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  • Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute marks 2 years in operation

    Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute marks 2 years in operation
    Two years ago, in September 2010, the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute treated its first patient for prostate cancer. After years of planning and seed money from local, state and federal sources, HUPTI, a $225 million project — the...
  • Is enrolling in a clinical trial tied to survival?

    Is enrolling in a clinical trial tied to survival?
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with certain cancers enrolled in clinical trials survive longer, not necessarily from the treatment itself but potentially because those enrolled are better off to begin with, according to new research. "The survival...
  • Debt may influence young doctors' career plans

    Debt may influence young doctors' career plans
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pediatricians-in-training are more likely to plan to go into primary care - rather than a specialty field - if they have lots of debt from college and medical school, according to a new study. Researchers also found the...
  • Free flights crucial to York boy's treatment

     Free flights crucial to York boy's treatment
    At 1 p.m. on Friday, his 7th birthday, Wes Pak completed his seventh cycle of 3F8 monoclonal antibody treatment at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. At 6 p.m. his family greeted him on the tarmac at Rick's Aviation in Newport News,...
  • Hokie dreams come true for Chase Ringler after surviving cancer

    Hokie dreams come true for Chase Ringler after surviving cancer
    BLACKSBURG — With his dad spotting him Friday in Virginia Tech's football weight room, Chase Ringler desperately threw every ounce of his 54-pound body into trying to bench press the 45-pound bar above him. At first, the bar barely budged, but he...
  • Cancer's funny?

     Cancer's funny?
    Not long after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1994, Christine Clifford walked into her local Barnes and Noble with a simple request: "I'd like to see all of your humorous books about cancer." The clerk shot her a dirty look: "That's sick."...
  • Acupuncture has limited benefit for chronic pain

    Acupuncture has limited benefit for chronic pain
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Acupuncture may help relieve chronic back, joint and shoulder pain, according to a new review of the evidence - but some of its benefit is likely due to the "placebo effect," researchers concluded. In an analysis of 29...
  • Evelyn Lauder dies at 75; daugher-in-law of cosmetics magnate

    Evelyn Lauder dies at 75; daugher-in-law of cosmetics magnate
    Evelyn Lauder, 75, the daughter-in-law of cosmetics magnate Estee Lauder who helped create the pink ribbon symbol for breast cancer awareness, died Saturday at her Manhattan home of complications from nongenetic ovarian cancer, said Estee Lauder Cos....
  • Alan Rubin dies at 68; Blues Brothers trumpeter

    Alan Rubin dies at 68; Blues Brothers trumpeter
    Trumpet player Alan Rubin was recruited to join the Blues Brothers after backing up John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd in the "Saturday Night Live" television skits that spawned the band in the late 1970s. One of many gifted session musicians in the group,...
  • Levon Helm, singer and drummer for the Band, dies at 71

     
    Levon Helm, the widely respected and influential singer and drummer with the Band, whose Arkansas drawl colored the group's signature hits, including "Up on Cripple Creek" and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," died Thursday in New York of throat...
  • Cancer educates a med student

    Cancer educates a med student
    Joshua Lilienstein lined up for treatment this summer at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center's general oncology clinic. A medical student who'd been battling cancer for four years, Lilienstein had little choice. In June 2009, he lost his insurance after...
  • The breast cancer experience doesn't end when treatment does

    The breast cancer experience doesn't end when treatment does
    In those whispered exchanges that unfold in clinic corridors and doctor's office waiting rooms, even on a short elevator ride from one hospital floor to the next, there is a bit of dark humor passed from one breast cancer patient to another: "Oh, wait...