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Agent Orange Tied to Aggressive Prostate Cancer Risk

By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men who were exposed to Agent Orange chemicals during the Vietnam War are at higher risk for high-grade prostate cancer than unexposed veterans, researchers have found. Furthermore, those who served where the herbicide was used were diagnosed with cancer...
An article in The New York Times reports that "Women with ovarian cancer may be able to stave off relapses for an extra half-year or so by taking a drug already approved to treat kidney cancer." The drug, pazopanib, was given to women as a maintenance therapy after they successfully completed...
Bloomberg News reports that uChek, a new iPhone application created by Biosense Technologies Private Ltd., “ isn't cleared by the Food and Drug Administration and the agency [FDA] said it wants to know why not, in a first-of-its-kind letter to a maker of a mobile-device application."  The...