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  • Teen who fought cancer treatment heading home from hospital

    Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    A 17-year-old Connecticut girl forced by the courts to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer has finished that treatment and was expected to be released Monday from the hospital. The teen, identified only as Cassandra C, told The Associated Press in a text message that she likely would be...

  • Teen who fought cancer treatment heading home from hospital

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 17-year-old Connecticut girl forced by the courts to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer has finished that treatment and was expected to be released Monday from the hospital. The teen, identified only as Cassandra C, told The Associated Press in a text message that she...

  • Animal skins help raise funds to find cancer cure

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    MACY, Ind. (AP) — Can coyotes help cure cancer? In the hands of Larry Frank, they can. For the last 12 years, hunters have been dropping off dead coyotes at the 67-year-old's house, located near the small, unincorporated town of Macy in Miami County. Once he has them, Frank skins them, cleans...

  • The Future of Cancer: Closer to a Cure

    Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    Decades into the declared modern war on cancer, scientists and clinicians are excited by what we are learning. Yet patients and families are too often frustrated by the lack of progress in prevention and treatment. To understand this seeming paradox, we have to consider what has been learned...

  • Woman's trek in Spain to raise money for cancer program

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    For Dava Gerard, a return trip to northern Spain to walk the Camino de Santiago was not “if” but “when.” “I met such an incredible spectrum of people,” Gerard said of her 500-mile pilgrimage in the spring of 2014. “Once you do Camino, you realize that you will be going back.” The journey was...

  • Kerr County continues fight against cancer at Relay for Life

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Carolyn Braden beamed as she walked the opening survivor lap at Antler Stadium on Friday at the 2015 Kerr County Relay for Life. While she arrived by herself, Braden walked alongside more than 160 survivors registered for the event. Braden, a bright pink bandana covering her head, said her...

  • Dallas cop drives 11 hours to be 'Superman' for Illinois boy with cancer

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Brian Schottel says his 7-year-old son, Bryce, has a tumor in his stomach that’s so big, the boy looks like he “could be a 50-year-old with a beer belly.” Dallas police Senior Cpl. Damon Cole saw an online picture of Bryce, dressed up as Superman for Halloween. Cole has a 7-year-old of his own...

  • Well-meaning but erroneous online medical advice can be deadly

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    If a heart attack doesn’t kill you, advice on your Facebook page could. An old, discredited email has found new life on social media, advising people who are alone during a heart attack to breathe deeply and cough vigorously as a way to save their lives. This supposedly increases oxygen levels...

  • Broomfield Party With a Purpose recipient keeps on sunny side of sickness

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Though Karrol Knight has gone through some tough times lately, she has made a point to keep on the sunny side of life, even on days when side effects of chemotherapy threatened to keep her down. Knight, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in September, is this year's guest of honor at Party...

  • Girl with leukemia dismissed from school offered return

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — The mother of a Michigan girl dismissed from a Catholic school for not meeting academic and attendance standards during leukemia treatments said Sunday that her daughter has been invited back but will attend a public school for now. Barbara McGrath told The Associated Press St....

  • Father, son celebrate life at Relay For Life

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Billy Canchola Sr. knows the feeling of dread that tens of thousands of Americans themselves will feel this year. Uttered many ways, many times, only one word sticks: cancer. "I felt like someone hit me over the head with a sledgehammer," said Canchola, 67, who was diagnosed with prostate...

  • Well-meaning but erroneous online medical advice can be deadly

    Yesterday

    If a heart attack doesn’t kill you, advice on your Facebook page could. An old, discredited email has found new life on social media, advising people who are alone during a heart attack to breathe deeply and cough vigorously as a way to save their lives. This supposedly increases oxygen levels...

  • Elective surgery can reduce cancer risks

    Yesterday

    Dr. George Mulder still remembers the first time he performed a contralateral prophylactic mastectomy decades ago. “Getting the insurance company to approve it was like pulling teeth,” he said. “Back then, that was kind of a big step to say you are going to remove this normal breast because she...

  • SF team wins supercomputing challenge

    Yesterday

    LOS ALAMOS – Inspired by circumstances surrounding their teacher, two young women at Santa Fe’s Mesa del Sol charter school took top honors at the 25th Annual New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge with a project on the cutting edge of science, exploring the use of nanotechnology as an alternative...

  • Chicago block named for 12-year-old cancer patient

    Yesterday

    CHICAGO (AP) — A block in Chicago's Mt. Greenwood neighborhood has been renamed to honor a 12-year-old cancer patient who lives nearby. WMAQ-TV (bit.ly/1ErJjTp ) reports that the stretch of South Homan Avenue between West 107th and 108th streets was designated Friday as Honorary Emily Beazley...

  • Bio Matters: OU researcher Dr. Courtney Houchen saw career inspiration in TV doctors

    Yesterday

    My mother adored “Dr. Kildare.” In the mid-1960s it was, as they say, appointment television viewing in our house. While those medical shows kept me planted in front of the TV instead of doing homework, others found inspiration for a medical career later in life. Dr. Courtney Houchen grew up...

  • Budget gap looms over Hawaii medical school, cancer center

    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii at Manoa medical school could lose its accreditation and its cancer center could no longer have its designation as a federal research center if the university isn't able to plug a $13 million budget hole, a report and business plan for the institutions...

  • New technology at Wash U maps human genome in days; large-scale studies now possible

    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    The two 3-inch-by-1-inch glass chips held the unfathomable amount of genetic information contained in 16 human genomes. On Thursday, a technician placed the chips — called flow cells — in a new genetic sequencing machine at the Genome Institute at Washington University and closed the door. In...

  • Cancer survivor rises like phoenix

    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    TYLER – She rises from the devastation of cancer, a symbol of hope to families whose lives are impacted by the disease. She is Kristina Mitchell, a Tyler resident who is actively involved in Relay for Life of Cherokee County as part of Team Flight of the Phoenix. Laughing, she explained, “I...

  • Calkins ready to get buzzed

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Athens resident Thomas Calkins will shave his head alongside hundreds of other brave “Buzzees” at One Mission’s second annual Dallas-Fort Worth Buzz Off for Kids with Cancer at Globe Life Park in Arlington on Sunday. Money that’s raised funds an ever-growing number of programs and services at...

  • Two Mormon leaders battling serious health issues

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two of the Mormon church's aging leaders are battling serious health issues. L. Tom Perry, 92, the second-most senior member of the high-level Mormon governing body called the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, has been diagnosed with cancer, church spokesman Eric Hawkins said...

  • Army cancels surgery for soldier's wife with cancer

    Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    TACOMA, Wash. -- Patricia Zuniga is not just sick with worry. She fears cancer could be growing in her body after a surgery was abruptly cancelled to remove a tumor from her breast. Zuniga's health insurance fight has lasted more than three months. After Madigan Army Medical Center cancelled...

  • Cobie Smulders Opens Up About Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis at Age 25

    Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    How I Met Your Mother actress Cobie Smulders revealed publicly for the first time that she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at age 25. in the May issue of Women’s Health. “I had tumors on both ovaries and the cancer had spread into my lymph nodes and surrounding tissues,” the actress, who...

  • From the Heart: PHS Hosts Relay for Life

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Prosper High School principal Greg Wright spoke from his heart Friday night at the school’s second Relay For Life walk. Wright told the multitude of students gathered about his own experience with cancer, of how his wife Leslie had ovarian cancer from which, statistics say, only 12 percent of...

  • Voices: Making smart decisions about breast cancer

    Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Women around the world make difficult decisions about breast cancer every day. In 2013, Angelina Jolie made the difficult decision to have a double mastectomy and to make that very personal decision public. Of course, she did not choose to remove healthy body parts on a whim. There was...

  • Kodiak fundraiser to benefit golfer diagnosed with cancer

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Kodiak residents are rallying around golfer and Ireland native James McCarthy and his brother Peter, both of whom are battling cancer. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports (http://bit.ly/1DjuKvK ) that despite his pancreatic cancer diagnosis, James McCarthy still spends time...

  • Cancer center agrees to fine, probation

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    CORPUS CHRISTI - A local cancer center once part of a Food and Drug Administration investigation agreed to probation and a $900,000 forfeiture in federal court Thursday. South Texas Comprehensive Cancer Centers purchased medications from a distributor in Montana that was getting drugs from...

  • Making a run against cancer

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Bearing a highly recognizable corporate name, Team Taco Bell hopes its efforts to raise funds through Relay for Life for cancer research becomes so popular that some day, there'll be no more cancer diagnoses. “We really just want to help raise awareness and to help find a cure – we like knowing...

  • Hormone Therapy Continues to Raise Breast Cancer Risk Even Years Later

    Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Researchers admit that when it comes to hormone therapy — estrogen and progestin — to treat the symptoms of menopause for women, they don’t have a lot of consistent or convincing answers. They thought the medications could not only help menopause symptoms but also protect against heart...

  • C.J.: Retired 'CCOer R.J. Fritz is fighting cancer

    Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Former WCCO-TV sports guy Ralph Jon Fritz has stomach cancer. Fritz wrote from his Fort Myers, Fla., home a mass e-mail to friends, which was passed along to me, that opened, “This is, without a doubt, the most difficult E-Mail I have ever sent. Within the past week, I have been diagnosed...

  • 'Wellness Guru' Belle Gibson lied about having brain cancer, profited from lying about bogus cancer cures

    Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    After journalists dug into her questionable cancer cure claims, "natural healing" huckster Belle Gibson has admitted she lied to her followers, her friends, her family, and vulnerable cancer patients about having cancer, and curing her cancer with food and woo. The 23-year-old Australian...

  • Former Atlanta TV anchor diagnosed with liver cancer

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — Longtime Atlanta news anchor Monica Pearson has revealed she's been diagnosed with liver cancer. The former WSB-TV anchor says she was diagnosed in December and had surgery in January to remove more than 50 percent of her liver. Pearson joined the WSB-TV staff in August of 1975...

  • Cancer affects Velma community

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    An assortment of individuals and entities in the Velma community are working toward the same goal of bringing one of their own moral and financial aid. Montana Keenan, a now 16-year-old, was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma cancer – bone cancer – in the fifth grade. Keenan, a talented horse rider...

  • San Francisco on verge of smokeless tobacco ban, even at Giants games

    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    Chewing tobacco — and spitting streams of brown juice — has been a part of baseball for decades, a ritual of the game passed down through generations of players. The legendary slugger Babe Ruth, who often kept a wad in his cheek, once mused: “I think I was about 5 when I first chewed.” Now,...

  • Woman with terminal cancer receives teaching certificate

    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Charles City woman with terminal cancer has personally received her teaching certificate from the executive director of the State Board of Educational Examiners. The Globe Gazette (http://bit.ly/1K5h1OX ) reports the executive director, Duane Magee, gave Amy Heiter...

  • Parsing The Latest Evidence That Aspirin And Coffee Keep Cancer Away

    Published: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    Anyone looking for an excuse to get through the morning staff meeting by popping an aspirin and downing a lot of coffee has reason to cheer this week. The evidence in favor of such a routine flowed freely, first at the closely watched annual meeting of the American Association of Cancer Research...

  • Golf tournament to benefit child with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    Jesse and Lacie Blair were delivered news no parent would ever want to hear. On March 19, the couple's 2-year-old son, London, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, also known as ALL, starts in the bone marrow where blood cells are made. The cancer is...

  • Roche sales up 3 percent amid demand for breast cancer drugs

    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Breast cancer drugs such as Herceptin as well as new uses for multi-cancer drug Avastin helped Swiss pharmaceutical firm Roche grow sales by 3 percent during the first quarter. Group sales rose 3 percent to 11.83 billion Swiss francs ($12.30 billion). Sales rose 5...

  • A Silicon Valley startup wants to make breast cancer-gene testing affordable to all Americans

    Published: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    BRCA1 and BRCA2 are arguably the best-known human genes because their mutations are linked to an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer. When Angelina Jolie revealed in a New York Times op-ed that she’d tested positive for the mutation and decided to undergo a double mastectomy, she also...

  • Grant to state will help cover breast cancer screenings

    Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The state has received a $50,000 grant from the South Dakota affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation to help provide breast cancer screening services. The South Dakota Department of Health says the grant to its breast and cervical cancer screening program called "All...

  • For one patient and possibly for many, cancer trial shows promising results

    Updated: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    SEATTLE—A year ago, Meagan Mullanix was waiting to see whether the experimental therapy would work, whether her own genetically reprogrammed immune-system cells could truly target and destroy the cancer that nearly killed her. Today, the 23-year-old returning college student is cancer-free,...

  • Razorbacks to recognize breast cancer survivors during game

    Updated: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas football program will recognize breast cancer survivors during halftime of the upcoming Red and White spring game. The game at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Razorbacks are inviting all...

  • Vitamin supplements can increase risk of cancer and heart disease

    Published: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Dietary supplements, such as over-the-counter multivitamins, do “more harm than good” and can increase the risk of developing cancer and heart disease, according to research in the US. The study by the University of Colorado, which reviewed several trials involving thousands of patients over...

  • Buhler cancer survivor gives back to young patients

    Updated: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    One high-school cancer survivor is using his school work to give toys to children with cancer. Corey Walker, an 18-year-old senior at Buhler High School about 55 miles northwest of Wichita, raised $1,705 for his senior project to buy toys for the Wesley Medical Center pediatric department,...

  • Color Genomics Sells $249 Breast Cancer Gene Test to Masses

    Published: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    A Silicon Valley startup wants to make genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer mutations available to the masses. Color Genomics is offering a $249 saliva test kit for women that will check for 19 genetic variants known to be correlated with a higher risk of breast cancer or ovarian...

  • UConn baseball team adopts 5-year-old battling leukemia

    Updated: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut baseball team welcomed its newest member: 5-year-old Grayson Hand of Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Hand, who is battling leukemia, joins the Huskies with the help of Team IMPACT, an organization that matches children with life-threatening and...

  • Task force: Mammograms in 40s a choice, but don't skip at 50

    Updated: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Women should get a mammogram every two years starting at age 50 — and while routine screening brings little benefit in the 40s, beginning it that early should be a personal choice, a government task force said Monday. Also, there's not enough evidence to tell if new 3-D...

  • Brothers share same rare cancer, battle it together

    Updated: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    In July 2013, Mick Martin stopped by his brother’s desk at Avago Technologies in Fort Collins and asked him how the test went. Even then, even after Rick had coughed for months, Mick didn’t think it was possible that Rick could have the same thing Mick had. Doctors said so, even if, given their...

  • Expert panel sticks with controversial advice on mammograms

    Updated: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    An expert panel convened by the federal government is standing by its controversial recommendation that most women should get mammograms to check for signs of breast cancer only once every two years, and that the tests need not begin until the age of 50. The draft report from the U.S....

  • A giving heart

    Updated: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    Every time Nancy Davis walks into a room she has a smile on her face. She has an upbeat attitude to encourage people to get excited about helping others. That is what her life is about; giving back even when she is battling the toughest battle of her life: cancer. “It was very sudden,” the...



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