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Texas cancer center ousts 3 over Chinese data theft concerns

Apr. 20, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A prominent cancer center in Houston has ousted three of five scientists whom federal authorities identified as being involved in Chinese efforts to steal American research. Peter Pisters, the president of MD Anderson Cancer Center, told the Houston Chronicle that the National Institutes of...

Lions QB Stafford sits out workout as wife has brain tumor

Apr. 16, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford did not join his teammates at voluntary workouts Tuesday and later in the day, his wife was packing for a hospital visit. Stafford's wife, Kelly, announced earlier this month she plans to have surgery to remove a brain tumor . She posted...

Jailed man dies from undiagnosed leukemia in Missouri

Apr. 12, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Leukemia killed a Missouri jail inmate whose health deteriorated before he was found dead in his cell, according to a medical examiner's report. Lamar Catchings, who was 20, wasn't diagnosed until after he died on March 1 in the St. Louis County jail, where he had been incarcerated for...

Kentucky toddler's cancer in remission after long treatment

Apr. 5, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — The family of a 21-month-old Kentucky girl who was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma more than a year ago is celebrating now that she is cancer-free. WBKO-TV in Bowling Green reports Molly Hughes went through five rounds of chemo, and her family recently learned she is in...

Medicaid expansion boosted cancer screenings, study says

Apr. 4, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Paul Ray's father died from colon cancer in 2008. He was 63 years old and refused to have a colonoscopy, telling his son that area of his anatomy was "an exit only." "The next thing you know he got sick and had to have it checked. By then it was too late," Ray said. Ray, 50, is a lot...

People living with incurable cancers urge more research

Apr. 3, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Tom Smith hesitated to buy light bulbs guaranteed for up to 10 years, thinking they'd outlast him. Terry Langbaum debated filling a prescription for a $13,000-a-month drug that keeps cancer from worsening for three months on average and carries six pages of warnings. "There are so many of us...

Wife of Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has brain tumor

Apr. 3, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Kelly Stafford, the wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, plans to have surgery to remove a brain tumor. Stafford shared the details Wednesday on her Instagram account. She says an MRI showed the tumor on cranial nerves after she had vertigo spells within the last year. Kelly...

Correction: Chevron Employees Cancer Verdict story

Apr. 3, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story April 1 about $21 million jury verdict against Chevron, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a tire factory where two men worked with the solvent benzene was owned by Unocal, later purchased by Chevron. Unocal did not own the tire factory. A corrected version of...

CBD is getting buzz, but does it work? And is it legal?

Apr. 2, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

With CBD showing up everywhere, U.S. regulators announced Tuesday they are exploring ways the marijuana extract could be used legally in foods, dietary supplements and cosmetics. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it will hold a public hearing May 31 to gather more information on the science,...

Man recently diagnosed with cancer wins $250K lottery prize

Apr. 2, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — State officials say a man recently diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer has won $250,000 in the North Carolina Education Lottery. News outlets reported Tuesday that the last of four Carolina Black tickets was a winner for Charlotte resident Richard Beare. The retired mechanic says he...