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NEWS
May 8, 1994 | By Arlene Martin, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Jeff Barthmaier thinks he's strong but admits he has little endurance. Still, he will join hundreds of others on Saturday in the Relay for Life at Haddonfield High School. The fund-raiser is sponsored by the Camden County unit of the American Cancer Society. Barthmaier, 19, of Erial, has acute lymphoblastic leukemia, known as ALL. He has endured chemotherapy, radiation, lumbar punctures and regular bone- marrow tests to treat the cancer, which was diagnosed in April 1993. "At first I dismissed all the signs," he said.
SPORTS
October 9, 1990 | By Ray Didinger, Daily News Sports Writer
Kevin Singleton used to feel invincible. He was a 6-2, 230-pound linebacker for the University of Arizona's nationally ranked football team. He could bench press 440 pounds. He could run the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds. He combined with twin brother Chris, also a linebacker, to make more than 250 tackles for the Wildcats in the 1988 season. The Singletwins, that's what Arizona fans called them. Chris made first- team All-Pac 10 two years ago. Kevin made honorable mention. They both appeared headed to wealth and fame in the NFL. Then in July 1989, Kevin Singleton was hospitalized with what was thought to be a bacterial infection.
NEWS
September 3, 1989 | By Steve Wartenberg, Special to The Inquirer
Joy Jones wore her ever-present smile as she hopped out of the rowboat and plopped herself down on a table by the edge of the lake. All around her, campers and counselors were paddling, sailing, swimming - having a great time. At first glance this looked like a typical scene from a typical summer camp in the Poconos. But it wasn't. "I can get up the hill myself," said Jones, a 16-year-old Chester resident, after a counselor offered to help her up the steep and slippery bank of the lake.
NEWS
September 7, 1989 | By Steve Wartenberg, Special to The Inquirer
Joy Jones wore her ever-present smile as she hopped out of the rowboat and plopped herself down on a table by the edge of the lake. All around her, campers and counselors were paddling, sailing, swimming - having a great time. At first glance this looked like a typical scene from a typical summer camp in the Poconos. But it wasn't. "I can get up the hill myself," said Jones, a 16-year-old Chester resident, after a counselor offered to help her up the steep and slippery bank of the lake.
NEWS
October 17, 2014 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
CAR therapy for cancer has moved into the fast lane. The University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia on Thursday published the latest results of their novel "chimeric antigen receptor" - CAR - immune therapy. Of 25 children and five adults with end-stage leukemia, 90 percent saw their cancer disappear and 67 percent were cancer-free six months later. The longest remission has lasted almost three years. The Food and Drug Administration in July gave the CAR therapy "breakthrough" designation, intended to expedite its approval.
NEWS
September 11, 1986 | From Inquirer Wire Services
An Australian researcher said yesterday that Vitamin C appeared to have "no worthwhile" value for preventing the common cold and might have only "a small therapeutic" effect for treating sniffles, sneezes and other symptoms. A. Stewart Truswell of the University of Sydney, reporting in a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine, reviewed 27 studies in the medical literature on the value of Vitamin C in preventing and treating the common cold. "It is now fairly clear that for preventing common colds, Vitamin C has no worthwhile effect," said Truswell.
NEWS
July 24, 2003 | By Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Charlie Mae Brown, 63, a champion of children's rights and tireless supporter of Jack and Jill of America Inc., died Friday of acute lymphoblastic leukemia at her home in Mount Airy. Mrs. Brown was born and raised in Abbeville, S.C., where she graduated from J.S. Wright High School in 1957. She received a bachelor's degree in business education from South Carolina State College in Orangeburg in 1961. Mrs. Brown attended graduate classes at Temple University. She moved to North Philadelphia in 1961 and worked at a variety of jobs until she married Samuel Joseph Brown III in 1965.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 2013 | By Marie McCullough, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Nora Situm, the 5-year-old Croatian girl whose homeland raised money for her to seek experimental leukemia therapy at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, died early Wednesday while the tailor-made treatment was still being produced. "We are very sorry for the loss of Nora Situm, and express our deepest sympathies to her parents, family, and many friends and supporters in Croatia," the hospital said in a statement. "During the time Nora was in our care we were in awe of the tremendous courage and spirit displayed by her and her parents.
NEWS
March 22, 2013 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nora Situm, the 5-year-old Croatian girl whose homeland raised money for her to seek experimental leukemia therapy at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, died early Wednesday while the tailor-made treatment was still being produced. "We are very sorry for the loss of Nora Situm, and express our deepest sympathies to her parents, family, and many friends and supporters in Croatia," the hospital said in a statement. "During the time Nora was in our care, we were in awe of the tremendous courage and spirit displayed by her and her parents.
NEWS
April 21, 2013 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
The seventh child to receive an experimental leukemia therapy at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia got good news last week: It worked. "Avrey Walker is cancer free!!!! A total remission!" her father, Aaron, exulted on their Facebook page. The 9-year-old from Redmond, Ore., was diagnosed at age 4 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a blood cancer that can be deadly within a few months if not treated. Like other children in the study at Children's, Avrey had undergone years of intermittent chemotherapy, only to relapse each time the toxic treatments ended.
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