Former Bears cornerback to row Lake Michigan for charity
CHICAGO (AP) — Former Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman says he has a fear of water, but it won't stop him from building a boat and rowing across Lake Michigan for childhood cancer...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Roundup weed killer was a substantial factor in a California man's cancer, a jury determined Tuesday in the first phase of a trial that attorneys said could help determine the...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Senate has approved legislation that raises the minimum age to buy tobacco to 21 and increases some cigarette taxes for a cancer center.
Free prostate cancer screening offered at Preds game
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators are joining with Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Fans for the Cure to offer fans and employees a free prostate cancer screening.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a woman who was found guilty on fraud and other charges for faking a uterine cancer diagnosis to get the state to pay for her...
The Latest: Conviction over fake cancer diagnosis upheld
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the appeal by an Arizona woman who was convicted on fraud charges for faking a cancer diagnosis to get the state to pay for her late-term abortion (all times...
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Devon Still remains focused on the fight against cancer
SWARTHMORE, Pa. (AP) — Cheryl Colleluori had delivered a meal at a Philadelphia children's hospital to a family touched by cancer when she noticed the 6-foot-5 hulking man with a shaved head...
California jury awards $29M in baby powder cancer case
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson must pay $29 million to a woman who claimed its baby powder gave her terminal cancer, a California jury ruled Wednesday.
NIH cancer chief to serve as acting FDA commissioner
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the National Cancer Institute will temporarily take charge of the Food and Drug Administration next month after the departure of its current chief.
Recurrence forcing cancer survivor to try and sell store
SMITHVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A two-time breast cancer survivor who started her own shop to help other patients is now trying to sell her Missouri store after a new and devastating diagnosis.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — San Francisco Giants hitting coach Alonzo Powell never considered stepping away when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Being around the game is good therapy, he said,...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first immunotherapy drug for breast cancer.
Swiss drugmaker Roche's Tecentriq was OK'd Friday for treating advanced triple-negative...
Robot helps Clark County boy, 6, attend school
SOUTH CHARLESTON, Ohio (AP) — Levi Suttles is just like any other kindergartner. He learns numbers, plays with friends during recess and enjoys listening to his teacher read Dr. Seuss...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek said he has been diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer but intends to fight the disease and keep on working.
SEATTLE (AP) — A London man appears to be free of the virus that causes AIDS after a stem cell transplant, the second success including the "Berlin patient," doctors reported.
HONOLULU (AP) — A trial for a former Honolulu prosecutor, her now-retired police chief husband and officers accused of framing her uncle to try to mask her financial schemes has been moved back so...
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Officer returns to duty after cancer treatment
BERLIN, Conn. (AP) — Officer Aimee Krzykowski has returned to duty days after her final cancer treatment.
"I was just trying to push and come back as soon as I possibly could," she said...
Johnson & Johnson, the world's biggest maker of health care products, wants to prevent people from getting sick — or at least stop diseases before they cause harm.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Shortly after arriving in Boston to start a dream job as food stylist and cast member on "America's Test Kitchen," Elle Simone Scott received some life-altering news.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casino magnate and major GOP donor Sheldon Adelson is battling cancer, but industry analysts and his Las Vegas Sands Corp. on Friday said the gambling empire he founded and helms...
Jackson Laboratory, Sanofi announce partnership on cancer
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — A laboratory in Maine is announcing a multimillion-dollar collaboration with pharmaceutical giant Sanofi to try to tackle two kinds of cancer.
Opioids, timber, cancer on Florida Cabinet priority lists
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Attorney General Ashley Moody wants a task force on opioid addiction, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried wants to help the timber industry recover from Hurricane Michael...
Cancer to keep Nebraska aide Jovan Dewitt out part of spring
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska outside linebackers coach and special teams coordinator Jovan Dewitt has been throat cancer and won't work full-time during spring practice.
Germany’s Bayer vows strong defense in Roundup cancer cases
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Bayer AG, which bought Monsanto Co. last year, has underlined its determination to fight cases involving the Roundup weed-killer in the face of more than 11,000 lawsuits so...
Jury to decide if weed killer caused man’s cancer
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High-stakes trial starts in Roundup weed killer cancer claim
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury in federal court in San Francisco will decide whether Roundup weed killer caused a California man's cancer in a trial starting Monday that plaintiffs' attorneys say...
Man saved from car in blizzard in search of hope again
SCANDIA, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man who survived being stranded in his car for days during a North Dakota blizzard is hoping for another miracle after his stay in the hospital resulted in a...
9-year-old boy donates hair to honor cousin’s death
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Nine-year-old Kiante Miller sat in a barber chair at Great Clips on a recent Wednesday afternoon for his first haircut in three years. His hair reached past his...
Retiree paints birdhouses for cancer patients
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (AP) — Bob Taylor sits at his kitchen table with the sunlight shining in through a big window. He dips his small paint brush into the bright pink paint, and strokes the wooden...
Flowers from Meghan Markle’s baby shower donated to charity
NEW YORK (AP) — Flowers from Meghan Markle's New York baby shower are getting a second life.
WNBC reports that the flowers from the Duchess of Sussex's shower on Wednesday were donated to...
EPA detects highest level of carcinogens at Illinois plant
CHICAGO (AP) — Government air monitors recently detected the highest level of a cancer-causing chemical near a suburban Chicago plant since testing began at the site, the U.S. Environmental...
Kentucky woman accused of faking cancer for cash
COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky woman is accused of faking cancer for donations.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reported Thursday that 25-year-old Jessica Marie Krecskay has been arrested on...
Rockford head-shaving event to benefit St. Baldrick’s
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Rockford University's Jane Addams Center for Civic Engagement is having a unique fundraiser for St. Baldrick's Foundation.
Judge refuses to order reopening Sterigenics plant
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has refused to order the resumption of operations at a suburban Chicago plant that sterilizes medical instruments with a cancer-causing chemical.
Kansas City Zoo polar bear with liver cancer euthanized
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Zoo officials say a polar bear at the zoo has been euthanized because she was suffering from liver cancer.
US charity opens cancer ward for children in Gaza
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A U.S. charity on Tuesday inaugurated the first children's cancer department in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, bringing a much-needed service to the blockaded territory...
Penn State students raise millions in annual dance marathon
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Hundreds of Penn State students have raised more than $10.6 million dollars for pediatric cancer patients in the annual 46-hour dance marathon known as Thon.
The $10,621,683.76 total was announced Sunday afternoon at the conclusion of the Penn State Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, billed as the world's largest student-run philanthropy.
Illinois university to begin new cancer specialist training
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois University's School of Medicine is launching a new program to train doctors on how to care for patients with cancer and blood disorders, which officials hope will improve patient access to doctors and experimental treatments.
The university's oncology-hematology fellowship program is set to begin July 1 in Springfield. Memorial Medical Center and its parent organization, Memorial Health System, are the program's main financial backers.
Hundreds taking part in annual Penn State dance marathon
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Hundreds of hardy Penn State students are taking part in the annual 46-hour dance marathon known as Thon to raise money for pediatric cancer patients.
The Penn State Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, billed as the world's largest student-run philanthropy, kicked off Friday night and runs through Sunday.
Last year, students raised more than $10 million for pediatric cancer patients and their families at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
Illinois EPA shuts sterilization facility due to pollution
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago plant that sterilizes medical instruments with a chemical believed to be cancer causing has been shut by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
Cancer death racial gap narrows, but still higher for blacks
NEW YORK (AP) — For a long time, blacks have died of cancer at higher rates than other Americans. But a new report says the gap is narrowing.
Nearly 30 years ago, black men had a 47 higher cancer death rate than white men. Now it's 19 percent higher. Black women had a 19 percent greater cancer death rate. Now it's 13 percent greater.
Cancer deaths have dropped for all Americans, but the rates have fallen faster in blacks than whites. The biggest declines were in lung, prostate and colon cancers.
Las Vegas police seek thief who stole box with cancer drug
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A thief in Las Vegas made off with a delivery package containing what a mother told police was $40,000 worth of cancer treatment drugs for her 14-year-old son, authorities said Tuesday.
Police issued a plea for help finding the thief and released a photo of the man seen in doorbell security video. He took two packages from the front of a home Thursday, Officer Laura Meltzer said.
UMN’s new device could make at-home cancer treatments easier
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hannah Carlin, a fourth-year student studying microbiology, doesn't recall much of her cancer treatment — granted, she was 16 months old at the time of her diagnosis.
But her mother, Beth Heinz, certainly does.
"You're not guaranteed anything in life. You're not guaranteed a lifetime with your children," Heinz said to The Minnesota Daily.
Officers honor woman’s passion for police horses
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The cancer settled into Marilyn Rodriguez's brain and wasn't going anywhere.
Not much more could be done, except to make her comfortable and fulfill a childhood passion she had for Newark police horses.
Rodriguez wanted to see one again on Jan. 8, her 43rd birthday. Rosalee Ofray, a family friend who is more like a sister, went to work on this local make a wish request.
6-year-old with cancer sworn in as honorary police officer
FREEPORT, Texas (AP) — A 6-year-old Houston-area girl with cancer had a dream come true when she was sworn in as an honorary police officer.
Police in Freeport, Texas, tweeted details of Thursday's ceremony for Abigail Arias (AR'-ee-ahs). Chief Ray Garivey (gar-ee-VAY') had learned of Abigail's interest in law enforcement and swore her in.
Abigail has Wilms' tumor, a type of childhood cancer that starts in the kidneys.
FDA alerts more doctors of rare cancer with breast implants
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are telling doctors to be on the lookout for a rare cancer linked to breast implants after receiving more reports of the disease.
Police: Man admitted killing cancer-stricken wife
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a man admitted to killing his wife in a note to his two sons, saying she was suffering from terminal cancer.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that Michael D. Winchester, 52, of Lake Oswego is suspected of killing Heidi A. Winchester, 50, on Jan 30.