Displaying archives for 2014 February:

Azusa Cheerleader Diagnosed w/ Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on February 25th, 2014 |

News Headline: Azusa Cheerleader Diagnosed w/ Lung Cancer Date: 2/25/14 Outlet Full Name: ABC Los Angeles Author: Coleen Sullivan http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&id=9445532 Sandra Martinez, a 16-year-old Azusa High School cheerleader with a 4.5 GPA, is fighting for her life after being diagnosed with a rare form of lung cancer. “She has a tumor in her chest, it… Read More

Revolutionary Toronto cancer treatment gives asbestos victims new life

Posted by Samantha Powell on February 24th, 2014 |

News Headline: Revolutionary Toronto cancer treatment gives asbestos victims new life Date: 2/24/14 Outlet Full Name: The Star Author: Marco Chown Oved http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2014/02/24/revolutionary_toronto_cancer_treatment_gives_asbestos_victims_new_life.html Like many people who were exposed to asbestos, it took more than 20 years before former Ontario Hydro mechanic Man Hong Chan knew anything was wrong. When he started feeling short of… Read More

Added Benefit of Afatnib Depends on Mutation Status in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on February 21st, 2014 |

News Headline: Added Benefit of Afatnib Depends on Mutation Status in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Date: 2/21/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical News Today Author: No author http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/272932.php Lung cancer patients with Del19 mutation benefit most Afatinib (trade name: GIOTRIF) has been approved in Germany since September 2013 for the treatment of adult patients with locally… Read More

Local Firefighters Raise Funds for American Lung Association

Posted by Samantha Powell on February 21st, 2014 |

News Headline: Local Firefighters Raise Funds for American Lung Association Date: 2/21/14 Outlet Full Name: Hamden Post-Chronicle Author: Lynn Fredricksen http://www.ctpostchronicle.com/articles/2014/02/21/life/doc53076ceb447b7079888897.txt?viewmode=fullstory Residents may not realize it, but local firefighters, as a group, are an amazingly valuable local treasure. In addition to fighting fires and saving lives, this group of fire professionals gives selflessly to help… Read More

Bridging the Gap to Helping Children and Teens Fight Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on February 20th, 2014 |

News Headline: Bridging the Gap to Helping Children and Teens Fight Cancer Date: 2/20/14 Outlet Full Name: Chicago Tribune Author: Colleen Kisel http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/suburbs/orland_park_homer_glen/community/chi-ugc-article-bridging-the-gap-to-helping-children-and-teen-2014-02-20,0,5926517.story The Bridge Teen Center in Orland Park is giving back to children fighting cancer by lending a helping hand at the warehouse of the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation (POTCF). The teens… Read More

Jogs for Jill: Runs Honoring Late Cal Coxswain Net $500,000 to Combat Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on February 20th, 2014 |

News Headline: Jogs for Jill: Runs Honoring Late Cal Coxswain Net $500,000 to Combat Lung Cancer Date: 2/20/14 Outlet Full Name: Cal Alumni Association Author: Martin Snapp http://alumni.berkeley.edu/california-magazine/just-in/2014-02-20/jogs-jill-runs-honoring-late-cal-coxswain-net-500000-combat More than 1,200 runners, walkers, strollers and joggers are expected to gather next month for the fifth annual Jog For Jill, a 5-K course around UC Berkeley’s… Read More

Lilly Lung Cancer Drug Performs in Tests

Posted by Samantha Powell on February 19th, 2014 |

News Headline: Lilly Lung Cancer Drug Performs in Tests Date: 2/19/14 Outlet Full Name: Indianapolis Star Author: Jeff Swiatek http://www.indystar.com/story/money/2014/02/19/lilly-lung-cancer-drug-performs-in-tests/5607235/ A lung cancer drug in testing by Eli Lilly and Co. performed well in a late-phase patient trial. The Indianapolis drug maker said today that its experimental drug ramucirumab plus standard chemotherapy helped patients with… Read More

Tragedy Strikes Again for Julia Roberts as It’s Revealed Her Mother Betty Lou is ‘Suffering from Lung Cancer’

Posted by Samantha Powell on February 19th, 2014 |

News Headline: Tragedy Strikes Again for Julia Roberts as It’s Revealed Her Mother Betty Lou is ‘Suffering from Lung Cancer’ Date: 2/19/14 Outlet Full Name: Daily Mail UK Author: Felicity Thistlethwaite http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2562960/Julia-Roberts-mother-Betty-Lou-suffering-lung-cancer.html Tragedy strikes again for Julia Roberts as it’s revealed her mother Betty Lou Motes, 80, is ‘battling lung cancer’. The National Enquirer reports… Read More

Illinois Could Soon Become the Next State to Ban Smoking In Cars With Children Inside

Posted by Samantha Powell on February 19th, 2014 |

News Headline: Illinois Could Soon Become the Next State to Ban Smoking In Cars With Children Inside Date: 2/19/14 Outlet Full Name: Huffington Post Author: Joseph Erbentraut http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/19/illinois-smoking-ban-cars-with-children_n_4818018.html Another state could soon ban smokers from lighting up while in a car carrying passengers under the age of 18. Illinois State Sen. Ira Silverstein, a Chicago… Read More

Mary Grace Canfield, ‘Green Acres’ Actress, Dies of Lung Cancer at Age 89

Posted by Samantha Powell on February 18th, 2014 |

News Headline: Mary Grace Canfield, ‘Green Acres’ Actress, Dies of Lung Cancer at Age 89 Date: 2/18/14 Outlet Full Name: New York Daily News Author: No author http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/green-acres-star-mary-grace-canfield-dead-89-article-1.1618072 Mary Grace Canfield, a veteran character actress who played handywoman Ralph Monroe on the television show “Green Acres,” has died. She was 89. Her daughter, Phoebe Alexiades,… Read More