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  • Downwinders plan peaceful protest of Trinity's 70th anniversary

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    TULAROSA >> Just before dawn on July 16, 1945 the United States of America detonated a nuclear device as part of the Manhattan Project in the Jornada del Muerto desert and exposed many New Mexicans to radiation. The Tularosa Basin Downwinders believe Trinity caused many health repercussions in...

  • Missouri city settles lawsuit filed by court administrator

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    DARDENNE PRAIRIE, Mo. (AP) — An eastern Missouri's former municipal court administrator will receive $70,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging she was fired partly because of a cancer-related disability. Coreen Conroy said in a lawsuit against Dardenne Prairie that after she was subjected to...

  • Easter celebration keeps special memory alive

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Brightly colored eggs, Easter bunnies and children wearing their Sunday best new spring clothes are all customs of the holiday Cookie Thornton loved best. “Every Easter she always wanted to do something for the kids, she organized Easter egg hunts or bought clothes for needy kids — just...

  • Pittsburg State football player fighting cancer

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — Sitting in a hospital in Joplin, nothing needed to be said. Robert McField knew the news would not be good. "About five doctors walked in, and when I saw that, I knew it wasn't right," he said. "One of them, his eyes were as big as a grapefruit. I looked at him, he...

  • With fishing poles and bait, Team HPD gears up for local Relay for Life where there's bigger fish to fry

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Members of the Huntsville Police Department took advantage of the gorgeous spring weather Saturday by hosting a fishing tournament that raised more than $500 for Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society. More than 20 contestants participated in the tournament, which took place on a...

  • Cancer survivor recovers with help of loved ones and faith

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    There was always a family member staying at his family’s home while undergoing cancer treatment, Randy Christian said. His family lived in Amarillo. The rest of the family lived in Dalhart and would often travel to Amarillo for treatments, Randy said. “So I grew up in a house where it seemed...

  • Kingfisher County healthiest in Oklahoma, new information finds

    By Ruth Serven, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Information shows Kingfisher County is the healthiest out of Oklahoma’s 77 counties because of high employment rates and low risk of early death.

  • 'Today' host Hoda Kotb offers advice, talks jobs, breast cancer during Lubbock visit

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    When Hoda Kotb told fellow NBC News journalist Jenna Bush Hagar about her plans this weekend, Hagar recalled her own visit to Lubbock. Kotb said Hagar told her to expect a “sweet, warm, kind and funny” atmosphere. And, when Kotb arrived in Lubbock Friday afternoon, she said she wasn’t...

  • TV Review: 'Cancer: The Emperor Of All Maladies'

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Cancer is “as old as human life itself,” and “nearly everyone will be close to someone who suffers from it,” Herrmann’s narration notes at the outset, citing 22 million cases that kill 600,000 people in the U.S. alone. Seeking to go beyond those statistics, the documentary — which derives...

  • Relay for Life Chickasha raises colorectal awareness

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    In addition to planning for the relay, the Chickasha Relay for Life Committee also attempts to raise awareness of certain cancers. At the Relay for Life Chickasha Team Captain's meeting on Wednesday, Nita Orndorff discussed colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer...

  • Head-shaving event continues buzz about combatting cancer

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — More than $7,300 has been raised at a head-shaving event in Dubuque aimed at raising money for cancer research. Members of Phi Theta Psi, a co-ed social organization, at the University of Dubuque organized the third annual St. Baldrick's Foundation event held Thursday night...

  • Ohio State tailors cancer care to patients’ genetics

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Annie Cacciato’s text message to friends last summer is the sort of thing that drives cancer researchers to work late hours. “I had treatment today and received awesome news. I am in complete remission, which means there are no physical signs of disease. Through God’s grace and my amazing...

  • Why Doctors Are Trying A Skin Cancer Drug To Treat A Brain Tumor

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    MaryAnn Anselmo feared for the worst when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor called a glioblastoma in late 2013. "You start doing research on that type of tumor, and you're saying, 'Oh my God, you're history.' It's like a death sentence," says, Anselmo, now 59. Only for her it wasn't.

  • Colon cancer survivor uses past to help others

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    BALTIMORE — He keeps a healthy diet, rarely has medical complaints and has little time to drop by the doctor’s office, so like many Americans older than 50, Ted Mathias just didn’t get around to taking one of modern medicine’s most significant examinations. In January, the 54-year-old finally...

  • Archer City police chief dies after heroic battle with cancer

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Archer City Police Chief Joe Burton, 41, died Thursday, March 25, after a more than two-year battle with cancer. Burton was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer at age 39 and was given only a few months to live. The cancer spread to his liver, lymph nodes, and gall bladder. After chemotherapy...

  • Cancer hospital company fails to get OK to expand in Georgia

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — A bill to regulate home care for the elderly devolved Thursday into sarcastic debate in the state Senate when an effort was made to add an amendment that would have given an Illinois-based cancer treatment hospital chain part of what it tried unsuccessfully to get weeks ago....

  • PSU's Robert McField battling for his life

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Sitting in a hospital in Joplin, nothing needed to be said. Robert McField knew the news would not be good. "About five doctors walked in, and when I saw that, I knew it wasn't right," he said. "One of them, his eyes were as big as a grapefruit. I looked at him, he looked at me and said, 'Man,...

  • Police: Mother faked cancer during child abuse investigation

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    BRISTOL, Pa. (AP) — A 26-year-old suburban Philadelphia woman is accused of faking cancer to gain sympathy during a child abuse investigation. Authorities say Ashley Reichard was charged Wednesday with aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of a child and perjury. They say she lied during...

  • Fighting cancer and Ebola with nanoparticles

    Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    In medicine, finding a substance that attacks cancerous tumors without destroying the healthy tissue around it has long been the Holy Grail. From targeted remedies such as monoclonal antibodies to surgery, cancer has still managed to elude a treatment that discretely and separately attacks...

  • Colon cancer on the rise in younger adults

    Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Early screening and prevention is being credited for putting a dent in the incidence rate of the second deadliest cancer in men and women. But researchers and physicians say a more troubling statistic has been the increase in colorectal cancers (CRC) — cancers of the colon or rectum — in...

  • Ken Burns unravels the mysteries of cancer in PBS film

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — There's a mystery to cancer, in large part because of fear, that PBS tries to unravel in next week's six-hour documentary "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies." "We're not really honest with each other," filmmaker Ken Burns said. "We know about heart disease. We know...

  • Chiefs say safety Eric Berry is positive about his recovery from cancer

    Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Clark Hunt has plenty of things going on in his life, including multiple businesses, money to juggle and a family of his own. But he also has a football team to run, and when it comes to that team, the Chiefs’ chairman is as competitive as anyone. In fact, if you start talking about the Chiefs...

  • Brave to Shave

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Across the street from the Victoria Police Department, a modest barber shop sits in the heart of downtown. Hair It Is owner, Billy Moeller, has been a barber at the quaint store on South Main Street for 34 years but plans to transport his hair cuttery skills to Schroeder Hall on Sunday to lend...

  • Study: 3 drinks a day causes liver cancer, but coffee protects

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    SEATTLE — An international panel that has determined exactly how much alcohol it takes to cause liver cancer. It turns out three drinks a day is the tipping point — but drinking coffee might actually protect people from the disease that accounts for about 746,000 deaths in the world each year....

  • Dr. V talks about her dreams and determination

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    She was 21 years old when she escaped from Yugoslavia to begin her new life in America. Dr. Sasha Vukelja, M.D., an oncologist/hematologist in Tyler, was at the Cedar Creek Lake Women's Club on Tuesday to tell the members her story. The room full of women sat quietly as she told of a young...

  • Livestrong announces new CEO to lead nonprofit

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Livestrong announces new CEO to lead nonprofit James Barragan Austin American-Statesman The Livestrong Foundation will announce Wednesday that Chandini Portteus, a former executive with the Susan G. Komen Foundation, is its new CEO and will lead the Austin-based cancer nonprofit into its next...

  • Prosecutors: Aaron Hernandez misled cancer-stricken cousin to win her silence

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    FALL RIVER, Mass. — Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez tried to buy his cancer-stricken cousin’s silence during the Odin Lloyd murder investigation, but was lying when he told her he had created trust funds to provide for her two children, prosecutors said Wednesday. “Telling her she’s...

  • How Exercise May Aid Cancer Treatment

    Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    In a new study involving mice, aerobic exercise slowed the growth of breast cancer tumors and made the cancer more sensitive to chemotherapy. The results raise the possibility that exercise may change the biology of some malignant tumors, potentially making them easier to treat. Scientists...

  • Breast Cancer Signs Seen in 4,200-Year-Old Egyptian Bones

    Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    CAIRO — A team from a Spanish university has discovered what Egyptian authorities are calling the world's oldest evidence of breast cancer in the 4,200-year-old skeleton of an adult woman. Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty said the bones of the woman, who lived at the end of the 6th...

  • Angelina Jolie’s decision to remove ovaries touches on problem many women face

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    They still call it the “Angelina Jolie wave” at the University of Kansas Hospital. When the international philanthropist and filmmaker announced two years ago that she’d had her still-healthy breasts removed because her family history and genetics put her at high risk of breast and ovarian...

  • Consuming three alcoholic drinks a day may cause liver cancer – study

    Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Consuming three alcoholic drinks a day can be enough to cause liver cancer, experts have said. The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has pinpointed the level of drinking implicated in liver cancer after undertaking what it says was the biggest review so far of the evidence on the...

  • Tax checkoff proposal clears Kentucky legislature

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers have approved income tax checkoff programs to benefit rape crisis centers and pediatric cancer research. The House and Senate passed the final version as lawmakers neared completion of this year's legislative session. The measure was sent to Gov. Steve...

  • Angelina Jolie's decision to remove ovaries touches on problem many women face

    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    They still call it the “Angelina Jolie wave” at the University of Kansas Hospital. When the international philanthropist and filmmaker announced two years ago that she’d had her still-healthy breasts removed because her family history and genetics put her at high risk of breast and ovarian...

  • Monsanto lashes out at cancer agency's finding on glyphosate

    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    Monsanto took the offensive Tuesday against the International Agency for Research on Cancer, days after the organization declared that glyphosate may be a carcinogen. During a conference call with reporters, the declaration was attacked by Monsanto executives and a group that included...

  • Angelina Jolie undergoes further preventive surgery

    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie revealed Tuesday that she has undergone more preventive surgery, having her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in hopes of reducing her risk of cancer. Writing in The New York Times, the filmmaker and philanthropist said a recent blood test...

  • MSSU students prep for St. Baldrick's event to support cancer research

    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    The fifth annual St. Baldrick's celebration is slated for 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, in Young Gymnasium on the campus of Missouri Southern State University. During the event, participants who have raised funds for childhood cancer research will have their heads shaved in support of the...

  • Woman sentenced to 1 year in jail for faking brain cancer

    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A 27-year-old northern Utah woman accused of faking brain cancer and stealing money from charities has been sentenced to a year in jail. Judge Brian Cannell on Tuesday sentenced Lesley Jensen to serve a year in Cache County Jail and suspended the longer sentences associated...

  • Angelina Jolie has ovaries, fallopian tubes removed to thwart cancer risk

    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    As she promised nearly two years ago, Angelina Jolie has had her fallopian tubes and ovaries surgically removed as a preventive move against the cancer that killed her mother. The surgery, however, came sooner than she’d planned, she explained in a New York Times essay on Tuesday. The...

  • Nebraska AG returns to work after prostate cancer surgery

    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson has returned to work after undergoing surgery for early-stage prostate cancer. A spokeswoman confirmed that Peterson came back to the Capitol on Tuesday after doctors gave him a clean bill of health. The 55-year-old Peterson...

  • Artificial sweetener may help treat aggressive cancers, study finds

    Published: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    For years, negative reports have surrounded artificial sweeteners, claiming evidence of everything from being a carcinogen to causing cardiovascular disease. But now new research suggests a popular sugar substitute could lead to new treatments for some of the most common types of cancers....

  • UK cancer survival rates trail 10 years behind other European countries

    Published: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    Cancer survival rates in the UK are still lagging more than two decades behind those achieved in many European countries , according to new analysis by campaigners. Macmillan Cancer Support, which conducted the study, said it was “shameful” that “people were dying needlessly” as it revealed...

  • Angelina Jolie Pitt: Diary of a Surgery (New York Times Op-Ed)

    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    LOS ANGELES — TWO years ago I wrote about my choice to have a preventive double mastectomy. A simple blood test had revealed that I carried a mutation in the BRCA1 gene. It gave me an estimated 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer. I lost my mother,...

  • Angelina Jolie has ovaries removed after cancer scare

    Published: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    Angelina Jolie has described the difficult decision to have her ovaries removed after a cancer scare. The Hollywood star, who had a preventative double mastectomy two years ago, underwent the operation to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes in recent days and her husband, Brad Pitt, flew...

  • Mastectomies on the rise in Venezuela amid economic crisis

    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Oncologist Gabriel Romero performs hundreds of life-saving surgeries a year, but he no longer takes pleasure in his work. That's because he believes that many of the mastectomies he does on some of Venezuela's poorest women wouldn't be needed in a normally functioning...

  • Philly-area firm seeks to detect cancer in spit

    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    BROOMALL, Pa. — Spit is central to Stephen Swanick’s vision for detecting disease. His product, SaliMark OSCC, which debuted this month, uses genetic material in saliva to judge the risk of whether an oral lesion is cancerous. Swanick, 51, left his job in the medical-device industry and spent...

  • Stats Split On Progress Against Cancer

    Published: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    When someone asks whether we're winning the war on cancer, the discussion often veers into the world of numbers. And, depending on which numbers you're looking at, the answer can either be yes or no. Let's start with the no. The number of cancer deaths in this country is on the rise. It...

  • Banff Mountain Film Festival returns in April

    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    Banff Mountain Film Festival returns in April Pam LeBlanc Austin American-Statesman South by Southwest Film Festival not quite your speed? Fear not. The backpack-and-hiking boots crowd gets its own version of movie theater nirvana April 18-19, when the Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to...

  • Do we need to end the 'war' on cancer?

    Published: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    Fight cancer. Beat cancer. Stand up to cancer. Aggressive militant language pervades discourse on the illness. Yet it is questionable whether there is a health benefit in conceiving of cancer as a monolithic enemy. Not only has the military motif not led to a cure for the disease, but it may...

  • As patients face death, doctors push straight talk on care

    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Angelo Volandes remembers performing rib-cracking CPR on a frail elderly man dying of lung cancer, a vivid example of an end-of-life dilemma: Because his patient never said if he wanted aggressive care as his body shut down, the hospital had to try. He died days later....

  • Boy whose parents were arrested now seems free of cancer, spokesman says

    Published: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    (CNN)A British boy whose parents were once arrested for pulling him out of a hospital now appears to be free of cancer, a family spokesman said Monday. Ashya King, 5, had proton beam therapy and appears to have had no cancer for months, Jonathan Hartley said.



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