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Microsoft co-founder, investor, philanthropist Allen dead at 65

Oct 16, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Paul Allen died just two weeks after publicly revealing that non-Hodgkin's lymphoma he fought into remission 9 years ago had returned

PAUL ALLEN. Billionaire Paul Allen, who founded US software giant Microsoft with Bill Gates in the 1970s, died on October 15, 2018 at the age of 65 after his latest battle with cancer, his family said. File photo by Hector Mata/AFP

Indonesia earthquake: Cancer-stricken disaster spokesperson battles on

Oct 04, 2018 - 4:26 PM

'Illness or death is in God's hands, but while I'm still alive I still want to do my best to serve others,' says Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, who has Stage IV lung cancer

UPDATES. This photo taken on October 2, 2018 shows Indonesia's disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (R) addressing the media during a press conference in Jakarta on the latest updates following the powerful earthquake and tsunami which hit Central Sulawesi. Photo by Goh Chai Hin/AFP

Nobel-winning therapy weaponizes immune system against cancer

Oct 02, 2018 - 1:19 PM

While chemotherapy destroys cancerous cells along with normal cells – often with toxic and debilitating effects on a patient – immunotherapy unleashes the body's immune system to target tumor cells

Topless, singing Serena sparks internet breast cancer stir

Sep 30, 2018 - 11:30 AM

Tennis superstar Serena Williams promotes breast cancer awareness in a video viewed more than 1.3 million times in the first 10 hours

FOR A CAUSE. Serena Williams says the video puts her out of her comfort zone but fans lauding her for her bravery. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

No TRO for Trillanes, Duterte interview, Olivia Newton-John | Evening wRap

Sep 11, 2018 - 8:42 PM

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Olivia Newton-John diagnosed with cancer for third time

Sep 11, 2018 - 2:23 PM

The Australian singer is treating the disease with natural therapies

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN. The Australian singer is diagnosed with cancer. Screenshot from Twitter.com/olivianj

1.4 billion risk disease from lack of exercise – WHO

Sep 05, 2018 - 8:41 AM

The study also finds that women still lag behind men in nearly every region of the world, with the gender exercise gap highest in Bangladesh, Eritrea, India, Iraq, and the Philippines

Veteran U.S. senator McCain halts cancer treatment

Aug 24, 2018 - 11:20 PM

(UPDATED) 'The progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict. With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment,' the family says in a statement

JOHN MCCAIN. This file photo taken on January 10, 2017 shows Senator John McCain (R-AZ) during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on the nomination for General John Kelly, USMC (Ret.) to be Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.  File photo by Tasos Katopodis/AFP

Scientists develop blood test to detect skin cancer before it spreads

Jul 18, 2018 - 3:42 PM

Australian scientists pioneer breakthrough blood test that could help doctors detect the early stages of skin cancer when it is still treatable

Gary Valenciano: I'm cleared of cancer

Jul 07, 2018 - 11:48 AM

(UPDATED) 'Mr Pure Energy' says he's cleared of cancer amid concern from both fans and fellow celebrities

After heart bypass surgery, Gary Valenciano also had cancer scare

Jul 06, 2018 - 8:25 PM

The singer tells Korina Sanchez he also had kidney cancer

From surviving cancer to paddling for gold: The Cebu Pink Paddlers

Jun 27, 2018 - 5:05 PM

They conquer the world stage once again as they prevail in DBS Marina Regatta in Singapore

June 21 will have longest daytime, shortest night of 2018

Jun 21, 2018 - 2:45 PM

This is due to the summer solstice, or when the sun is 'directly over the Tropic of Cancer'

Bulacan cop helps raise funds for child with cancer

Jun 08, 2018 - 1:38 PM

Police Officer 1 May Liezl dela Cruz sells face masks during breaks to help raise funds for the chemotherapy of 8-year-old Geanna Catan, who was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia in December 2017

Targeted cancer treatments far outperform traditional methods

Jun 02, 2018 - 10:04 PM

Targeted therapy involves testing tumors for clues about their genetic mutations, and matching patients with new drugs designed to block cancer's growth on a molecular level

Diego Castro: from teen idol to news anchor to cancer awareness advocate

May 24, 2018 - 2:54 PM

Knowing how harrowing cancer can be for patients and their loved ones, Diego positions himself as a mouthpiece of hope

UK pledges millions to fund development of cancer-detecting AI

May 22, 2018 - 12:31 PM

In the UK, AI-powered early detection technology could help 3 in 4 people survive cancer by 2034


Google developing AI microscope that detects cancer cells in real-time

Apr 23, 2018 - 1:51 PM

The device is essentially an ordinary light microscope, commonly used by pathologists, tweaked with artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) technology

VISUALIZED DETECTION. A screenshot from a Google video demonstrates the AI- and AR-assisted microscope being developed by the search giant. Screenshot from YouTube/Google


Katapusan: Ang maybahay kong Thai, ang Big C, at ako

Apr 21, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Isang araw pagkatapos ng cremation, isinaboy ko sa Thailand Gulf, sa ilalim ng malamlam na sikat ng araw, ang mga labi ng taong nagdulot ng kahulugan sa buhay ko sa nakalipas na limang taon

Unang bahagi: Ang maybahay kong Thai, ang Big C, at ako

Apr 21, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Madalas ko siyang biruin na maaari niyang pagsisihan ang pagpili sa isang partner na 17 taon ang tanda sa kanya – siya ang magiging taga-alaga ko sa aking pagtanda. Ang sagot naman niya, pinasimple na ng adult diaper ang gawaing ito.

Conclusion: My Thai wife, the Big C, and me

Apr 18, 2018 - 7:07 PM

The day after the cremation, under a soft sunlight in the Gulf of Thailand, I committed the remains of the person who had provided the meaning of my existence over the last 5 years to the sea

Part 1: My Thai wife, the Big C, and me

Apr 18, 2018 - 4:25 PM

When with friends, I kidded her that she might eventually regret having a partner 17 years older than her since she would end up taking care of me in my old age, to which she replied that adult diapers had greatly simplified that task

Overlooked 'organ' could play role in cancer spread

Mar 31, 2018 - 11:56 AM

Nobody was looking for the interstitium, as the new quasi-organ is called, because no one knew it was there, at least not in complex form revealed in a study

'PHANTOM ORGAN'? Scientists discover an overlooked 'organ' which they call the interstitium. Image from Wikimedia Commons

Nanobots treat cancerous tumors in tests conducted on mice – study

Mar 07, 2018 - 6:32 PM

The nano-sized DNA robots are injected into the bloodstream to deploy blood-clotting drugs that choke the cancerous tumor out, preventing further growth

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Wil Dasovich back in the Philippines after cancer treatment

Feb 20, 2018 - 6:23 PM

The Youtube vlogger and 'Pinoy Big Brother' alumnus returns to the country after 6 months in San Francisco

Study suggests link between ultra-processed foods, cancer

Feb 15, 2018 - 6:49 PM

The researchers stress the data shows no more than a correlation between a diet high in ultra-processed foods and cancer. This could be coincidental, and does not prove conclusively that these types of food actively cause cancer.

Singing for the fight against cancer

Feb 07, 2018 - 2:56 PM

Actor Diego Castro, together with Hope from Within, call for lung cancer awareness through a night of music

WATCH: Emotional Wil Dasovich tells fans that he's cancer free

Feb 03, 2018 - 7:30 PM

After a harrowing 6-month journey, Wil says he no longer has cancer

Vaping may raise cancer risk – study

Jan 30, 2018 - 10:29 PM

The report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences did not compare the cancer-causing potential of traditional cigarettes to e-cigarettes

Breast cancer gene does not boost risk of death – study

Jan 12, 2018 - 2:58 PM

In fact, they may have a 'survival advantage' over non-carriers if diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer, a form that is particularly hard to treat, a team writes in the journal The Lancet Oncology

Breast cancer mutation

Mouse study shows how alcohol may cause cancer

Jan 04, 2018 - 10:42 PM

It has long been suspected that alcohol consumption contributes to seven types of cancer – of the mouth, throat, larynx or voice box, oesophagus or food pipe, breast, liver and bowel

LIQUOR. A file photo of a liquor store in Glasgow. Photo by Andy Buchanan/AFP

Around 1,000 OFWs diagnosed with cancer in UAE every year – doctors

Dec 28, 2017 - 10:51 AM

Working away from home and loved ones – with the emotional and psychological stress it entails – 'may play a role' in getting the dreaded disease, doctors share

LOOK: Art by kids with cancer featured in PH Christmas stamps

Dec 21, 2017 - 12:09 PM

Each block of 4 costs P12, while the souvenir sheet is available at P55 each. Get them while supply last at your local post offices.

2017 top science stories: Space 'visitors', smartphone addiction, and your pet dog

Dec 19, 2017 - 11:45 AM

What are the biggest stories, discoveries and ideas in science this 2017? The Mind Movers of the Mind Museum list down some of the most important ones from the past 12 months.

Blind Colombian women 'seeing' cancer with their fingertips

Dec 17, 2017 - 8:54 AM

Five blind or visually impaired women have been specially trained to use their fingertips to detect breast cancer, one of Colombia's biggest killers

'SEEING' CANCER. Visually impaired, medical tactile examiner, Francia Papamija, 35, performs a breast exam on a patient at a hospital in Cali, Colombia, on November 8, 2017. Leidy Garcia and Francia Papamija are two of the five visually impaired women who were trained with the method of German doctor Frank Hoffmann as Medical Tactile Examiners. Photo by Luis Robayo/AFP

[Gameplan] Athlete advocates health and fitness to beat cancer

Dec 07, 2017 - 8:00 AM

The moment Louie Sangalang finds out he has cancer, he tries to learn as much as he can about his disease, and tells himself he is going to do everything in his power to fight it

Diabetes, obesity behind 800,000 cancers worldwide, says study

Nov 28, 2017 - 10:52 PM

Cancers stemming from diabetes and obesity combined is almost twice as common among women than men, says researchers in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, a leading medical journal

OBESE. Isabel Pantoja, 24, holds her ten-month-old baby Luis Gonzales as they wait at the bus station in Colima city where they headed for Luis' medical chek-up, in Mexico on November 9, 2017. Photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

Big tobacco wins in smoke-friendly Southeast Asia, says report

Nov 27, 2017 - 6:04 PM

The report says some of the world's highest concentrations of tobacco users are in Indonesia, where 76.2 percent of males aged 15 or older smoke; Vietnam, and the Philippines

Taboo tells all: From Black Eyed Peas superstar to cancer survivor

Nov 15, 2017 - 9:50 PM

The rapper Taboo from The Black Eyed Peas had more than 100 million record sales to his name and a string of worldwide dance hits like 'I Gotta Feeling' and 'Where Is the Love?', but it meant nothing in the face of cancer's cruel reality,

Jaime Luis Gomez, aka Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas, and a cancer survivor, speaks during an interview with AFP on the eve of the World Cancer Leaders' Summit in Mexico City, on November 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / PEDRO PARDO

WATCH: Alicia Keys and Stella McCartney in breast cancer campaign

Oct 02, 2017 - 1:31 PM

The singer and the designer both have a personal connection the cause

Biker to ride 2,200 km for kids with cancer, other chronic illnesses

Oct 01, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Japo Parcero plans to bike from Pagudpud to Davao to raise awareness about the plight of kids suffering from cancer

RIDE FOR LIFE. Japo Parcero hopes to bike 2,200 kilometers from Pagudpud to Davao for the benefit of kids with cancer. All photos by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Julia Louis-Dreyfus announces she has breast cancer

Sep 29, 2017 - 11:58 AM

'The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring friends, and fantastic insurance through my union,' says the 'Veep' actress

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