and doctors by 2021

US Vice President Joe Biden (C) with Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews (C, background) and Health Minister Susan Ley (R) are shown one of the research labs by Associate Professor Sherene Loi (L) during a tour of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre in Melbourne on July 17, 2016. Tracey Nearmy/Pool/AFP

The grace of Elizabeth Zimmerman and Sara Duterte

Jul 13, 2016 - 11:00 AM

What I saw was the same noble composure of a cancer survivor of one who has gone through and endured one of the most excruciating experiences in her life

Elizabeth Zimmerman, ex-wife of Presidential candidate Davao mayor Rodrigo Duterte, joins their daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio and granchildren for a 30-day campaign activity dubbed as BiahengDU30 that kicks off in Davao City on April 5,2016.

Very hot drinks 'probably' cause cancer – UN agency

Jun 15, 2016 - 4:51 PM

4th UPDATE The UN s cancer agency also lifts suspicion from coffee and the herbal drink mate if consumed at normal serving temperatures

CAREFUL, IT'S HOT. A barista pours a cup of coffee at Colson Patisserie on February 22, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Bryan Thomas/Getty Images/AFP

Miriam Santiago leaves hospital

Jun 08, 2016 - 10:49 AM

The senator who has lung cancer is discharged from the Makati Medical Center a week after she was rushed to the hospital due to a complication

FEISTY SENATOR. Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago addresses students of the Bulacan State University on April 18, 2016. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

2-drug regimen shows promise against pancreatic cancer

Jun 04, 2016 - 6:55 PM

The study s determination that the gemcitabine capecitabine treatment is safe allows researchers to consider what other treatments could be added effectively

Miriam Santiago 'feeling better'

Jun 02, 2016 - 10:47 AM

The senator is set to be moved out of intensive care

MIRIAM SANTIAGO. Presidential candidate Miriam Defensor Santiago keynotes a homecoming rally at UP Visayas campus in Iloilo on April 13, 2016. Photo courtesy of MDS Media

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Jun 01, 2016 - 8:20 PM

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May 24, 2016 - 6:52 PM

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A month before term ends, Miriam 'still on leave for cancer'

May 24, 2016 - 12:46 PM

The outgoing senator says one of her medicines causes anorexia making her physically and mentally weak

ON LEAVE. Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago informs the Senate leadership that she is still on medical leave for cancer. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Sanofi makes $9.3B offer for cancer drug firm Medivation

Apr 28, 2016 - 7:40 PM

If the bid is accepted it would be Sanofi s biggest acquisition since its 20B purchase of Genzyme in 2011

epa05139690 (FILE) A file photo dated 25 September 2012 showing a general view of the drug manufacturer Sanofi's office in Paris, France. Sanofi, France's largest drugmaker, said 02 February 2016 that it has launched a research project to develop a vaccine to combat the Zika virus. There is currently no vaccine against the Zika virus or specific treatment for the infection it causes. Zika is a mosquito-borne virus similar to dengue, against which Sanofi Pasteur - the vaccine division of French pharmaceutical company Sanofi - recently marketed the first vaccine. EPA/YOAN VALAT

DOH to set up cancer centers in 7 hospitals

Apr 25, 2016 - 6:00 PM

The DOH says the cancer centers in selected hospitals will make radiation therapy services more accessible to patients

CANCER CENTERS. The DOH says cancer centers in selected hospitals will make radiation therapy services more accessible.

Legalize medical marijuana? 'No, but let's talk' – Santiago

Apr 24, 2016 - 10:15 PM

Santiago who was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in 2014 says she has never thought of using medical marijuana

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Girl with leukemia dies: Goodbye, 'Courageous Caitie'

Mar 31, 2016 - 1:33 PM

Caitlin Soleil Lucas or Courageous Caitie dies at the age of 3 after suffering from a rare form of leukemia