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  • Woman to stand trial for alleged cancer fraud scheme

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman who allegedly bilked people out of more than $100,000 by falsely claiming to have breast cancer will stand trial for theft and fraud. A Los Angeles judge on Monday found there's enough evidence to try 35-year-old Lacy Johnson. Prosecutors say that between 2010 and...

  • Skin doctors urge under-18 ban on tanning beds

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Dermatologists who treat skin cancer patients urged state lawmakers on Tuesday to approve a bill that would bar anyone under age 18 from using tanning beds, but salon owners accused critics of overstating the risks. Current Massachusetts law allows 14- to 17-year-olds to visit...

  • Drugmaker Pfizer tops Street 2Q forecasts, raises forecast

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Pfizer Inc. beat Wall Street's second-quarter expectations and raised its 2015 forecast, as soaring sales for a few key products helped inoculate the world's second-largest drugmaker against a $1 billion revenue hit from foreign exchange rates and its last wave of cheap generic competition...

  • Maryland governor: Losing hair, killing cancer cells

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he's lost hair but is killing cancer cells "like crazy." Hogan's office released a photo Tuesday showing the bald governor wearing sunglasses with a wide smile outside the governor's reception room. In a Facebook posting, Hogan says: "Thanks...

  • Merck tops Street 2Q forecasts despite lower sales, profit

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Merck & Co.'s second-quarter profit plunged by two-thirds, hammered by the sale of its consumer business, unfavorable currency exchange rates, lower sales of some key drugs and hefty one-time charges. The world's fifth-biggest drugmaker by revenue beat modest Wall Street expectations and raised...

  • Molecular research may improve diagnosis, treatment of brain tumors

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    ROCHESTER, Minn. — The molecular makeup of brain tumors can be used to sort patients with gliomas into five categories, each with different clinical features and outcomes, researchers at Mayo Clinic and the University of California San Francisco have shown. The finding could change the methods...

  • TTUHSC research showing promising results for cancer treatments

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    A team of Texas Tech Health Sciences Center researchers believe they’ve discovered some promising results toward a treatment for pancreatic cancer. Vadivel Ganapathy, professor and chair of the department of cell biology and biochemistry at the TTUHSC School of Medicine, said he’s been working...

  • To Boost Patient Health, Rehab Sometimes Starts Before Cancer Treatment

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    Cancer patients who do rehabilitation before they begin treatment may recover more quickly from surgery, chemotherapy or radiation, some cancer specialists say. But insurance coverage for cancer “prehabilitation,” as it’s called, can be spotty, especially if the aim is to prevent problems rather...

  • Former Indiana first lady Susan Bayh has brain tumor removed

    Yesterday

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Indiana first lady Susan Bayh underwent brain surgery Monday for removal of a benign tumor, and her husband said her prognosis for recovery is good. The surgery at a Washington, D.C., hospital removed a plum-sized tumor from the 55-year-old Bayh, who had been...

  • Hundreds get buzz cut to support 5-year-old boy with cancer

    Yesterday

    MONTICELLO, Iowa (AP) — Hundreds of people volunteered this weekend to have their heads shaved in an effort to set a world record and show their support for a 5-year-old boy who lost his own hair during treatment for cancer. The boy, Austin Smith, is the son of Monticello Police Chief Britt...

  • Camp Quality lets kids be kids again

    Updated: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    Summertime is the best time of year to be a kid. With school out for three whole months, there is plenty of time for family, friends, fun and adventures. However, for the thousands of young people across the country who have been diagnosed with cancer, summertime can be filled with doctors’...

  • Nothing can stop kids from being kids during Camp Quality USA!

    Updated: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    Summertime is the best time of year to be a kid. With school out for three whole months, there is plenty of time for family, friends, fun and adventures. However, for the thousands of young people across the country who have been diagnosed with cancer, summertime can be filled with doctors’...

  • Wichitan embraces life while controlling cancer

    Updated: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    Wichita Falls, Texas - There is no hand wringing, no crying in the Thomas household. Jesse Thomas is too busy enjoying life to dwell on his cancer diagnosis. Too surrounded by the love of family, friends and a community of faith to meditate on a missing tomorrow. As a boy Jesse moved to...

  • Designer sale raises funds for ovarian cancer research

    Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    WATER MILL, N.Y. (AP) — Celebrities offered their star power and top designers offered their clothes to a sale benefiting ovarian cancer research. Dubbed by organizers as the Rolls-Royce of garage sales, Saturday's event — in a field in Water Mill, New York — featured items by more than 100...

  • FDA OK's Odomzo from Novartis for common skin cancer type

    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A new drug for advanced basal cell carcinoma, an increasingly common cancer in the skin's top layer, has won Food and Drug Administration approval. Odomzo (pronounced ah-DOMM'-zoh) was approved for patients whose cancer hasn't spread to other body parts, but...

  • One mile for Myles at a time: Greeley man bikes from Greeley to Pennsylvania to raise money for great nephew

    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Robert Minner knew the doctor had bad news. He expected it. He was prepared for it. He just wasn’t prepared for what the doctor said. Minner was in his early 60s and he was an active senior. He played competitive softball (not a beer league), ran marathons and was thin enough to see the outline...

  • Hogan 'still feeling strong' after 2nd round of chemotherapy

    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he is "still feeling strong" after his second five-day round of chemotherapy. In a Facebook post Thursday night, Hogan said he's happy to be headed back to Annapolis. The governor says he's getting some work done from the hospital and posted a...

  • As death nears, chemotherapy may do more harm than good

    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    It’s been documented that many terminal cancer patients don’t benefit from chemotherapy and other types of treatments toward the end of their lives. Nonetheless, many, with their doctors, opt to continue treatment — faced with impossible choices, they hold on to hope that treatment might buy...

  • Camp Discovery hosts second annual dance for cancer patients

    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    According to 19-year-old Alejandro Chalon, a two-year cancer survivor, being a child with the disease can be difficult. At age 13, Chalon was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma, a common eye cancer in children. “No one understood what I was going through in school. I felt lost,” Chalon said....

  • Federal judge revokes bond for woman who possibly faked cancer

    Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    A federal judge revoked the bond for a Midland woman who skipped town a day before her court hearing where prosecutors said they have evidence she faked cancer treatments to delay her court proceedings. Judy Kay Fryar, aka Judy Francis, was arrested Tuesday at her family’s lake house in Coke...

  • Surging new drug sales highlight strong Bristol-Myers Q2

    Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    Surging sales for new cancer, heart and hepatitis C medicines helped drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. beat Wall Street expectations, and it boosted its 2015 profit forecast. Still, a sizeable acquisition charge triggered a steep tax bill and a $130 million net loss in the second quarter. The...

  • Boise cancer patients get visit from bicyclist group

    Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Cancer patients in Boise got a surprise visit from a group of bicyclists riding around the country to raise money for research. KIVI-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1SDAN79 ) that all 30 riders from the Ulman Cancer Fund visited patients receiving treatments at Saint Alphonsus...

  • Tanning salon owners sue Nebraska Cancer Coalition

    Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A group of tanning salon owners is suing the Nebraska Cancer Coalition, accusing it of making false, defamatory statements about tanning that have hurt the businesses. The business owners operate 30 tanning salons in Omaha and Lincoln and said Wednesday they will file the...

  • Camp in Grand Rapids gives fun to children coping with grief

    Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Childhood summers are supposed to be carefree, but when a young person or their family member is diagnosed with cancer or is grieving, sometimes they need a little help recapturing what it means to be lighthearted. Camp Sparkle aims to give kids some of those...

  • Duncanite battling cancer gets help from community

    Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    The Lassiter family was dealt a hard hand this January when their rock, Don, was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. Now the cancer has spread to his brain, kidneys and bones. “He’s always been there for his family,” said Melissa Lassiter, his wife. “He also worked so hard to be a provider for...

  • Iowa State DL Meyers finishing chemo for Hodgkin's lymphoma

    Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    DALLAS (AP) — Iowa State defensive lineman Mitchell Meyers is close to wrapping up chemotherapy for Hodgkin's lymphoma, a process during which he didn't miss any summer workouts with his teammates. Cyclones coach Paul Rhoads said Tuesday that Meyers has his last scheduled chemo appointment...

  • Health care law helps sickest Americans, depending on their state

    Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    WASHINGTON — Every year, thousands of people like Blanca Guerra call the National Cancer Information Center, desperate to find some kind of health insurance. Guerra rang recently from her home in Arizona, seeking help for her older brother, who had just been diagnosed with advanced stage...

  • When screening is bad for your health

    Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    If you haven’t gotten this message already, you should heed it now: The benefits of screening for breast cancer are limited. We should be doing fewer screening mammograms, not more. The data that support this conclusion come from studying the effects of mammography across time and place. A...

  • Despite Gains In Advance Directives, Study Finds More Intensive End-Of-Life Cancer Care

    Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    Conversations about end-of-life care are difficult. But even though most people now take some steps to communicate their wishes, many may still receive more intensive care than they would have wished, a study this month found. The study, published online in JAMA Oncology, examined survey data...

  • Burritos Y Mas owner recovers from liver transplant

    Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    FARMINGTON — Fidel Lobato didn't understand the importance of organ donation until he needed a new liver. But he is thankful for the one he received from an unknown California resident that saved his life after he was diagnosed with liver cancer. "You never really give it a lot of thought...

  • Man accused of giving bag of dirt to cancer patient as treatment

    Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    LOS ANGELES — Authorities say a Northern California man claiming to practice natural medicine swindled a Thousand Oaks cancer patient out of thousands of dollars by giving her expired medication and a baggie of dirt to treat her ailments. Vincent Gammill is out on bail after Ventura County...

  • Texas Tech program screens for cancer

    Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is making a point of providing breast and cervical cancer screenings through a program aimed at women who may not have the financial means to get access to either. Connie Garcia, a registered nurse with Texas Tech, is the Breast and Cervical...

  • Camino de Santiago: Despite cancer, El Paso couple walks nearly 500 miles in ancient pilgrimage

    Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    Camino de Santiago: Despite cancer, El Paso couple walks nearly 500 miles in ancient pilgrimage Bill Knight El Paso Times, Texas There are times in this life -- extraordinary times for extraordinary people -- when a dream becomes a passion. And then the dream becomes that most special of...

  • Relay for Life brings families closer

    Updated: Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    WINDSOR — Russ Smart and his four daughters have been participating in Windsor’s Relay For Life since 2008, and it’s helped them get through some of the bad times. “I lost my wife in 2006 to breast cancer,” he said. “Before participating in this, I wasn’t really ready to face that fact.” Many...

  • Child cancer clinic coming to Kalispell

    Updated: Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A children's cancer clinic is being established in Kalispell so patients from western Montana can stay closer to home for most treatments. Kalispell Regional Healthcare is working with a Billings doctor to create a pediatric hematology and oncology clinic. The Daily...

  • Officials seek victims in man's cancer-treatment scam

    Updated: Sat, Jul 18, 2015

    RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — Investigators are seeking people who may have been scammed by a Northern California man arrested last week for practicing medicine without a license at a fake cancer treatment office. The Contra Costa Times reports (http://bayareane.ws/1DnC635 ) that 69-year-old Vincent...

  • Another victory for #TeamSager

    Updated: Sat, Jul 18, 2015

    Brian and Sarah Sager say they have a lot to be thankful for and there are many on #TeamSager to be thankful to. In February, the McAlester News-Capital covered Brian Sager’s journey to his fourth brain cancer surgery and the generosity of an an anonymous donor who gave the entire goal amount...

  • Girl diagnosed with rare brain tumor is seizure-free

    Updated: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — A 12-year-old girl celebrated a year of being seizure-free Thursday after receiving laser treatment in Phoenix for a rare brain tumor. Holly Hudson suffered 50 seizures a month due to a rare brain tumor called hypothalamic hamartoma, also known as "HH." Holly traveled to the...

  • As assisted suicide laws spread, cancer survivors, disabled object

    Updated: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    WASHINGTON — Doctors told Chasity Phillips in 2002 that she had a 50 percent chance of surviving surgery. She suffers from chondrosarcoma, a bone cancer. It had begun to affect her heart, ribs and spinal cord. Her choices were certain death or surgery to remove part of the tumor, her doctors...

  • Senator: Compensate residents near site of atomic bomb test

    Updated: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — People who lived near the site of the first atomic bomb test in the New Mexico desert and later developed cancer and other health problems need to be compensated, a U.S. senator said Thursday. The federal government neglected residents of the historic Hispanic village...

  • Media exec creates foundation to honor daughter who died of melanoma at 17

    Updated: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    BALTIMORE — The mole was there for as long as she and her family could remember — on the bony part of her ankle, usually covered with a sock, so she rarely thought about it. Then one day the mole started to change. It began to look dusty and gray, and Claire Wagonhurst’s pediatrician suggested...

  • Joplin oncologist granted probation for dispensing unapproved cancer drugs

    Updated: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    A federal judge assessed Joplin oncologist Robert L. Carter five years of probation Wednesday for dispensing foreign, "misbranded" drugs to cancer patients and ordered that he finish paying $2.1 million in criminal penalties established by plea agreement. U.S. Magistrate Judge David Rush...

  • GRU moving forward on cancer center expansion

    Updated: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Regents University officials say they're looking forward to the expansion of the school's cancer research center. The center's Director Samir Khleif tells the Augusta Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1I3U8i4 ) the expansion of a current research building is expected to begin in...

  • Joplin doctor gets probation for giving unapproved drugs

    Updated: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Joplin oncologist has been sentenced to five years of probation for dispensing unapproved cancer medication to patients. The Joplin Globe (http://bit.ly/1MvuEb3 ) reports 74-year-old Robert L. Carter was also ordered in federal court Wednesday to finish payment of $2.1...

  • Company develops mobile app to detect skin problems

    Updated: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    Is your smartphone smart enough to spot skin cancer? A new physician-powered mobile application developed by Pittsburgh firm Iagnosis Inc. aims to do just that. For $59 per condition, the company’s multistate DermatologistOnCall.com service will field mobile phone photos from patients, have a...

  • Woman accused of faking brain cancer sentenced for theft

    Updated: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    URBANA, Ohio (AP) — A western Ohio woman who authorities say faked brain cancer and accepted donations to help with expenses has been sentenced to a year in prison. Officials say 34-year-old Heather Gaus was sentenced Wednesday in Champaign County Common Pleas Court and ordered to repay over...

  • Bourdais soars into Iowa after 1st oval win since '06

    Updated: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The general feeling when KVSH Racing signed Sebastien Bourdais was that the team upgraded its program on street and road courses, but would have a bit of a drop in oval races. After all, Bourdais was replacing standout oval driver Tony Kanaan, who left the team mere...

  • Boomer U: The culmination of our whole life

    Updated: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    REPUBLIC, Wash., — His hands match the bark on the homestead apple tree. Old. Rugged. Dying, yet so alive. Bob Faller touches the tree like a lover, caressing and hopeful. He beams, like he’s plugged into the very nature he relies on to guide his life. Now that cancer has invaded him like...

  • What you need to know about when and when not to get cancer screening

    Updated: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    An online medical magazine recently invited physicians to test their knowledge of cancer screening tests. The respondents undoubtedly were grateful for their anonymity, because the vast majority flunked. In the first question, a 72-year-old man comes to a new doctor for a routine physical and...

  • Adam Sandler invites teen cancer patients to hang on set

    Updated: Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Actor Adam Sandler made a dream come true for a 19-year-old Florida teen after inviting him to hang on his movie set. Gaige Robbins, who is being treated for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, visited Sandler on his Georgia movie set Monday where the comedian is filming "The Do...



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