• Roswell Park Cancer Institute

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    /Healthy Ones and TOPS presented the Roswell Park Cancer Institute with a $5,000 donation on Saturday morning at the Eighth Annual TOPS 5K/10K Run and Family Walk.

  • Business Q&A with Diana Schaeffer

    BY PAULA BURKES | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Diana Schaeffer, a nurse practitioner at ProCure Proton Therapy Center, says nurses are an integral part of proton therapy care team.

  • Maryland gov. says he's strong after latest cancer treatment

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — After his latest round of cancer treatment, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says his prognosis is great and he feels strong. Hogan posted on Facebook Tuesday evening that he is happy to be leaving the hospital in Baltimore and heading back to Annapolis. The governor says he has two months of treatment left, but he has completed two-thirds of his treatment. He says he has had three minor surgical procedures, three spinal taps and 20 chemotherapy sessions of 24 hours each. Last month, Hogan said doctors told him that scans showed 95 percent of his cancer was gone. Hogan has remained active throughout his treatment for B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which includes five-day stays at University of Maryland Me

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  • Prostate Cancer Foundation Evander and Brian


    Prostate Cancer Foundation: Man Up & Get Checked w/ Evander Holyfield & Brian Custer.

  • James Burns, who sought justice for officer slain by Texas Seven, dies of leukemia


    James Burns made all the funeral arrangements when his best friend, Irving police Officer Aubrey Hawkins, was slain by seven escaped convicts during a 2000 Christmas Eve robbery. He was there for Hawkins’ wife, Lori Acosta, in the dark days that followed her husband’s death. As the years passed, Burns was there for almost all of the Texas Seven court proceedings, and he was there when the first three were executed for their roles in Hawkins’ murder. Burns died Saturday at age 49 after a battle with leukemia — and for the first time, he wasn’t there to comfort the others. “He was the guy that was always here for all of us, and now he’s gone,” Acosta said. “He fought so hard in his life to take car

  • Pueblo cowboy bucked in tribute ride for cancer victims


    A.J. Colletti had wild hair — and a wild horse — Monday at the Colorado State Fair. The 27-year-old Pueblo cowboy and his wavy, neon pink hair flailed about in front of an electric crowd at the Budweiser Grandstand Arena on “Cowboys Kickin’ Cancer Fundraiser and Girls Night Out” at the PRCA Rodeo. It wasn’t Colletti’s night in the bareback riding competition. His horse, Wrangler Valley of the Harry Vold stock, bucked off the cowboy about a second before the required eight seconds. Still, Colletti’s unique look and energy caught the attention of the crowd. “I have two family members that have dealt with breast cancer, so this is my way of honoring them,” Colletti said. “I was up late last nigh

  • Sex and intimacy can survive cancer, but topics often not discussed


    Dr. Nathalie McKenzie was 30 years old and a newlywed when she was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a double mastectomy. “All of a sudden I didn’t have breasts anymore,” said McKenzie, a gynecologic-oncology surgeon at University of Florida Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health. “Here I am, physically, obviously disfigured. I don’t feel like putting on a sexy nightgown even as a newlywed and prancing around my new husband.” McKenzie didn’t bring up her concerns with her oncologist. She felt timid and thought of him as a father figure. And when she talked about it with a gynecologist friend, the friend expressed surprise that McKenzie was even thinking about sex while going through cancer treatment.

  • Dogs join fight against cancer in Edmond


    Bark For Life is a community event for dogs and their owners to fight back against cancer as part of the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. Dogs are often the unnoticed caregivers who give a special kind of support for cancer patients, according to a news release.

  • Dogs join fight against cancer in Edmond

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    Walkers and dogs turned out in Edmond for "Bark For Life, The Night to Remember," a fundraising event and walk to honor people and the pets who support them in the battle against cancer.

  • The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society September

    Updated: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    During September, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is sharing proof of impact (PRNewsFoto/The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society)

  • Wes Craven Dies: Veteran Director Of 'Scream,' 'Nightmare On Elm Street' Was 76

    Published: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Director Wes Craven died this afternoon in Los Angeles. Craven was 76 and passed away at home surrounded by his family after battling brain cancer. From his first feature film The Last House On The Left as writer, director and editor in 1972, Craven made his mark as a genre-bending, bracingly innovative horror director with a biting sense of humor. Craven also consistently demonstrated that he was a filmmaker with heart. Among the films that followed The Last House On The Left were The Hills Have Eyes and a sequel, Deadly Blessing (featuring Sharon Stone in her first starring role) and Swamp Thing (based on the comic book). Craven reinvented the youth horror genre again in 1984 with the classic and very scary A Nightmare On Elm Street, which also introduced a then-unknown Johnny Depp. The movie spawned several sequels, none of them directed by Craven. He deconstructed the genre a decade after the original, writing and directing the audacious Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, which was nominated for Best Feature at the 1995 Independent Spirit Awards.

  • Childhood Cancer Fundraiser

    Updated: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    Alison Spangler, of Stephens City, Va., has her head shaved by Cassandra Burris, of Falling Waters, W.Va., during a fundraiser for the St. Baldrick's Foundation, a group that funds childhood cancer research grants, at Ed's Heads in Stephens City, Va. Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015.

  • Boy dies 2 weeks after fundraiser for his cancer treatment

    Updated: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A 9-year-old Lakewood boy who had a lemonade stand this month to raise money for his treatment for brain cancer has died. KUSA-TV reports (http://goo.gl/t7mr9H ) that Jeremias Moya died Tuesday. Last summer, doctors found a tumor in his brainstem. Sue Kansteiner, Moya's former daycare provider, had organized the lemonade-stand fundraiser for him Aug. 14 and dozens of Lakewood police officers and firefighters showed up after they learned the boy was a fan of law enforcement and first responders. Moya had been on a wheelchair because the tumor made him lose strength in some of his limbs. ___ Information from: KUSA-TV, http://www.9news.

  • After cancer diagnosis, couple turns to surrogate for baby

    Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    For Karen Epley, 38, telling the story behind her having a child after having a hysterectomy is to say, “There are happy endings to bad situations.” For Drs. Matthew Powell and Kenan Omutag, the physicians who made it happen, infertility is not the end. “There are a lot of options,” Powell said. "There's very little that can't be done for couples … who are struggling to have a child. There's pretty much some solution for them out there," Omutag said. Lane Epley, the end result of their efforts, is only 5 months old and doesn’t have much to say yet. “But we’re reading already about how to talk to him when he’s old enough to understand,” Karen Epley said. What happened was in early 2012 Karen and

  • New code may make ‘turning off’ cancer cells possible

    Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Cancer researchers dream of the day they can force tumor cells to morph back to the normal cells they once were. Now, researchers on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus have discovered a way to potentially reprogram cancer cells back to normalcy. The finding, published in Nature Cell Biology, represents "an unexpected new biology that provides the code, the software for turning off cancer," says the study’s senior investigator, Panos Anastasiadis, chair of the Department of Cancer Biology on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus. That code was unraveled by the discovery that adhesion proteins — the glue that keeps cells together — interact with the microprocessor, a key player in the production of molecules c

  • ATC gives classmate fighting cancer a rousing send-off

    Updated: Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    On Tuesday, a few miles south of Santa Fe, Jaiden Patel focused on the laptop in front of him during English class at the Academy for Technology and the Classics. A couple of classmates seated next to him leaned in. They laughed together. He smiled easily. He wore a black T-shirt with blue letters: “Jai’s toolbox….compassion, strength, hope, inspire, believe, courage, God.” The same words appeared in Hindi on the back of the shirt. Jaiden’s thick, black hair was slightly tousled. A visible scar curved down along his hairline on the right side of his head and another toward the back of his skull. His black frame glasses gave him a scholarly look.

  • Player's cancer fight inspires high school football team

    Updated: Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    DANVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Kane Hogan's life changed in an instant late last January. The multiple-sport athlete at Danville High School was balancing the start of baseball season with offseason football workouts when he began suffering from a severe lack of energy and paleness. He thought it was a sinus infection, but the symptoms persisted, and he ended up going to Huntsville Hospital for blood work. "They came in and told me I had leukemia," said Hogan, now a sophomore. "I broke down. What else are you going to do?" Hogan was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. The fast-moving disease creates immature white blood cells (lymphocytes) instead of normal cells.

  • Federal court backs patent protecting Eli Lilly cancer drug

    Updated: Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Shares of Eli Lilly rose Wednesday after the drugmaker said a federal court upheld a patent protecting one of its top-selling drugs, the cancer treatment Alimta. The Indianapolis company said Tuesday after markets closed that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana ruled in Lilly's favor regarding the infringement of a vitamin regimen patent for Alimta. The defendant in the case was a subsidiary of the generic drugmaker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. The patent protects Alimta from competitors until May, 2022, and covers the administration of folic acid and vitamin B12 before and during treatment.

  • 5 teams still needed for tourney

    Updated: Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    Five teams still are needed for the fourth annual Sherry Ann Suttmiller Memorial Softball Tour­nament set for Sept. 18-19 at David Allen Memorial Ballpark. Registration for the 10-team, double-elimination, charity one-pitch tournament is $200. Teams may be co-ed, all male or all female. The registration deadline is Sept. 1. All proceeds will go to an Aline man who has survived a brain tumor. “In 2010, Sherry Ann Suttmiller was battling pancreatic cancer,” said Detective Shawn Ramsey, who is organizing the tournament. “The financial burden placed on her family was tremendous.” Sherry’s husband, Jeff Suttmiller, was a patrolman for Enid Police Department at the time.