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Proton therapy shows promising results in tumor treatments

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati are conducting a first-in-human trial of a radiation treatment that they say holds promise in treating tough-to-kill tumors. The researchers deliver the radiation with proton therapy, a procedure that uses a large, specialized machine called a gantry.

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Determining which clinical trial is best for you

Right now, there are hundreds of clinical trials going on in the United States. And, each month, millions of people go through lists, check to see if there are new treatments, technologies, or procedures to help them or their loved ones. New technology is using genetic testing to make the perfect matches for clinical trials, […]

SWFL family goes to St. Jude for help with infant daughter’s brain cancer

In the beginning, it just seemed like a stomach bug. In reality, it was something much worse. “Riley had a week of vomiting,” said Kelly Goddard. Riley, her daughter, was almost 10 months old at the time. “Intermittent vomiting, no other symptoms. One evening, she had pulled herself up on our coffee table and she […]

Charlotte County boy battling cancer is paying it forward with toy drive

A 9-year-old Punta Gorda boy battling brain cancer is giving back to the community that has supported him. Alex Meyer set a goal of collecting 1,000 toys to give to kids going through a tough time, just like he is. From games to stuffed animals to arts and crafts, Alex is working to collect toys […]

Neil Peart, Rush drummer and lyricist, has died at age 67

Neil Peart, the longtime drummer and lyricist of the band Rush, has died at age 67. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer died in Santa Monica, California, on January 7 after battling brain cancer, CBS Los Angeles confirmed. Peart’s bandmates made an emotional tribute to him on Twitter, saying he battled the cancer for […]