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  • Authorities: Iowa woman lied about child's cancer

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    ATLANTIC, Iowa (AP) — A western Iowa woman lied to her community and said her 5-year-old daughter had terminal cancer, a ruse that helped her solicit donations for months, authorities said Friday. Cass County Attorney Dan Feistner said at a news conference that Leatha Slauson, 30, appears to...

  • Cardinal George to get experimental cancer drug

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Archdiocese of Chicago says Cardinal Francis George is trying an experimental drug to treat his cancer. The archdiocese issued a statement Friday saying that the 77-year-old George has agreed to participate in a clinical trial at the University of Chicago Medicine. Officials...

  • Cancer-stricken Cooper leads Dream into playoffs

    Yesterday

    ATLANTA (AP) — Michael Cooper remembers the day well. The sun was shining bright, yet the notorious Atlanta heat wasn't too stifling. The sky was a brilliant blue, speckled with only a few puffy white clouds. As he looked out the eighth-floor window, all seemed right with the world. His job was...

  • American Cancer Society report says Oklahoma lags behind in combating cancer, providing care

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Despite Oklahoma’s measures to fight cancer, the state got poor marks in a national report released Thursday from American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network.

  • Schilling blames chewing tobacco for mouth cancer

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he has been treated for mouth cancer and blames the disease on his use of chewing tobacco for about 30 years. Schilling discussed details on WEEI-FM in Boston on Wednesday. The former Red Sox right-hander announced in February that...

  • Jim Kelly's follow-up exam shows no sign of cancer

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Jim Kelly shows no evidence of sinus cancer three months after the Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback completed radiation and chemotherapy treatments. Dr. Peter Costantino says in a release issued by New York City's Lenox Hill Hospital that the treatments have "completely eliminated" any...

  • AP PHOTOS: Peruvian nurse cares for 175 sick cats

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — At her job, Maria Torero cares for sick human beings. At home, she lavishes love on slowly dying cats — 175 of them at last count. The 45-year-old nurse has turned her two-story, eight-room apartment into a hospice for cats with feline leukemia, scattering it with scores of...

  • Huskers send video to boy being treated for cancer

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska coaches and players are showing support in a video message for the 8-year-old cancer patient they befriended two years ago. Jack Hoffman of Atkinson, Nebraska, received national attention for his touchdown run in the 2013 spring game. He traveled to Boston with his...

  • Aniston, Hamm, Hudson set to Stand Up to Cancer

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Aniston, Jon Hamm, Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon and Kiefer Sutherland want to connect with you about cancer. They are among the stars slated to appear on "Stand Up to Cancer," the hour-long telethon set to air Sept. 5 on 31 broadcast and cable networks...

  • Denbrock recovering from prostate cancer

    Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame offensive coordinator Mike Denbrock disclosed Tuesday the reason he missed the start of training camp is he's recovering from prostate cancer surgery. Denbrock said he learned he had cancer while undergoing blood tests in June while applying for life...

  • Livestrong $50M gift biggest since Armstrong exit

    Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lance Armstrong's former charity made the largest investment in its history Tuesday by giving $50 million to the University of Texas, marking the group's biggest splash since severing ties with the disgraced cyclist as it pushes to restore momentum and influence after a...

  • GameStop CEO treated for cancerous brain tumor

    Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — GameStop Corp. said Tuesday that its CEO, Paul Raines, had surgery last week to remove a cancerous brain tumor. The video game retailer said the tumor was "very small" and found early. The prognosis for a full recovery is "very good," GameStop said in a filing with the...

  • S. Illinois woman charged in alleged cancer scam

    Updated: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    TROY, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois say a Troy woman is facing charges after allegedly trying to scam people for money by falsely claiming she and her son had cancer. Authorities say 25-year-old Melissa D. Barton was arrested Thursday at the Abraham Lincoln Capitol Airport in Springfield...

  • Ohio park claims another record for cancer support

    Updated: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    MASON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio amusement park has staked its claim to another record in its effort to support the fight against cancer. Kings Island says 1,821 people on Saturday applied lipstick at the same time. Guinness World Records lists the record as 1,384 by Avon Romania set in March. The...

  • FDA clears Avastin for late-stage cervical cancer

    Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved Genentech's Avastin for a new use against late-stage cervical cancer, the seventh indication for the blockbuster biotech drug. The FDA approved the drug late Thursday for women with cervical cancer that is persistent, recurrent or...

  • MLBPA to launch 'strikeout cancer' initiative

    Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball players will raise money for cancer-related charities by wearing T-shirts with a backward "K'' on Sept. 2. Each team will support a different charity as part of the " initiative launched by St. Louis reliever Jason Motte, the Major League Baseball Players...

  • Turkish citizen pleads guilty in drug fraud case

    Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Turkish citizen has pleaded guilty in St. Louis to smuggling misbranded and adulterated cancer treatment drugs into the United States. The U.S. Attorney's office said Sabahaddin Akman entered the plea Tuesday in federal court. He faces up to 20 years in prison and agreed to a...

  • Sanford getting $7.1M grant for cancer research

    Updated: Tue, Aug 12, 2014

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health is giving Dakotas-based Sanford Health more than $7.1 million over five years for cancer research. The money will be used to recruit participants for clinical trials, quality-of-life studies and research...

  • FDA approves first DNA-based test for colon cancer

    Updated: Mon, Aug 11, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first screening test for colon cancer that uses patients' DNA to help spot potentially deadly tumors and growths. The Cologuard test from Exact Sciences detects irregular mutations in stool samples that can be an early...

  • MUSC gets $3.4M to improve minority cancer care

    Updated: Mon, Aug 11, 2014

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Medical University of South Carolina will be working to improve cancer care for minority patients with a $3.4 million grant from the National Cancer Institute. A news release from MUSC said the grant will fund the project over the next five years. The grant money...

  • McNair survives 10-month cancer ordeal

    Updated: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans owner Bob McNair has received a clean bill of health after a 10-month battle with two forms of cancer. The 77-year-old McNair opened up about his ordeal on Thursday at a news conference attended by family members and his treating physicians at the M.D. Anderson...

  • Texans owner says he has clean bill of health

    Updated: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans owner Bob McNair says he's gotten a clean bill of health after a 10-month battle with two forms of cancer. The 77-year-old McNair spoke about his ordeal at a news conference Thursday attended by his doctors and family members. McNair says he's dealt with skin...

  • Police: Woman profited from bogus cancer claims

    Updated: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A southwestern Illinois woman is jailed after being accused of collecting donations on the bogus pretense that she and her son had cancer. Prosecutors in Madison County charged 25-year-old Melissa Barton of Troy with felony theft by deception. Troy police say Barton...

  • La, Miss hospitals form cancer drug test network

    Updated: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Cancer patients in Louisiana and south Mississippi will find it easier to join tests of treatments and promising new drugs under a network organized by the Louisiana State University cancer centers in New Orleans and Shreveport. Officials say including local hospitals and...

  • La, Miss hospitals form cancer drug test network

    Updated: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Cancer patients in Louisiana and south Mississippi will find it easier to join tests of treatments and promising new drugs under a new network organized by the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Centers in New Orleans and Shreveport. Officials say including local...

  • Hernandez cousin asks for leniency, cites cancer

    Updated: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A cousin of ex-New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez wants a Massachusetts judge to spare her from additional incarceration, saying she's dying from breast cancer that had been in remission but has returned and spread. Tanya Singleton, of Bristol, Connecticut,...

  • Study ties new gene to major breast cancer risk

    Updated: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

    It's long been known that faulty BRCA genes greatly raise the risk for breast cancer. Now scientists say a more recently identified, less common gene can do the same. Mutations in the gene can make breast cancer up to nine times more likely to develop, an international team of researchers...

  • Boy who won ESPY for TD run has cancer recurrence

    Updated: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The 8-year-old who received national attention for his touchdown run in the 2013 Nebraska spring football game has had a recurrence of brain cancer. Jack Hoffman, from Atkinson, had been in remission since October. His father, Andy, said doctors found a "spot of concern" in...

  • GRU leading minority cancer research program

    Updated: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Regents University has been chosen to lead a research program meant to increase minority access to clinical trials and cancer treatments. GRU officials say the university's cancer center has been awarded a five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute to lead...

  • Ailing 'Ghostbusters' artist gives bird to cancer

    Updated: Mon, Aug 4, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Gross never planned on joining the front lines of the fight against cancer. The guy who once put a terrified-looking dog on the cover of National Lampoon magazine with a gun to its head and the words, "If You Don't Buy This Magazine, We'll Kill This Dog," was only...

  • Greenville hospital gets $7 million cancer grant

    Updated: Sat, Aug 2, 2014

    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A hospital in Greenville is getting a nearly $7 million grant to research how to improve the long term outcome for cancer patients and reduce the disparities in their care. Greenville Health System said the grant will also pay for clinical trials to bring new treatments...

  • Ohio theme park says it topped shaved-heads record

    Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    MASON, Ohio (AP) — With wide grins and a few apprehensive looks, more than 200 people lost their hair Friday at an amusement park as they worked to break the Guinness record for most heads shaved simultaneously. Hair littered the ground at Kings Island as 213 people had their heads shaved at...

  • Man charged with raiding ailing wife's account

    Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    WEEDSPORT, N.Y. (AP) — A central New York man has been charged with stealing more than $46,000 from an account set up on his family's behalf after his wife was diagnosed with a rare cancer while giving birth to twins this year. Cayuga County prosecutors say 31-year-old Brandon Hinman of...

  • PMC bicycle ride for cancer research hits 35 years

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    NEEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — Billy Starr was living at his father's house — sometimes in a tent in the backyard — in need of another adventure after hiking part of the Appalachian Trail, when he decided to ride his bicycle to the very tip of Cape Cod. A two-sport varsity athlete in college, Starr made...

  • Verona's Moras donates bone marrow to brother

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    MILAN (AP) — Hellas Verona defender Vangelis Moras is in Australia to donate bone marrow to his older brother Dimitris, who has leukemia. The transplant will take place on Saturday. Dimitris flew to Australia in March to visit his cousins but fell ill a week after his arrival, and was...

  • Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973. The report blames a generation of sun worshipping for the $8 billion spent to treat...

  • Chafee holding ceremony on breast density bill

    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Lincoln Chafee is ceremonially signing legislation aimed at raising awareness of a potential risk factor for breast cancer. The legislation passed by the General Assembly requires that each mammogram report include a notification to the patient of any finding of...

  • Donor gives OHSU $100 million for cancer research

    Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Health & Science University says it's closer to matching Nike co-founder Phil Knight's challenge for cancer research with the help of a new $100 million donation. The gift from a donor who asked to remain anonymous puts the Portland school's campaign over the $400...

  • Outpouring of support for boy with brain tumor

    Updated: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A Foxborough boy with an inoperable brain tumor is celebrating his sixth birthday in style after an outpouring of support, much of it coming from strangers around the world. Tens of thousands of birthday cards and packages began streaming in after appeals were posted on...

  • Dream coach Cooper has surgery for tongue cancer

    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Dream coach Michael Cooper has had surgery for tongue cancer. The WNBA team said Friday that Thursday's procedure was successful and Cooper "will be back coaching soon." The team announced Monday that the 58-year-old Cooper has early stage tongue cancer. Assistant coach...

  • Bicyclists gather in Southport for cancer ride

    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    SALISBURY, Conn. (AP) — Close to 1,000 bicyclists are gathering in Salisbury for a 100-mile ride to help cancer survivors. The CT Challenge ride begins in Lakeville on Friday and finishes in Westport. There also will be rides of between 10 and 100 miles on Saturday, all which start and finish...

  • LSU enrolling patients in new kind of drug test

    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — LSU Health Sciences Center says people with a common, hard-to-treat kind of lung cancer can join a new national trial to test drugs faster. Patients with advanced squamous (SKWAY-muhs) cell lung cancer can enroll at LSU cancer centers in New Orleans, Houma, Covington and...

  • More girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The government is reporting an increase in teen U.S. girls getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine — but it's not much of a bump. Last year's rise follows a couple of years when the HPV vaccination rate was flat. For girls ages 13 to 17, the rate is now up to about 38...

  • Bristol 2Q net drops on lower drug sales, charges

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.'s exit from the diabetes business, plus higher taxes and research spending, combined to slash the drugmaker's second-quarter profit by 38 percent, but the company handily beat Wall Street's muted profit expectations. The maker of arthritis medicine...



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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...