Pancreatic Cancer News
The Fight of His Life
T he sun is just rising over the railroad tracks when Frank Rodriguez unlocks the squeaky front door to his gym. Frank's Boxing Gym is a staple here in Grand Island, Nebraska , and the owner does just about everything to keep its doors -- even if they're squeaky --open. Rodriguez cuts the grass,
Freshman Hawaii Rep. Mark Takai Dies After Battle With Cancer
Freshman Rep. Mark Takai, D-Hawaii, has passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer, his office confirmed in a statement Wednesday. The congressman was 49 and died at home in Honolulu surrounded by family, according to his office.
Lions' TJ Jones finds special meaning in fatherhood
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- He ran down the tunnel and out onto the field like so many of his teammates that April day in 2010. TJ Jones heard about this feeling often from his father. He was about to live it himself. He enrolled early at Notre Dame, and the spring game would be the first time he would
Late GOP Senator Wanted to Apologize to Muslims for Donald Trump, Family Says
On his deathbed, Sen. Robert Bennett , R-Utah, wanted to apologize to Muslims for Donald Trump , according to his son and wife. Bennett, lying on his hospital bed in Washington, D.C., earlier this month after suffering a stroke, asked his son, Jim, and wife, Joyce, if there were any Muslims in the
R.I.P. Doug Rhoads, the ref who changed college football
On Friday we learned of the passing of Doug Rhoads, who retired as ACC coordinator of football officiating at the end of the 2014 season. After one year as an ESPN rules analyst it was discovered that he was suffering from pancreatic cancer . The disease worked with heartbreaking speed. Rhoads died
Flight Attendant Who Inspired 'Final Flight' Dies From Cancer
A Southwest Airlines flight attendant, whose brother shared her story on a "final flight" this week, has died due to pancreatic cancer , according to her family. LouAnn Alexander was a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines for 34 years and loved it, according to her daughter Layne Salvo. "She
Celebrities React to 'Prince of Tides' Author Pat Conroy's Death
Beloved author Pat Conroy, who penned best-sellers such as "The Great Santini" and "The Prince of Tides," died Friday after a battle with pancreatic cancer . He was 70 years old. After news broke of his passing, many celebrities reacted, including Barbra Streisand , who starred in the 1991 film
Pat Conroy, Author of 'Prince of Tides,' Diagnosed With Pancreatic Cancer
Pat Conroy, the bestselling author of "The Prince of Tides" and "The Great Santini," has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer , his publisher said today. "Pat is currently undergoing treatment at M.D. Anderson, where he is receiving excellent care and support from his doctors," Doubleday
The rise and fall and rise again of Ted Ginn Jr.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Two catches 1 yard 13 games. That was the entirety of Ted Ginn Jr .'s contribution to the San Francisco 49ers ' offense in 2012, when his once-promising career bottomed out. Back then, the wide receiver was hearing concerns from everyone: his wife, friends and total strangers.
Some 9/11 First Responders Slam Donald Trump for Not Backing Their Health Care Funding
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has repeatedly invoked New York City’s response to the Sept. 11 terror attacks after Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said he represented “New York values.” But Trump's comments have angered some 9/11 first responders because they say he didn’t support their