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Cancer

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  • Bartlett High students shaved to raise money for cancer research

    Bartlett High students shaved to raise money for cancer research
    When Kendall Rudolph of Bartlett was two, she lost her hair from chemotherapy treating her lymphoblastic leukemia. Recently, the sophomore at Bartlett High School chose to have her long locks and full head of healthy hair shaved, to raise money for The...
  • Great-grandmother rallies for 5-year-old fighting brain cancer

    LEESBURG — Pat Tutton's great-granddaughter is fighting cancer 1,125 miles away. But Tutton isn't letting the distance separating them prevent her from helping. The 75-year-old Mid-Florida Lakes resident learned in October that Lexy Lamp, 5, of...
  • Breast biopsy accuracy is questioned in experimental study

    Here's another reason for getting a second medical opinion: Biopsy specialists frequently misdiagnose breast tissue, potentially leading to too-aggressive treatment for some women and under-treatment for others, a study suggests. The results indicate...
  • Maryland researcher wins grant to study alternative cancer therapy

    Maryland researcher wins grant to study alternative cancer therapy
    Christopher Jewell, an assistant professor in the University of Maryland Fischell Department of Bioengineering, was awarded a three-year, $250,000 grant from the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy to develop gene therapy to promote cancer immunity, the...
  • Teen In Chemo Fight 'Wants To Be With Her Mother'

    Teen In Chemo Fight 'Wants To Be With Her Mother'
    MIDDLETOWN — Her lawyers say that Cassandra C. has been a powerful advocate for herself throughout her ordeal, first in refusing chemotherapy in the fall and, at a hearing Monday, now cancer-free after several months of court-ordered treatment, in...
  • Teen forced to undergo chemo testifies at custody hearing

    A 17-year-old girl who was forced to undergo chemotherapy testified Monday at a closed door hearing where she and her mother are seeking her release from state custody. The teen, identified only as Cassandra C., testified by teleconference in Juvenile...
  • Students at Hannum School shave heads to raise funds to fight cancer

    Students at Hannum School shave heads to raise funds to fight cancer
    Two-year-old Christian GaƩl Sebek loves his family and cars. They were devastated when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in January. Unfortunately, his journey with cancer is just beginning. But Christian's 8-year-old brother, Aidan,...
  • Orland Park man credits hot sauce with saving his life

    Orland Park man credits hot sauce with saving his life
    An Orland Park man is enjoying more than a year's supply of free hot sauce, which he credits with triggering a seizure that may have helped save his life. Randy Schmitz, 30, said that after sampling Flashbang hot sauce on a toothpick last August at...
  • Hartford Students' Fundraiser: Duct-Tape A Dean

    Hartford Students' Fundraiser: Duct-Tape A Dean
    HARTFORD — While strips of duct tape were readied, Principal Leonard Epps stood in the cafeteria Friday and asked his high school students for their attention. Lunch was underway at the Journalism and Media Academy Magnet School, a staffer from...
  • Local St. Baldrick's event one of largest in world

    Local St. Baldrick's event one of largest in world
    When Maggie Horn was in kindergarten, she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. She went through more than two years of chemotherapy before beating it. After that experience, Horn's parents, Bill and Barbara of Franklin Park, wanted to...
  • Study: Tetanus shot may aid treatment of deadly brain cancer

    Can a tetanus shot help treat brain cancer? A small study hints that it might. A dose of tetanus vaccine let patients live longer when added to an experimental treatment for the most common and deadly kind of brain tumor, researchers report. It "put the...