Scholarships Help Cancer Survivors Fund College Dreams

Cancer for College is one organization that offers scholarships to students who have overcome the disease. (KATARZYNABIALASIEWICZ/ GETTY IMAGES) Students dealing with cancer – either battling the disease themselves or helping a family member cope with it – often face devastating financial consequences because of the significant expense of treatment. Couple that with the high cost of college, and higher education can become nearly unattainable. But it doesn’t have to be that way. A number of organizations provide scholarships for students touched by cancer. Here are some college scholarship opportunities for students affected by…

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Cancer drug prices must come down, say leading research institutes

The high price of new cancer drugs is indefensible and unsustainable, say two of the world’s leading cancer research institutions, who propose a different way to develop them that could sideline big pharma. “There is a clear and urgent necessity to lower cancer drug prices to keep lifesaving drugs available and affordable to patients,” say leading scientists from the Institute of Cancer Research in the UK and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where many important new cancer drugs have been invented, in a paper in the journal…

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National Cancer Institute Says Researchers Didn’t Quickly Tell FDA After Two Deaths in a Lymphoma Study

BETHESDA, Md.—The National Cancer Institute has concluded that some of its lymphoma researchers failed to notify the Food and Drug Administration in a timely fashion about fungal infections that resulted in two deaths of patients in one of its research studies. The lab in question has been studying the effects of a cocktail of drugs on an often-fatal and very rare lymphoma of the central nervous system. When two patients died from an infection of a commonly occurring fungus called aspergillus in 2015, the lab and the NCI were supposed…

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