First Patient Injected with Cancer Killing Virus

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An experimental cancer-killing virus has been injected into a human patient for the first time, in the hopes of uncovering evidence of a new way to successfully combat cancer tumors in humans. The virus named ‘Vaxinia’ was genetically modified to …

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U.S. President Joe Biden Relaunches ‘Cancer Moonshot Program,’ Aims to Reduce Death Rate by 50%

United States President Joe Biden on Feb. 2  relaunched the “Cancer Moonshot” program with the aim of reducing death rate from cancer by 50% over the next 25 years. Biden said the program, which he first launched in 2016 as …

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Ronnie Spector of the Ronettes Dies at 78 After Battling Cancer

Ronnie Spector, the frontwoman of the 1960s all-girl group the Ronettes, died at the age of 78 after battling cancer, her family said in a statement. “Ronnie peacefully left this world today after a brief battle with cancer. She was …

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WHO Honors ‘Mother’ of Modern Medicine Henrietta Lacks

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Oct. 13 honored Henrietta Lacks whose cells, which were taken without her knowledge or consent, led to crucial medical research worldwide. “In honoring Henrietta Lacks, WHO acknowledges the importance of reckoning with past scientific …

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