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In this photo provided by Corinna Dewar, Dewar poses for a selfie while preparing care packages of sanitizing products to give to friends, family and neighbors at her home in Carmichael, Calif., on Dec. 30, 2020. In past years Dewar and her husband have made and delivered cookies, but this year they decided due to the pandemic that giving necessities like cleaning supplies would be safe and practical. (Corinna Dewar via AP)

Isolated at home, California woman connects by giving

Jan. 14, 2021 10:07 AM EST

Even as she fights cancer and struggles with a rare lung disease, Corinna Dewar thinks of helping others. In past holiday seasons, she would bake cookies for some of her neighbors in a suburb of Sacramento, California, and drop them off at their doors. Amid the pandemic, she gave them Santa-decorated care...

Maryland's governor to have surgery to remove skin cancer

Jan. 13, 2021 9:14 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Wednesday he will have minor surgery this week to remove early-stage skin cancer. Hogan made the announcement at the end of an interview about the state’s legislative session during The Daily Record’s “Eye on Annapolis...

FILE - This 1964 photo made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a lung tissue specimen from a patient with adenocarcinoma of the lung. On Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, researchers reported another record one-year decline in the U.S. cancer death rate, a drop they continue to attribute to success against lung cancer. (Dr. Ellis/Emory University, Department of Pathology/CDC via AP)

Another record decline reported in US cancer death rate

Jan. 12, 2021 10:24 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Researchers on Tuesday reported another record one-year decline in the U.S. cancer death rate, a drop they attribute to success against lung cancer. The overall cancer death rate has been falling since 1991. From 2017 to 2018, it fell 2.4%, according to an American Cancer Society report,...

Minnesota instructor fighting cancer teaches from hospital

Jan. 11, 2021 1:01 AM EST

WYOMING, Minn. (AP) — Nurses come and go from the hospital room where Kelly Klein gets her chemotherapy. She barely notices. A kindergarten teacher needs to keep her eyes on her class. “Uno, dos, tres,” Klein counts in Spanish as busy 5-year-olds in Zoom windows work on a math problem from...

Virginia girl makes masks to help with cancer research

Jan. 10, 2021 9:00 AM EST

ORANGE, Va. (AP) — MaryKenna Carmody hopes a few stitches in time will save the lives of children with cancer—as well as keep others from getting COVID-19. She’s a 9-year-old fourth-grader at Orange Elementary School, and her family, including parents Dennis and Carrie Carmody, are friends...

Researcher gets time served for lying about vials inside bag

Jan. 6, 2021 12:59 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A medical researcher won't serve more time behind bars after pleading guilty to lying to a federal official about 21 vials of lab material inside his luggage as he prepared to fly to his native China, a judge ruled Wednesday. Zaosong Zheng, 31, who was locked up for nearly three months after...

Iowa woman who pretended to have cancer spared from prison

Jan. 5, 2021 6:17 PM EST

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman who defrauded charities by pretending to have cancer was spared from prison Monday after receiving a suspended sentence of up to 25 years. Jennifer Hope Mikesell, 44, of Northwood was also ordered to pay restitution and continue to seek treatment from a mental health...

Motorcycle Santa brings gifts to Missouri cancer patient

Dec. 25, 2020 11:55 AM EST

ST. PETERS, Mo. (AP) — A young St. Louis-area cancer patient's Christmas celebration included the roar of more than 20 motorcycles, including one with riders dressed as Santa and Mrs. Claus. The motorcycles came to the St. Peters duplex of Mia Bell and her 8-year-old daughter Chloe on the morning of...

Cancer survivor helped by officers after being locked out

Dec. 24, 2020 11:25 AM EST

MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman with cancer is publicly thanking two police officers who she says helped her get out of a potentially life-threatening situation on a recent night. Sherry Furtick of McComb told the Enterprise-Journal she arrived home late on Dec. 6 after a visit at the hospital...

New cancer treatment center breaks ground in Hawaii

Dec. 23, 2020 9:27 AM EST

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A new cancer treatment center in Hawaii has broken ground after the state legislature allocated $6.5 million for the project earlier this year. A group of healthcare officials and lawmakers gathered Thursday to mark the beginning of construction of the new building, which will expand...