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  • Gov. Baker signs bill barring teens from tanning salons

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts law now bans anyone under 18 from using tanning beds. Gov. Charlie Baker signed the bill on Friday, saying it will help reduce the risk of skin cancer among minors. Supporters, including dermatologists, say there's a sharp rise in the number of young people...

  • At Children's Mercy, a sharper focus on research; institute's new leader arrives

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    Children’s Mercy Hospital suffered a setback in 2013 when Jackson County voters soundly rejected a new sales tax to fund health care research, with the largest share of the money — $20 million per year — set to go to the hospital. But that hasn’t deterred Children’s Mercy’s drive to become a...

  • Vice President Biden to visit Durham on anti-cancer efforts

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden plans to travel to North Carolina next week to discuss the Obama administration's new initiative to accelerate efforts to cure cancer. The White House said Friday that Biden would visit Durham on Wednesday, with additional detail announced later....

  • To win the war on cancer, dishonorably discharge tests on animals

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    In the wake of multiple high-profile, cancer-related deaths — including those of the vice president’s son Beau Biden, David Bowie, rock musician Lemmy Kilmister, Alan Rickman, and Celine Dion’s husband, Rene Angelil — President Barack Obama has established a White House task force on cancer,...

  • New Texarkana mayor being treated for breast cancer

    Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — The mayor of Texarkana, Arkansas, says she is being treated for Stage 1 breast cancer. Mayor Ruth Penney-Bell told the Texarkana Gazettee on Wednesday (http://bit.ly/1SvpuTp ) that despite the personal nature of her diagnosis, she felt obligated to share the information...

  • $6.5M to help Michigan researcher study cancer stem cells

    Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A $6.5 million grant will help a University of Michigan researcher study cancer stem cells, the small number of cells within a tumor that fuel its growth and spread. The Ann Arbor school on Thursday announced the Outstanding Investigator Award funding from the National...

  • Syrian family arrives in Italy in first humanitarian airlift

    Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    ROME (AP) — A 7-year-old Syrian girl suffering from a rare form of eye cancer arrived in Italy on Thursday, the first of an estimated 1,000 refugees who are being brought here on humanitarian grounds in a pilot project aimed at dissuading people from embarking on deadly sea crossings. Little...

  • Kids preserve fertility while fighting cancer

    Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    CHICAGO — It seemed like the flu. Three years ago, Tim Brown’s 3-year-old granddaughter Evelyn had an upset stomach and a fever. Symptoms persisted, as did her mother’s nagging sense that something was wrong. A blood test led to an ultrasound, which revealed a tumor. She was diagnosed with...

  • Insurer’s approval of genetic testing for some cancers raises questions

    Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    Pennsylvania-based Independence Blue Cross’ announcement that it will cover a complex type of genetic testing for some cancer patients thrusts the insurer into an ongoing debate about how to handle an increasing array of these expensive tests. Independence — with its approximately 3 million...

  • Police: Man faked brain cancer, took thousands in donations

    Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police say a Connecticut man shaved his head and took weight loss pills to convince people he had stage 3 brain cancer and collect thousands in donations. Tyler Tomer, of Wallingford, was charged Wednesday with first-degree larceny and first-degree larceny by...

  • Bob Dole donate $20K to cancer camp in central Kansas

    Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    CLAFLIN, Kan. (AP) — Former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole has donated $20,000 to help pay for a camp for children with cancer in central Kansas. The Great Bend Tribune (http://bit.ly/1nNrMAp ) reports that the weeklong getaway, called Camp Hope, has traditionally been held at a camp near Claflin that...

  • Buffalo Sabres, cancer center launch prevention campaign

    Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres and an upstate cancer center have announced a partnership aimed at helping hockey fans prevent and detect cancer. The educational campaign with Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo will span five seasons and carry the tagline: "One Goal: Inspire...

  • Families affected by cancer heal on horseback

    Updated: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    GLENMOORE, Pa. (AP) — Just about everyone has been impacted by a cancer diagnosis. Some have watched a loved one battle the chronic disease while others walked into a doctor's office and had their life changed forever. An organization is using horses, peace and hope to heal families affected by...

  • Screenings, awareness help prevent cervical cancer

    Updated: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    Once the leading cause of cancer death in women, cervical cancer cases have lessened in recent years. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention note that more than 12,000 cases of cervical cancer were diagnosed and more than 4,000 women died from the disease in 2012. These data...

  • Patients who join clinical trials can be lifesavers

    Updated: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Tuesday, Feb. 2: ——— As the nation takes up what President Barack Obama calls a moon shot to cure cancer, the need for contributions from one sector of the medical community may not be obvious — the patients themselves. It...

  • Jimmy Carter says scans show no signs of cancer

    Updated: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said a scan of his torso conducted last week found no signs of melanoma, the cancer that doctors discovered last summer in his liver and brain, but he will continue treatment on February 9th. A previous brain scan found that four...

  • Second-quarter loss at Boulder's Array Biopharma widens

    Updated: Tue, Feb 2, 2016

    Correction: An earlier version of this story misspelled Kwok-Kin Wong's name. Boulder's Array Biopharma(NASDAQ:ARRY) recorded a loss of $24.1 million for its second quarter ending Dec. 31, 2015 or 17 cents per share, up from $20.9 million in the previous quarter, or 15 cents per share. The...

  • Breast cancer fighters reach out to others

    Updated: Tue, Feb 2, 2016

    When she first received her breast cancer diagnosis, the appointment was “a huge blur” for St. Joseph resident Paige Lollar. Now, Lollar and others hope to reach out to other women at the same moment. “It’s a lot of emotions and a lot of terror,” Lollar says of a breast cancer diagnosis. “We...

  • Physicians, patients need to work on healthy dialogue

    Updated: Tue, Feb 2, 2016

    So, there’s that daily Facebook newsfeed and its bombardment of provocative promises about the curative powers of everything from pet ownership to meditation. Meanwhile, five minutes spent tuned in to what Dr. Oz is talking about is sure to add another superfood, spice or yoga stretch to your...

  • Price tag for Biden cancer 'moonshot' at $1B in Obama budget

    Updated: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will ask Congress for $755 million for cancer research in his upcoming budget, the White House said Monday, bringing the total price tag for Vice President Joe Biden's cancer "moonshot" to $1 billion. Research into immunotherapy, combination therapy and...

  • Rhode Island boy with terminal cancer gets own license plate

    Updated: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An 8-year-old Rhode Island boy with terminal cancer whose final wish was to become famous in China is getting his own license plate. The state Division of Motor Vehicles says it will host Dorian Murray and his family at its Wakefield branch on Wednesday. Administrator...

  • Baylor Dallas to become one of first US hospitals to offer uterine transplants

    Updated: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    DALLAS — Doctors at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas plans to become one of the first hospitals in the U.S. to transplant a uterus from one woman to another. The procedure paves the way for women with rare forms of infertility to carry a baby for the first time. “This is about adding...

  • Dale Chihuly creating glass installation for cancer center

    Updated: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Glass artist Dale Chihuly is creating an installation to be the centerpiece of a program at an Omaha cancer center slated to be opened in 2017. The Omaha World-Herald (http://bit.ly/1NLFf01 ) reports the artist is creating the Chihuly Sanctuary for the Fred & Pamela Buffett...

  • Milky glow photographed in baby's eye proves to be cancer

    Updated: Sat, Jan 30, 2016

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona baby is getting treatment in New York after photos captured a milky glow in his eye that was later diagnosed as cancer. The Arizona Republic reports (http://bit.ly/1WTKHVE) Scottsdale mom Andrea Temarantz suspected a camera malfunction was behind the glow, but became...

  • Golf analyst Mark Rolfing say cancer '100 percent gone'

    Updated: Sat, Jan 30, 2016

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — NBC Sports and Golf Channel analyst Mark Rolfing says tests show his rare form of cancer is now "100 percent gone." Rolfing was diagnosed last summer with Stage 4 salivary gland cancer. He went through six weeks of proton radiation, which is aimed at a small target on his face...

  • Alabama cancer center urges vaccination against HPV

    Updated: Sat, Jan 30, 2016

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Officials at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center are joining the leaders of other top cancer centers to urge more widespread use of the cancer-preventing HPV vaccine. Dr. Warner Huh, director of the UAB Division of Gynecologic Oncology, tells Al.com...

  • Helping childhood cancer survivors become healthy adults

    Updated: Fri, Jan 29, 2016

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Young people who have survived cancer as children often face special challenges as they mature into adults. Their needs are a special interest of Jean M. Tersak, director of the cancer survivorship program at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. There she leads pediatric...

  • MU basketball announces "Rally for Rhyan" game to benefit pediatric cancer research

    Updated: Fri, Jan 29, 2016

    Missouri has designated its Feb. 13 men’s basketball game against Tennessee at Mizzou Arena as the “Rally for Rhyan” game. Fans making a cash donation in any amount to pediatric cancer research will receive a free general admission ticket. The benefit was organized in support of Tigers...

  • Baylor Dallas to become one of first U.S. hospitals to offer uterine transplants

    Updated: Fri, Jan 29, 2016

    Doctors at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas will announce on Friday plans to become one of the first hospitals in the U.S. to transplant a uterus from one woman to another. The procedure paves the way for women with rare forms of infertility to carry a baby for the first time. “This...

  • Benefit set for Marine battling brain cancer

    Updated: Fri, Jan 29, 2016

    On Aug. 5, 2015, Marine Cpl. Eric Hughes learned he was going to be a father. Two days later, Hughes found out he had stage four brain cancer. “So we went from being real, real happy to being real, real sad,” Hughes’ father, Tom, said Wednesday. “It’s an extremely aggressive and growing type of...

  • Court: Chemicals caused Samsung chip worker's ovarian cancer

    Updated: Fri, Jan 29, 2016

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A court said Friday that exposure to carcinogens at a Samsung chip factory caused a worker's ovarian cancer in the first ruling in South Korea to link the disease with chemicals that chip workers were exposed to. The Seoul Administrative Court said it saw a...

  • Chicago charity executive sentenced for misusing funds

    Updated: Fri, Jan 29, 2016

    WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — The former executive director of the Chicago Blood Cancer Foundation has been sentenced to probation and ordered to pay restitution after pleading guilty to using the charity's money for casino trips and other personal uses. DuPage County Judge Liam Brenna ordered...

  • $16M given to Florida groups for cancer research

    Updated: Fri, Jan 29, 2016

    TALLAHASEE, Fla. (AP) — Organizations across the state are getting money for cancer research and tobacco-related diseases. The Florida Department of Health announced Thursday that over $16 million in research funding was awarded to 17 different projects. These funds will support researchers in...

  • Obama creates new cancer task force, blessing Biden's effort

    Updated: Thu, Jan 28, 2016

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama created a new federal task force Thursday to accelerate cancer research, putting Vice President Joe Biden in charge of the drive to streamline government efforts toward a cure. Dubbed the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force, the group will be modest...

  • White House Cancer

    Updated: Thu, Jan 28, 2016

    FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2013 file photo, then-Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden is seen at the Justice Department in Washington. President Barack Obama is creating a new federal task force to accelerate cancer research. He's tapping Vice President Joe Biden to chair the White House Cancer...

  • Bristol-Myers posts 4Q loss, but beats views as sales rise

    Updated: Thu, Jan 28, 2016

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. swung from a tiny profit to a loss in the fourth quarter as it fought multiple headwinds, but it still beat Wall Street expectations. Heavy charges the drugmaker took for asset acquisitions and a failed research program outweighed slightly higher...

  • Zonta helps fund early breast cancer detection for JC women

    Updated: Thu, Jan 28, 2016

    Even women who may have low risk factors for developing breast cancer, the American Cancer Society recommends they screen early as a mammogram can find breast changes that could be cancer years before physical symptoms develop. The Zonta Club of Johnson County is helping women do that by...

  • Aikman: experience can be 'overrated' going into Super Bowl

    Updated: Wed, Jan 27, 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) — If Cam Newton has the type of Super Bowl debut Troy Aikman did, the Carolina Panthers will be in good shape for the Super Bowl. Newton will be making his first appearance in the Super Bowl next month against Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who is playing in the big...

  • House approves bill barring teens from tanning salons

    Updated: Wed, Jan 27, 2016

    BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts House has overwhelmingly approved a bill that would bar anyone under 18 from using tanning beds. The bill was approved Wednesday. Proponents of the bill say there's a sharp rise in the number of young people diagnosed with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin...

  • Dallas VA complex features Women Veterans Wall of Honor

    Updated: Tue, Jan 26, 2016

    DALLAS (AP) — Eva Fulton vividly remembers that day, almost 24 years ago. How can she forget, when the evidence is all around her? Three pelvic fractures. Two knee fractures. Two ankle fractures. A diagnosis of post-traumatic arthritis — all the result of an accident in Fort Stewart, Georgia,...

  • Factory village's trail of cancer leads to tap water probe

    Updated: Tue, Jan 26, 2016

    HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — After his factory worker father died a painful death from kidney cancer at age 68 in 2013, Michael Hickey made it his mission to find out why so many people in his hometown along the Hoosic River were getting sick. Two years later, the U.S. Environmental Protection...

  • Michigan dentist's office offers cheek swabs to fight cancer

    Updated: Tue, Jan 26, 2016

    HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A dentist's office in western Michigan is offering patients the opportunity to help fight blood cancer when they get their teeth cleaned. The Holland Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1PznMiP ) reports that the staff at Huisman Family Dentistry in Ottawa County's Holland...

  • Deputies: Woman faked cancer, got $25K in donations, trips

    Updated: Tue, Jan 26, 2016

    CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman is accused of pretending to have terminal cancer and accepting thousands of dollars in donations and trips. Forsyth County Sheriff's Office spokesman Epifanio Rodriguez tells news outlets that 29-year-old Mary Bennett of Cumming was arrested earlier this...

  • Case seeking cancer screenings for smokers heads to trial

    Updated: Mon, Jan 25, 2016

    BOSTON (AP) — A decade after a group of smokers from Massachusetts sued Philip Morris USA to try to force the cigarette maker to pay for lung cancer screenings, the case will finally be heard by a jury. Smokers in the class-action lawsuit allege Philip Morris manufactured a defective cigarette...

  • Minnesota man, 75, with cancer to run 92nd marathon in Texas

    Updated: Mon, Jan 25, 2016

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A 75-year-old Minnesota man who's battling cancer is gearing up to run his 92nd marathon. Don Wright, a Duluth native, will participate in the Memorial Hermann USA Fit Marathon on Jan. 31 in Sugar Land, Texas. The race begins and ends on the University of Houston campus....

  • Cancer hasn't kept Samantha Morrow from coaching game she loves

    Updated: Sun, Jan 24, 2016

    In the world of girls basketball, Samantha Morrow is one of the most decorated coaches in Texas. Now at South Grand Prairie, Morrow led the Mansfield Tigers to four consecutive UIL Class 5A state titles from 1999 to 2002. Now in her third season with the Warriors, Morrow received unexpected...

  • NMSU football rallies around cancer patient, captain Lori Paulson

    Updated: Sat, Jan 23, 2016

    LAS CRUCES - Lori Paulson’s role as New Mexico State’s honorary captain is far from symbolic. For the past two years, the 35-year old Las Cruces native has been a team captain, mentor, assistant coach and friend to Aggies coaches and players. She accompanies Aggies players to midfield for every...

  • Guitar raffle to help cancer-stricken girl's family

    Updated: Sat, Jan 23, 2016

    WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — Last summer, Meredith Furr made a new friend, and her "sweet" influence inspired that little girl's family to do something for 10-year-old Meredith now fighting an aggressive form of cancer. "My heart sank, honestly, when we learned about this situation," said Yvonne...

  • Consumer And Research Groups Release Cancer Guides For Patients

    Updated: Fri, Jan 22, 2016

    For many patients, getting information on various treatment options for a medical condition isn’t hard. Finding out which ones are the best bets for the money can be more difficult. A new collaboration between the consumers group Families USA and the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review...

  • EXCHANGE: Doctors work for pancreatic cancer cure

    Updated: Fri, Jan 22, 2016

    PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — If it wasn't for groups like the Theresa Tracy Strive to Survive, Drs. Christopher Gondi and Manu Gnanamony may not be able to continue their research at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. Their ultimate goal is to find a cure for pancreatic cancer...



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