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Cardinal Francis George (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George Thinking Ahead To Retirement As He Undergoes Cancer Treatment

For the first time since being diagnosed with cancer and beginning a long and difficult course of treatment, Cardinal Francis George was speaking out about his fight for life, as well as his future.

CBS 2–12/11/2012

MRI images from a breast cancer screening. (Credit: CBS)

Recent Breast Cancer Study Giving New Hope To Doctors, Patients

A recent breakthrough could change the way doctors treat breast cancer.

CBS 2–09/24/2012

Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Yervoy (Associated Press Business Wire Photo)

FDA Approves Skin Cancer Drug Shown To Extend Survival

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the first drug shown to extend survival in people with late-stage melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

03/26/2011

A cancer patients holds the tubes that funnel chemotherapy drugs into his body at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center June 17, 2003 in Fayetteville, N.C. (Credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Cancer Patients Denied Coverage For Clinical Trials

CHICAGO (CBS) – Insurance companies in Illinois routinely refuse to pay for clients to enroll in potentially life-saving cancer research trials. Now the Susan Komen Foundation and a state lawmaker are pushing to make that […]

CBS 2–03/22/2011