Cancer care worldwide has suffered profoundly amid the pandemic, the

Yes, cigarette smoking remains the top cause of lung cancer—but for the 12% of US lung cancer patients who’ve never smoked, the diagnosis comes as a particular shock, reports STAT’s Sharon Begley.   And she would know. On January 16, Begley, herself a never-smoker, died of…

Italian cancer researchers unexpectedly discovered signs that SARS-CoV-2 was circulating in Italy months before the first patient was identified there in January 2020, 

Kelli Dillon longed to have a second chance at motherhood upon her release from prison.   Instead, she was told she might have cancer, was chained, and lined up with 4 other prisoners for “assembly-line” surgery.   But that was a lie: She’d been intentionally sterilized.…

For children fighting cancer at St.

Cancer patients—and survivors—who develop COVID-19 face a much greater risk of death than the general population, according to a pair of studies published yesterday in the Lancet.

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons is a litigious fringe group of about 5,000 doctors that believes in “private medicine.” “We have opposed attempts to intrude government and other third parties between the patients and the physicians,” says executive…

Ramped-up cancer services could save 7 million lives over the next decade—and addressing huge service gaps between rich and poor countries is key to success, according to a new WHO report.  

Women are being coerced into breastfeed their partners in Uganda, and in parts of Tanzania and Kenya—and researchers are beginning to look into the underground phenomenon that’s been linked to gender-based violence.     Researchers from Kyambogo University in Kampala and…

Cancer patients have better chances of survival than ever—but managing cancer as a chronic illness can bring a lifetime of “financial toxicity.”   Breast cancer is the costliest malignancy, with medical costs slated to reach $16.5 billion in the US this year.   For…