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Tuesday's NHL: Devils' Brian Boyle diagnosed with cancer

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Michigan mother Carrie DeKlyen dies of brain cancer at 37, three days after giving birth to sixth child

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Michigan mother Carrie DeKlyen dies of brain cancer at 37, three days after giving birth to sixth child


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Zinc transporter key to fighting pancreatic cancer and more

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Cancer doctor’s victims say restitution falls short

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Could green sponge found near Alaska hold key to curing pancreatic cancer?

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Could green sponge found near Alaska hold key to curing pancreatic cancer?


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Doctors find new way to treat cancer

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Teen who beat brain cancer plans to become a pediatric oncologist to help other kids

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Buy Photo. In the corner of a cancer center in Farmington Hills on Tuesday afternoon, a rabbi and a patient talked about the meaning of the upcoming Jewish high holy days, relationships and death. As Brown spoke at Beaumont Cancer Center in Farmington Hills, IVs slowly dripped chemotherapy drugs into him, part of his cancer treatment he hopes can keep him alive in spite of being given only about 20 months to live   Read More ...
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Tuesday's NHL: Devils' Brian Boyle diagnosed with cancer
Brian Boyle hopes to play hockey again soon after being diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, a type of bone-marrow cancer that the New Jersey Devils’ team doctor said can largely be treated with medication. The 32-year-old forward was diagnosed with CML after bloodwork at the start of training camp showed irregularities from last season. Boyle said based on what team doctor Michael Farber and others have told him, he expects to live his life under normal conditions   Read More ...
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Chad Carr's final gift: Hope for other kids with deadly cancer
Michigan Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh talks 'Signing of the Stars' event at U-M on National Signing Day. Video by Mark Snyder, DFP Chad Carr's everlasting gift to the world lies in discoveries that could lead to new cancer treatments or even a cure as scientists research the 4.6-centimeter brain tumor that took his life. The blond-haired, charismatic grandson of former University of Michigan football legends Lloyd Carr and Tom Curtis and died in November 2015, just 14 months after he was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, better known as DIPG   Read More ...
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Funeral held for Michigan mom who refused cancer treatment to save baby
Hundreds of people filled a church today to say goodbye to Carrie DeKlyen, a mother of six from Wyoming, Mich., who opted to forgo brain cancer treatment to save her unborn daughter. The baby — Life Lynn — is doing great after a recent health scare. DeKlyen, 37, was unconscious and gravely ill with an aggressive brain tumor when she delivered Life on Sept   Read More ...
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Michigan mom who refused chemotherapy so she could give birth has died
The headaches began sometime in March. They didn't think much of them, other than that they were possible migraines - until she started vomiting. An initial scan showed a mass in Carrie DeKlyen's brain. More tests showed that it was a form of cancer, possibly lymphoma, but treatable. But a pathology exam revealed a more grim diagnosis. The 37-year-old mother of five from Wyoming, Michigan, had glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer   Read More ...
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‘I’ll See You in Heaven’: Michigan Mom of 6 Who Refused Cancer Treatment to Deliver Her Baby Dies at 37
Carrie DeKlyen, the Michigan mother of six who sacrificed cancer treatment that would have saved her life but ended her pregnancy, died Saturday — three days after delivering her newborn baby. She was 37. Her husband Nick DeKlyn told the Associated Press that Carrie was surrounded by family at the time of her death. Nick said one of the last things he said to his wife was “I’ll see you in Heaven   Read More ...
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West Michigan mom who denied cancer treatment to save baby has died
A Michigan woman who sacrificed the chance to prolong her life in order to give birth to her sixth child has died.   Read More ...
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Michigan Mom of 6 Who Refused Cancer Treatment to Deliver Her Baby Dies at 37
Carrie DeKlyen, the Michigan mother of six who sacrificed cancer treatment that would have saved her life but ended her pregnancy, died Saturday — three days after delivering her newborn baby. She was 37. Her husband Nick DeKlyn told the Associated Press that Carrie was surrounded by family at the time of her death. Nick said one of the last things he said to his wife was “I’ll see you in Heaven   Read More ...
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Michigan mother Carrie DeKlyen dies of brain cancer at 37, three days after giving birth to sixth child
A Michigan woman who sacrificed a chance to extend her life in order to give birth to her sixth child passed away early Saturday. Carrie DeKlyen, 37, chose to forgo clinical trials and chemotherapy to treat brain cancer, since it would have meant ending her pregnancy. Feeding and breathing tubes were removed on Thursday, one day after daughter Life Lynn was born   Read More ...
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Michigan woman forgoes cancer treatment to have sixth kid
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan woman has given up the opportunity to prolong her life in order to give birth to her sixth child. Doctors removed Carrie DeKlyen's feeding and breathing tubes on Thursday, a day after her daughter, Life Lynn DeKlyen, was born. The mother chose to forgo chemotherapy to treat her brain cancer, since it would have meant ending her pregnancy   Read More ...
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Michigan woman forgoes cancer treatment to have sixth child
By JEFF KAROUB Associated Press DETROIT (AP) - A Michigan woman sacrificed the chance to prolong her life to give birth to her sixth child. Doctors removed Carrie DeKlyen's feeding and breathing tubes on Thursday, a day after her daughter, Life Lynn, was born. DeKlyen chose to forgo clinical trials and chemotherapy to treat her brain cancer, since it would have meant ending her pregnancy   Read More ...
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Michigan woman forgoes cancer treatment to have sixth kid
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - A western Michigan woman has given up the opportunity to prolong her life in order to give birth to her sixth child. Doctors removed Carrie DeKlyen's feeding and breathing tubes on Thursday, a day after her daughter, Life Lynn DeKlyen, was born. The mother chose to forgo chemotherapy to treat her brain cancer, since it would have meant ending her pregnancy   Read More ...
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Michigan woman forgoes cancer treatment to have sixth kid
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan woman has given up the opportunity to prolong her life in order to give birth to her sixth child. Doctors removed Carrie DeKlyen's feeding and breathing tubes on Thursday, a day after her daughter, Life Lynn DeKlyen, was born. The mother chose to forgo chemotherapy to treat her brain cancer, since it would have meant ending her pregnancy   Read More ...
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Mom with terminal brain cancer gives birth to baby girl
Carrie DeKlyen sacrificed her life to save Life. It was a decision the 37-year-old mother from Wyoming, Mich., made in May, when she was still conscious but very sick with terminal brain cancer. Chemotherapy or a clinical trial would almost certainly prolong her life. But both options would mean terminating her pregnancy. On Wednesday evening, DeKlyen delivered a baby girl named Life   Read More ...
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Zinc transporter key to fighting pancreatic cancer and more
When trace elements rise to toxic levels, bad things happen. Patients suffering from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease harbor significantly higher levels of zinc and iron in their brains than healthy patients. Those with pancreatic cancer have an unusually high amount of a specific zinc transporter. So, controlling those levels could be an effective plan of attack against these diseases and others, said Jian Hu, Michigan State University biochemist   Read More ...
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Many victims of Michigan doctor still seeking restitution
DETROIT (AP) — The victims of a Michigan doctor who was imprisoned two years ago for giving unnecessary chemotherapy and over-medicating patients still live with physical, financial and emotional scars. Farid Fata, 52, was sentenced to 45 years in prison for deceiving Blue Cross-Blue Shield and Medicare of about $34 million by prescribing chemotherapy to cancer-free patients and over-medicating others at his five hematology and oncology clinics, the Detroit News reported   Read More ...
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Cancer doctor’s victims say restitution falls short
Teddy Howard of Clinton Township was one of many people needlessly given chemotherapy treatments from cancer doctor Farid Fata. He continues to suffer, "for what, greed? Power? Thrill? It's an awful thing to go through." Max Ortiz, The Detroit News. It’s been two years since Farid Fata was sent to prison for giving chemotherapy to cancer-free patients while over-medicating others, but his victims are still living with the physical, financial and emotional scars   Read More ...
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Pregnant Mom-of-5 Now Unconscious After Refusing Cancer Treatment to Save Unborn Child
"This is what she wants." COSMOPOLITAN — Carrie DeKlyen, a pregnant mother-of-five with a terminal brain tumor who was postponing chemo until after she gave birth, is unconscious following a stroke. The 37-year-old Michigan woman was diagnosed with Glioblastoma in April. reports that she enrolled in a clinical trial for treatment at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor after diagnosis and found out she was pregnant and would need to terminate the pregnancy to receive treatment   Read More ...
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Pregnant Mom-of-5 Now Unconscious After Refusing Cancer Treatment to Save Unborn Child
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Pregnant Mom-of-5 Now Unconscious After Refusing Cancer Treatment to Save Unborn Child
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Pregnant Mom-of-5 Now Unconscious After Refusing Cancer Treatment to Save Unborn Child
"This is what she wants." COSMOPOLITAN — Carrie DeKlyen, a pregnant mother-of-five with a terminal brain tumor who was postponing chemo until after she gave birth, is unconscious following a stroke. The 37-year-old Michigan woman was diagnosed with Glioblastoma in April. reports that she enrolled in a clinical trial for treatment at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor after diagnosis and found out she was pregnant and would need to terminate the pregnancy to receive treatment   Read More ...
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Pregnant Mom-of-5 Now Unconscious After Refusing Cancer Treatment to Save Unborn Child
"This is what she wants." COSMOPOLITAN — Carrie DeKlyen, a pregnant mother-of-five with a terminal brain tumor who was postponing chemo until after she gave birth, is unconscious following a stroke. The 37-year-old Michigan woman was diagnosed with Glioblastoma in April. reports that she enrolled in a clinical trial for treatment at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor after diagnosis and found out she was pregnant and would need to terminate the pregnancy to receive treatment   Read More ...
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Pregnant Mom-of-5 Now Unconscious After Refusing Cancer Treatment to Save Unborn Child
"This is what she wants." COSMOPOLITAN — Carrie DeKlyen, a pregnant mother-of-five with a terminal brain tumor who was postponing chemo until after she gave birth, is unconscious following a stroke. The 37-year-old Michigan woman was diagnosed with Glioblastoma in April. reports that she enrolled in a clinical trial for treatment at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor after diagnosis and found out she was pregnant and would need to terminate the pregnancy to receive treatment   Read More ...
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Pregnant Mom-of-5 Now Unconscious After Refusing Cancer Treatment to Save Unborn Child
"This is what she wants." COSMOPOLITAN — Carrie DeKlyen, a pregnant mother-of-five with a terminal brain tumor who was postponing chemo until after she gave birth, is unconscious following a stroke. The 37-year-old Michigan woman was diagnosed with Glioblastoma in April. reports that she enrolled in a clinical trial for treatment at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor after diagnosis and found out she was pregnant and would need to terminate the pregnancy to receive treatment   Read More ...
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Mom of 5 on Life Support After Refusing Cancer Treatment to Save Unborn Child: ‘This Is What She Wants’ Husband Says
Pregnant and terminally ill, Carrie DeKlyen never feared death — but she was terrified of losing her baby. Now, the Michigan mother of five who was diagnosed with glioblastoma — an aggressive, rapidly growing malignant tumor that can affect the brain and spinal cord — lies in a “vegetative state” in a Michigan hospital, inching toward death so her unborn child can have a chance at life   Read More ...
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Could green sponge found near Alaska hold key to curing pancreatic cancer?
Scientists say a green sponge discovered more than a decade ago in deep waters off the coast of Alaska is showing promise as a potential treatment for pancreatic cancer. A molecule from the sponge selectively killed both pancreatic and ovarian cancer cells in lab tests conducted at the Henry Ford Cancer Institute in Detroit. "This is big news, because there are currently few treatments for this type of cancer," said Douglas DeMaster, science director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Alaska Fisheries Science Center   Read More ...
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Column: Medicare cuts target vulnerable
Buy Photo. Today, more than 50 Michigan residents will die from cancer. Over 140 will receive cancer diagnoses and begin the fight of their lives. A new federal proposal could make their battle even tougher. To save money, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has suggested that Congress cut reimbursements for medical treatments covered by Medicare Part B. These cuts would make it harder for Michiganians to receive the care they need   Read More ...
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Beaumont trumpets, defends new pricey proton beam cancer center
Buy Photo. Beaumont Health officials showed off their new $40-million cancer-fighting machine on Thursday — the first of its kind in Michigan and purportedly more advanced and less costly to operate than earlier models of the sometimes controversial technology. The proton beam device is the centerpiece of the new Proton Therapy Center on Beaumont's Royal Oak hospital campus and one of just 25 in the country   Read More ...
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Beaumont unveiling high-tech cancer fighter
Buy Photo. Beaumont Health will unveil today a high-tech cancer-fighting therapy that is considered ideal for destroying cancer cells close to vital organs. The $40-million Proton Therapy Center in Royal Oak will be one of only 25 such operational centers in the country and the only one in Michigan. The treatment, which targets cancer cells more precisely, is called proton beam therapy   Read More ...
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Bob Pisor, beloved former WDIV colleague, dies after cancer fight
DETROIT - Our Local 4 News family lost a friend and former colleague this weekend. Bob Pisor has died after a battle with kidney cancer. Back in the and into the , Pisor was a familiar face to WDIV news viewers, just one chapter in a long and distinguished career. An author and journalist, Pisor covered politics for the Detroit News and was, for a time, press secretary for Detroit Mayor Coleman Young during some of the city's most difficult years   Read More ...
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Doctors find new way to treat cancer
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (CNN) - Researchers in Michigan are working to treat cancer in a new way with the use of immunotherapy. Immunotherapy boosts the immune system, allowing the body to recognize and attack cancer cells naturally.   Read More ...
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Bicyclists pedaling to Traverse City for cancer prevention
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A group of bicyclists is riding from Detroit to Traverse City to raise money for cancer prevention. The 17 riders are expected to complete the 328-mile trip to the Cowell Family Cancer Center in Traverse City sometime Sunday. They left the Fisher Building Arcade Friday afternoon. So far, they have raised about $75,000 to help support the Next Generation Choices Foundation which focuses on education, policy and legislative measures aimed at aiding cancer prevention   Read More ...
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Teen who beat brain cancer plans to become a pediatric oncologist to help other kids
Jeffrey Brown, 18, of Ypsilanti overcame brain cancer. He graduated this spring, and plans to attend the University of Michigan in the fall. Jeffrey hopes to become a pediatric oncologist one day, helping other kids fight cancer. Kristen Jordan Shamus/Detroit Free Press. Buy Photo. Losing was never an option. Jeffrey Brown’s family made that clear from the start. The boy from Ypsilanti was given just 50/50 odds of survival when doctors diagnosed him with stage 4 brain cancer at age 13   Read More ...
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Cancer care facility breaks ground today in Detroit
Plans are moving forward for a new cancer care facility in Detroit. A groundbreaking event is scheduled today for the Brigitte Harris Cancer Pavilion, which will be part of the Henry Ford Cancer Institute. It’s named for Detroit businessman and philanthropist Mort Harris’ late wife, Brigitte Harris. Last year he gave Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System $20 million to facilitate cancer care and research as part of a $40 million package supporting the health system   Read More ...
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Basketball coaches visit pediatric cancer patients
Brady Cullen, 4, of Royal Oak displays his George Blaha bobble head during a Coaches Beat Cancer event Monday, June 5, 2017 at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. Head basketball coaches from Michigan teams met with pediatric cancer patients and survivors.   Read More ...
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Friends hold tribute for long-time Detroit firefighter dying of cancer
Former chief of training for the Detroit Fire Department is dying of kidney cancer. Family and friends put together a tribute to him in about three days. Fire trucks lined the parking lot of Providence Hospital to pay tribute. When word came about a month ago that Stephen Johnson, former chief of training for the Detroit Fire Department, was dying of kidney cancer, his family and friends quickly planned a June 25 tribute party complete with live music   Read More ...
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Michigan family embarks on bike ride for cancer research
BRIGHTON, Mich. (AP) — A family from a Detroit suburb has set off on a 1,200-mile (about 1930 kilometers) long bicycle journey to benefit children's cancer research. Eva and Karl Helminen and their 10-year old son, Zack, from Brighton left Thursday for a six-week trek to the Upper Peninsula and back on a custom-made bike for three. The ride is a part of the Great Cycle Challenge USA fundraiser to benefit the Children's Cancer Research Fund   Read More ...
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'Sister cell' profiling aims to shut down cancer metastasis
In work that could improve understanding of how cancer spreads, a team of engineers and medical researchers at the University of Michigan developed a new kind of microfluidic chip that can capture rare, aggressive cancer cells, grow them on the chip and release single cells on demand. For the first time, they can easily compare two different "sister" cells—born of the same original cancer cell—to explore how different genes are activated and deactivated as cancer cells divide and spread   Read More ...
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2017 Michigan Softball Academy fights breast cancer
Twenty-four teams gather on Alumni FIeld for the 2017 Michigan Softball Academy, Wednesday, May 3, 2017 in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Academy brings people together to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about reducing breast cancer risk, and raises money to help the American Cancer Society.   Read More ...
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Crittenton pays $791K to settle Fata claims
Detroit – Crittenton Hospital Medical Center and related entities agreed Monday to pay $791,047 to settle health care fraud allegations involving convicted cancer doctor Farid Fata. The settlement stems from claims the Rochester Hills hospital and its cancer center violated the False Claims Act by billing for medically unnecessary laboratory tests performed on Fata’s patients. Fata is serving a 45-year federal prison term for health care fraud, conspiracy to pay and receive kickbacks and money laundering   Read More ...
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