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Onyx posts positive results for new cancer drug

Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Monday reported positive clinical trial results for its cancer drug candidate, saying it worked for some multiple myeloma patients who have seen other therapies fail. Full story

From Tripbase, astrological guidance for travelers

I'm signed up to use 10 vacation days at Christmas, and I'm trying to decide what to do with it. Full story

Woman cheats death to get Ambushed!

   Louis Licari, stylist to the stars, and Us Weekly’s Jill Martin transform two lucky women on the TODAY plaza, one of whom is a cancer survivor.

Get moving: Cancer survivors urged to exercise

New guidelines urge cancer survivors to exercise more, even, difficult as it may sound, those who have not yet finished their treatment. Full story

Cancer survivors are often parents of young children

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More than 1.5 million cancer survivors in the United States are parents living with children younger than age 18, according to a study published online today in the journal Cancer. Full story

Study: Millions of cancer survivors put off care

Millions of cancer survivors have put off getting medical care because they couldn't afford it, according to a new study. Full story

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  Funnyman Will Ferrell serious about fighting cancer

Making a Difference: Will Ferrell support for a fraternity brother's Cancer for College program has helped raise funds for scholarships for dozens of young cancer survivors. NBC's Lee Cowan reports.

  Treasure Chest founder: 'Kids look at you like you're Santa'

Martin Kisel, co-founder of the Treasure Chest Foundation and a cancer survivor, talks about his motivation for starting the program; plus, patients and doctors talk about how the program has helped them.

  Iditarod has its own ‘Lance’ Armstrong

Cancer survivor Lance Mackey is the first person to win the famed Alaskan dog race four straight years – no yellow jersey required. NBC’s Natalie Morales has more details.

  Many docs disregarding new mammogram guidelines

Nov. 17: Despite new recommendations reversing breast cancer screening advice, some doctors at major U.S. cancer treatment centers say that, for now, they plan to stick with existing guidelines and screen their 40-something patients every year. NBC Chief Medical Editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.

  Joan Cusack makes cookies for cancer

Nov. 10: TODAY’s Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford talk to actress Joan Cusack about her work with the charity Cookies for Kids' Cancer.

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