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Groundbreaking South African musician Johnny Clegg dies at 66 after fight with pancreatic cancer

Jul. 16, 2019 1:59 PM EDT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Groundbreaking South African musician Johnny Clegg dies at 66 after fight with pancreatic cancer.

Cardinals great Bob Gibson fighting pancreatic cancer

Jul. 14, 2019 1:09 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals great Bob Gibson is fighting pancreatic cancer. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch said the 83-year-old Hall of Famer was diagnosed with the cancer several weeks ago and revealed the news Saturday to the other living Hall of Famers. Gibson's longtime agent, Dick Zitzmann, told...

Indians' Carrasco not slowing down as he fights leukemia

Jul. 11, 2019 9:43 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Carrasco's smile remains bright, his mood and outlook as positive as ever. Outwardly, the Indians' right-hander doesn't seem different. He's determined not to let cancer change him. "I never put anything bad on my mind," Carrasco said. "Everything's good. So I don't feel different....

Indians pitcher Carrasco being treated for leukemia

Jul. 6, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco is being treated for leukemia, and he says it's going to make him stronger than he was before. Carrasco hasn't played for Cleveland since May 30. The 32-year-old right-hander says he got a blood test after a spring-training physical prompted some concern,...

Dementia tied to hormone-blocking prostate cancer treatment

Jul. 5, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Alzheimer's disease may be a risk for older prostate cancer patients given hormone-blocking treatment, a large, U.S. government-funded analysis found. Previous evidence has been mixed on whether the treatment might be linked with mental decline. But experts say the new results stand out...

Judge to reassess $80 million award in Monsanto cancer case

Jul. 3, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge will reconsider a jury's $80 million damage award to a California cancer victim who used Monsanto's Roundup weed-killer. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said at a hearing Tuesday that he will reduce but not entirely eliminate punitive damages for what he called the...

The Latest: 9/11 activist hailed for bravery at funeral

Jul. 3, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the funeral for a detective who fought for 9/11 compensation (all times local): 11:55 a.m. A former police detective who fought for the extension of health benefits for Sept. 11 responders was hailed as a hero at his funeral. Police Commissioner James O'Neill said Wednesday...

Medical marijuana may be more accessible in New Jersey

Jul. 2, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey expanded its medical marijuana program, including increasing the number of illnesses eligible for cannabis use, boosting the amount that can be dispensed and raising the number of cultivator permits, under a broad new law. Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, signed the Jake Honig...

Syracuse PG Tiana Mangakahia announces she has breast cancer

Jul. 1, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse point guard Tiana Mangakahia announced that she has Stage 2 breast cancer Monday. The senior said she will begin chemotherapy this week and then would undergo surgery after that. "I know this will be tough, but I will get through it," she said in a statement. "This is just...

Detective who fought for 9/11 compensation funding dies

Jun. 29, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York City police detective who was a leader in the fight for the Sept. 11 Victims Compensation Fund died Saturday at age 53. Detective Luis Alvarez's death from cancer was announced by Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea, who tweeted that Alvarez was "an inspiration, a warrior, a...