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Woman's Cancer Killed ... by Measles

Treatment had only been tested on mice before

(Newser) - In a breakthrough that could offer new hope to people with some kinds of cancer, Mayo Clinic researchers say they managed to wipe out a woman's cancer with a blast of measles vaccine strong enough to inoculate 10 million people. The 50-year-old woman's blood cancer, which had spread... More »

Tom Brokaw Has Cancer

Doctors are optimistic for 74-year-old, says NBC

(Newser) - Tom Brokaw revealed today that he has cancer—but doctors are optimistic about his recovery, reports CNN . The 74-year-old "was diagnosed with multiple myeloma , a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow," back in August at the Mayo Clinic, says NBC . Brokaw has continued to work on... More »

9/11 Responders Show Increased Risk of Rare Blood Cancer

(Newser) - The incidence of multiple myeloma in 9/11 responders appears to be higher than in the general population, according to what one researcher calls "very preliminary" stats. Eight cases of the blood cancer were diagnosed in 28,000 emergency personnel followed between 2001 and 2007; statistically, that number should be... More »

Jaws Actor Scheider Dead at 75

Oscar nominee appeared in more than 60 films

(Newser) - Actor Roy Scheider, famous for his roles in Jaws, All That Jazz, and The French Connection, died yesterday while being treated for multiple myeloma. He was believed to be 75, though he sometimes gave a different age in interviews, reports the Los Angeles Times. He once predicted that the Jaws ... More »

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