Ailing Oregon Secretary of State scales back office hours
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson says he will be scaling back in-office hours to rest and give his treatment for brain cancer every opportunity to succeed.
Richardson said Monday he's grateful for countless well wishes and prayers. His cancer diagnosis was made last May. Richardson, the most senior Republican holding statewide office in Oregon — was elected in 2016 to a four-year term.
Ex-Cardinal Duncan leaves radio to focus on cancer fight
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Former St. Louis Cardinals slugger Chris Duncan is stepping down from his radio career to focus on his battle with brain cancer.
5-year-old with inoperable brain tumor gets mermaid wish
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A 5-year-old Memphis girl who is battling brain cancer is having her dream realized in Florida where she spent the day with mermaids.
Ta'liyah Baldwin has been undergoing chemotherapy at St. Jude's Children's Hospital since being diagnosed in November 2017 with an inoperable brain tumor. Her family said the treatments leave her lethargic and caused her to have trouble walking.
Fire department honors 9-year-old cancer patient
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A 9-year-old Maine boy fighting brain cancer has fulfilled his dream of becoming a firefighter with the help of a local fire department.
Next Omaha Science Cafe to focus on pediatric brain cancer
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Pediatric brain cancer will be the focus of the next Omaha Science Café.
The speaker will be Dr. Jonathan Schwartz, assistant professor in the division of pediatric hematology/oncology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
This Science Café is being held in collaboration with the Team Jack Foundation, named after Jack Hoffman, a pediatric brain cancer survivor from Atkinson.
Cross talk: Federal agencies clash on cellphone cancer risk
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. government agencies are giving conflicting interpretations of a safety study on cellphone radiation: One says it causes cancer in rats. The other says there's no reason for people to worry.
No new research was issued Thursday. Instead, the National Toxicology Program dialed up its concerns about a link to heart and brain cancer from a study of male rats that was made public last winter.
Richardson’s treatment for brain cancer raises concerns
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — How severely brain cancer is affecting Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson remains unclear, as a curtailment of his public schedule and delegation of some duties to a deputy raise questions about his future in the state's second-highest office.
Richardson, 69, was elected secretary of state in 2016 and is the only Republican holding statewide office in Oregon. He disclosed his cancer diagnosis in June and said he has been aware of the brain tumor since May.
Lewiston man is beating the odds
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Nine more trips around the sun means nine more birthdays, nine more anniversaries and nine more years of beating the odds.
Earlier this month, Bill Wade celebrated 55 years of marriage to his wife, Lou Wade. Earlier this year, he celebrated his 78th birthday. But perhaps most importantly, he recently passed the milestone of nine years since a diagnosis of terminal brain cancer.
Charges dropped in murder plot because of cancer diagnosis
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Charges have been dropped against four suspects in a conspiracy to kill two St. Louis homicide witnesses because a key witness has brain cancer.
Girl with cancer takes helm of Missouri fire department
FESTUS, Mo. (AP) — A 3-year-old girl with a rare form of brain cancer got to call the shots at a suburban St. Louis fire department while serving as "honorary chief."
Minnesota woman finds confidence in faith amid brain cancer
WINONA, Minn. (AP) — It came out of nowhere.
Amy Woodard felt nauseous. Her vision blurred in one eye. She knew what she wanted to say, but the words wouldn't come out.
It was April 4, and the Winona resident was at work at the Ridgeway Community School.
She sat down. After a few minutes, her words came back. She called her husband and went home. She thought it was the flu.
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Chicago Teachers Union president stepping down
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis says she is stepping down because her battle with brain cancer has made it impossible to do her job "at my best."
Lewis said Friday that she's submitted her retirement papers to the Chicago Board of Education.
Lewis was diagnosed with brain cancer four years ago, has undergone chemotherapy, suffered a stroke, and underwent brain surgery recently.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Donors have raised $30 million to establish a pediatric brain cancer research center at University of Michigan named for the late grandson of retired football coach Lloyd Carr.
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi girl who died of rare brain cancer has inspired her parents and actor Nicolas Cage to help search for a cure.
SCOTTSBLUFF – In December, Scottsbluff freshman Sofia Canchola was experiencing headaches. What was first thought to be the flu turned out to be something much worse – cancer.
Fifteen-year-old Sofia is now in Denver, undergoing treatment for an aggressive brain tumor called anaplastic astrocytoma. Her family has scheduled a fundraising event to help with expenses in her battle.
Royal Oak — Hudson Brown's head hurt so badly, he screamed in pain.
His parents rushed him to a nearby emergency room. The diagnosis was devastating: brain cancer. Specifically, medulloblastoma.
A large tumor had developed in the back of his brain and on top of his brain stem. Medulloblastoma is a long word with too many syllables to be attached to a five-year-old boy from Grosse Pointe Farms.
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At 11 years old, Shannon Mayhan dreams of mythical creatures and magic, of unicorns, kittens and all things that sparkle.
Her bright pink room overflows with stuffed animals and bejeweled crowns won at beauty pageants, the walls decorated with giant drawings of purple cats, mustaches and Harry Potter posters.
Her parents, Luke and Elizabeth Coyle of Kalispell, put their faith in a different kind of power, one that they hope will cure their daughter.
Sioux Falls teacher fights for special cancer treatment
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls teacher has been denied insurance coverage for special radiation to treat her brain cancer.
GoFundMe to refund donors to boy whose parents faked illness
FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Anyone who donated to a Florida couple who convinced their 13-year-old son he was dying of brain cancer will get a refund from GoFundMe.
GoFundMe spokesman Bobby Whithorne emailed a statement saying the company also has banned 34-year-old Ginny Long and 47-year-old Robert Long from the crowdfunding site.
Okaloosa County Sheriff's officials say the Longs were arrested Thursday on one count of child abuse and nine counts of fraud.
Darth Vader gives boy with incurable brain cancer present
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Just after Thanksgiving, Robin Dodd suddenly noticed her 5-year-old son, Bruce, was slurring his words and had double vision.
She rushed him to the emergency room, worried that he'd ingested poison or hit his head. But the news was worse than Dodd, an ICU nurse at the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, could have imagined: Bruce, a bouncy, Star Wars-obsessed boy, had a rare, aggressive and incurable brain cancer called Diffuse Instrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).
Parents charged with faking son’s brain cancer for money
FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida couple lied to their 13-year-old son about having brain cancer so they could use his fictitious illness to raise money for nonexistent medical expenses.
The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office says on social media that 34-year old Ginny Long and 47-year old Robert Long were arrested Thursday and charged with one count of child abuse and nine counts of fraud.
Bill Hargis, who as mayor of Woodbury presided over the east metro citys era of rapid growth and development in the 1990s and early 2000s, has been diagnosed with advanced brain cancer.
I started feeling bad in early December, but it got progressively worse, he said Thursday.
A neurosurgeon will determine as soon as Friday whether the tumor can be removed, said Hargis, 68. His stage 4 metastatic brain cancer is unrelated to a diagnosis of prostate cancer in 2008, he said.
Police officers visit Massachusetts boy with brain cancer
CHELSEA, Mass. (AP) — Police in a Massachusetts town paid a special visit to their number one fan — a 2-year-old boy battling brain cancer.
Sandra Cordero says her son, Edison, loves the police. She says she went to the Chelsea Police Department on Sunday hoping just one officer would stop by their home.
Patrol cars filled her street just a few minutes later. Cordero says the entire day shift showed up to bring Edison gifts.
A trio of Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers are vying for a $100,000 grant to fund their studies into medical miracles that could transform the way millions of patients are treated for aggressive brain cancer, Type 2 diabetes or epilepsy.
For the sixth straight year, the hospital’s Bright Futures Prize Competition will allow the public to pick which of the three researchers will get the grant. The winner of the online vote will be announced Nov. 9.
Family, friends ‘make the most’ of time left with 7-year-old
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — The guest of honor's mother wheeled her outside on Sept. 24 to find the Queen of Hearts, Alice in Wonderland and a host of family and friends waiting on the deck of Sophia's Secret Garden.
The Cheshire Cat was perched on the limb of a massive Live oak anchoring the wonderland that friends, family and strangers created for Sophia Myers, 7-year-old daughter of Josh and Angel Myers.
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Proponents of assisted suicide are turning up the pressure in many states to legalize the dangerous practice. What began in a few places, has become an onslaught of bills introduced — 29 states this year alone. Fortunately most have been defeated. Now assisted-suicide proponents have their set their sights on Massachusetts.
Legalizing assisted suicide would destroy essential protections and care that patients like me depend on as we continue to fight life-threatening illnesses.
McCain attends Italy forum before Congress returns to work
CERNOBBIO, Italy (AP) — U.S. Senator John McCain, who has spent the summer undergoing treatment for brain cancer, has attended an international forum in an Italian resort town.
McCain's participation at the Ambrosetti Forum in northern Italy on Saturday was his first overseas trip during the congressional recess.
Vermont state flags lowered to honor late trooper
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — All Vermont state flags at state buildings are at half-staff over to honor a Vermont State Police trooper who died of brain cancer.
State flags were lowered at sunrise Friday to honor Cpl. Daniel Marcellus who died this week after a battle with brain cancer. The flags will remain lowered until sunset Saturday.
State Police Col. Matthew Birmingham says the 35-year-old Marcellus was a dedicated member of the state police who served Vermont honorably and was taken way too soon.
This summer, a College of Charleston student is studying the type of brain tumor that John McCain has
Steve Frederico wanted to go to the College of Charleston to play baseball. He'd spent most of his childhood on a baseball field, traveling around the country with his club team, dreaming that one day he might make it to the major leagues.
All that changed his freshman year when he signed up for an introductory neuroscience course.
Darren Daulton remembered for his leadership, friendship
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Darren Daulton was the teammate everyone respected and the player all Philadelphia Phillies fans adored.
A day after Daulton died following a four-year battle with brain cancer, the city and franchise mourned the loss of perhaps the greatest leader to wear those red pinstripes.
Maria Menounos kept a "good attitude" through her brain tumor ordeal.
The 39-year-old presenter - whose mother has been battling stage 4 brain cancer - was found to have a benign tumor the size of a golf ball and had it removed in June, and she thinks her beliefs that everything happens for a reason and "challenges" make people "learn and grow" helped her face her health issues head on.
McCain says ‘I’ll be back soon’ as he battles brain cancer
MONROE — After battling brain cancer, a Monroe police officer is fighting to get back to his job.
Andrew Wall, 53, of Newtown, has been a police officer for the Monroe Police Department for 22 years. In September 2015, Wall was diagnosed with an aggressive cancerous brain tumor, known as glioblastoma.
“I’m lucky enough to live through this,” Wall said of the cancer.
As a poor youngster staring at a dead-end future in Mexico, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa would often lay on the roof of his ramshackle home to dream of a brighter future.
Not even he dared dream his life would become this compelling.
Affectionately known as "Dr. Q," Quinones-Hinojosa recently was hired to be Mayo Clinic's chairman of neurologic surgery at its expanding Florida campus while leading federal research to cure brain cancer.
Officials say Mount Pleasant water is safe following cancer fear on social media, but agree to more tests
Water system managers assured the public Monday they will conduct additional tests after some residents voiced concerns on social media that pesticides could be causing brain cancers in Mount Pleasant.
A group of parents in Mount Pleasant began to question whether pesticides could be causing their children's brain cancers after they noted a handful of similar cancer cases in the area.
Some residents who bought testing kits online said they returned a positive result for pesticides.
NEW YORK (AP) — Maria Menounos says she has been diagnosed with a benign brain tumor and has announced her resignation from E! News.
Boy battles brain cancer with help from community
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Inside his living room in east Orange County, 8-year-old Alan Vasquez plays with Legos, building a city that includes plastic cars and a replica of Arkham Asylum, the fictional psychiatric hospital in Batman comic books.
Outside, boys run around and chase each other with toy guns. Alan can hear them set up camp in his front yard, but he's too tired to play with them.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — School officials in Rapid City, South Dakota, have changed their minds and agreed to let a teen with brain cancer walk with her peers at graduation.
Officials had originally said that 17-year-old Central High student Meredith Erck could not participate in Sunday's ceremony because she's six credits short of graduation requirements. Erck wanted to walk across the graduation stage with her twin brother, who faced his own brush with cancer.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A western South Dakota high school won't allow a student who has brain cancer to walk during its graduation ceremony because she is a few credits short of being able to graduate.
Meredith Erck, 17, wasn't sure whether she would live to see graduation day, the Rapid City Journal (http://bit.ly/2rAnfX9 ) reported.
Calling all volunteers who want to help cure pediatric brain cancer.
The Color Out Cancer 5K, an event hosted by the Team Jack Foundation this Saturday, needs people to throw color, help take registration and supervise two water stations. The event is also looking for donations of chips, cookies and cutlery for the free lunch after the event, said Jodi Simants, who is helping organize it.
DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) — There is almost always a deeper story of adversity behind every moment of triumph. Jocilyn Gregory's story is no exception.
14-year-old cancer survivor to announce Ravens’ 1st pick
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — T.J. Owuanibe is known as "the kid with the football" at Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C. On Thursday night, he'll be "the kid announcing the first selection" for the Baltimore Ravens at the NFL draft.
Giving blood isn’t Lisa Girard’s favorite pastime, but she understands how important it can be to give a little. Her daughter, Abbey, 13, was diagnosed with brain cancer last month and has needed blood several times.
In February alone, she needed six platelet transfusions.
“I just think, what if people wouldn’t have done that?” Lisa said.
Blood isn’t the only gift that others have given the family. Support from the community has poured in since Abbey’s diagnosis.
Tickets to a U2 concert or Jets game, meeting Alicia Keys and several exotic vacations are all up for auction this week.
B*Cured, a Greenwich-based nonprofit that sponsors brain cancer research grants, is hoping to raise thousands of dollars in the next few days between its online auction and annual Field Day at Night fundraiser Saturday in Stamford.
Oilfield father loses job, now has brain cancer
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — When 31-year-old Steffan Lanclos started having seizures about a year ago, he thought maybe it was just his diet.
Lanclos, a husband and father of two, had worked in the oilfield as a mechanic and was used to long hours and sporadic eating habits, so he thought he'd try to eat better and put off going to a doctor. It wasn't until his wife, Ashley, witnessed one of the episodes that he sought medical help.
Cells dripped into the brain help man fight a deadly cancer
A man with deadly brain cancer that had spread to his spine saw his tumors shrink and, for a time, completely vanish after a novel treatment to help his immune system attack his disease — another first in this promising field.
Immune therapy success against brain cancer stirs excitement, and skepticism
Marie McCullough, STAFF WRITER
An experimental immune therapy temporarily wiped out tumors in the brain and spinal cord of a patient with recurrent glioblastoma, one of the most lethal of all cancers.