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Michigan leukemia survivor reunites with bone marrow donor

Jul. 22, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

CALEDONIA, Mich. (AP) — Leukemia survivor Bob Falkenberg had one important stop to make on his cross country bike ride, and that was to the home of his bone marrow donor, Jason Rottman. Rottman and Falkenberg greeted each other with an embrace in front of Rottman's Caledonia home. The cross country bicycle...

Clemson professor looks to develop cancer screening test

Jul. 21, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — When her younger brother was diagnosed with cancer, Clemson bioengineering professor Terri Bruce resolved to tap her knowledge of human cells to find a way to help others suffering from the disease. After devouring all the scientific literature she could, she chose to focus on...

Lawyers hit deal to reopen medical instrument cleaning plant

Jul. 18, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys for neighbors of a suburban Chicago medical equipment cleaning plant are criticizing an agreement between the state of Illinois and the plant's owner. Patrick Salvi Jr. and Todd Smith said Thursday the deal between Sterigenics LLC, the attorney general's office and DuPage County...

Sterigenics to reopen plant after adding emission equipment

Jul. 17, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The operator of a closed suburban Chicago plant where medical instruments were sterilized with a cancer-causing chemical has reached an agreement with the state of Illinois that will allow the plant to reopen, both sides announced Wednesday. Attorney General Kwame Raoul and DuPage County...

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.

US judge slashes $80 million award in Monsanto cancer case

Jul. 15, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge lowered a jury's damage award from $80 million to $25 million for a California cancer victim who used Monsanto's Roundup weed-killer. The San Francisco Chronicle reports Monday that U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said he was required to reduce the punitive damage award...

Kentucky city's Catholic archbishop is battling cancer

Jul. 15, 2019 4:34 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Catholic archbishop of Louisville, Kentucky, has announced that he's battling bladder cancer. Seventy-two-year-old Joseph Kurtz has served as archbishop since 2007. He says he will undergo at least 12 weeks of immunotherapy and chemotherapy before having surgery to remove his...

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...

Oklahoma City dwelling offers cancer patients free lodging

Jul. 14, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — When Sabra Huntsberger's daughter, Karli Ewing, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2002 they lived in Guymon. Treatment meant driving four hours to Oklahoma City, where they often had to stay two weeks at a time. "Luckily, we had family (in the area)," Huntsberger said. While they...

Owner: "Swamp cancer" likely killed Chincoteague pony

Jul. 12, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — A buyback owner of a Chincoteague pony says "swamp cancer" is likely what caused the horse's death. The Salisbury Daily Times reports a two-year-old Palomino filly named Cowboy Kisses was euthanized Thursday evening. "Swamp cancer" isn't cancer, but rather pythiosis, caused by an...