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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

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Human Genome Sciences says cancer drug fails study

Human Genome Sciences's potential cancer drug mapatumumab failed in a midstage study, the company said Wednesday. Full story

Sanofi-Aventis licenses cancer drugs from Ascenta

Ascenta Therapeutics said Friday it licensed a group of potential cancer treatments to French drugmaker Sanofi-Aventis. Full story

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.

Ziopharm shares rise after study results previewed

Shares of Ziopharm Oncology Inc. climbed Friday after it said a mid-stage study of cancer treatments in patients with soft-tissue sarcoma showed effectiveness. Full story

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  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.

  Drug offers hope for pups with cancer

Oct. 19: TODAY’s Jill Rappaport looks at some of the advances being made in cancer treatment for dogs.

  Passing cancer in the womb?

Oct. 14: A new study shows it’s possible for a pregnant woman to pass on cancer cells to her unborn child. Dr. Nancy Snyderman talks with gynecologist Dr. Steven Goldstein.

  Cancer Research Results Out in Berlin

A flurry of new cancer drug tests results are out this morning at a big scientific conference in Germany, and CNBC's Mike Huckman has the highlights.

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