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Stafford endures 'tough times' after wife's tumor surgery

May. 21, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is juggling his job on the field and his role as a husband and father as his wife, Kelly, recovers from surgery to remove a brain tumor. "There's been some long days and some tough times," Stafford said Tuesday after joining his teammates...

Cells from Purdue super fan being used for cancer research

May. 21, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Cells from Tyler Trent, the Purdue University super fan and cancer activist who died in January, are being used by cancer researchers to study the disease. The Purdue Center for Cancer Research says Tuesday it's honoring Trent's legacy through three new collaborative research...

Man sorry he urinated on memorial to boy who died of cancer

May. 20, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

HAMILTON, N.J. (AP) — A man caught on video while urinating on a park memorial marker that honors a 9-year-old boy who died of brain cancer says he made "a huge mistake" and wants to apologize to the boy's family. Police say Bryan Bellace, of Egg Harbor, urinated on the memorial while his friend, Daniel...

Less fat, more fruit may cut risk of dying of breast cancer

May. 15, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

For the first time, a large experiment suggests that trimming dietary fat and eating more fruits and vegetables may lower a woman's risk of dying of breast cancer. The results are notable because they come from a rigorous test involving 49,000 women over two decades rather than other studies that try to draw...

Jury: Monsanto to pay $2 billion in weed killer cancer case

May. 13, 2019 10:41 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury on Monday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2.055 billion to a couple claiming that the company's popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused their cancers. The jury's verdict is the third such courtroom loss for Monsanto in California since August, but a...

The Latest: Couple with $2 billion win still resent Monsanto

May. 13, 2019 9:55 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on $2 billion verdict against Monsanto (all times local): 7 p.m. A Northern California couple both stricken with cancer they say was caused by Monsanto Co.'s weed killer say they still resent the company even after a jury awarded them over $2 billion. Alberta Pilliod said...

Judge: Boy must resume chemotherapy, despite parents' wishes

May. 9, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a 3-year-old Florida boy must resume his cancer treatment, despite his parents' wishes. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Hillsborough County Circuit Judge Caroline Tesche Arkin ruled Wednesday that Noah McAdams must immediately resume the first phase of...

Mets' Darling says he has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer

May. 6, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets announcer Ron Darling says he has thyroid cancer and hopes to return to SNY's broadcast booth in about a month. Darling issued a statement April 13 saying he planned to have surgery to remove a large mass from his chest and hoped to return to work in May. In a statement Monday, Darling...

Vitale raising millions for pediatric cancer research

May. 5, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

For all the accolades he's received as a college and professional basketball coach and an even longer career in broadcasting, Dick Vitale insists his greatest accomplishment has been raising money for pediatric cancer research. It's an obsession, he says, that one night each spring transforms his adopted home of...

Marriott CEO diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

May. 3, 2019 8:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson has been diagnosed with stage two pancreatic cancer. The 60-year-old Sorenson will continue to lead the company while he undergoes treatment. Sorenson said in a prepared release Friday that the cancer was found early and that he and his doctors are aiming for a...