Diagnosis and treatment

June 14, 2017 - 7:26 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would set standards for organic marijuana, allow pot samples at county fairs and permit home deliveries under legislation set to be considered by lawmakers Thursday as the state prepares for next year's start of legal marijuana sales. Lawmakers and Gov. Jerry...
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In this April 17, 2017, photo provided by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Heather Delaney, left rear, and Riley Delaney care for their conjoined twin daughters Abby, left, and Erin, who had been preparing for separation surgery by undergoing treatment to expand skin on their scalps using implanted balloons, at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in Philadelphia. Hospital officials say surgeons successfully separated the 10-month-old twins June 6 during an 11-hour surgery. (Ed Cunicelli/Children's Hospital of Philadelphia via AP)
June 13, 2017 - 6:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A team successfully separated 10-month-old conjoined twins during an 11-hour surgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia said Tuesday. The hospital said sisters Erin and Abby Delaney, of North Carolina, are recovering in the intensive care unit after last week's procedure. The...
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Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jameson Taillon delivers in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in Pittsburgh, Monday, June 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
June 12, 2017 - 11:38 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jameson Taillon walked off the mound for the final time Monday night, sat in the dugout and felt fortunate to have pitched once again in the major leagues. Taillon worked five scoreless innings in his return from treatments for testicular cancer and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the...
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In this photo taken March 29, 2017, Dr. David Maloney of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is greeted by patient Ken Shefveland, whose lymphoma was successfully treated with CAR-T cell therapy. Immune therapy is the hottest trend in cancer care and its next frontier is creating "living drugs" that grow inside the body into an army that seeks and destroys tumors. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
June 12, 2017 - 9:15 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Ken Shefveland's body was swollen with cancer, treatment after treatment failing until doctors gambled on a radical approach: They removed some of his immune cells, engineered them into cancer assassins and unleashed them into his bloodstream. Immune therapy is the hottest trend in...
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June 12, 2017 - 6:24 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox TV analyst Jerry Remy said Monday he has been diagnosed with lung cancer for a fifth time and will have surgery to treat it in two weeks. The 64-year-old Remy spoke to reporters before working the opener of Boston's two-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies. "It...
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In this photo taken March 29, 2017, Dr. David Maloney of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is greeted by patient Ken Shefveland, whose lymphoma was successfully treated with CAR-T cell therapy. Immune therapy is the hottest trend in cancer care and its next frontier is creating "living drugs" that grow inside the body into an army that seeks and destroys tumors. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
June 12, 2017 - 1:16 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Ken Shefveland's body was swollen with cancer, treatment after treatment failing until doctors gambled on a radical approach: They removed some of his immune cells, engineered them into cancer assassins and unleashed them into his bloodstream. Immune therapy is the hottest trend in...
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June 07, 2017 - 5:28 am
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria, West Africa's economic and military powerhouse, is adrift as President Muhammadu Buhari has been in London for medical treatment for a month as of Wednesday, worrying many that his undisclosed health problems have left Africa's most populous country without strong...
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Chemotherapy drugs are administered to a patient at North Carolina Cancer Hospital in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Thursday, May 25, 2017. According to new studies released at a June 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology conference, drugs are scoring big gains against some of the most common cancers, setting new standards of care for many prostate, breast and lung tumors. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
June 05, 2017 - 7:33 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Drugs are scoring big wins against common cancers, setting new standards for how to treat many prostate, breast and lung tumors. There's even a "uni-drug" that may fight many forms of the disease. What's striking: The drugs are beneficial in some cases for more than a year, much...
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Chemotherapy drugs are administered to a patient at North Carolina Cancer Hospital in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Thursday, May 25, 2017. According to new studies released at a June 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology conference, drugs are scoring big gains against some of the most common cancers, setting new standards of care for many prostate, breast and lung tumors. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
June 05, 2017 - 7:32 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Drugs are scoring big wins against common cancers, setting new standards for treating prostate, breast and lung tumors. Most striking is that some are giving benefit well past a year, much longer than the few months many new drugs offer. Studies suggest the drug Zytiga (zye-TEE-guh)...
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In this photo taken Thursday, May 11, 2017, Andre Shavers, who runs a marijuana delivery business, walks up a street in Oakland, Calif. The City of Oakland is prodding cannabis businesses to pair with minority applicants if they want a license to sell, manufacture, cultivate or distribute weed in 2018 as part of California's massive expansion of legal cannabis. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
May 31, 2017 - 4:23 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Andre Shavers was sentenced to five years on felony probation after authorities burst into the house where he was living in one of Oakland's most heavily policed neighborhoods and found a quarter ounce of marijuana. After the 2007 raid, Shavers couldn't leave the state...
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