Cancer

Teacher serenaded by students, dies after cancer battle

Ben Ellis, who taught Latin and Bible studies at Christ Presbyterian Academy in Nashville, died Friday, said Nate Morrow, the school's headmaster.

A few days ago, 400 students from the school showed up outside his home to sing songs of worship when he could no longer teach.

Despite chemotherapy and radiation treatments, Ellis taught until earlier this month because the distraction helped him through it.

Surprise serenade

Last week, he was having a tough morning after receiving bad news about his treatment options, according to Morrow.

Criss Angel updates fans on his son's battle with cancer: "I want him to live a long, happy, fruitful life''

Yes, he's worked with children battling different health ailments for decades. But when his son with girlfriend Shaunyl Benson was diagnosed in 2015, his outlook on the world around him completely altered.

Santiago Lange beats cancer -- then wins Olympic sailing gold

The Argentine, along with sailing partner Cecilia Carranza Saroli, took top spot in the Nacra 17 Mixed Multihull after a dramatic final medal race Tuesday.

The victory caps a difficult year for the oldest sailing competitor at the Games, whose two sons are also representing their country in the 49er skiff class.

Yago and Klaus both swam out to meet Lange, clambering onto the boat to celebrate with their father -- who was clearly touched by the emotion.

Shannen Doherty reveals her cancer has spread

"I had breast cancer that spread to the lymph nodes, and from one of my surgeries we discovered that some of the cancer cells might have actually gone out of the lymph nodes," Doherty said. "So for that reason, we are doing chemo, and then after chemo, I'll do radiation."

Doherty, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2015, called the mastectomy "traumatic and horrible." But said the trauma of the surgery hit her when she got fitted for a new bra.

Artificial Intelligence 'outsmarts cancer'

The data, presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology conference, showed some tumours shrank by around a quarter.

The compound will now be taken into more advanced trials.

Scientists said we were now in an explosive stage of merging advances in computing with medicine.

Spotting every difference between a cancerous and a healthy cell is beyond even the brightest human minds.

So the US biotechnology company Berg has been feeding as much data as its scientists could measure on the biochemistry of cells into a supercomputer.

Teen's generosity comes full circle with cancer diagnosis

Two days after Aurora Brown learned she had kidney cancer this fall, she sent a Facebook message to her former principal, Courtney Vashaw, who had been diagnosed last spring with a rare and aggressive form of soft tissue cancer. Brown and other seniors at Profile Junior-Senior High School in Bethlehem received national attention when they donated $8,000 to Vashaw that they had raised for a class trip.

If meat causes cancer, what can we eat?

So what in the world is there left to eat so you can stay healthy?

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Processed meats rank alongside smoking as cancer causes

The report from the WHO’s cancer arm, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, said there is enough evidence to rank processed meats as group 1 carcinogens, because of a causal link with bowel cancer.

It places red meat in group 2A, as “probably carcinogenic to humans”. Eating red meat is also linked to pancreatic and prostate cancer, the IARC says.

Criss Angel Cancels Las Vegas Shows to Visit Cancer-Stricken Son in Australia

The magician -- who normally performs his CRISS ANGEL BeLIEve shows at the Luxor Hotel and Casino -- is heading to Australia to spend time with his son, Johnny Crisstopher Sarantakos. The little boy, who is almost two years old, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia earlier this week, according to a statement given to Page Six.

Elephants' low cancer rates explained

They were trying to explain why the animals have lower levels of cancer than would be expected by their size.

The team at the University of Utah said "nature has already figured out how to prevent cancer" and plan to devise new treatments.

But experts said the focus should be on the "ridiculous" and "absurd" things humans do to increase risk.

There is a train of thought that says every cell can become cancerous so the more of them you have, the more likely you are to get cancer.