Hollywood publicist Howard Bragman dead at 66February 12, 2023 GMT
Howard Bragman, a beloved Hollywood publicist who specialized in crisis relations and whose clients have included Monica Lewinsky, Cameron Diaz, Ricki Lake, Sharon Osbourne and Chaz Bono, has died after a short battle with leukemia.
Lazio, Red Star and others pay tribute at Mihajlović funeralDecember 19, 2022 GMT
ROME (AP) — Italy coach Roberto Mancini and former Lazio players Attilio Lombardo and Dejan Stanković were among those who carried Siniša Mihajlović’s coffin out into a crowd of fans following the Serb’s funeral on Monday.
Expired drug kills 10 child leukemia patients in YemenOctober 14, 2022 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — At least 10 child leukemia patients in Yemen have died, and dozens more left seriously ill, after being administered expired doses of a cancer treatment in the rebel-held capital, medical officials and workers said on Friday.
Metchie addresses Texans in wake of leukemia diagnosisJuly 29, 2022 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — Before the Houston Texans started camp this week, they received a special message from a member of the team that couldn’t be there.
Rookie receiver John Metchie III, who announced earlier that he’d likely miss the season after being diagnosed with leukemia, addressed the Texans in a video before they started preparations for the season.
Texans rookie John Metchie III diagnosed with leukemiaJuly 24, 2022 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans rookie wide receiver John Metchie III announced Sunday that he has been diagnosed with a form of leukemia.
In a statement posted on the Texans' Twitter account, Metchie says he is getting treatment for acute promyelocytic leukemia, “the most curable form," and expects “to make a recovery at a later point in time.”
Texas guard Jones, who fought leukemia, to enter NBA draftMay 2, 2022 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas shooting guard Andrew Jones, whose college basketball career was interrupted for nearly two years by leukemia, has announced he will skip a final season with the Longhorns and turn pro.
Georgia sheriff being treated for leukemiaFebruary 19, 2022 GMT
MACON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff is being treated for leukemia.
Bibb County Sheriff David Davis said he learned earlier this week that he had a curable form of the disease and would be hospitalized in Atlanta for a few weeks to undergo treatment, The Telegraph reported.
Doctors: Cancer patients cured a decade after gene therapyFebruary 2, 2022 GMT
In 2010, doctors treated Doug Olson’s leukemia with an experimental gene therapy that transformed some of his blood cells into cancer killers. More than a decade later, there's no sign of cancer in his body.
La Salle coach raises awareness for daughter with leukemiaJanuary 21, 2022 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Emily MacGillivray treated her house like an obstacle course. The toddler, a tornado of energy, could be found after a scamper sitting on counter tops.
“We never had a kid who constantly was climbing on things,” said Mountain MacGillivray, her father and the coach of La Salle's women’s basketball team.
Family of man who got Legionnaires at UW Hospital is suingDecember 2, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The family of a leukemia patient who contracted Legionnaires’ disease at UW Hospital in 2018 has filed a lawsuit seeking damages in his death.
Siblings of 66-year-old Dennis Frye filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Dane County Circuit Court alleging the hospital was negligent because its water supply was contaminated.
Bob Valvano, brother of Jim Valvano, says he has leukemiaApril 20, 2021 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — ESPN college basketball analyst Bob Valvano, the brother of late North Carolina State men’s basketball coach and broadcaster Jim Valvano, TOKYO (AP) — Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee on Sunday qualified for the Tokyo Olympics just two years after she was diagnosed with leukemia...
Rikako Ikee qualifies for Tokyo Olympic after leukemiaApril 4, 2021 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee on Sunday qualified for the Tokyo Olympics just two years after she was diagnosed with leukemia...
Sister recovering from leukemia now rooting Staley in personMarch 29, 2021 GMT
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley had a special supporter on hand for the team’s Sweet 16 victory Sunday: big Tracey Underwood...
Staley helps sister battle leukemia, seeks more Black donorsMarch 19, 2021 GMT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dawn Staley's passion is evident when she's on a basketball court.
When she was a player it was there and now her fiery demeanor can be seen on the sidelines as South Carolina’s longtime women’s head coach...
First man cured of HIV infection now has terminal cancerSeptember 25, 2020 GMT
Timothy Ray Brown, the first person known to have been cured of HIV infection, says he is now terminally ill from a recurrence of the cancer that prompted his historic treatment 12 years ago...
Melania Trump befriends 18-year-old former leukemia patientDecember 6, 2019 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first time Caoilinn McLane met Melania Trump she had no idea it wouldn't be the last time...
TC BioPharm Initiates Phase I Trial of Allogeneic Gamma Delta T Cell Therapy in Acute Myeloid Leukemia PatientsApril 24, 2019 GMT
GLASGOW, Scotland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 24, 2019--TC BioPharm (TCB), a developer of allogeneic CAR-T immuno-oncology products, and leaders in Gamma Delta T (GDT) cell therapies, today announced it has initiated a Phase I clinical study of TCB002, an allogeneic cell therapy consisting of activated and expanded gamma delta T cells.
Blood drive in honor of Norfolk girl battling leukemiaDecember 4, 2018 GMT
NORFOLK - The American Red Cross is encouraging you to give blood tomorrow Tuesday at Norfolk Catholic high school in honor of Khloe Papousek.
Khloe is a spunky 5-year-old Norfolk girl who has spent the last two and a half years battling leukemia.
Several shave heads to support 16-year-old Genoa girl with cancerNovember 9, 2018 GMT
GENOA – A few dozen people crowded into the Genoa-Kingston High School library to cheer on those who volunteered to shave their heads in solidarity with a student recently diagnosed with cancer.
Tara Wilkins, librarian for Genoa-Kingston, helped organized a St.
Acclaimed Twin Cities chef heads to Harmony to help his niece with leukemiaNovember 2, 2018 GMT
Two weeks before his busiest weekend of the year, Matt Brown, chef and owner of Estelles Eatery Bar in Harmony, Minn., found out he had to take some time off from the business. His 1-year-old daughter Gabby had just been diagnosed with leukemia a rare subtype at that that would have him and his family living out of a hospital for five to seven months.
Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle dies after long cancer battleAugust 9, 2018 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — With a contagious smile, a sense of humor and a deep determination to keep playing golf, Jarrod Lyle endeared himself to people around the world during a long struggle against cancer...
ANIMAL CONNECTION: Heartworms and leukemia and arthritis, oh my!February 28, 2018 GMT
Working in an animal shelter is consistently inconsistent. From the heartbreak of neglect cases to the joy of seeing our favorite pets find a home, we never know what challenges and successes each day will bring.
Darlington concert benefits leukemia fightFebruary 18, 2018 GMT
DARLINGTON, S.C. — Several organizations and community leaders partnered on Saturday to put on the the second annual benefit concert for the fight against leukemia and lymphoma.
The event, held at the Darlington Music Hall, featured an auction in which items such as a three-night vacation in Nashville, a George Rogers Heisman Trophy football, a 2016 national championship Clemson football signed by Dabo Swinney were bid on.
Fundraisers Organized For Baby Fighting Health ProblemsJanuary 23, 2018 GMT
Greyson Kapes isn’t yet a month old, but he’s already battling for his life.
The son of Amanda Kapes, Greyson came into the world with a congenital heart defect, leukemia and Down syndrome.
It’s been touch and go since his premature birth Jan.
Remembering a friend: Students’ balloons say goodbye to classmate taken by leukemiaDecember 22, 2017 GMT
HARLINGEN — Scott Swinnea remembered how his young student would breeze into class right before noon.
“Good morning,” Juan Palacios, 17, would tell him before taking his seat.
Swinnea, Juan’s history teacher, would look at his watch.
Resilience tested: Family coping with father’s deportation, now struggles with leukemia diagnosisNovember 26, 2017 GMT
DONNA — Jaquelyne Chacon had been taken to the emergency room at Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco because of an overwhelming pain in her joints and extreme fatigue on Oct. 5. She was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia the following day.
Nanticoke Mayor Battling LeukemiaNovember 25, 2017 GMT
NANTICOKE — Nanticoke mayor Rich Wiaterowski spends most Thanksgivings smoking a turkey to prepare the traditional meal for his family.
This year was different.
A few days before a recent hunting trip with his son, Wiaterowski was dealing with fatigue and a headache.
US regulators approve 2nd gene therapy for blood cancerOctober 19, 2017 GMT
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Wednesday approved a second gene therapy for a blood cancer, a one-time, custom-made treatment for aggressive lymphoma in adults.
The Food and Drug Administration allowed sales of the treatment from Kite Pharma.
US clears breakthrough gene therapy for childhood leukemiaAugust 30, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Opening a new era in cancer care, U.S. health officials on Wednesday approved a breakthrough treatment that genetically engineers patients' own blood cells into an army of assassins to seek and destroy childhood leukemia...
Novel leukemia treatment could be 1st US gene therapyJuly 12, 2017 GMT
A treatment for a common childhood blood cancer could become the first gene therapy available in the U...
A grateful husband thanks a community that caresMarch 29, 2017 GMT
RONALD — For Jennifer McGarry, the crisis came last October, crashing down on her without warning.
It was a Monday and Halloween. McGarry, a 43-year-old mother of three, found herself exhausted and struggling to keep up as her children trick or treated.
Risk & reward: Stopping a cancer drug to see if you’re curedMarch 2, 2017 GMT
Imagine you had a life-threatening cancer that a wonder drug had kept in remission for years. Would you risk quitting...
Prayer service held for local resident with leukemiaFebruary 15, 2017 GMT
Family, friends and community members gathered last week for a prayer service at Connection Church for local resident Clay Chandler, owner of Chandler Roofing.
Chandler was diagnosed last summer with T-cell large granular lymphocytic, or LGL, leukemia.
Katy-area mom fights leukemia, needs transplantJanuary 16, 2017 GMT
A 12-year Katy area resident, Surron Stokes, 46, recently learned that her battle with leukemia isn't over and she needs a bone marrow transplant.
In February, Jerrod, 24, the middle of her three sons, who are 20 to 25 in age, is scheduled to donate stem cells to help his mother in her fight, but he's only a 50 percent match.
Rep. Ted Poe suffers from leukemia; seeking treatment during recessJuly 13, 2016 GMT
U.S. Rep. Ted Poe said he is suffering form leukemia and will receive treatment during the congressional recess.
"I have been diagnosed with leukemia. In the interim, my staff will be available as usual to assist with any and all casework or federal matters you may have," Poe said in a statement released on his web page.