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  • Researchers test treatment that can halt acute myeloid leukemia

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Acute myeloid leukemia is a conundrum among cancers. Immature cells swamp the bone marrow, crowd out healthy cells, and all too often can have devastating consequences. But a medical investigator at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York working with a team of researchers has zeroed in on...

  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch Bill McClellan column

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine have taken the first step toward creating personalized cancer vaccines. The researchers sequenced the genomes of tumors in three patients with advanced melanoma, and then developed tailor-made vaccines. I do not pretend to understand...

  • Dallas-area veteran with cancer, daughter have new home -- for free

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    The second-graders played the quiet game, wondering why so many grown-ups were visiting their classroom. And 8-year-old A’naijah McQueen thought it was just another Friday at Jay Thompson Elementary in Mesquite. She didn’t know her and her father’s lives were about to change. “I didn’t know...

  • Cancer survivor set to walk the runway for charity

    Yesterday

    Luna Martell — a 13-year-old Rockwall resident — is participating as a model and artist in the 27th Annual Children’s Cancer Fund Luncheon tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. Children’s Cancer fund raises awareness through the luncheon and fashion show for children’s cancer research and programs at...

  • Cancer research group aims to raise more money, profile

    Yesterday

    PHILADELPHIA — After a decade of flat federal funding, the American Association for Cancer Research, a 107-year-old nonprofit organization, has a new plan: raise more of its own money and boost its profile. “There’s an enormous concern that we’re losing the best minds in cancer research, and in...

  • Greeley Girl Scout troop raises money, cookies for local nonprofits

    Yesterday

    For nine first-grade and kindergarten girls in Daisy troop 73486, their first year of Girl Scouts has been about more than Thin Mints, earning patches or making crafts. It’s been about helping other kids be kids. Thursday night, at their weekly meeting in Greeley, the troop made a $100 donation...

  • CAMC to give public tour of new cancer center

    Yesterday

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Charleston Area Medical Center will conduct a public tour of its new cancer center. The tour of the $50 million CAMC Cancer Center will be held on Saturday in the Kanawha City section of Charleston. The 110,000-square-foot facility was built on the site of the old Watt...

  • Cancer180 Survivorship Symposium provides a place for understanding

    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    On a Friday evening in 2011, as she prepared for a weekend trip with her husband to San Antonio, Rachel Cruz received a phone call from her doctor. He had bad news. She had cancer. Melanoma. At 32 years old and a few months into her first pregnancy, the diagnosis was daunting and to Cruz,...

  • Relay team stages fight against cancer

    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Formed in 2008, Team Stage Stores hopes to raise awareness in the fight against cancer one member and many dollars at a time, said team leader Lori Caulder. “Our goal is to continue to build our membership and increase the money we raise for the American Cancer Society,” Caulder said. “We want...

  • Study Sparks Debate on Accuracy of Genome Tests for Cancer Patients

    Published: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    A new study has triggered a dispute about the accuracy of genomic tests that are increasingly used to match cancer patients with drugs that attack their tumors. The study, published Wednesday by researchers at Johns Hopkins’ Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, suggests that such tests...

  • So You Have Dense Breasts. Now What?

    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Earlier this year, Caryn Hoadley received an unexpected letter after a routine mammogram. The letter said her mammogram was clean but that she has dense breast tissue, which has been linked to higher rates of breast cancer and could make her mammogram harder to read. “I honestly don’t know...

  • Big Bills A Hidden Side Effect Of Cancer Treatment

    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Anne Koller was diagnosed with late-stage colon cancer in 2011 and has been fighting it since. But it’s not just the cancer she’s fighting. It’s the bills. “Think of those old horror flicks,” she says. “The swamp creature … comes out and is kind of oozy, and it oozes over everything.” Koller,...

  • Family gets pink push before cancer treatment

    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    GANADO - Standing in front of their home in the rural farmland just outside the city, the Kallus family watched as the flashing lights of a fire truck and police cruiser drove down their long driveway. The wailing sirens caused the two youngest girls Gianna, 6, and Bella, 3, to muffle their...

  • Two Hunt County children to spend day with Cowboys

    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Two Hunt County children who have been diagnosed with cancer will get to spend the day with Cowboys Hall of Famers Troy Aikman and Roger Staubach, and participate in the Children’s Cancer Fund Luncheon in Dallas on April 17. Along with the luncheon and participating in a fashion show, Riley...

  • Study questions accuracy of certain tumor-only gene mapping

    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More cancer patients are getting the genes in their tumors mapped to help guide their treatment. New research suggests that isn't always accurate enough, and a second test could help ferret out the culprit genes. Cancer involves two sets of genetic code — your own and your...

  • Why Some Doctors Hesitate To Screen Smokers For Lung Cancer

    Published: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    In February, Medicare announced that it would pay for an annual lung cancer screening test for certain long-term smokers. Medicare recipients between the ages of 55 and 77 who have smoked the equivalent of a pack a day for 30 years are now eligible for the annual test, known as a spiral CT scan....

  • Teaming for a fight

    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    DEMING >> Twenty teams have signed up for the 10th annual Celebration of Life Cancer Walk, and Joanna Costilla says there is plenty of room for more. "We can accommodate more," said Costilla, patient advocate for the Cancer Support Group of Deming and Luna County Inc. "It cost $15 per team...

  • Why Survival Rate Is Not the Best Way to Judge Cancer Spending

    Published: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    In 2012, a study published in Health Affairs argued that the big money we spend on health care in the United States is worth it, at least when it comes to cancer. The researchers found that the survival gains seen in the United States equated to more than $550 billion in additional value, more...

  • New breath test detects stomach cancer

    Published: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Scientists have discovered a new type of technology that senses compounds in exhaled breath that can be used as a screening tool to detect stomach cancer. The study, published Monday in the BMJ journal Gut, suggests that the technology, called nanoarray analysis, is not only a test to...

  • Regents member, wife donate $1M for outpatient facility

    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona Board of Regents member and his wife have given $1 million to the University of Arizona Cancer Center in Phoenix to help build an outpatient facility. The board announced that Dr. Ram Krishna and his wife, Dr. Meera Krishna, made the gift. Ram Krishna is a Yuma...

  • Comedian survives cancer with laughter

    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Comedian Mack Dryden's favorite part about staying in hotels is all the free things they offer. He figured one day that when he packs hotel-provided lotions, they're quickly replaced. Presto. Free stuff. A hair dryer. Free stuff. "That was right there in my bathroom," he waved the prize. A...

  • Why ProCure Proton Therapy Center?

    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Why do people from across the globe come to Oklahoma City for proton therapy treatment at ProCure Proton Therapy Center. ProCure strives to provide a nurturing and healing environment so that patients can live as close to a normal life during treatment as possible.

  • Prostate cancer facts

    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    What are the key statistics about prostate cancer? • Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. The American Cancer Society’s estimates for prostate cancer in the United States for 2015 are: — About 220,800 new cases of prostate cancer. — About...

  • ProCure and insurance coverage

    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Legislative action is occurring at the state level to help make a positive change in the lives of many Oklahomans who deserve to focus on fighting their cancer, not their insurance company.

  • Sophia Thompson: Pediatric brain cancer survivor

    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    What does a 7-year-old child think when a doctor tells her she has cancer? For Sophia Thompson, her thoughts were grim. “I was scared that I wasn’t going to make it the first few nights,” she said. For Sophia’s parents, there was no time to worry. Their only thought was to stop the growth of...

  • What is proton therapy?

    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Proton therapy is a treatment option for many forms of cancer because doctors can precisely target the tumor while minimizing damage to the surrounding, healthy tissue. Unlike traditional x-ray radiation, such as Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, protons deposit much of their radiation...

  • ProCure cyclotron tour scheduled

    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Visitors can tour the cyclotron from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 18, at 5901 W Memorial Road, Oklahoma City.

  • Beads of Courage

    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Ten-year-old Sophia Thompson is thriving after a malignant brain tumor. To help her cope with the experience, Sophia has collected several long strands of Beads of Courage.

  • About pediatric cancer

    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Pediatric cancer by the numbers.

  • Breast cancer by the numbers

    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    The most common risk factors for breast cancer are being female and getting older. Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer and is the leading cause of cancer death among women worldwide. Source: American Cancer Society, Global Cancer Facts & Figures 2nd edition Every 19...

  • GAYLA POWELL

    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    When Gayla Powell was pregnant with her third child, Baylee, she discovered she had breast cancer.

  • Wayne and Pat Allen: Prostate cancer survivors

    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    All in all, prostate cancer was one of those unexpected twists in the road that Pat and Wayne Allen say is part of their life’s journey. "Well, my first reaction was, ‘dang!’ But then, I said this is just something we have to conquer," said Wayne Allen, 70. "It’s just another bump in the road...

  • Illinois TV newsman with brain cancer gives up anchor desk

    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois television newsman fighting brain cancer is giving up his anchor's chair. During a newscast Monday, Dave Benton told viewers of WCIA-TV in Champaign the cancer has made it difficult for him to read, so he'll no longer anchor newscasts. He says he'll work...

  • Big Bills A Hidden Side Effect Of Cancer Treatment

    Published: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Anne Koller was diagnosed with late-stage colon cancer in 2011 and has been fighting it since. But it's not just the cancer she's fighting. It's the bills. "Think of those old horror flicks," she says. "The swamp creature ... comes out and is kind of oozy, and it oozes over everything."

  • Muscle-Building Supplements ‘Increase Risk of Testicular Cancer’

    Published: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    The increased consumption of muscle-building supplements could explain the rising rate of testicular cancer in young men over the last three decades, according to researchers at Yale University. In a study published in the British Journal of Cancer, researchers found that men who had taken...

  • Rita Wilson has double mastectomy after cancer diagnosis

    Published: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Rita Wilson is revealing she has breast cancer. The actress, 58, who is taking a leave from the Broadway play Fish in the Dark, which she's been starring in with Rosie Perez, is sharing in the news in People, issuing a statement explaining that she has a "personal health issue."...

  • Missouri governor signs bill for Mesothelioma Awareness Day

    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon has approved legislation that will mark Sept. 16 as Mesothelioma Awareness Day in Missouri. The Democratic governor signed the resolution on Monday. Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that affects the chest, lungs and heart. It's caused by asbestos...

  • Hospital network plans $49M cancer center in southwest Ohio

    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    KETTERING, Ohio (AP) — A $49 million center for cancer patients is planned for southwest Ohio. The Kettering Health Network said Monday that it will break ground May 14 for the new center to be constructed on the network's main hospital campus in the Dayton suburb of Kettering. The Dayton...

  • Concerns raised over health effects of dioxin in Texas

    Updated: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    HIGHLANDS, Texas (AP) — Jackie Young clutched the government's latest report on the health effects of decades of dioxin contamination in the San Jacinto River at a community meeting on Wednesday night, frowning slightly. "We've been begging the EPA for years to study our health," said Young, an...

  • Father with cancer walks daughter down aisle, minus groom

    Updated: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — John Penn had waited 28 years to walk his daughter down the aisle. He did it on Sunday morning, even though there wasn't a groom. Penn's body isn't what it used to be. In May of 2012, he was hit by a car in Panama City and suffered 23 broken bones. Around Christmas of 2013,...

  • Livestrong's next chapter: Life after Lance

    Updated: Sun, Apr 12, 2015

    For 15 years, the Livestrong Foundation rode Lance Armstrong’s success as a professional cyclist to the top of the nonprofit world, becoming a $500 million global brand at its peak. The superstar athlete’s dominance in cycling brought Livestrong tons of positive publicity, well-funded business...

  • Chiefs safety Eric Berry, battling cancer, visits Family Day practice at Tennessee

    Updated: Sun, Apr 12, 2015

    Chiefs safety Eric Berry, who is undergoing cancer treatment near his family’s home in Georgia, was a special guest during the Tennessee Volunteers’ annual Family Day practice on Saturday at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn. Berry, who was diagnosed with a mass in his chest last fall after...

  • Teacher who survived cancer to make Lake Lanier trek

    Updated: Sun, Apr 12, 2015

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Many people enter Relay for Life, but four-time pancreatic cancer survivor Dana Richardson is paddling for it. Richardson, a teacher at Chestatee High School, will spend the next several months paddling the entire shoreline of Lake Lanier for Relay for Life. She began...

  • Polar bear at Point Defiance Zoo has cancer, heart disease

    Updated: Sun, Apr 12, 2015

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Glacier, a polar bear at the Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma, has been diagnosed with liver cancer and heart disease. The News Tribune newspaper reports (http://is.gd/Q9Hgk8 ) that veterinarians are working with specialists to craft a treatment plan for the 19-year-old polar...

  • Cancer surge in China prompts rise of special patient hotels

    Updated: Sun, Apr 12, 2015

    BEIJING (AP) — Li Xiaohe has set herself up for the long haul in a cramped but sunny room in western Beijing, about a block from China's most renowned cancer hospital. Her laundry dries on hangers and her husband cooks in a communal kitchen as she embarks on an 84-day program of chemotherapy,...

  • Logan cancer clinic fined $175k over 'misbranded' drugs

    Updated: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Logan cancer treatment clinic has been fined $175,000 for using prescription drugs not approved for commercial distribution in the United States. U.S. Magistrate Judge Dustin Pead on Tuesday also slapped the Cache Valley Cancer Treatment and Research Clinic with a...

  • Gov. Ducey signs bill modifying asbestos injury claims

    Updated: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — Attorneys representing victims of asbestos exposure say a bill Gov. Doug Ducey signed into law will limit victims' ability to recover losses. Ducey said he signed the measure Thursday to increase transparency and fairness in asbestos litigation. "While victims are entitled to...

  • Westfield State students getting heads buzzed for cancer

    Updated: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    WESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Memo to Westfield State University students: Buzz off. Students led by members of the class of 2016 are getting their heads shaved this weekend to raise money for cancer research. Organizers say Sunday's Kid's Cancer Buzz-Off has become something of a tradition at...

  • Book written for daughter published after father's death

    Updated: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    In the last few months of Andrew Heard's life, weakened from cancerous tumors in his lungs and frequent bouts of chemo brain, he was confined much of the time to an at-home hospital bed. Before stage four cancer, he was an active, athletic family man; a former youth pastor and Baylor...

  • Janet St. James says she has invasive breast cancer

    Updated: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    Janet St. James, the former WFAA/Channel 8 medical reporter who left the station in March after 19 years, announced via Facebook late Thursday that she has invasive breast cancer. “I am fierce and strong. But I have breast cancer,” she says in a post that includes “Details of how and when I was...



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