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  • More girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The government is reporting an increase in teen U.S. girls getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine — but it's not much of a bump. Last year's rise follows a couple of years when the HPV vaccination rate was flat. For girls ages 13 to 17, the rate is now up to about...

  • Bristol 2Q net drops on lower drug sales, charges

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.'s exit from the diabetes business, plus higher taxes and research spending, combined to slash the drugmaker's second-quarter profit by 38 percent, but the company handily beat Wall Street's muted profit expectations. The maker of arthritis medicine...

  • Turkish citizen pleads guilty in drug fraud case

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Turkish citizen pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal charges for smuggling counterfeit and adulterated cancer treatment drugs into the United States. Ozkan Semizoglu of Istanbul entered the plea in U.S. District Court in St. Louis. Sentencing is Oct. 28. Semizoglu and a...

  • Music festival raises $11,000 for cancer center

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Officials at Montpelier's National Life Group say the inaugural Do Good Festival held on the grounds of the company's headquarters raised almost $11,000 for a cancer treatment center at the area hospital. The money raised by the festival will benefit Branches of Hope,...

  • Ark. university awarded $1.5M for cancer research

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Researchers at the University of Arkansas have been awarded $1.5 million from the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health to develop new molecules and biopharmaceuticals that improve a patient's immune response against tumors. The goal of the...

  • Dream coach Michael Cooper has tongue cancer

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Dream coach Michael Cooper has early stage tongue cancer and has taken a leave from the WNBA team. He will have surgery this week at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta and a full recovery is expected, the Dream said Monday. The 58-year-old coach is...

  • 7 scientists awarded grants to study cancer cures

    Updated: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — The Maine Cancer Foundation is giving seven scientists grants totaling $839,000 to study the origins and potential cures for cancer. Recipients include Drs. Julie Wells and Archana Gopalan from The Jackson Laboratory, who will receive $50,000 each for studies on lung...

  • New leader says Komen has eye on future

    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The new leader of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization says it has moved on from the controversy that erupted 2½ years ago over its decision, quickly reversed in an onslaught of criticism, to stop giving grants to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer...

  • Judge halts company's claims about spray product

    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge has barred a Las Vegas company from calling Iowa residents and claiming to sell a human growth hormone product that kills cancer cells. Polk County District Court Judge Michael D. Huppert issued an injunction Thursday against Americare Inc., its owner and two...

  • A machine that can 'smell' cancer

    Published: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    It's the second most common cancer for men worldwide, but prostate cancer remains difficult to diagnose, with standard blood tests criticized for delivering a high rate of false positives. But in a study presented in May this year, trained detection dogs were able to identify prostate cancer from...

  • West Virginia editorial roundup

    Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: July 15 The Register-Herald, Bleckley, West Virginia, on being willing to help: Outsiders can say what they will about West Virginians — but they can't say we're stingy. Time after time after time, we band together to help our neighbors out...

  • FDA weighs cancer risk of fibroid removal devices

    Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health advisers say there is little to no evidence that a popular technique for removing fibroids can be performed without the risk of spreading undetected cancers to other parts of the body. The panel of Food and Drug Administration experts also said Friday that...

  • Pediatric doctor in child porn case gets prison

    Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former top pediatric cancer doctor was sentenced to a year and one day in federal prison Friday following his guilty plea to a charge of accessing child pornography. Before sentencing, Christopher Pelloski told federal Judge James Graham he had harmed children, shamed...

  • Japan musician Ryuichi Sakamoto has throat cancer

    Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto, who shared an Oscar for Bernardo Bertolucci's "The Last Emperor" score, has been diagnosed with throat cancer and has canceled his upcoming performances to focus on his health. "I promise to return after a full recovery," Sakamoto, 62, said...

  • New exec director named for breast cancer group

    Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    MANCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — A nonprofit organization that raises money to fight breast cancer has a new executive director for Vermont and New Hampshire. Terry Farkas has been named to the position at Komen Vermont-New Hampshire. She is a longtime volunteer for the organization. The group...

  • Secondhand smoke as harmful to pets as people

    Updated: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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...

  • 'Stand Up to Cancer' telecast to return Sept. 5

    Updated: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — How often do your favorite TV outlets all carry the same show at the same time — and in prime time, without ads? Tune in to just about any channel on Sept. 5 at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific to see for yourself. Dozens of broadcast and cable networks will again donate a...

  • Ottawa Senators GM Murray diagnosed with cancer

    Updated: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    OTTAWA (AP) — Ottawa Senators general manager and president of hockey operations Bryan Murray has been diagnosed with cancer. The team confirmed the diagnosis Monday in a statement on its website. The Senators say he'll begin treatment immediately. Assistant general managers Pierre Dorion...

  • Allegheny Health signs John Hopkins cancer pact

    Updated: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network has signed a five-year deal to collaborate with Baltimore's Johns Hopkins Medicine on cancer treatment and research. The deal was announced Monday, six months after both medical providers announced they had reached a memorandum...

  • Flint woman with cancer has wedding wish granted

    Updated: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    FENTON, Mich. (AP) — A Flint woman who has battled cancer for five years has had her wedding wish granted. Jennifer Hutcheson married longtime boyfriend Allen Korth at a home in nearby Fenton on Sunday. The ceremony was to have taken place outside, but the Detroit Free Press reports the heat...

  • Skin cancer test offered at Rhode Island beaches

    Updated: Sun, Jul 6, 2014

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Beachgoers can get a free skin cancer screening at Rhode Island beaches in July and August. The Rhode Island Department of Health, the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Rhode Island Hospital and U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, D-Rhode Island, will launch the Sun Smarts Sunscreen...

  • Nonprofits help the dying make farewell videos

    Updated: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    SCARSDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Carolyn Ngbokoli doesn't remember the sound of her mother's voice. She was just 19 when her mom died, and no recordings were left. Now Ngbokoli, 37, faces the possibility of her own early death, from breast cancer. But she has made sure that her sons, 4 and 6 years old,...

  • Fla. teen cancer survivor lobbies Capitol Hill

    Updated: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A 14-year-old southwest Florida cancer survivor is lobbying lawmakers on Capitol Hill to fund Medicaid and other children's programs. Tony Colton recently joined more than 25 patients and families from across the country for the Children's Hospital Association's...

  • American player Duval has Hodgkin's lymphoma

    Updated: Fri, Jul 4, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Victoria Duval, an 18-year-old American tennis player, has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma but expects to make a full recovery within months after undergoing treatment for the cancer. Duval, who lost in the second round at Wimbledon last week, was diagnosed after a biopsy...

  • Sabres broadcaster fighting throat cancer

    Updated: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo broadcaster Rick Jeanneret, who's been calling Sabres games for more than 40 years, has been diagnosed with throat cancer. The 71-year-old Jeanneret is expected to have radiation treatment and hopes to call games next season. Doctors have told him he has a good...

  • Headbands of Hope to hand out headbands to SC kids

    Updated: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    SUMMERTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina kids dealing with cancer are getting some encouragement from the Headbands for Hope Group. The national organization is distributing headbands to 210 kids with cancer and their siblings at Camp Happy Days in Summerton on Thursday. Lauren Athey, a...

  • EXCHANGE: Teen journeys for rare cancer treatment

    Updated: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    WEST PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — At 16, Maddison Harmon knows that normalcy isn't easily defined. Diagnosed with a rare disease at age 2, she's spent her adolescence dealing with the neurodegenerative effects of Langerhans cell histiocytosis and an accompanying 10 months of chemotherapy. The...

  • Buffalo cancer center retains national designation

    Updated: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A cancer center in Buffalo has retained its national designation as a comprehensive cancer center, a status that brings significant federal funding. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that the facility has won re-accreditation from the National Cancer Institute....

  • JPMorgan CEO to get treatment for throat cancer

    Updated: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, a feisty leader who steered the banking company through the perils of the Great Recession, is battling throat cancer. The condition is considered to be curable, according to a memo to JPMorgan Chase & Co. employees and shareholders that Dimon...

  • Woman who faked cancer gets prison for lying again

    Updated: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — The wife of a police officer who faked cancer to get donations from friends and neighbors has been sent to prison for lying to her probation officer. A Jefferson County judge on Monday sentenced 34-year-old Ann Crall to eight years in prison after prosecutors said she...

  • Tulsa hospital partnering with MD Anderson

    Updated: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — St. John Medical Center has announced that it will become the first and only hospital in Oklahoma to become a certified member of the MD Anderson Cancer Network. The partnership was announced Tuesday and will offer MD Anderson's cancer care experience to St. John patients...

  • DC area kids raise over $750k for leukemia society

    Updated: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Schools in the Washington area raised more than $750,000 to fund research into leukemia and lymphoma. The National Capital Area chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society said Thursday that students at 400 local schools raised $759,465 as part of its "Pennies for Patients"...

  • Nepal's prime minister suffering from lung cancer

    Updated: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's prime minister is suffering from lung cancer and scheduled to begin radiotherapy at a New York hospital, officials said Friday. Information Minister Minendra Rijal said that doctors at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York believe that the spots...

  • High rate of skin cancer in Puget Sound area

    Updated: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Health Department says if the Puget Sound region were a state by itself, it would rank fourth in the nation in skin cancer rate. The department says residents should protect themselves from ultraviolet light even on cloudy days. Sunburns in childhood are...

  • Curt Schilling says his cancer is in remission

    Updated: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Curt Schilling, the former Boston Red Sox pitcher turned ESPN television analyst, said Wednesday his cancer is in remission. Schilling announced the news on social media and thanked his Boston-based medical team. He revealed his diagnosis in February, saying he...



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'Bizarre' blessings

News Published: Sun, Dec 29, 2013

Lorelei Decker always knew death was a possibility — but for several months, she had experienced a life she never dreamed cancer would bring. A family that loves her, mixed with a community that supported her, and an NBA...