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  • Archer City police chief dies after heroic battle with cancer

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    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: 3 hr ago

    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: 5 hr ago

    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: 6 hr ago

    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: 10 hr ago

    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: 19 hr ago

    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

    Yesterday

    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

    Yesterday

    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

    Yesterday

    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

    Yesterday

    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

    Yesterday

    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

    Yesterday

    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

    Yesterday

    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.

  • ACCION helps people detect, fight cancer

    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    Rosendo Alducin went in for a routine visit to Project Vida Health Clinic in Montana Vista on a chilly November day. Seventy-two hours later, Alducin tested positive for colorectal cancer. And he would not have known he had colon cancer if it were not for a representative from ACCION — Against...

  • Dogs being used to sniff out cancer diagnoses

    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    LITTLE ROCK — Man’s best friend may have just graduated to oncologist’s best colleague. A group of Arkansas medical researchers have revealed a new study finding that scent-trained dogs can be used to detect thyroid cancer — with about 90 percent accuracy. The study, spearheaded by Arny...

  • Colorado Springs opponent of physician-assisted suicide dies of cancer

    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    Kara Tippetts, a 38-year-old Colorado Springs woman who advocated against physician-assisted suicide, died of breast cancer on Sunday, a post on Tippetts' blog "Mundane Faithfulness" announced. Tippetts published a book, "The Hardest Peace," a memoir to life with a terminal diagnosis, days...

  • Parents who became fugitives to save son say tumor is gone

    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — The British parents who became fugitives after their critically ill son was refused a cancer treatment in the U.K. last year say he's experienced a miracle recovery from his brain tumor. Brett King told The Sun newspaper in an interview published Monday that the recovery of his...

  • US anti-drugs work in Colombia uses cancer-linked herbicide

    Updated: Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — New labeling on the world's most popular weed killer as a likely cause of cancer is raising more questions for an aerial spraying program in Colombia that underpins U.S.-financed efforts to wipe out cocaine crops. The International Agency for Research on Cancer, a...

  • Despite own bouts with cancer, Florissant woman helping others with hair loss look their best

    Updated: Sat, Mar 21, 2015

    Charlotte Beard finally found a hair stylist who knows what it’s like to lose your hair. Since 2006, Beard has suffered with alopecia, an autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks its own hair follicles. She’s gone to dermatologists, undergone treatments and worn various wigs but was never...

  • Nebraska's 6th Lymphoma Walk to be held April in state park

    Updated: Sat, Mar 21, 2015

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's Lymphoma Walk will be held next month at Mahoney State Park near Ashland in eastern Nebraska. The free event is hosted by the Lymphoma Research Foundation and will begin at 10 a.m. April 18, with registration at 9 a.m. at the park pavilion. Although the event is...

  • Nettles could be key to cancer treatment

    Published: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    The stinging chemical in nettles and ants could be used to make a treatment for ovarian cancer 50 times more effective, according to new research. Sodium Formate, a substance derived from formic acid, increases the ability of a metal-based cancer treatment to shut down cancer cells.

  • SXSW Start-up Snapshot: Detecting cancer with your smartphone

    Published: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    We’re live in Austin this week, and every day, we’ll introduce you to one of the most outside-the-box finalists in the SXSW Accelerator Competition – the premier start-up showcase at the annual South by Southwest festival. MobileODT Co-founders Ariel Beery and David Levitz, as well as Amit...

  • Skin Cancer Rates Rise for Hispanic, Asian Women

    Published: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While most white people who develop skin cancer are older men, the reverse is true in Asian and Hispanic populations, a new study suggests. Researchers contend that shifting preferences for tanning among Asians and Hispanics in the United States --...

  • Popular weed killer deemed probable carcinogen by UN

    Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — One of the world's most popular weed-killers — and the most widely used kind in the U.S. — has been labeled a probable carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. The decision was made by IARC, the France-based cancer research arm of the World Health...

  • Mandan woman battling cancer featured on cover of Time

    Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — A Mandan woman who is battling cancer is featured on the cover of the current Time magazine. Sixty-eight-year-old Marcia Stiefel is featured in an article about the gap between cancer treatments offered in large city medical clinics and those offered in rural areas. Stiefel...

  • Defensive lineman Devon Still decides to play for Bengals

    Updated: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Defensive tackle Devon Still signed a one-year contract to stay with the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday, a few days after getting encouraging news about his 4-year-old daughter's fight with cancer. The Bengals had offered Still a one-year deal. He waited to see how his...

  • Senators' Bryan Murray eyes cancer awareness as legacy

    Updated: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    Bryan Murray has devoted almost his entire adult life to hockey. He wants much of the rest of it to be about saving lives. The 72-year-old Ottawa Senators general manager revealed his Stage 4 colon cancer diagnosis in November in hopes of getting word out about early detection. Dr. Robin...



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