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AbbVie revealed on Wednesday that it had halted patient enrollment in a late-stage clinical trial for a small-cell lung cancer drug after poor patient outcomes.

A cancer drug that AbbVie acquired in a $10 billion deal is looking more and more like a failure

AbbVie just stopped enrolling patients in a late-stage trial of a high-profile lung cancer drug after patients had shorter survival results on the drug.
A screenshot of the post.

The family of a 10-year-old girl with Stage 4 cancer says she was mocked by salon employees

Over the weekend, Iliana, 10, who has Stage 4 cancer, went to a salon. In a post, her family says salon employees made fun of her appearance.
Emma Walmsley of GlaxoSmithKline poses in this undated photograph released in London.

Pharma giant GSK just made a $5.1 billion bet on a cancer-drug maker

The pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline just acquired the cancer-drug maker Tesaro for $5.1 billion in a bid to bulk up its cancer pipeline.
A tray containing cancer cells sits on an optical microscope in the Nanomedicine Lab at UCL's School of Pharmacy in London.

The FDA just approved a drug that targets cancers based on DNA, rather than where the tumor is in your body

The FDA just approved a new cancer treatment in an unconventional way: not by tumor type, but rather by the genetic mutation the drug targets.
The testing kit from uBiome.

I tried a test that let me peek inside my microbiome, the ‘forgotten organ’ that scientists say is the future of medicine — and what...

I tried a gut-microbiome test kit from uBiome, hoping to learn more about the trillions of organisms in my digestive tract. I came away surprised.
Hernandez's tumor weighed 77 pounds and took six hours to remove.

A man thought he had a beer belly, but it was actually a 77-pound cancerous tumor

California resident Hector Hernandez thought he had a beer belly until a visit to USC's Keck School of Medicine revealed it was a cancerous tumor.

Scientists in Singapore could soon develop method to stop cancer cells from evolving and becoming drug-resistant

“The cancer cells behave like chameleons, altering their gene expression and cell behaviour to overcome drug treatment," a researcher said.
A PSA test can test for prostate cancer.

5 early signs of prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is a lot easier to treat during the earlier stages. Here are five early signs of prostate cancer.
Vaccinating children can prevent the spread of measles, polio, and other potentially deadly diseases, according to the Mayo Clinic.

A mother is reminding people to vaccinate their children after her cancer-stricken daughter caught measles

Nicole Stellon O'Donnell used Twitter to explain the importance of vaccines for children after her daughter got the measles and was quarantined.

A superstar ex-Facebook and Google exec is trying to upend a $24 billion industry with devices that spot disease sooner — and she’s alread...

A brush with death inspired ex-Facebook and Google executive Mary Lou Jepsen to embark on her latest initiative at a San Francisco-based startup called Openwater.