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

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    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...

  • Dogs join fight against cancer in Edmond

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    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.

  • Business Q&A with Diana Schaeffer

    BY PAULA BURKES | Published: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

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

  • The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society September

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    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...

  • 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 ( ) that Jeremias Moya died Tuesday. Last summer, doctors found a tumor in his brainstem. Sue Kansteiner, Moya's...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Former CPRIT official Jerry Cobbs found not guilty of felony

    Updated: Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    After five hours of deliberations, a Travis County jury on Tuesday found Jerry Cobbs not guilty of misleading his bosses at the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas into awarding an $11 million grant to a Dallas biotech startup. In a trial that began last week, prosecutors had...

  • Austin biotech firm Mirna Therapeutics files for IPO

    Updated: Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    Long on the watch list as an IPO candidate, Austin-based Mirna Therapeutics has filed to go public. The biotech company is planning an initial public offering of stock that could raise up to $80.5 million, according to filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The company did...

  • A daily dose of aspirin appears to cut the risk of a common type of cancer

    Updated: Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    Colorectal cancer is one of the most common types of cancer, and researchers say they have found a way to reduce one’s risk of it by up to 45 percent — by taking aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Aleve or certain other painkillers. A new study finds that people who took 75 to 150 milligrams of aspirin...

  • Jury acquits ex-Texas cancer agency official over $11M grant

    Updated: Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A jury has acquitted a former executive of Texas' $3 billion cancer-fighting effort who was the only state official charged following a sweeping criminal investigation that began in 2012. Jerry Cobbs was found not guilty Tuesday on charges that he improperly steered $11...

  • Pauls Valley cancer patient participates in NASA study in zero-gravity environment

    Updated: Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    PAULS VALLEY — The implant in Cherri Pepper-Holman’s head isn’t much bigger than a quarter — small enough that you’d never notice it if you didn’t know it was there. The implant is what doctors use to inject the drugs that have beaten Pepper-Holman’s cancer into remission. Now, a group of...

  • Hydrants of Hope golf tournament set for Sept. 15

    Updated: Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    Former Tulsa firefighter Mark Meyer and his non-profit organization, “Hydrants of Hope,” will be hosting their second annual benefit golf tournament, scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 15 at Heritage Hills Golf Course in Claremore. Proceeds will benefit the “Hydrants of Hope” foundation, which helps...

  • Beshear: Kentucky to get $2.6 million for cancer screenings

    Updated: Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear has announced Kentucky will get $2.6 million in federal grant money over the next five years to encourage people in Louisville and Appalachia to be screened for colon cancer. Beshear said Tuesday that nearly 9,500 people die from cancer in...

  • Blood donors play key role in survival of young patient

    Updated: Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    As a mother of eight, Melissa Jumper said running to the doctor every time one of her kids had the sniffles was a thing of the past. So when one of her triplets wound up in the hospital with serious complications, she didn’t know what would come next for her family. “When we got to the...

  • Former patient repays Riley Hospital with books

    Updated: Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    FRANKLIN, Ind. (AP) — During the most difficult days of chemotherapy, radiation and surgeries to treat cancer, something as small as a picture book or a new novel can put a smile on a child's face. Amber Bullock remembers. She knows how exciting it was when the book cart came around the cancer...

  • SEC to honor Slive with Prostate Cancer Awareness Games

    Updated: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Southeastern Conference teams will hold Prostate Cancer Awareness Games throughout September on all 14 member campuses to honor former Commissioner Mike Slive. Slive, 75, retired earlier this year after 13 years leading the SEC. He battled prostate cancer through his...

  • Second cancers are on the rise; 1 in 5 US cases is a repeat

    Updated: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    Second cancers are on the rise. Nearly 1 in 5 new cases in the U.S. now involves someone who has had the disease before. When doctors talk about second cancers, they mean a different tissue type or a different site, not a recurrence or spread of the original tumor. The trend is partly a...

  • Second Cancers

    Updated: Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    A nurse places Judith Bernstein's chemotherapy medication on an intravenous stand at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. Bernstein has had eight different types of cancer over the last two decades, all treated successfully. More people are surviving cancer and...

  • Jimmy Carter's cancer fight puts new meaning in old message

    Updated: Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — The Sunday school lesson was familiar: When your burden grows heavy, ask God for strength. But the message carried a more powerful and personal meaning than usual because of who delivered it: Jimmy Carter. The 90-year-old former president taught Sunday school in his hometown...

  • Jimmy Carter focuses on faith as cancer treatment begins

    Updated: Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — Jimmy Carter always goes home to Plains, Georgia. The tiny town he calls a "haven" was there when he got out of the Navy, when he left the governor's office and when he lost the 1980 presidential election. So after telling the world that melanoma that had spread would force him...

  • Auction benefits cancer awareness

    Updated: Sat, Aug 22, 2015

    St. Joseph ladies used their quarters to their advantage Saturday afternoon, and all for a good cause: trying to erase the ravages of cancer. Eagles Aerie and Auxiliary No. 49, with lodge headquarters located on the North Belt Highway, held a Hope Quarter Auction that featured 10 vendors....

  • Cancer treatments will slow Carter’s relentless schedule

    Updated: Sat, Aug 22, 2015

    PLAINS, Ga. — In theory, it’s not the restful weekend one would expect of a 90-year-old who just started cancer treatment. But Jimmy Carter has never lived his life in theory. On Thursday, just hours after the news conference where he discussed in detail his diagnosis and plans for the future,...

  • Blood drive honors Minot teen who died of cancer

    Updated: Sat, Aug 22, 2015

    MINOT, N.D. (AP) — The family of a Minot teen who died of cancer earlier this year held a blood drive on Friday to complete in his honor an Eagle Scout project he had planned. Nathan Artz, 17, was planning the blood drive in February when he died after fighting a battle with cancer for more...

  • Bruton Smith battling non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

    Updated: Sat, Aug 22, 2015

    BRISTOL, Tenn. — Speedway Motorsports Inc. executive chairman Bruton Smith has been undergoing treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma this summer, SMI announced Friday. Smith, 88, who will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2016, is at Bristol Motor Speedway for this weekend’s races,...

  • Jimmy Carter-Cancer

    Updated: Sat, Aug 22, 2015

    Walter J. Curran Jr., head of the Winship Cancer Institute, talks to the media about former President Jimmy Carter's cancer diagnosis after a press conference at The Carter Center in Atlanta on Thursday Aug. 20, 2015. Carter announced Thursday that his cancer is on four small spots on his brain...

  • Ex-chief of Texas cancer-fighting agency torn over defendant's acts

    Updated: Sat, Aug 22, 2015

    AUSTIN — The former head of the state’s cancer-fighting agency on Friday alternately criticized and showed sympathy for a subordinate indicted on a charge of contracting deception. Bill Gimson, the first executive director the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, said Jerald...

  • Inspirational Carter cancer signs in Plains are hot items

    Updated: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    PLAINS, Ga. — First came the editorial cartoon. Next came the yard signs inspired by the cartoon. Just a day after they appeared all over Plains, the “JIMMY CARTER FOR CANCER SURVIVOR” signs are in demand around the country and will be sold, with the proceeds given to worthy causes. “There’s...

  • SMI owner Bruton Smith treated for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

    Updated: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Speedway Motorsports Inc. executive chairman Bruton Smith says he was treated for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in June. Smith disclosed the news Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway, where he was attending his first races since his diagnosis. The 88-year-old Smith was not feeling...

  • Cancer forces Jimmy Carter to slow down but not stop work

    Updated: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — Skin cancer in his brain is forcing Jimmy Carter to slow down, but the 90-year-old former president won't give up yet on the humanitarian work that sustained him since losing re-election as president 35 years ago. Carter said Thursday that his work isn't done yet. He plans to...

  • CMU coach Bonamego completes radiation treatment for cancer

    Updated: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Central Michigan football coach John Bonamego has had his final scheduled radiation treatment for cancer. The school confirms that Bonamego completed his treatment Friday at University of Michigan Cancer Center. Bonamego announced in June that he had cancer in his left...

  • As cancer treatment begins, Carter to scale back on work

    Updated: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter is stepping back from most of his humanitarian work and surrounding himself with family as doctors target the skin cancer that showed up in his liver and brain. Four generations of Carters are gathering in his tiny hometown of Plains, Georgia, to...

  • Citizen to form team for Susan G. Komen's Race for the Cure

    Updated: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    The month of October is about more than just candy, costumes and scares. It’s 31 days dedicated to promoting breast cancer awareness along with showing support for survivors and for those currently battling a disease that affects thousands of women and men every year. Huntsville's Lateel...

  • Residents near Coldwater Creek not surprised at nearby contamination

    Updated: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    HAZELWOOD • After her husband died from pancreatic cancer two years ago, Joyce Holloway’s five children stopped coming to visit. They don’t want to bring her grandchildren to the house next to St. Cin Park where they were raised. They fear it’s contaminated, she said, holding back tears on the...

  • Cancer agency board was deceived by defendant, member testifies

    Updated: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    AUSTIN — A wealthy Houston businessman who helped oversee the state’s cancer-fighting agency said Thursday that he would not have supported an $11 million grant to a Dallas biotech firm if he had known its application didn’t receive required evaluations. Investment firm owner Charles Tate, a...

  • Many patients with metastatic melanoma living longer, experts say

    Updated: Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    While there’s never a good time to be diagnosed with metastatic melanoma, former President Jimmy Carter can be thankful that he fell ill in 2015 instead of 2010. Five years ago, it was one of those cancers “that makes oncology look bad,” said Dr. Antoni Ribas, a specialist at the University of...

  • With humor and honesty, Carter talks about his cancer

    Updated: Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — With a broad smile and an upbeat attitude, former President Jimmy Carter told the world Thursday that he has cancer in his brain, and feels "perfectly at ease with whatever comes." Carter said doctors had removed melanoma from his liver, but found four small tumors in his brain....

  • Carter to get radiation, new immune therapy for skin cancer

    Updated: Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    It was found in his liver and then in his brain, but very well may have started in his skin. Former President Jimmy Carter revealed Thursday that he has melanoma, a serious form of cancer. Carter, who will turn 91 in October, said he has already begun treatments for four small brain tumors. A...

  • The Latest: Jimmy Carter's doctor talks about treatment

    Updated: Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — The latest on Jimmy Carter's first public comments since announcing his cancer diagnosis (all times local): 2:30 p.m. The doctor for former President Jimmy Carter says he will be getting cancer treatment that doesn't have the toxicity that treatments might have had even 20 years...

  • CORRECTION Jimmy Carter-Cancer

    Updated: Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    CORRECTS NAME OF INSTITUTE TO THE WINSHIP CANCER INSTITUTE INSTEAD OF THE KINSHIP CANCER INSTITUTE - Walter J. Curran Jr., head of the Winship Cancer Institute, talks to the media about former President Jimmy Carter's cancer diagnosis after a press conference at The Carter Center in Atlanta on...

  • Earliest breast cancer risky for some women, study suggests

    Updated: Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — New research finds that chances of dying from very early breast cancer are small but the disease is riskier for young women and blacks. Those disparities have been seen previously in more advanced cancer. Death rates 20 years after diagnosis totaled about 3 percent for women...

  • Early Breast Cancer

    Updated: Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    FILE - In this Tuesday, July 31, 2012, file photo, a radiologist compares an image from earlier, 2-D technology mammogram to the new 3-D Digital Breast Tomosynthesis mammography in Wichita Falls, Texas. The technology can detect much smaller cancers earlier. Chances of dying from DCIS (ductal...

  • Jimmy Carter says cancer has spread to his brain

    Published: Thu, Aug 20, 2015

    Former president Jimmy Carter said Thursday he will fight the cancer that has spread to parts of his brain, and will receive his first radiation treatment later in the day. Examinations that began with the discovery of cancer during liver surgery have revealed four small spots of melanoma on...


'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...