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Ritzville rallied to help farmer fighting cancer

Aug. 18, 2019 9:31 AM EDT

RITZVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Larry Yockey seeded 1,200 acres of wheat last fall as he always did. Following two years of bumper crops, he believed 2019 had the potential to be another strong season. Then, during the depths of winter, Yockey received the devastating news: he had stage four melanoma. The initial...

New Illinois license plates to help fight pediatric cancer

Aug. 17, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois' newest specialty license plate will raise money to fight pediatric cancer. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation Thursday to create the license plate. It will take effect Jan. 1. The measure was passed in honor of Jonny Wade, an 8-year-old who died of cancer, and other...

Metallica donates to Romanian pediatric cancer hospital

Aug. 15, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Metallica says it has donated 250,000 euros ($277,600) to support the construction of Romania's first pediatric oncology hospital. The American heavy metal band, which is very popular in Romania, made the donation ahead of their sold-out show Wednesday in Romania's National Arena,...

Aretha Franklin's cancer doctors recall her grace, grit

Aug. 15, 2019 9:30 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Regardless of her reputation as a performer, Aretha Franklin's cancer doctors say she was no diva as a patient. As the anniversary of her death approaches, two of her doctors tell The Associated Press that the Queen of Soul handled the diagnosis and treatment with grace — and the grit...

Correction: Weed Killer-Label story

Aug. 12, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a story Aug. 9 about a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announcement regarding the chemical glyphosate, The Associated Press misspelled the first name of a spokeswoman from Bayer AG. She is Charla Lord, not Chandra Lord. Also, in an early version of the story, the AP...

S. Carolina lawman: Brain tumor led to my fall from grace

Aug. 12, 2019 7:42 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A former South Carolina police chief who robbed one bank and is charged with robbing another says his life has been cursed since his brain surgery. The Post and Courier reports 50-year-old Richard Edward Inman has been in law enforcement since 1994 and was hired as Williamston's...

Nebraska court upholds dismissal of tanning salons' lawsuit

Aug. 9, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday upheld the dismissal of a unique lawsuit brought by a group of tanning salon owners, who had claimed the Nebraska Cancer Coalition defamed them and hurt their businesses with an anti-indoor tanning message. The business owners, who operated some 30...

Japan's ex-Empress Michiko has early stage breast cancer

Aug. 9, 2019 7:46 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Former Japanese Empress Michiko has a breast cancer and will have an operation, palace officials said Friday. The Imperial Household Agency said doctors found Michiko had early-stage breast cancer in a regular health check in July. Michiko, 84, received the title of empress emerita after her...

Medicare to cover breakthrough gene therapy for some cancers

Aug. 7, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Expanding access to a promising but costly treatment, Medicare said Wednesday it will cover for some blood cancers a breakthrough gene therapy that revs up a patient's own immune cells to destroy malignancies. Officials said Medicare will cover CAR-T cell therapies for certain types of...

IU Simon Cancer Center earns national designation

Aug. 7, 2019 5:47 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana University says its Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis has achieved the highest recognition from the National Cancer Institute. It's now the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Indiana and one of just 51 in the nation. Acting NCI Director Dr....