INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Longtime racing announcer Bob Jenkins said he plans to scale back his work at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this May as he undergoes radiation and chemotherapy treatment for...
Former Indiana first lady Susan Bayh’s family says she’s dead at age 61 after years of brain cancer treatments
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Indiana first lady Susan Bayh's family says she's dead at age 61 after years of brain cancer treatments.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — England allrounder Ben Stokes has spoken from managed isolation in New Zealand of his emotional response to news his father Ged has been diagnosed with brain...
SUSSEX, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin family is mourning their 11-year-old son who died on a Make-A-Wish trip to the Mall of America in Minnesota over New Year's.
ATKINSON, Neb. (AP) — A boy with brain cancer who scored a touchdown at a Nebraska practice game is playing football for real.
Jack Hoffman took the field Monday to play center for his West...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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."
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.
Modified Polio Virus Used To Treat Brain Cancer
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.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls teacher has been denied insurance coverage for special radiation to treat her brain cancer.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) — Maria Menounos says she has been diagnosed with a benign brain tumor and has announced her resignation from E! News.
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.
DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) — There is almost always a deeper story of adversity behind every moment of triumph. Jocilyn Gregory's story is no exception.
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.
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.
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.
ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) — When Austin Brayfield was diagnosed with brain cancer, her painting took on new urgency.
The 83-year-old Ashland artist, who started painting at 70 after a career as a psychologist, began turning out anguished, feverish works packed with emotional power.
With her ability to speak diminishing, Brayfield put her thoughts in writing, reports the Mail Tribune (http://bit.ly/2gbqyyl).
HOUSTON (AP) — MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, is creating an endowed chair in recognition of Vice President Joe Biden's late son Beau, a former patient at the hospital.
Hospital officials tell the Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/2fzLLjr) they plan to hire a distinguished neuro-oncologist for the Beau Biden Chair for Brain Cancer Research, which will be formally announced at a gala dinner Thursday celebrating MD Anderson's 75th anniversary.
WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) — The staff and students at Baker Intermediate School have rallied to raise money and offer assistance for a beloved teacher who received a devastating cancer diagnosis this summer.
Kristy Blackwell, 34, teaches sixth-grade language arts at Baker, which is the local center for fifth- and sixth-graders. Blackwell has been teaching in Clark County schools for six years.
NEW YORK (AP) — The NASCAR Foundation has awarded the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award to the founder of an organization dedicated to funding pediatric brain cancer research.
Team Jack Foundation was presented with the $100,000 award during The NASCAR Foundation's inaugural Honors Gala on Tuesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Brain cancer is now the deadliest childhood cancer in the U.S., now ahead of leukemia, a result of improved leukemia treatment and a frustrating lack of progress on brain cancer.
Government statisticians reported the change in rankings Friday, drawing from a review of 15 years of death certificates.