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April 15, 2013

Vitamin D significantly reduces women's risks of developing uterine fibroids, according to a new study.

February 21, 2013

Less than one-quarter of American adults have ever had a skin check by a dermatologist despite rising rates of skin cancer, according to a new survey.

January 25, 2013

McKesson Specialty Health and the U.S. Oncology Network on Friday announced that Marcus Neubauer accepted the position of medical director of oncology services for McKesson Specialty Health, effective March 1.

January 4, 2013

Ahold banner Giant Food of Landover, Md., donated $37,305 to the Capital Breast Care Center.

December 28, 2012

Teva Pharmaceuticals has received approval of their new drug application for topotecan hydrochloride injection, a treatment for small cell lung cancer, according to Food and Drug Administration records.

December 27, 2012

A national drug shortage has been linked to a higher rate of relapse among children, teenagers and young adults with Hodgkin lymphoma enrolled in a national clinical trial, according to research led by St. Jude Children's Hospital.

December 14, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new leukemia drug made by Ariad Pharmaceuticals, the agency said.

November 20, 2012

Stop & Shop donated more than $250,000 to the American Cancer Society to support breast cancer research, education and awareness in October, the supermarket chain said Tuesday.

October 26, 2012

A Swiss subsidiary of drug maker Celgene Corp. said its chemotherapy drug produced "significant" improvement in progression-free survival in patients with a deadly skin cancer that had spread elsewhere in the body.

October 26, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved what it called the second new drug in two months for a form of leukemia, the agency said Friday.

October 25, 2012

Aspirin has the potential to block tumor growth in certain patients with colorectal cancer, according to an editorial in the Oct. 25, 2012 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine by a University of Alabama at Birmingham oncologist.

October 24, 2012

Regional pharmacy chain Navarro Discount Pharmacy, which operates 31 locations in south Florida, is supplying pink prescription bottle caps on all prescriptions filled during the month of October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the company has announced.

October 12, 2012

Look Good Feel Better has announced the details of multiple new partnership programs being launched to support the Look Good Feel Better program during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

October 12, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved an injected drug for lung cancer made by Celgene, the company said Friday.

September 25, 2012

For the sixth consecutive year, Kroger has committed $3 million in donations for local breast cancer initiatives across the country to support National Breast Cancer Awareness month in October as part of its Giving Hope a Hand initiative.

September 19, 2012

Procter & Gamble Company and the National Breast Cancer Foundation have kicked off the fifth annual Give Hope program and its “Do It For the Girls!” campaign designed to rally women to take control of their breast health, take action and create an early detection plan in the fight against breast cancer.

September 11, 2012

Yoplait has kicked off its annual Save Lids to Save Lives breast cancer awareness campaign.

September 11, 2012

Sagent Pharmaceuticals has launched a drug used to treat complications related to chemotherapy, the drug maker said.

September 5, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for treating a rare blood and marrow cancer that affects older adults, the agency said Tuesday.

August 30, 2012

Men who have been treated for prostate cancer, either with surgery or radiation, could benefit from taking aspirin regularly, according to a multicenter study published in Tuesday's issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

May 3, 2012

Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy on Thursday added six medications to its oral oncology cycle management program, in a significant expansion of the comprehensive treatment and support program it provides to benefit patients, physicians and payers, the company announced.

April 3, 2012

Mylan has released a generic version of a drug used to treat a complication of certain chemotherapy regimens, the drug maker said Tuesday.

March 30, 2012

Mortality rates from all cancers combined continued to drop between 2004 and 2008 among men, women and children, according to the annual "Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2008."

March 12, 2012

Drug maker Watson Pharmaceuticals has started a late-stage trial of a drug made to treat benign tumors of the uterus, the company said Monday.

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