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Pairing 'angels' with cancer patientsupdated: Fri Aug 24 2012 07:35:00

Just two weeks after his wedding, Christophe Quancard was diagnosed with glioblastoma, one of the deadliest types of brain tumors.

Coroner, director Tony Scott's family dispute cancer reportupdated: Tue Aug 21 2012 11:34:00

Tony Scott's fatal plunge from a California bridge Sunday remained a public mystery Tuesday as medical investigators and his family disputed a report that the British director suffered from inoperable brain cancer.

Sheryl Crow: Brain tumor is a 'bump in the road'updated: Wed Jun 06 2012 09:35:00

Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow says she has a brain tumor, something she described to CNN on Tuesday as a "bump in the road."

Crow: Lyric lapse led to tumor findupdated: Wed Jun 06 2012 09:35:00

Singer Sheryl Crow reveals she has a benign brain tumor. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta has more.

Job loss, dwindling finances create new strain in family's cancer battleupdated: Mon Nov 07 2011 11:49:00

Since Kezia Fitzgerald and her 1-year-old daughter, Saiorse, started cancer treatments this year, the disease has upended nearly every aspect of their lives.

Anthony's mom suggests brain tumorupdated: Wed Sep 14 2011 05:36:00

Dr. Phil gives HLN's Joy Behar a sneak preview of his upcoming interview with George and Cindy Anthony.

Cell phone radiation: Would labels help?updated: Thu Jun 02 2011 06:59:00

Following the World Health Organization's announcement that radio frequency emissions from cell phones may increase the risk of some kinds of brain cancer, what do you need to know about the radiation coming from your phone?

Dr. Gupta explores cell phone safetyupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 06:59:00

CNN's Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta discuss manufacturers' guidance for using cell phones.

WHO: Cell phone use can increase possible cancer riskupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 09:21:00

Radiation from cell phones can possibly cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization. The agency now lists mobile phone use in the same "carcinogenic hazard" category as lead, engine exhaust and chloroform.

Cell phone use 'possibly carcinogenic'updated: Wed Jun 01 2011 09:21:00

Radiation from cell phones can possibly cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization.

Are my son's bipolar meds the most effective ones?updated: Tue May 17 2011 14:11:00

My son has biopolar and takes Depakote and Seroquel together. He doesn't seem that much better. Are there more effective drugs than these?

People.com: David Cook Debuts 'The Last Goodbye' on American Idolupdated: Fri Apr 22 2011 14:49:00

The season 7 winner returns to perform the first single from his upcoming album, This Loud Morning

SI.com: Peter King: Football carries Sabol through tough timesupdated: Mon Apr 18 2011 15:15:00

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. -- Very quiet in Laborville, isn't it? And aren't we all happy about that? Ten days before the draft begins, I've got a draft-education MMQB, and you're going to get to know about players you might not know now (Jimmy Smith, Ricky Stanzi, Ryan Williams) but must get schooled on before the big weekend.

When a headache really is a brain tumorupdated: Thu Apr 07 2011 10:16:00

It's become a classic scenario: You have a headache and after Googling it, you find out a headache can be a sign of a brain tumor.

2010: Playing ball after a brain tumorupdated: Thu Apr 07 2011 10:16:00

Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on a 17-year old living his dream of playing football after nearly dying from a brain tumor.

What killed Frank Branham?updated: Tue Sep 14 2010 10:59:00

When Joanne Branham lost her husband, Frank, to a brain tumor, she was devastated. But it wasn't until she visited her old neighbors in McCullom Lake, Illinois, that she began to question the cause of his death.

Experimental vaccine gives father of the bride precious timeupdated: Fri Sep 10 2010 09:28:00

Almost a year to the day after learning he had the deadliest form of brain cancer, Steve Holl was dancing at his daughter Eryn's wedding.

Raising cancer awareness, one pedal at a timeupdated: Sun Jul 18 2010 00:59:00

When Anne Feeley was diagnosed in April 2006 with an aggressive form of brain cancer, doctors told her to prepare for the worst.

Study fails to end debate on cancer, cell phone linkupdated: Tue May 18 2010 08:44:00

Long-awaited data from an international study have shown no evidence of increased risk of brain tumors associated with mobile phones, except in people who have the most exposure.

Do cell phones lead to brain cancer?updated: Tue May 18 2010 08:44:00

A new study finds no evidence of increased brain tumor risks linked to mobile phones. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

People.com: A Year After Brother's Death, David Cook Raises $140K for Cancer Researchupdated: Mon May 03 2010 11:54:00

The Idol alum returns to a charity race for a cause that's close to his heart

An American cancer survivor, cycling for a cureupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 18:23:00

My name is Anne Feeley. I am an American, a mother, a feminist, a baker, a wife, an atheist and a liberal Democrat. I am also a brain cancer survivor and an activist for brain cancer research and patient care.

Vaccine attacks brain tumorsupdated: Thu Mar 04 2010 10:31:00

A vaccine may shift the odds against a common, deadly brain cancer. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

Vaccine may shift odds against deadly brain cancerupdated: Thu Mar 04 2010 10:31:00

The first week of each month, Karen and Jerry Vaneman pack their car for a four-hour drive from Asheville, North Carolina, to the medical complex at Duke University. Inside the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, Karen waits patiently as a parade of doctors and technicians pokes and prods, taking samples of all kinds. On this day alone, she gives 21 vials of blood.

Evidence still fuzzy on cell phones, cancerupdated: Tue Nov 10 2009 15:49:00

In the year since a U.S. cancer researcher's warning drew wide attention, more evidence is emerging that long-term cell phone use is associated with cancer, but there's still not a definitive explanation or proof of cause and effect.

Edward Kennedy dies at 77updated: Sun Aug 30 2009 07:41:00

Sen. Edward Kennedy died at his home after a lengthy battle with brain cancer. CNN's Dana Bash reports.

Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy dies after cancer battleupdated: Fri Aug 28 2009 11:16:00

Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy, the patriarch of the first family of Democratic politics, died late Tuesday at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. He was 77.

Kennedy fought aggressive cancerupdated: Wed Aug 26 2009 22:38:00

When cancer invades the brain, the prognosis is usually grim. Despite his treatment at highly regarded medical centers, Edward "Ted" Kennedy, who served as a Democratic senator from Massachusetts for nearly 47 years, died just over a year after his surgery.

People.com: David Archuleta: My Heart Goes Out to David Cookupdated: Tue May 05 2009 08:46:00

The Idol runner-up sends condolences to his friend after his brother's death

People.com: David Cook Wore Brave Face to Race, Organizer Saysupdated: Mon May 04 2009 11:09:00

The grieving Idol "shared his very private moment with thousands" at the D.C. fund-raiser

People.com: David Cook to Run for Brain Cancer Charityupdated: Fri Apr 17 2009 07:53:00

The singer, who has a brother battling the disease, will run in and serve as grand marshal of Race for Hope

Look inside Kennedy's brain tumor surgeryupdated: Mon Dec 22 2008 12:52:00

Sen. Edward Kennedy announced in May 2008 that he was suffering from a brain tumor, a malignant glioma, in his left parietal lobe. He had surgery at Duke University in June 2008.

Ballesteros begins course of chemotherapyupdated: Fri Dec 19 2008 13:13:00

Spanish golf legend Seve Ballesteros has began a course of chemotherapy as he continues his recovery from a brain tumor.

Recovering Ballesteros leaves hospitalupdated: Tue Dec 09 2008 15:17:00

Spanish golfing legend Severiano Ballesteros was discharged from hospital on Tuesday, as he continued his recovery from a brain tumor.

Rick Warren: There's a purpose behind our problemsupdated: Sat Dec 06 2008 12:35:00

Rick Warren, founder and pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, is one of America's most influential authors and religious leaders. In August, he moderated a discussion on key issues between presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain.

Shop more or pray more?updated: Sat Dec 06 2008 12:35:00

People facing economic hardships are reminded to celebrate the holiday rather than worry about material goods.

Ballesteros set to leave intensive careupdated: Fri Nov 14 2008 09:00:00

Spanish golfer Seve Ballesteros could be moved from intensive care next week as he continues to recover from an operation to remove a brain tumor, a hospital statement said Friday.

Ballesteros improving after brain surgeryupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 12:06:00

Seve Ballesteros' condition is improving as he battles for his life after last week's surgery on his cancerous brain tumor.

Ballesteros battles tumorupdated: Thu Oct 16 2008 12:09:00

Golf legend Seve Ballesteros is diagnosed with a brain tumor. CNN's Justin Armsden reports.

Ballesteros undergoes brain tumor surgeryupdated: Wed Oct 15 2008 15:10:00

Golf legend Seve Ballesteros has undergone an operation in Madrid to remove a brain tumor, Spanish doctors confirmed in a statement on Wednesday.

Golf legend Ballesteros faces brain tumor testsupdated: Tue Oct 14 2008 05:05:00

Golf legend Seve Ballesteros is due to undergo a biopsy for a brain tumor Tuesday before doctors determine how to proceed with his treatment.

Ballesteros determined to fight brain tumorupdated: Mon Oct 13 2008 04:46:00

Seve Ballesteros was preparing for the "hardest challenge" of his life Monday as the golfing legend awaited further tests on his brain tumor.

Golf legend Ballesteros has brain tumorupdated: Mon Oct 13 2008 04:08:00

Golf legend Seve Ballesteros has confirmed that he has a brain tumor.

People.com: Sen. Ted Kennedy Briefly Hospitalizedupdated: Sat Sep 27 2008 15:36:00

His office says effects from a change in medication led to 911 call

Scientists debate possible cell phone link to brain cancerupdated: Thu Sep 25 2008 16:04:00

Bringing a growing health concern to Congress, scientists squared off Thursday over whether cell phones contribute to brain cancer.

Time.com: Gene Domino Effect Behind Brain, Pancreatic Tumors updated: Thu Sep 04 2008 18:00:00

Scientists have mapped the cascade of genetic changes that turn normal cells in the brain and pancreas into two of the most lethal cancers

Expert warns about cell usageupdated: Thu Jul 24 2008 10:57:00

A top U.S. cancer expert warns about using cell phones. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

Time.com: Sen. Kennedy Returns to Cape Codupdated: Mon Jun 09 2008 13:10:00

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy checked out of a hospital Monday to return home to Massachusetts, a week after undergoing an aggressive and delicate surgery to treat a cancerous brain tumor, a hospital spokeswoman said

Kennedy talk called good signupdated: Tue Jun 03 2008 16:01:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks about what it's like to operate on a brain.

Surgery good step, Gupta saysupdated: Mon Jun 02 2008 19:02:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on the advantages of having surgery on brain tumors like Sen. Ted Kennedy's.

Kennedy brain surgery 'successful'updated: Mon Jun 02 2008 19:02:00

An operation to remove a malignant tumor from Sen. Edward Kennedy's brain was successful, and the Democrat should suffer no permanent damage from the procedure, his surgeon reported Monday.

People.com: Ted Kennedy Undergoing Surgery on Brain Tumorupdated: Mon Jun 02 2008 11:46:00

After a six-hour operation, the senator expects to be hospitalized for a week

SI.com: Nina Mandell: Northwestern's biggest fan wins one tooupdated: Tue May 27 2008 09:46:00

TOWSON, Md. -- As the seconds ticked down toward Northwestern's fourth straight national title, lacrosse sticks went flying. And as the Wildcats ran over to the sidelines to celebrate with their fans, something else went flying too. The team lifted Jaclyn Murphy, a 13-year-old brain tumor survivor, from her front row seats and into the celebration.

Brain cancer survivors share stories, adviceupdated: Wed May 21 2008 21:13:00

Thomas Sedowski saw the big white dot on his brain scan, but thought he'd gotten a lucky break when the doctor called it a "lesion."

How to handle a brain tumorupdated: Wed May 21 2008 11:58:00

Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks about what doctors were looking for when diagnosing Sen. Ted Kennedy's brain tumor.

Kerry: Pull for Kennedyupdated: Wed May 21 2008 11:58:00

Sen. John Kerry asks everyone to pull for Sen. Ted Kennedy and his family as he battles a brain tumor.

Kennedy leaves hospital surrounded by familyupdated: Wed May 21 2008 11:58:00

Surrounded by family, a smiling Sen. Edward Kennedy left a Boston hospital Wednesday morning, a day after his doctors announced that he has a malignant brain tumor.

People.com: Sen. Kennedy Heading Home after Brain Tumor Diagnosisupdated: Wed May 21 2008 10:23:00

He's being released from the hospital and will travel to the Kennedy family compound in Hyannisport

Doctors: Ted Kennedy has malignant brain tumorupdated: Wed May 21 2008 07:25:00

U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy has a malignant brain tumor, doctors treating him at Massachusetts General Hospital said Tuesday.

People.com: Sen. Edward Kennedy Diagnosed with Malignant Brain Tumorupdated: Wed May 21 2008 06:14:00

The hospitalized politician "remains in good spirits," his doctors say

What Kennedy's diagnosis could meanupdated: Wed May 21 2008 03:50:00

Sen. Edward Kennedy has the most common type of brain tumor, but the size and nature of the tumor will determine how life threatening it is, CNN's chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta said Tuesday.

Praising Sen. Kennedyupdated: Tue May 20 2008 22:18:00

Senators react to news that Sen. Ted Kennedy has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.

Time.com: Kennedy's Brain Cancer: How Bad?updated: Tue May 20 2008 18:00:00

The senator's seizure is diagnosed as a malignant tumor. But his chances of survival depend on exactly what type it is

Deadly critters that might save your lifeupdated: Tue Apr 08 2008 12:51:00

Sure, you know these five creatures as stinging, biting merchants of death. But isn't it time we put aside our differences and embraced the positive?

How to save your own child updated: Tue Jan 01 2008 11:18:00

Early one summer's evening, five parents gathered at a suburban Boston home. They had wine and fruit tarts, cheese, crackers, and fresh fruit. Laughter and hugs filled the room.

Cookies to help kids with cancerupdated: Tue Jan 01 2008 11:18:00

Gretchen Witt is baking cookies this holiday season to fund research for her child's rare cancer. CNN's Mary Snow reports.

CNN Heroes: Actor salutes brain surgeonupdated: Wed Nov 14 2007 16:02:00

When actor Forest Whitaker's grandmother was diagnosed with brain cancer in the late 1990s, she was told her tumor was inoperable and that she had only months to live.

Sharing the spotlightupdated: Wed Nov 14 2007 16:02:00

Actor Forest Whitaker's hero is a top surgeon who is introducing young minds to the profession he loves.

Five diagnoses that call for a second opinionupdated: Thu Nov 01 2007 16:53:00

After Marci Smith was told she had a malignant brain tumor, she had surgery and then made an appointment with an oncologist to receive chemotherapy and radiation.

SI.com: Lee Jenkins: Ben Roethlisberger is playing to honor his old coach and compatriotupdated: Tue Oct 30 2007 11:14:00

Ben Roethlisberger keeps one copy of the poem folded in the console of his car. He keeps another framed above the desk in his house. He had a third laminated for the inside of his locker, just in case he ever needs to recite a line before wind sprints.

Time.com: Can a High-Fat Diet Beat Cancer?updated: Mon Sep 17 2007 12:00:00

German researchers are testing a controversial theory, using a low-carb, high-fat diet to help the sickest of cancer patients

SI.com: Friend of Tiger, Phil battles brain tumorupdated: Tue May 15 2007 16:00:00

One week on the PGA Tour was enough to remind Todd Demsey where he wants to be -- not only because of the perks and the prize money, but also because of the players he once called his peers.

Your e-mails: Fighting cancer and inactionupdated: Fri Jan 12 2007 09:55:00

CNN.com readers shared powerful stories of sickness and survival in response to a commentary written by Lance Armstrong, one of cycling's all-time greats and possibly the world's best known cancer survivor.

CNNMoney: Handicapping a cancer pillupdated: Mon Jun 19 2006 13:07:00

Eli Lilly & Co. is testing an anti-cancer pill that could shrink brain tumors and may be eventually used to treat other forms of cancer.

Mowlam had a special bond with publicupdated: Fri Aug 19 2005 05:02:00

Mo Mowlam, the UK Northern Ireland Secretary who helped Tony Blair negotiate the Good Friday Agreement and who played a significant role in the Northern Ireland peace process, has died at the age of 55.

NI peace broker Mowlam dead at 55updated: Fri Aug 19 2005 03:49:00

British politician Mo Mowlam, who died Thursday, has been praised for her no-nonsense negotiating as Northern Ireland secretary that helped forge the province's landmark peace accord.

Fortune: CEO Health: Don't Ask, Do Tellupdated: Mon May 31 2004 00:01:00

They say lightning doesn't strike twice, but it sure did at McDonald's.

Fortune: What Really Happened In IBM's Clean Room? Some 250 former workers are suing the computer giant, saying they were poisoned while updated: Mon Dec 08 2003 00:01:00

In real life, what could be called Erin Brockovich moments occur very rarely. Lawsuits by injured victims are common enough. But they almost never make it to trial. Rarer still is the tingling mome...

Fortune: The Brain An Owners Manual We baby-boomers have no intention of aging gracefully. Egged on by the multibupdated: Mon Oct 06 2003 00:01:00

MEMORY LOSS Michela Gallagher, Ph.D. Chair, Johns Hopkins University Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Fortune: Two New Reasons to Fear the Phoneupdated: Mon Sep 30 2002 00:01:00

At every break during Nokia's analyst meeting last year in New York City, hordes of analysts and pundits rushed out to make calls. Nothing unusual about that. But more than half of the callers were...

Fortune: The Doctor Is In. Any Questions?updated: Mon Mar 05 2001 00:01:00

What's the latest on cell phones and brain tumors?

Fortune: Static? Or Frying Brain Cells? THE NASTY DEBATE OVER CELL-PHONE SAFETYupdated: Mon Jul 05 1999 00:01:00

Hit the "talk" button on your cellular phone, and microwave radiation bombards your head. As the bursts of electromagnetic waves cross your mind, so might a few questions. Is your brain frying? Doe...

Money Magazine: A Dying Woman And Her Family Ponder The Cost Of Livingupdated: Wed Apr 01 1998 00:01:00

Last fall, doctors told Valli Rice, a 48-year-old artist who enjoys hiking and kayaking, that conventional medicine could not offer any real lifesaving treatments if her malignant brain tumor recur...

Fortune: DO CELLULAR PHONES CAUSE CANCER? One researcher for Motorola wouldn't use them more than 30 minutes a day. But there's an appallupdated: Mon Mar 08 1993 00:01:00

THE BOTTOM LINE of all the hullabaloo over whether cellular phones cause brain cancer: Nobody knows. Why not? Because -- as with electromagnetic radiation from other sources like video display term...

Fortune: MIKE WALSH TAKES ON BRAIN CANCER ''Look, I know this is bad,'' says the all-star CEO from Tenneco. But doctors tell him it's ''pupdated: Mon Feb 22 1993 00:01:00

FOR 50 unblemished years, Mike Walsh -- Stanford running back, White House Fellow, Yale Law grad, and now transformational CEO of a once teetering industrial giant -- has lived the American dream, ...

Fortune: CAN POWER LINES GIVE YOU CANCER? The returns aren't in on possible risks from common electromagnetic fields, but utilities and Vupdated: Mon Dec 31 1990 00:01:00

IN NOVEMBER, 65% of the voters in Washington's Whatcom County approved a measure limiting construction of new high-voltage power lines. Last summer a citizens' group in Monmouth County, New Jersey,...

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