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Tennis Hall of Famer Chris Evert says she has ovarian cancer

Jan. 14, 2022 21:18 PM EST

Former tennis star Chris Evert says she was diagnosed with an early stage of ovarian cancer. The 67-year-old Evert revealed the illness in a story posted Friday on ESPN.com; she is an on-air announcer for ESPN. She learned of the cancer last month and began...

FACT FOCUS: Posts mislead on nonprofit vaccine rules

Jan. 14, 2022 17:38 PM EST

Critics of vaccine requirements are misrepresenting policy changes taken by Make-A-Wish Foundation and a Ronald McDonald House Charities facility to protect the children and families they serve from coronavirus. Both nonprofits have enforced COVID-19 vaccine rules in recent months,...

Cologuard developer planning $350 expansion in Madison

Jan. 13, 2022 10:50 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Madison-based company that specializes in the detection of early stage cancers announced Thursday that it will invest $350 million to expand its work in Wisconsin. Exact Sciences said in a statement the expansion at its Madison campuses, including a new...

Dick Vitale taking extended break from ESPN college hoops

Dec. 29, 2021 18:22 PM EST

Dick Vitale is taking an extended break from the airwaves to rest his voice. The ESPN college basketball analyst said in a story posted Wednesday to ESPN Front Row that on a recent visit to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, throat specialist Dr. Steven Zeitels advised him...

Dover dentist makes c(hair)itable donation to Locks of Love

Dec. 25, 2021 09:03 AM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Dr. Ron Sarg, concerned over his immunosuppressed condition as a cancer survivor, has been basically confined to his home throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. So he had a thought: Why not grow his hair out during his 22-month hiatus from barbershops and other social...

Prince William reveals Xmas favorites in interview with kids

Dec. 16, 2021 14:20 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince William has revealed some of his Christmas favorites, in response to questions from children receiving cancer treatment at a London hospital. William told young patients at the Royal Marsden that he loves the film “Elf’’ starring Will Ferrell,...

Tiger King Joe Exotic delaying treatment for resentencing

Dec. 16, 2021 13:48 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The former Oklahoma zookeeper known as “Tiger King” Joe Exotic is delaying prostate cancer treatments until after his resentencing on convictions for a murder-for-hire plot and violating federal wildlife laws, according to a motion filed in federal court. ...

St. Jude, WHO to provide child cancer meds to poor nations

Dec. 13, 2021 09:52 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the World Health Organization said Monday they plan to provide cancer medicines at no cost to children in under-resourced countries, a $200 million investment in a world where children in richer nations are much more likely to...

Brown University cancer center gets $25M gift

Dec. 10, 2021 15:26 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University's cancer center has received a $25 million gift it plans to use to help it earn a National Cancer Institute designation, the highest federal rating for a cancer center. In honor of the gift from life sciences entrepreneur and investor Pablo...

Ga Tech associate head coach diagnosed with breast cancer

Dec. 08, 2021 23:08 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech women’s basketball associate head coach Tasha Butts said Wednesday she has been diagnosed with an advanced stage of breast cancer. The 39-year-old Butts said she was diagnosed last month. She intends to keep coaching as much as possible while she's...