Cancer articles from NewsOK

  • Cynthia Nixon channels the personal to play a cancer patient

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Cynthia Nixon's portrayal of a woman and mother dying of cancer in the Sundance drama "James White" hit extremely close to home. The actress saw her own mother die from the disease in the same year she shot the film. "It's awful to have a parent die and to have you nurse...

  • Richard Sherman looking forward to fatherhood

    Updated: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — Richard Sherman has contingency plans in place should his girlfriend give birth to their first child — a son — before Sunday's Super Bowl against New England. Sherman doesn't seem worried about the potential arrival of his son interfering with his chances at winning a second...

  • Correction: Earns-Amgen story

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    In a story Jan. 27 about drugmaker Amgen's quarterly results, The Associated Press misspelled the name of a drug and misstated the type of cancer another drug treats. The experimental drug is talimogene laherparepvec, not talimogene paherparepvec. Kyprolis treats blood cancer, not bone cancer....

  • Oregon governor has skin cancer removed from cheek

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has had skin cancer removed from his face. The Democratic governor had an obvious scar on his left cheek when he spoke to Oregon reporters and editors Tuesday at a forum organized by The Associated Press. Kitzhaber's spokeswoman, Amy Wojcicki...

  • After cancer diagnosis, couple plans wedding in 11 days

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Cory and Erin Blanchard can measure the milestones of their lives together so far - 1,105 days of dating, 11 days between their engagement and their wedding, and exactly one month between Erin's ultrasound and her surgery after being diagnosed with thyroid cancer. They...

  • Gov. Martinez donates $10K to cancer group

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez is giving $10,000 to fund cancer research and awareness. Martinez took the opportunity to promote early cancer testing during an event Monday at the Capitol Rotunda for the American Cancer Society's Coaches vs. Cancer program dubbed Suits and Sneakers....

  • Oklahoma lawmaker proposes legislation to make public places smoke-free

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    Oklahoma Sen. A.J. Griffin, R-Guthrie, filed Senate Joint Resolution 24 last week, a measure that would put on the Oklahoma ballot a ban on smoking in public places, including restaurants, bars and bingo halls, among other places. The proposed legislation doesn’t apply to electronic cigarettes.

  • Death of Girl Who Refused Chemo Under Investigation

    Published: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    The death of an 11-year-old girl who sparked headlines after her family agreed to let her stop chemotherapy will be investigated by a local coroner, ABC News reports. Makayla Sault, a member of the First Nations tribe in Canada, died after suffering a stroke on Sunday, according...

  • Turkish man sentenced for counterfeit cancer drugs

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Turkish citizen has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison and ordered to forfeit $150,000 for smuggling misbranded and adulterated cancer treatment drugs into the United States. Sabahaddin Akman was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis. Akman is the owner...

  • One dose, then surgery: A new way to test brain tumor drugs

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Lori Simons took the bright orange pill at 3 a.m. Eight hours later, doctors sliced into her brain, looking for signs that the drug was working. She is taking part in one of the most unusual cancer experiments in the nation. With special permission from the Food and Drug Administration and...

  • Oklahoma City-based scientist fired after investigation shows he made up research, report finds

    BY JACLYN COSGROVE, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    This past week, Bin Kang was formally sanctioned through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Research Integrity for knowingly falsifying and fabricating research. He was fired from OMRF in December after the organization’s investigation, in coordination with the Office of...

  • After cancer scare, Brengle into Aussie Open 3rd round

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Most tennis players, though not all, remember to apply the sunscreen when playing under the often scorching rays at the Australian Open. Madison Brengle is fanatic about it. She's so pale, she says, "I have a tendency to glow in the dark." "I like, bathed, in...

  • Dad charged over sick child prompts Aussie marijuana debate

    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The case of an Australian father who is facing prison for allegedly giving his cancer-stricken 2-year-old daughter cannabis to relieve her pain has triggered a groundswell of momentum for a campaign to legalize marijuana for medical purposes in the country. The...

  • Lab tests imply formaldehyde risk in some e-cigarette vapor

    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    Using certain electronic cigarettes at high temperature settings could potentially release more formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical, than smoking traditional cigarettes does, new lab tests suggest. The research does not prove a health risk — it involved limited testing on just one brand of...

  • James Taylor, Paul Simon perform at benefit for jazz great

    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — James Taylor and Paul Simon paid tribute to late jazz great Michael Brecker with performances and kind words at a cancer benefit for their friend who died in 2007. Taylor, who Brecker's widow said had the flu, performed "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight" — the first song he played...

  • SW Iowa woman gets probation in false cancer case

    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    ATLANTIC, Iowa (AP) — A southwest Iowa woman has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to falsely claiming her 5-year-old daughter had cancer and raising money for her treatment. District Court Judge Kathleen Kilnoski on Tuesday sentenced 30-year-old Leatha Slauson to 5 years...

  • Cancer documentary was late actor's last project

    Updated: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The late actor Edward Herrmann's final project before he died of brain cancer last month was narrating an upcoming PBS documentary on the disease. The six-hour project, based on the book "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies" by Siddhartha Mukherjee, will air over three...

  • New Michigan law helps firefighters who get cancer on job

    Updated: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Even as Michigan's new Legislature begins its two-year session, Gov. Rick Snyder is signing a flurry of bills that lawmakers passed in the lame duck session of the outgoing Legislature, including a measure to help firefighters who develop cancer on the job. But Snyder has...

  • ABC Family's 'Chasing Life' focuses on young adult cancer

    Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Italia Ricci plays a twenty-something journalist who is battling leukemia on ABC Family's "Chasing Life." It's not an easy role, the actress says. "I just feel really guilty when I get to come home and not have cancer and all of the people who have cancer can't turn it off," she...

  • Colorado group helps breast cancer survivors get tattoos

    Updated: Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) — For women who have survived breast cancer, breast or nipple reconstruction can be a first step toward looking like their old selves. A Colorado organization is helping some of those women, and others who don't choose reconstruction, in their emotional healing — through...

  • Merck seeks new OK for cancer drug, reorganization on track

    Updated: Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drugmaker Merck & Co. is ratcheting up its race with rival Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. for leadership in one of today's hottest research areas, immuno-oncology, which harnesses the immune system to fight cancer. Merck said Monday that by midyear it will apply for approval of...

  • Rare budget changes could impact pensions, cancer research

    Updated: Sat, Jan 10, 2015

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Legislative leaders want to make changes to the state's $9.6 billion budget to plug a hole in the state's struggling retirement fund for public school teachers and build a cancer research facility at the University of Kentucky. Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo filed a...

  • Thousands of dog photos posted on Facebook for Arizona teen

    Updated: Sat, Jan 10, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — What started out as a simple Facebook request for photos of dogs for a 16-year-old cancer patient has since turned the pet-loving boy into an Internet celebrity. Anthony Lyons' love for the therapy dogs that greet him during his treatments for leukemia led a family acquaintance...

  • APNewsBreak: Girl says she knows she'll die without chemo

    Updated: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl being forced by state officials to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer said Thursday she understands she'll die if she stops treatment but it should be her decision. The state Supreme Court ruled earlier in the day state officials aren't violating the...

  • Analysts: Pfizer's new type of cancer drug may get OK early

    Updated: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The first in a new class of cancer medicines, Pfizer's Ibrance, appears poised for approval to treat advanced breast cancer within a few months and could quickly become a blockbuster, some analysts believe. Pfizer shares rose 74 cents, or 2.3 percent, to $32.59 Thursday...

  • Effort launched to raise $1M for cancer-screening van

    Updated: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A new campaign has been launched hoping to raise $1 million for a mobile cancer-screening unit in underserved areas of Kentucky. Kentucky first lady Jane Beshear announced the effort Tuesday and said Churchill Downs has committed $90,000 and Kroger $25,000 for the van....

  • Connecticut court to hear case of teen refusing chemotherapy

    Updated: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — When a 17-year-old girl refused medical treatment for cancer and her mother agreed with her decision, state officials took custody of her and forced her to undergo what they called life-saving chemotherapy. The Connecticut Supreme Court will review that series of events...

  • Polish doctors' clash with minister shuts many surgeries

    Updated: Mon, Jan 5, 2015

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Tens of thousands of patients in Poland are without medical care this year after some doctors shut their surgeries in protest at new cancer treatment procedures. The doctors say that the so-called "oncology package" that was introduced Jan. 1 and requires family doctors to...



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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...