cancer research

J&J Unit to Develop Blood Test to Find Cancer Cells

Teaming with Massachusetts General Hospital and others, J&J's Veridex is developing a novel method of isolating cancer cells from a patient's bloodstream. If successful, the blood test could ultimately replace more invasive and painful ones such as biopsies.

'Fructose-Slurping' Cancer Could Sour the Soda Business

Soda and processed-food makers insist that all sugars are the same. Yet with studies linking high fructose corn syrup to obesity, diabetes and, most recently, pancreatic cancer, big brands are quietly backing away from using the corn-based sweetener.