CANCER - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CANCER News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Novartis cites momentum in 3 percent profit rise http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58194141-79/billion-company-novartis-business.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58194141-79/billion-company-novartis-business.html.csp">Novartis cites momentum in 3 percent profit rise</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN HEILPRIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T09:07:01.729-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 09:07AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Geneva • Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis AG posted a 3 percent rise in second-quarter profits Thursday, reflecting what it described as solid growth and an increased focus on core products. Profits during the April-June quarter rose to $3.28 billion, up from $3.18 billion in the same quarter of 2013, helped by “strong innovation momentum” and rising sales in some of its household brands, the Basel-based company reported. Earlier this year, the company launched a major overhaul of its busin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581941412014-07-17T09:07:01.729-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T09:07:01.729-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58194141@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:07:01 MDT Secondhand smoke as harmful to pets as people http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58165268-68/cancer-pets-smoke-dogs.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58165268-68/cancer-pets-smoke-dogs.html.csp">Secondhand smoke as harmful to pets as people</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SUE MANNING</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T09:27:02.459-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 09:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Ten years ago, Shirley Worthington rushed Tigger to the vet when the dog’s mouth started bleeding. When she was told he had cancer, she knew to blame her heavy smoking, an addiction she couldn’t kick until after her pet died. Secondhand smoke can cause lung and nasal cancer in dogs, malignant lymphoma in cats and allergy and respiratory problems in both animals, according to studies done at Tufts University’s School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts, Colorado State University...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581652682014-07-09T09:27:02.459-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-09T09:27:02.459-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58165268@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:27:02 MDT American player Duval has Hodgkins’ lymphoma http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58149440-77/duval-player-american-cancer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58149440-77/duval-player-american-cancer.html.csp">American player Duval has Hodgkins’ lymphoma</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-04T23:21:50.647-06:00">Updated Jul 4, 2014 11:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • American tennis player Victoria Duval, who lost in the second round at Wimbledon last week, has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and will undergo immediate treatment for the cancer. The player’s management team said Friday the 18-year-old Duval was diagnosed after a biopsy was taken in England before Wimbledon and further tests in the United States confirmed the results. The statement said Hodgkin’s, the most common form of cancer in adolescents, “was caught in a very early stage....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581494402014-07-04T23:21:50.647-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-04T23:21:50.647-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58149440@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Jul 2014 23:21:50 MDT Imagine Dragons singer to perform benefit for Utah cancer patient http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58146096-66/benefit-cancer-seating-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58146096-66/benefit-cancer-seating-utah.html.csp">Imagine Dragons singer to perform benefit for Utah cancer patient</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SEan P. Means</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-04T17:34:50.043-06:00">Updated Jul 4, 2014 05:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dan Reynolds, lead singer of the hit pop-rock band Imagine Dragons, is set to perform an acoustic show to benefit a Utah cancer patient. The show, set for Thursday, July 17, at Sandy Amphitheater, 9400 S. 1300 East, is to benefit the family of Kim White. White, 26, is a Utah wife and mother who has been diagnosed with adrenocortical carcinoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer that attacks the adrenal glands. She is an alumna of Mountain Crest High School in Hyrum and played NCAA soccer for t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58146096@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Jul 2014 17:34:50 MDT JPMorgan CEO to get treatment for throat cancer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58139620-79/cancer-ceo-jpmorgan-throat.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58139620-79/cancer-ceo-jpmorgan-throat.html.csp">JPMorgan CEO to get treatment for throat cancer</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T17:50:02.603-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 05:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • JPMorgan Chase & Co CEO Jamie Dimon has throat cancer that will require radiation and chemotherapy treatment this summer. Dimon disclosed his condition in a message late Tuesday addressed to the New York company’s employees and shareholders. He will remain JPMorgan Chase’s CEO and continue to run one of the world’s largest banks while he battles the cancer. The 58-year-old executive says his doctors have assured him his chances of being cured are excellent, partly because the cancer w...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581396202014-07-01T17:50:02.603-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-01T17:50:02.603-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58139620@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:50:02 MDT Food briefs: Banana Cabana Tour, Hop Hunting Hikes and more http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58085741-223/july-west-june-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58085741-223/july-west-june-lake.html.csp">Food briefs: Banana Cabana Tour, Hop Hunting Hikes and more</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Stephenson</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-25T01:01:03.174-06:00">Updated Jun 25, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Wednesday garden talks in Salt Lake City Learn about gardening, landscaping and more during the free one-hour garden talks that take place Wednesdays at 8 p.m. in the Brigham Young Historic Park. (August classes start at 7:30 p.m.) In case of inclement weather, talks will be held on the 10th floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. June 25 • Square-foot gardening July 2 • Day lilies July 9 • Succulents July 16 • Water-wise landscaping July 23 • No garden talk. Days of ’47 celebration July...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58085741@www.sltrib.com Wed, 25 Jun 2014 01:01:03 MDT Successful surgery after wrong cancer diagnosis http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58109464-68/kotelevskaya-cancer-cheek-cousin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58109464-68/kotelevskaya-cancer-cheek-cousin.html.csp">Successful surgery after wrong cancer diagnosis</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRUCE SCHREINER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-24T14:31:03.279-06:00">Updated Jun 24, 2014 02:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Louisville, Ky. • A Kentucky medical team has painstakingly repaired the disfiguring injuries to a woman’s face, caused by radiation treatments for a cancer she never had that caused a gaping hole in her cheek and made her an outcast in a former Soviet republic. Lessya Kotelevskaya was recovering Tuesday following the 16-hour surgery the day before at University of Louisville Hospital. Her surgeon, Dr. Jarrod Little, said the procedure to reconstruct her jawbone and cheek went according to plan....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58109464@www.sltrib.com Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:31:03 MDT Baseball: Tony Gwynn, sweet-swinging ‘Mr. Padre,’ dies at 54 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58073979-77/gwynn-san-diego-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58073979-77/gwynn-san-diego-game.html.csp">Baseball: Tony Gwynn, sweet-swinging ‘Mr. Padre,’ dies at 54</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bernie Wilson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-16T23:11:41.242-06:00">Updated Jun 16, 2014 11:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tony Gwynn, the Hall of Famer with a sweet left-handed swing who spent his entire 20-year career with the Padres and was one of San Diego’s most beloved athletes, died of cancer Monday. He was 54. Gwynn, nicknamed “Mr. Padre,” had been on a medical leave since late March from his job as baseball coach at San Diego State, his alma mater. He died at a hospital in suburban Poway, agent John Boggs said. “For more than 30 years, Tony Gwynn was a source of universal goodwill in the national pastime, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580739792014-06-16T23:11:41.242-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-16T23:11:41.242-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58073979@www.sltrib.com Mon, 16 Jun 2014 23:11:41 MDT Utah study: Childhood cancer survivors at risk for adult hospitalizations http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58057194-78/cancer-survivors-health-childhood.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58057194-78/cancer-survivors-health-childhood.html.csp">Utah study: Childhood cancer survivors at risk for adult hospitalizations</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kirsten stewart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-12T08:34:09.739-06:00">Updated Jun 12, 2014 08:34AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The lasting health problems faced by survivors of childhood cancer are well documented. But a new study of about 1,500 former cancer patients in Utah shows those health woes, caused by chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, can lead to frequent and prolonged hospitalization decades after a patient’s cancer diagnosis. “We’ve done a great job at improving outcomes for pediatric patients, but these patients have several decades of life after their cancer therapy, and the health problems they face req...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58057194@www.sltrib.com Thu, 12 Jun 2014 08:34:09 MDT Utah woman, 90, inspires others to stay fit through cycling http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58037131-78/telford-cycling-red-ride.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58037131-78/telford-cycling-red-ride.html.csp">Utah woman, 90, inspires others to stay fit through cycling</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kristen moulton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-08T13:09:08.625-06:00">Updated Jun 8, 2014 01:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lewiston • Some people collect Olympic pins. Others go for stamps. But Alice Telford? She collects people. And many of them, judging from those she encountered at the 26th annual Little Red Riding Hood cycling event Friday night and Saturday, are middle-aged women. “She’s a ball of fire,” said Chris Helfrich, who met Telford at her mother’s funeral five years ago. Telford, now 90, was a high school classmate of Helfrich’s mother. “I saw what kind of shape she was in and I said ‘I want to follo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58037131@www.sltrib.com Sun, 08 Jun 2014 13:09:08 MDT Huntsman Cancer Institute begins work on $105 million research wing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58033035-78/cancer-huntsman-research-institute.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58033035-78/cancer-huntsman-research-institute.html.csp">Huntsman Cancer Institute begins work on $105 million research wing</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kirsten stewart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-07T08:13:19.888-06:00">Updated Jun 7, 2014 08:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">University of Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute has begun construction on a $105 million research wing dedicated to the study of childhood and family cancers –– an investment coinciding with deep cuts in federal research funding and growing concerns about the cost of cancer care. But within minutes of breaking ground for the project on Friday, Industrialist Jon Huntsman, Sr., who founded the institute in 1995, was talking excitedly about the next expansion. “You’ll see in a few months, I’m not...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58033035@www.sltrib.com Sat, 07 Jun 2014 08:13:19 MDT Cancer survivors: More than 14.5 million in U.S. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58014095-68/cancer-survivors-cancers-million.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58014095-68/cancer-survivors-cancers-million.html.csp">Cancer survivors: More than 14.5 million in U.S.</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARILYNN MARCHIONE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-01T15:53:10.006-06:00">Updated Jun 1, 2014 03:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • It’s National Cancer Survivors Day, and chances are good that you know at least one of them. Cancer survivors now number more than 14.5 million in the United States and are expected to grow to 19 million over the next decade, a new report finds. More cancers are cured, more people are living longer with the disease and people are living longer in general, which boosts the number of cases and survivors because the risk of developing cancer rises with age. “They’re living longer and we h...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580140952014-06-01T15:53:10.006-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-01T15:53:10.006-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58014095@www.sltrib.com Sun, 01 Jun 2014 15:53:10 MDT Cheap drug greatly boosts prostate cancer survival http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58014017-68/cancer-drug-prostate-docetaxel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58014017-68/cancer-drug-prostate-docetaxel.html.csp">Cheap drug greatly boosts prostate cancer survival</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARILYNN MARCHIONE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-01T15:59:22.842-06:00">Updated Jun 1, 2014 03:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • A cheap, decades-old chemotherapy drug extended life by more than a year when added to standard hormone therapy for men whose prostate cancer has widely spread, doctors reported Sunday. Men who received docetaxel, sold as Taxotere and in generic form, lived nearly 58 months versus 44 months for those not given the drug, a major study found. “This is one of the biggest improvements we’ve seen in survival in adults” with any type of cancer that has widely spread from its original site, s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580140172014-06-01T15:59:22.842-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-01T15:59:22.842-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58014017@www.sltrib.com Sun, 01 Jun 2014 15:59:22 MDT New drugs may make a dent in lung, ovarian cancer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58011959-68/cancer-drug-disease-ovarian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58011959-68/cancer-drug-disease-ovarian.html.csp">New drugs may make a dent in lung, ovarian cancer</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARILYNN MARCHIONE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Chief Medical Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-31T16:05:02.517-06:00">Updated May 31, 2014 04:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • New drugs are making a dent against some hard-to-treat cancers, but some results raise fresh questions about whether the benefit is worth the cost. For the first time in a decade, an experimental drug has extended the lives of patients with advanced lung cancer who relapsed after standard chemotherapy. But the drug used in the study gave patients just six extra weeks of life on average, and costs $6,000 per infusion as currently sold to treat a different form of cancer. Eli Lilly and C...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580119592014-05-31T16:05:02.517-06:00" id="#license-2014-05-31T16:05:02.517-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58011959@www.sltrib.com Sat, 31 May 2014 16:05:02 MDT Saturday run to benefit Bingham football player http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/58008463-52/run-benefit-bingham-football.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/prepsports/58008463-52/run-benefit-bingham-football.html.csp">Saturday run to benefit Bingham football player</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-30T23:25:35.169-06:00">Updated May 30, 2014 11:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bingham High football player Riley Culley’s life changed forever March 27 when he was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. He helped the Miners win the 5A championship and had planned on playing football at Dixie State. Instead, Culley will spend the next nine to 12 months in and out of Primary Children’s Hospital undergoing chemo treatments and surgery. To honor the player and raise funds for him, a benefit run is scheduled Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to noon at Bingham High S...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58008463@www.sltrib.com Fri, 30 May 2014 23:25:35 MDT Op-ed: Pharmacies and drug stores shouldn’t sell tobacco products http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58004493-82/cancer-tobacco-cvs-pharmacies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58004493-82/cancer-tobacco-cvs-pharmacies.html.csp">Op-ed: Pharmacies and drug stores shouldn’t sell tobacco products</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mary Beckerle</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-30T17:23:02.214-06:00">Updated May 30, 2014 05:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Earlier this year, CVS/Caremark announced its decision to stop selling tobacco products in its retail pharmacies. With this decision, CVS confronted a longstanding conflict in which many pharmacies offer cigarettes for sale only a few feet from where a customer fills a prescription for an asthma inhaler. CVS deserves our praise. This is a major step forward in our efforts to combat the leading cause of preventable illness and death in the US. As encouraged as I am by the CVS actions, however, I ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58004493@www.sltrib.com Fri, 30 May 2014 17:23:02 MDT Drug could protect fertility in breast cancer patients http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58008674-68/cancer-women-fertility-goserelin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58008674-68/cancer-women-fertility-goserelin.html.csp">Drug could protect fertility in breast cancer patients</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANDREW POLLACK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-30T20:35:22.474-06:00">Updated May 30, 2014 08:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">CHICAGO - A commonly used drug can help young women with breast cancer retain the ability to have babies, apparently protecting their ovaries from the damage caused by chemotherapy, researchers reported here Friday. The treatment could provide a new option for dealing with one of the painful dilemmas faced by young cancer patients - that doing the utmost to save their lives might impair or even ruin their fertility. Researchers said that the drug goserelin, which temporarily shuts down the ovari...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58008674@www.sltrib.com Fri, 30 May 2014 20:35:22 MDT Dogs’ highly sensitive noses offer 90%-plus accuracy in sniffing out cancer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57985028-68/cancer-dogs-research-dog.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57985028-68/cancer-dogs-research-dog.html.csp">Dogs’ highly sensitive noses offer 90%-plus accuracy in sniffing out cancer</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Angela Zimm</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-24T21:47:02.172-06:00">Updated May 24, 2014 09:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Which is better at detecting cancer, a laboratory or a Labrador retriever? Consider the talents of Tsunami, a regal-looking German shepherd with attentive eyes and an enthusiastic tail wag for her trainer friends. University of Pennsylvania researchers say she is more than 90 percent successful in identifying the scent of ovarian cancer in tissue samples, opening a new window on a disease with no effective test for early detection that kills 14,000 Americans a year. When found early, there’s a f...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57985028@www.sltrib.com Sat, 24 May 2014 21:47:02 MDT