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  • Cancer-stricken Marian fan gets help from Irsay

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An 11-year-old southern Indiana boy battling cancer will watch his adopted Marian Knights compete in the NAIA championship game in Daytona, Florida, thanks to the generosity of Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay and ESPN college basketball analyst Dan Dakich. Irsay is...

  • Ex-mayor Ford's cancerous tumor has shrunk in half

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    TORONTO (AP) — Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's cancerous tumor has shrunk in half with chemotherapy treatment, his brother said Tuesday. Doug Ford said the tumor — which doctors had initially said was 12 centimeters (4.7 inches) by 12 centimeters in size — is now down to 6 centimeters (2.4...

  • 10 most popular Google searches of 2014

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    Google has just shared what the top Internet searches of 2014 are, and none of them are too surprising. Google actually shares two lists: the searches that trended in the United States, and the searches that trended globally. This post will list both. Get to it! No. 10 – Ukraine Ukraine made...

  • Almost 80 percent of Oklahomans say they prefer smoke-free bars and nightclubs

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    Free the Night, an Oklahoma campaign encouraging bars and clubs to voluntarily adopt smoke-free policies, announced Monday at a press conference at Grandad’s its survey results, documenting almost 2,000 Oklahomans who answered questions about their bar, club and smoking habits.

  • Cancer patients testing drugs on mouse 'avatars'

    Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    Scientists often test drugs in mice. Now some cancer patients are doing the same — with the hope of curing their own disease. They are paying a private lab to breed mice that carry bits of their own tumors so treatments can be tried first on the customized rodents. The idea is to see which...

  • Cancer patients testing drugs on mouse 'avatars'

    Updated: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    Scientists often test drugs in mice. Now some cancer patients are doing the same — with the hope of curing their own disease. They are paying a private lab to breed mice that carry bits of their own tumors so treatments can be tried first on the customized rodents. The idea is to see which...

  • Eli Lilly's Cyramza gets new marketing approval

    Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Eli Lilly's drug Cyramza has been approved as a treatment for lung cancer, regulators said Friday. The Food and Drug Administration is allowing Lilly to market the drug as a treatment for cases that have spread. Earlier this year the FDA approved the drug as a treatment for...

  • New HPV vaccine strengthens cancer protection

    Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The drugmaker Merck & Co. Inc. has received approval for an updated version of its Gardasil vaccine that protects against an additional five strains of the virus that causes most cases of cervical cancer. The Food and Drug Administration approved the company's Gardasil 9,...

  • Merck advancing breast cancer drug to mid-stage

    Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drugmaker Merck & Co. said Wednesday that it will advance a new cancer drug into bigger patient tests, after promising findings in an early study against a very aggressive, common type of breast cancer. Merck said its Keytruda shrank tumors to some extent in one-third of 27...

  • South Africa's Tutu gets prostate cancer treatment

    Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu has canceled travel plans for the rest of the year so he can undergo new treatment for prostate cancer, a foundation said. The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation said in a statement Tuesday that the Nobel Peace Prize...

  • Testing quandary for women with dense breasts

    Updated: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More women are learning their breasts are so dense that it's more difficult for mammograms to spot cancer. But new research suggests automatically giving them an extra test isn't necessarily the solution. Screening isn't the only concern. Women whose breast tissue is very...

  • Chiefs' Eric Berry diagnosed with cancer

    Updated: Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs safety Eric Berry has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease and will begin chemotherapy for what doctors called a "very treatable and potentially curable" form of cancer. Berry had been undergoing tests at Emory University in Atlanta since an MRI exam nearly two...

  • Next steps uncertain for women with dense breasts

    Updated: Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More women are learning their breasts are so dense that it's more difficult for mammograms to spot cancer. But new research suggests automatically giving them an extra test isn't necessarily the solution. Screening isn't the only concern. Women whose breast tissue is very...

  • Utah woman faces felony charges for faking cancer

    Updated: Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police say a 26-year-old Utah woman faked brain cancer and forged medical documents to raise money. County prosecutors charged Lesley Elizabeth Jensen of Nibley with nine felony counts of fraud and forgery Friday in Utah's First Judicial District Court. Logan City Police...

  • JPMorgan CEO Dimon says he is free of cancer

    Updated: Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon told the bank's staff Friday that he is clear of cancer. The executive, who steered the bank through the perils of the Great Recession, said in July that he was battling throat cancer. He continued to work throughout his treatment, though with a reduced...

  • Toronto's new mayor takes the oath of office

    Updated: Tue, Dec 2, 2014

    TORONTO (AP) — Toronto's new mayor pledged better days are ahead and thanked an ailing Rob Ford for his public service as he took the oath of office on Tuesday. John Tory, a straight-laced, button down moderate conservative, formally replaced Ford as mayor of Canada's largest city. Ford's term...

  • Researchers present final report on taconite risks

    Updated: Mon, Dec 1, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A final report to the Legislature on a six-year, $4.9 million University of Minnesota study says the state's taconite workers face higher risks from a rare form of lung cancer called mesothelioma the longer they've worked in the industry or if they've had above-average...

  • Lawyer: Iowa murder suspect's child has cancer

    Updated: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The attorney for a Missouri man charged with killing his wife in Iowa says his client needs time to care for his 5-year-old daughter while she fights cancer and is asking for a delay in his trial. Alex Fazzino, who is free on bond, is scheduled to go on trial in January...

  • Mililani man gets $5.62M verdict for misdiagnosis

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    HONOLULU (AP) — A jury has awarded millions of dollars to an Oahu man who sued a hospital for not diagnosing a tumor in his mouth, his attorney said. Attorney Rick Fried said jurors reached the verdict Tuesday and awarded $5.62 million to his client, Jeff Kim. Kim, 43, of Mililani, went to an...

  • Researchers discover 'pre-cancers' in blood

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Many older people silently harbor a blood "pre-cancer" — a gene mutation acquired during their lifetime that could start them on the path to leukemia, lymphoma or other blood disease, scientists have discovered. It opens a new frontier on early detection and possibly someday preventing these...

  • Devon Still calls child support story "untruthful"

    Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still called his former girlfriend's comments about child support "untruthful" on Wednesday and said he's letting the dispute play out in court. Still's 4-year-old daughter, Leah, has gained national attention for her fight against cancer. More...

  • Chiefs' Berry has support from all corners

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Wide receiver Jason Avant arrived in Kansas City a few days ago, a mid-season signing by the Chiefs. He was leaving his hotel Tuesday when a woman mustered up the courage to approach him. She didn't want to welcome him to the team. Or wish him luck on Sunday. "She said,...

  • Woman who faked son's cancer faces sentencing

    Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A suburban Denver woman who lied about her son having cancer to collect tens of thousands of dollars in charitable contributions is set to be sentenced Tuesday. Sandy Nguyen (WIN) of Aurora pleaded guilty in September to one count of charitable fraud and one count of...

  • FDA strengthens warning on device linked to cancer

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Monday strengthened their warning against use of a once-popular device for gynecologic surgery that can spread unsuspected cancer, saying its risk is only justified in a fraction of patients. The Food and Drug Administration updated its April safety...

  • Man jailed for defrauding elderly cancer patient

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man who defrauded an elderly woman of roughly $279,000 while she was hospitalized for cancer treatment is headed to prison. Federal prosecutors say 45-year-old Ralph Cozzino, of North Bergen, received a 37-month sentence Monday. He pleaded guilty last...

  • Indiana high school honors Hill for cancer fight

    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. (AP) — College basketball player Lauren Hill's Indiana high school retired her jersey number this weekend in honor of her inspirational fight to continue playing despite having brain cancer. Hill told the crowd at Lawrenceburg High School on Saturday night that she thought...

  • Sears, Duren lead Yale past Illinois-Chicago 70-58

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    KENT, Ohio (AP) — Justin Sears scored 16 points and Javier Duren added 15 with eight rebounds and six assists as Yale defeated Illinois-Chicago 70-58 on Friday in the Men Against Breast Cancer Classic. Yale shot 44.2 percent from the field and hit 9 of 20 3-point attempts. Armani Cotton had 11...

  • Ole Miss leader: Lymphoma treatment going well

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones says his treatment for lymphoma "continues to go as well as possible." In an email to university employees and alumni Thursday, Jones says he is gratified by early good results of his treatment at the University of Mississippi...

  • Hillary Clinton praises St. Jude hospital work

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton, who worked on a plan to expand health care coverage in the U.S. years before the Affordable Care Act, visited with young patients Thursday at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, where families of patients suffering from pediatric cancer and other...

  • Clarification: Lauren's Fight story

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    CINCINNATI (AP) — In a story Nov. 18, The Associated Press reported that Xavier University made a $58,776 donation to cancer research on behalf of Mount St. Joseph freshman Lauren Hill. The story should have specified that Mount St. Joseph was a partner in the donation.

  • Mexican boy has massive tumor removed in US

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An 11-year-old Mexican boy who had been suffering from a massive tumor and drew international attention after U.S. officials helped him get treatment in New Mexico had the growth removed after a long surgery, a church said Tuesday. In a statement, Kristean Alcocer of...

  • Penguins defenseman Maatta back after cancer scare

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    MONTREAL (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta will play Tuesday night against Montreal, two weeks after undergoing surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his thyroid. The 20-year-old Maatta underwent surgery earlier this month at the urging of doctors, who detected it during a...

  • Western Iowa mom pleads guilty to cancer hoax

    Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    ATLANTIC, Iowa (AP) — A 30-year-old western Iowa mother has pleaded guilty to allegations that she devised an elaborate hoax about a diagnosis of cancer for her 5-year-old daughter. On Monday Leatha Slauson pleaded guilty in Cass County District Court in Atlantic to two counts of child...



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'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...