Cancer articles from NewsOK

  • Save the Ta-Ta's Art Bra event set for Saturday

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    You’ve seen Cleburne firefighters race into burning buildings and Cleburne police officers catch criminals. And now you can see them model decorated bras — all for a great cause. The sixth annual Save the Ta-Ta’z Art Bra Dinner and Auction, sponsored by the Zonta Club of Johnson County, begins...

  • Breast Cancer Research Race

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Sofia DeNaples, 3, of Scranton, Pa. looks out from under her umbrella at the Paint Pittston Pink "Color Me Pink" 5K race in Pittston, Pa. on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. The annual Paint Pittston Pink events span the month of October and raise money for breast cancer research. Laflin, Pa. resident...

  • Walkers, runners dash for breast cancer cure

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    The Ruiz family plans to run until cancer is gone. Longtime participants in Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure, the Crosby Countians added a new inspiration the past couple of races. Family matriarch Lupe Ruiz has survived breast cancer for a year now. “We’re running for my mom,” Mary Joe...

  • Pre-habilitation can boost outcomes for cancer patients

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    MIAMI - Studies suggest that cancer patients who receive physical therapy before their cancer treatments may have better outcomes and physical therapists from Miami INTEGRIS and the Stephenson Cancer Center at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center agree with the research. Jamie...

  • REVFEST to raise the roof with metal, country, rock bands

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    Gold records were the epitome of a band’s success when RevFM marketing and sales executive Marlin Lee began his career in the radio industry in the late 1970s. The color took on another meaning after cancer took his son, 26-year-old Marlin Dean Lee III, on Sept. 22, 2012. “Three years ago, my...

  • The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, Carla Hinton column

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    "Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised." — Proverbs 31:30 Sarah McLean felt a prompting from the Holy Spirit while on a beach vacation the summer of 2013. It was time to tell her story of triumph over disease; time to share about her...

  • October games take on special meaning for Jackson II

    Updated: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    MARYVILLE, Mo. – Football games this month mean a little more for Phil Jackson II. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Northwest Missouri State running back does his best to spread the message. While NCAA rules prohibit Jackson from writing messages on his wristbands during games,...

  • Ravens Steelers Football

    Updated: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    Pittsburgh Steelers fans wave pink Breast Cancer Awareness Terrible Towels during an NFL football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J.

  • FDA expands Merck drug's approval to treat lung cancer

    Updated: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials on Friday expanded approval of an innovative Merck drug to treat patients with an advanced form of the most common lung cancer. The Food and Drug Administration approved Keytruda for advanced non-small cell lung cancer patients who have seen their...

  • Enough with the pink — go green

    Updated: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    It’s October, which means that every store we stroll into and every website we visit is going to bombard us with pink tchotchkes “for the cure.” Well, forgive me if my home decor isn’t in the style of Barbie’s Dreamhouse. It’s not that I don’t give a hoot about breast cancer — quite the...

  • Local hospitals seeking cancer patients for treatment trial

    Updated: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    People with a rare or aggressive form of cancer are being invited to participate in a National Cancer Institute trial that is taking a new approach to treatment. Mercy Hospital Joplin and Freeman Health System are participating in the trial through their connections to Cancer Research of the...

  • Cancer foundation fundraiser set

    Updated: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    Jayla Alexsis Tuck Cancer Foundation’s annual Portraits For A Cause fundraiser will be Saturday, Oct. 11 and Oct. 25. For $50, families will receive a 15-minute outdoor photo session with a professional photographer. They also will receive a flash drive with 7-10 edited photos and a photo...

  • Austin's Mirna Therapeutics goes through IPO gate

    Updated: Thu, Oct 1, 2015

    Mirna Therapeutics made its debut on the Nasdaq exchange on Thursday, with an IPO that raised about $44 million. The company sold 6.25 million shares at $7, which was well below the $13 to $15 per share range that the company had previously been seeking. Mirna will net $39.1 million in the...

  • APTOPIX Ravens Steelers Football

    Updated: Thu, Oct 1, 2015

    Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Michael Campanaro (15) scores a touchdown over Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Antwon Blake (41) in the first quarter of an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J.

  • Mayors: Let's go pink for breast cancer

    Updated: Thu, Oct 1, 2015

    Mayors: Let's go pink for breast cancer Rachel Denny Clow Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Texas Donning a pink shirt, Jimmy Kendrick joined mayors across the area in pledging support for the Coastal Bend Day of Pink to bring awareness to breast cancer. "Breast cancer has affected my sister and...

  • Local uses business to raise cancer awareness

    Updated: Thu, Oct 1, 2015

    Local uses business to raise cancer awareness Natalia Contreras Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Texas Jeremy Stewart, 31, has been a tattoo artist for about 10 years. He never thought he would help in the fight against breast cancer through his work. He had never been affected by the disease...

  • Bristol-Myers' gets early approval of combo cancer treatment

    Updated: Thu, Oct 1, 2015

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The first combination of breakthrough drugs that boost the immune system to fight cancer has been approved, giving maker Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. an early lead over competitors testing other combos in a pharmaceutical gold rush of sorts. The Food and Drug Administration...

  • Bristol Myers Cancer Drugs

    Updated: Thu, Oct 1, 2015

    This product image provided by Bristol-Myers Squibb shows immuno-oncology drug Opdivo. The Food and Drug Administration has given accelerated approval to a regimen combining the New York-based drugmaker's two immuno-oncology drugs, Opdivo and Yervoy, to treat patients with advanced melanoma who...

  • Baking helps woman battle cancer

    Updated: Thu, Oct 1, 2015

    WICHITA FALLS, Texas - While Dottie Charron-Hoover is not one to sugar-coat her words, she sure knows how to frost a cake. With a half a lifetime of adventure behind her and a peaceful future ahead, on August 28, 2014, at 4:30 p.m., Charron-Hoover received some news that would change her...

  • A year's journey: Cancer survivor celebrates one-year-since milestones

    Updated: Thu, Oct 1, 2015

    WICHITA FALLS, Texas - The Fourth of July rang in a bit sweeter for Darla Jordan and her family this year. Last year, Darla had no warning of her looming cancer battle. She never thought T-shirts would be made supporting her to “Blast out cancer,” a phrase based off her family’s unique...

  • Cancer survivor still battling, trying to give others hope

    Updated: Thu, Oct 1, 2015

    SAN ANGELO, Texas - Pink is not just a fashion statement. As Breast Cancer Awareness Month kicks off, Julie Houston wants people to remember its original mission. "We have to let people know there is hope," Houston said, noting that some people take their own lives when receiving a cancer...

  • Oncology nurse's own cancer helps her perspective evolve

    Updated: Thu, Oct 1, 2015

    After her bout with breast cancer, veteran oncology nurse Kathleen “Kathy” Klebert, 59, has every right to hang a banner in her office, “Been there, done that.” But that’s not her style, she says. Instead, she has used her experience to learn “a new way to listen,” she said. When a patient...

  • Youngsters launch campaign to sock it to childhood cancer

    Updated: Thu, Oct 1, 2015

    MIAMI — Two years ago, Bella Rodriguez-Torres died at 10 of rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare childhood cancer she battled for six years. The lessons she taught her friends and family continue to live on through the Live Like Bella Childhood Cancer Foundation. “What Live Like Bella really means is to...

  • Breast cancer survivor shares story of support

    Updated: Thu, Oct 1, 2015

    Linda Gallagher has always been vigilant with her health. As an elementary school nurse, she was taught in her training about the importance of taking care of herself and her patients, she said. But in 2014, she found herself changing roles from a nurse to a patient. “Last year in August...

  • Woman who possibly faked cancer indicted

    Updated: Wed, Sep 30, 2015

    Judy Kay Fryar, the Midland woman who supposedly faked cancer treatments to avoid prosecution for federal wire fraud charges, had an initial court appearance Wednesday on new charges. Appearing in U.S. Magistrate Judge David Counts’ court, Fryar, also known as Judy Francis, was read the new...

  • Austin's Mirna Therapeutics lowers size of IPO

    Updated: Wed, Sep 30, 2015

    Mirna Therapeutics has priced its IPO shares at $7 each, well below the $13 to $15 range that the company had previously been seeking, according to securities filings. The company now plans to raise $44 million by offering about 6 million shares at a price of $7, according to securities...

  • Dallas-Fort Worth men speak out about navigating rare breast cancer diagnosis

    Updated: Wed, Sep 30, 2015

    One ignored the signs for three months. Another didn’t tell his wife for weeks. A third had his doctor break the news in a long-distance call: Steve has breast cancer. Men constitute less than 1 percent of those diagnosed with breast cancer each year, according to the National Cancer Institute....

  • Writing is therapeutic for male breast cancer survivor

    Updated: Wed, Sep 30, 2015

    It’s been about a decade since Jack Willis received his breast cancer diagnosis. What followed was a mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation in 2005. Three years later, the former newspaper editor and journalism professor at the University of Oklahoma published his memoir, Saving Jack, an account...

  • Tattoo artist draws inspiration from breast cancer survivors

    Updated: Wed, Sep 30, 2015

    Tucked in the back of a dermatologist’s office in Paris, Texas, you’ll hear the soft hum of a tattoo machine. But unlike a typical tattoo shop, this studio is decorated with flowers, lacy doilies and a Bible verse etched on the wall. The Beautiful You studio is a place where cancer survivors...

  • Vaccine employs breast cancer patient's blood to boost immune system

    Updated: Wed, Sep 30, 2015

    Doctors are using Mary Morton’s own blood to try to cure her breast cancer by turning it into a vaccine that will jump-start her immune system. The immune system plays a key role in the fight against diseases — but cancer cells are crafty. They deactivate parts of the immune system needed to...

  • Breakthroughs in research help breast cancer patients live longer

    Updated: Wed, Sep 30, 2015

    In the last four decades, breast cancer has changed from an often fatal disease to one that most patients conquer. Ninety percent of women with breast cancer now live for at least five years, up from 75 percent in the 1970s. Mortality has decreased for every stage of the illness, thanks to...

  • Recommendations for genetic screening for breast cancer are evolving

    Updated: Wed, Sep 30, 2015

    Until recently, women were told to seek genetic screening for breast cancer only if they had a strong family history of the disease. But as scientists learn more about the gene mutations that play a role in breast cancer, those recommendations are changing. Shelly Beedy, 57, of Cave Springs,...

  • Breast cancer warriors share their survival tools

    Updated: Wed, Sep 30, 2015

    In dedication to those who are battling or surviving — or facing the future with — breast cancer, five women share their stories and messages, paired with powerful portraits taken by local photographers in collaboration with Stripped For Cancer, founded by Dallas-based handbag designer Susie...

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month Kickoff Event at P.F. Chang's

    Updated: Wed, Sep 30, 2015

    IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR P.F. CHANG'S - Giuliana Rancic poses for photographs for the #PFChangsPink Breast Cancer Awareness Month Kickoff event at P.F. Chang's on Wed., Sept. 30, 2015 in Northbrook, Ill. "As a breast cancer survivor, this is a cause near and dear to my heart," said Rancic. "I'm...

  • Breast cancer fundraiser's success has a lot to do with community

    Updated: Wed, Sep 30, 2015

    ABILENE, Texas - I was speechless the night of Sept. 18, just one day after my birthday, when my fundraising campaign for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation met its $1,000 goal. What I mean is, I couldn’t believe enough people supported my effort with actual cash out of their pockets. A...

  • Oklahoma City fashion show to raise money for pediatric cancer research

    Updated: Wed, Sep 30, 2015

    A few weeks ago, Jason Nelson stood watching his 9-year-old daughter ring a bronze bell, signifying she had completed her cancer treatment. It was in the same room where Nelson, a Republican Oklahoma City lawmaker, had watched Grace undergo chemotherapy several times. They had been through a...

  • Oklahoma City fashion show to raise money for pediatric cancer research

    By JACLYN COSGROVE Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Sep 30, 2015

    A fashion show Thursday will help raise funds for pediatric cancer research.

  • Planning to reduce risk for breast cancer

    Updated: Wed, Sep 30, 2015

    In 2015, approximately 30 percent of newly diagnosed cancers in women will be breast cancer. And though some are at higher risk than others, the fact is that ALL women are at risk for the disease. Accordingly, you would think all women would have a plan in place to reduce that risk. Not so....

  • State senator being treated at Utah cancer center

    Updated: Wed, Sep 30, 2015

    RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — State Republican Senator Eli Bebout of Riverton is undergoing treatment at a cancer center in Utah for a medical condition, but says he intends to return to Fremont County soon. The Ranger reports ( ) the senator, who is a previous cancer survivor,...

  • Breast Cancer Hardhats

    Updated: Wed, Sep 30, 2015

    Supporters of breast cancer awareness wear pink hardhats while forming a ribbon at a construction site, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, in Fort Lee, N.J. EMCOR, which provides mechanical and electrical construction services, presented a $50,000 donation to the John Theurer Cancer Center Breast...

  • The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

    Updated: Wed, Sep 30, 2015

    LLS's Research Investment Helping Make Someday, Today (PRNewsFoto/The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society)

  • Prosecutor: woman faked daughter's cancer, took money

    Updated: Wed, Sep 30, 2015

    CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman has been convicted of defrauding co-workers out of more than $2,000 in cash and gifts by falsely claiming her young daughter had terminal cancer. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports ( that 26-year-old Katie H. Patterson pleaded...

  • Living with leukemia: Tips for patients, caregivers on managing the disease

    Updated: Wed, Sep 30, 2015

    (BPT) - Chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or CLL, is the most common type of adult leukemia in the US. The average age at diagnosis is 72 years old and this disease affects 16,000 people each year, 4,600 of whom will unfortunately die. This is often a slow-growing blood cancer and a complicated...

  • Boulder workout: Yoga for Cancer Care

    Updated: Tue, Sep 29, 2015

    YMCA of Boulder Valley, 2850 Mapleton Ave., Boulder, 303-442-2778,, Instructor: Cary Paul, of Boulder, who specializes in yoga for cancer survivors. Paul has a master's degree in cancer biology from Stanford University and a bachelor's in molecular and cellular...

  • Metro East girl with rare cancer stops treatment

    Updated: Tue, Sep 29, 2015

    Janet Pruneau, the 6-year-old with a rare brain cancer who inspired the community with her charm and grace, has run out of treatment options. Dozens of Janet's family, friends and fans gathered at St. Louis Children's Hospital on Monday to watch the little girl ring a bell to signal the end of...

  • Weld County to offer free breast cancer screenings for low-income women

    Updated: Tue, Sep 29, 2015

    The Weld County Health Department officials are celebrating breast cancer awareness month by giving out free mammograms to those who can’t pay for them. Throughout October, women may be eligible for a free breast cancer screening and a voucher for a mammogram through the Weld County Health...

  • One more angel in heaven: Oklahoma mom whose son died of cancer laments what she calls inadequate funding for childhood cancer research

    By Heather Warlick  Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Sep 29, 2015

    On Sept. 7, Jordan and Jeremy Keith, of Oklahoma City lost their son, Charlie James Keith, 7, to a complication from cancer treatment. Jordan Keith is in mourning and is mad. She’s mad that only three drugs specifically for children with cancer have been approved by the FDA since the ’80s. She’s...

  • Strength in numbers: Oklahoma parents of children with cancer find and offer support working together as 10 Strong

    By Heather Warlick Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Sep 29, 2015

    10 Strong is a group of parents who became acquainted as their children were being treated for cancer at The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. These parents are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of their children and other kids with cancer.

  • PINK THE BASIN: Care providers unite for fight

    Updated: Tue, Sep 29, 2015

    Nonprofit and healthcare organizations will again work together to help Permian Basin women by promoting access to care as Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins Thursday. Members of the Basin Breast Cancer Coalition, a four-year old joint effort by Odessa and Midland, gathered Monday at...

  • 'Get your ladies checked,' cancer patient urges

    Updated: Tue, Sep 29, 2015

    In late 2014, Betsy Allison scheduled a mammogram at her mother’s insistence, even though it was six months past her missed regular annual exam date. “I called Women’s Health (at Mosaic Life Care) and the girl I talked to kept stressing ‘You are late. You are late.’ I said, ‘Just pick a day and...


'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...