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  • Venture funding for biotech startups is seeing an uptick

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Venture funding for biotech startups is seeing an uptick Hanah Cho The Dallas Morning News Venture funding for biotechnology startups is seeing an uptick in North Texas and nationwide. Consider Grand Prairie-based Neos Therapeutics, which raised $20.6 million to support the regulatory review...

  • Partnership teams firefighters, cancer experts

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Jeff Cowley, a Sedgwick County firefighter, dealt with a cancerous tumor on his kidney. Tom Richardson, a county fire lieutenant, overcame prostate cancer. Richard Janne, a retired county fire lieutenant, endured skin cancer on his neck, and his wife, Nicki, died from what began as breast...

  • Rangers notes: Good first intrasquad impression for veterans Nate Schierholtz and Ryan Ludwick

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Two of the older veterans hoping to make the Rangers’ major-league roster when camp breaks in April got off to a good start Sunday afternoon in the first of two intrasquad games. Ryan Ludwick and Nate Schierholtz each had two hits to lead Team Wood over Team Mikulik 5-4. Ludwick, Carlos Peguero...

  • Passion guides Lubbock doctor to lead cancer advocacy

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Every cancer has a story. There’s a first name, last name, mom, dad, siblings, grandparents and an address, said Dr. Davor Vugrin. Not every cancer has a cure or a prevention recommendation, he said, but his passion stems from the desire to educate people about those that do. Margaret Vugrin,...

  • Lubbock doctors encourage colon cancer screening

    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Every cancer has a story. If you catch it early, it may not develop. Local doctors say the idea of a colonoscopy may seem uncomfortable, but the procedure could save your life. “So colon cancer is a malignancy of the large intestine," said Dr. Timothy Miller, a gastroenterologist for Lubbock...

  • News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m. EST

    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's state Senate voted Friday to force transgender students to use separate bathrooms in public schools, a move that recalled the dark days of segregation for some but for others represented a stand for privacy rights. The Senate voted 27-9 in favor of a bill that...

  • Colonoscopy, other options

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Whenever they inquire about colorectal cancer screening, doctors are accustomed to hearing excuses. “Not right now,” the patient may say. Or “I’ll think about it.” These patients may be anxious about embarrassment or perceived pain or discomfort. They may think they are at low risk because they...

  • House OKs income tax check-off to support cancer research

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A young cancer survivor took center stage Friday in the Kentucky House as lawmakers voted to allow taxpayers to donate portions of their state income-tax refunds to support pediatric cancer research. The House voted 93-0 to pass its version of the proposed voluntary income...

  • Deadly kidney disease can make a sneak attack

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Before she was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, or CKD, Kerri Gwinn-Harris, 51, never gave her kidneys much thought. “Every year, I got a mammogram, Pap smear and exam, but who thinks to check their kidneys?” she said. In January 2014, she awoke in the hospital to the faces of her worried...

  • Lauren Hill makes it through full season despite tumor

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The Mount St. Joseph's women's basketball team held its postseason banquet in a hospital room warmed by Lauren Hill's smile. The 19-year-old freshman made it through a full season while raising more than $1.3 million for research into the type of brain tumor that will likely...

  • Fire breaks out at cancer center under construction

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa firefighters have responded to a blaze at a cancer center that is under construction. Officials say the fire broke out Thursday afternoon at St. Joseph's Hospital Cancer Institute. The building was under construction and empty. Officials tell WFTS-TV...

  • Cancer hoax mother faces nearly $33,000 in restitution

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    ATLANTIC, Iowa (AP) — A southwest Iowa mother convicted in a cancer hoax involving her 5-year-old daughter must make restitution totaling nearly $33,000, Seven claimants stepped forward at a restitution hearing on Wednesday in Cass County District Court to request around $10,000 total. Cass...

  • Wisconsin woman combats cancer with workouts

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Colleen Cleary decided she would not worry about what she couldn’t control, but that she would fight her breast cancer in the one way she could — not just with surgery and chemotherapy, but grinding away on the pedals of an indoor Schwinn bicycle when the temperature outside dipped well below...

  • A common-sense Medicare solution: Site-neutral payment reform

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Imagine this basic scenario: You are out of milk. You could go to your local convenience store and purchase a gallon for $3. But instead, you drive 25 miles to buy the identical gallon of milk for $5 at a large chain grocery store. If this sounds absurd, that’s because it is. However it’s...

  • FTC cracks down on skin cancer-detecting apps

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    A Chicago-area woman has settled a lawsuit brought by the Federal Trade Commission over a smartphone application she developed to detect whether a mole is likely to be cancerous. The FTC said Monday that the Mole Detective app’s claims that it could accurately analyze melanoma risk were...

  • HMH shows off new Huntsville Women's Center

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    For women in Huntsville, the fight against breast cancer has grown even stronger after Tuesday night’s ribbon-cutting of the new Women’s Clinic at Huntsville Memorial Hospital. More than 50 people turned out for the event, including City Council members Lydia Montgomery, Don Johnson and Joe...

  • Breast cancer is not one disease; there is no one ‘cure’

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    I am dying, literally, at my home in Hollywood, of metastatic breast cancer, the only kind of breast cancer that kills. For six years I’ve known I was going to die. I just didn’t know when. Then, a couple of weeks before Christmas, a new, deadly diagnosis gave me a deadline. No doctor would...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for Feb. 24

    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. TRIAL OPENS FOR MAN CLAIMING POT WAS FOR MEDICAL NEED A South Florida man is using a medical necessity defense in a trial on charges of illegally growing dozens of marijuana plants on his property....

  • Cancer-free Ryan focused on restoring Twins as contenders

    Updated: Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Terry Ryan entered his office during a public showcase of renovations at Minnesota's spring training facility and found a handful of fans inside admiring the stadium view. Ryan barely broke stride. They were welcome, he said, to look around. For anyone with the Twins,...

  • Bristol-Myers adds to cancer-treatment push with acquisition

    Updated: Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bristol-Myers Squibb is using an acquisition that could be worth more than $1 billion and a separate collaboration agreement to continue its push into developing cancer treatments that use a patient's immune system to attack the disease. The New York drugmaker said Monday that...

  • Ohio families drop cancer cluster suit against Whirlpool

    Updated: Sat, Feb 21, 2015

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Families whose children have been among dozens sickened in a northern Ohio cancer cluster have dropped their federal lawsuit against Whirlpool Corp. The families asked this past week to drop the suit linking Whirlpool's washing machine factory in Clyde to the cancer cases....

  • Women's prison inmates donate hair for cancer wig program

    Updated: Sat, Feb 21, 2015

    MITCHELLVILLE, Iowa (AP) — At least 17 women in prison at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women in Mitchellville are donating some of their hair to be used to make wigs for women diagnosed with cancer. The Iowa Department of Corrections says the women will have at least eight inches of...

  • Avera to manage cancer program focused on Native Americans

    Updated: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Avera Health will now handle a research program that for years has worked to improve cancer cure rates and treatment among South Dakota's Native American population through access to clinical trials, palliative care and screening for colorectal, cervical, breast and...

  • Same-sex couple marries in Texas under one-time order

    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Defying Texas' longstanding ban on gay marriage, a lesbian couple wed in Austin after being granted a marriage license on Thursday under a special court order because one of the women has cancer. Texas' attorney general immediately appealed to the state Supreme Court, which...

  • Texas State baseball coach takes leave to fight cancer

    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Texas State baseball coach Ty Harrington says he is taking a temporary leave of absence from the team while getting treatment for rectal cancer. Harrington was first diagnosed in 2014. In a statement released by the school Thursday, Harrington says he plans to return to...

  • House committee passes proton therapy cancer treatment bill

    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma House panel has passed legislation that prohibits health insurers from holding proton radiation cancer therapy to a higher standard of clinical effectiveness than any other radiation therapy treatment. The House Insurance Committee vote 9-0 for the bill Thursday...

  • Iron Maiden singer Dickinson treated for cancer of tongue

    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Iron Maiden says singer Bruce Dickinson has been treated for cancer of the tongue, but hopes to be back to full fitness soon. A statement posted Thursday on the band's official website says a cancerous tumor was discovered during a check-up in December, and Dickinson has completed...

  • Michigan-based martial arts program helps kids kick cancer

    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — The young people who learn martial arts at a studio north of Detroit are not considered students. Their instructors use a different word. Heroes. That's because the techniques these children learn will be used not to take on an opponent from a rival studio but against...

  • Trial starts against Utah doctor accused of killing ex-wife

    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah doctor killed his cancer researcher ex-wife during a bitter custody battle over their four children, leaving blood throughout her house, prosecutors said Wednesday as his murder trial got underway. Uta Von Schwedler, who did studies on childhood leukemia, was found...

  • Honduras defender Juan Carlos Garcia diagnosed with leukemia

    Updated: Mon, Feb 16, 2015

    WIGAN, England (AP) — English club Wigan says Honduras defender Juan Carlos Garcia has been diagnosed with leukemia. Garcia, who played at the 2014 World Cup, developed a blood disorder and went to a Manchester hospital for treatment. Wigan manager Malky Mackay says "we've had some bad news as...

  • Ohio school gets $1M gift for cancer survivorship program

    Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A $1 million gift will be used to develop a cancer survivorship program at the University of Cincinnati The gift from The Robert and Adele Schiff Family Foundation will increase survivorship education for health professionals. It also will further develop programs promoting...

  • Singapore's prime minister diagnosed with prostate cancer

    Updated: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, but is expected to recover fully after undergoing surgery, his office said Sunday. Lee, 63, will have surgery to remove his prostate gland on Monday, the Prime Minister's Office said in a...

  • Obese Oklahoma: State's obesity rate costs thousands of lives in preventable diseases

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    Oklahoma is ranked as one of the most obese states in the country. But what difference does it make if everyone is obese? Health leaders say it costs not only lives but also billions in health care dollars.

  • Autopsy shows New York Times writer Carr died of lung cancer

    Updated: Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York Times media columnist David Carr died of complications from metastatic lung cancer, according to autopsy results released Saturday. Julie Bolcer (BOHL-suhr), a spokeswoman for the New York City medical examiner's office, said the autopsy shows heart disease also...

  • Huskers' Pettway hamstrung by anxiety over mother's cancer

    Updated: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    Nebraska's Terran Petteway said Friday he hasn't been himself on the basketball court lately because he's worried about his mother, who is undergoing treatment for cancer in Texas. Petteway is the third-leading scorer in the Big Ten at 18.9 points a game, but he's been prone to mistakes and has...

  • House endorses $132.5 million for cancer research building

    Updated: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky House has passed a bill that would allow the University of Kentucky to use $132.5 million of taxpayer money to build a new cancer research building. The measure cleared the House on an 83-9 vote Friday. The bill now goes to the Senate. Senate President Robert...

  • Johnson & Johnson projects aim to spot who'll get a disease

    Updated: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Imagine being able to identify who is likely to develop a particular disease — and then stop the disorder before it starts. That's the goal of three research projects launched by Johnson & Johnson's pharmaceutical research arm, Janssen Research & Development. The projects,...

  • Duke women's lacrosse coach being treated for breast cancer

    Updated: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke says women's lacrosse coach Kerstin Kimel is being treated for early stage breast cancer. School officials said Thursday in a statement that Kimel will continue to lead the program, that her prognosis is good and that she is in the treatment stage of her recovery after...

  • Iowa State: Defensive lineman Mitchell Meyers has cancer

    Updated: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State defensive lineman Mitchell Meyers has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, coach Paul Rhoads said Thursday. Meyers will begin treatment that includes chemotherapy on Friday. Team physician Dr. Marc Shulman said the cure rate for Hodgkin's lymphoma is 90 percent....

  • 3-year-old has last chemo treatment, becomes Wonder Woman

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    Sophia Sandoval might only be 3 years old, but she’s as tough as they come. She underwent her final chemotherapy treatment earlier this month and, to celebrate, she donned a Wonder Woman costume and held a sign that read “My last day of chemo. It was tough, but I was tougher.” Check out the...

  • Study ties more deaths, types of disease, to smoking

    Updated: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    Breast cancer, prostate cancer, and even routine infections. A new report ties these and other maladies to smoking and says an additional 60,000 to 120,000 deaths each year in the United States are probably due to tobacco use. The study by the American Cancer Society and several universities,...

  • Magic's Oladipo donating part of dunk winnings to charity

    Updated: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Magic guard Victor Oladipo wants to make his first appearance in the NBA All-Star dunk contest special, so he's giving part of the prize money to charity. Oladipo is partnering with nonprofit Dunk Cancer to make donations from Saturday night's winnings to three different...

  • Kent State coach keeps focus on team while battling lymphoma

    Updated: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Three weeks. Three long weeks of tests and maybe and possibly and could be. That was the most difficult part for Danielle O'Banion. It began with the worst type of call in late October, when doctors told the Kent State women's basketball coach that something was wrong and...

  • Hasty Pudding winner Chris Pratt roasted at Harvard

    Updated: Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Chris Pratt was teased about his early acting roles while being roasted Friday night at Harvard University, where he received the Hasty Pudding Man of the Year award by America's oldest undergraduate drama troupe. Pratt walked to the stage while a band played an...

  • Senate panel OKs bill on breast density data in mammograms

    Updated: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Senate panel on Wednesday approved a bill that would require Iowa physicians to share information with patients about breast density data in mammogram reports, a move supporters say could help women detect cancer earlier. The bill approved by a human resources...

  • Lung cancer now top cancer killer for women in rich nations

    Updated: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    For the first time, lung cancer has passed breast cancer as the leading cause of cancer deaths for women in rich countries. The reason is smoking, which peaked years later for women than it did for men. Lung cancer has been the top cancer killer for men for decades. "We're seeing the deaths...

  • Pfizer breast cancer drug gets early FDA approval

    Updated: Tue, Feb 3, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators on Tuesday approved a highly anticipated medicine from Pfizer Inc. to treat postmenopausal women with a certain type of advanced breast cancer who have not already taken other drugs. The Food and Drug Administration approved Ibrance for women who have...

  • Once condemned, Alabama inmate dies of cancer

    Updated: Tue, Feb 3, 2015

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A one-time death row inmate has died of cancer in an Alabama prison. Al.com (http://bit.ly/1Al9BpB ) reports that 65-year-old James Henry Borden Jr. died Sunday at Donaldson prison near Birmingham. Borden was sentenced to die for the 1993 murder of 63-year-old Nellie...

  • Chef Michelle Bernstein creates menu for cancer patients

    Updated: Mon, Feb 2, 2015

    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Famed chef Michelle Bernstein is teaming up with a South Florida hospital to create a special menu for patient undergoing chemotherapy. As part of the one-year agreement, Bernstein will develop two signature recipes and a complete menu, and will personally train and...



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