Tag Archives: cancer

Hong Kong’s CK Life Sciences bets on skin cancer drug as its stock soars more than 200%

Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing at the listing press conference for CK Life Sciences International (Holdings). K. Y. Cheng | South China Morning Post | Getty Images Shares of biotech company CK Life Sciences soared more than 200% last week on news that the Hong Kong-based firm has made significant headway in a skin cancer… Read More »

WATCH: Beyonce’s dad, Mathew Knowles reveals he has breast cancer

(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Mathew Knowles is fighting breast cancer. The man who’s best known for the years he spent managing his superstar daughters Beyonce and Solange announced the news during a sit-down interview with Michael Strahan for Good Morning America that will air Wednesday. A short teaser was released on Twitter on Tuesday and in it,… Read More »

Scientists implicate genes behind faulty DNA repair in breast cancer

While mutations in BRCA genes are well known to increase breast cancer risk, researchers from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have uncovered a different series of genes they believe might be contributing to breast cancer through a lesser-known mechanism. Mutations in BRCA cause cells to lose the ability to repair errors in DNA through a… Read More »

New Treatments and Declining Death Rate Lead to Rapid Rise in Cancer Survivors

Thanks in part to healthier lifestyles and investment in research that has yielded new treatments, cancer incidence (new cases) and mortality rates have fallen in recent decades. But the overall growth—and aging—of the United States and global populations contribute to a rising total number of people diagnosed with cancer as well as an increase in… Read More »