July 24, 2006 |
Doctors at Thomas Jefferson University have discovered why the wonder drug Gleevec, heralded for turning off cancer cells, may cause congestive heart failure in a small number of patients. And implications of the research may extend beyond Gleevec, revealing potential pitfalls in a whole class of cancer drugs that work in a similar way, the report's authors say. The study followed up on 10 patients who developed severe heart failure after taking Gleevec. Those cases were first reported in 2004 by the University of Texas' M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
September 21, 2000 |
Mayor Mary Duffy wants to put the rumor mill to rest: Yes, she is sick, but, no, she is not on her deathbed. Sitting in her office yesterday, Duffy, 59, confirmed that she has "a rare form of leukemia. " Like all cancers, it is life threatening, but Duffy said that her prognosis was good and that she remained optimistic. "I haven't let it stop me," the mayor said. "People who know me know I'm a strong individual. " The cancer was diagnosed in late spring after she went to see her doctor complaining of fatigue.
February 8, 1989 |
A bone marrow donor drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday in Trinity Hall, behind St. Joan of Arc Church in Marlton, in hopes of saving the life of Tony Iannuzzi, a Marlton resident who suffers from chronic myelogenous leukemia. Iannuzzi, chief custodian of Lenape Regional High School, needs to find a blood match as near as to perfect as possible to receive the bone-marrow transplant needed to stem the progress of his disease. During Sunday's donor drive, tests for blood type will be taken on the spot.
October 9, 1991 |
Q: My 90-year-old husband has arthritis of the hip and is investigating the best exercise he might consider for maximum control of the condition and the pain. Would a stationary bike be appropriate, or is something else better? A: A stationary bike would be fine. So would swimming, brisk walking and mild calisthenics. Ordinarily, I encourage patients to find their own level of exercise, within the limits of pain. It's especially important to engage in activity that is enjoyable, otherwise the project becomes too much of an effort and most people give up exercising after a few weeks.
March 15, 1992 |
Three Philadelphia scientists have reported the development of a powerful new way to pinpoint cancerous cells months earlier than was previously possible. The method, based on a genetic technique, has the potential for saving thousands of lives because it can detect a relapse in victims of leukemia, lymphomas and other cancers, said Jorge J. Yunis, vice chairman of the department of neoplastic diseases at Hahnemann University and one of the study's co-authors. "This technique can pick out one cancerous cell out of a million cells," he said.
April 14, 1994 |
For more than a decade, Todd Newkirk, 30, has fought for his life. He suffers from chronic myelogenous leukemia. His health has recently deteriorated, and he needs a bone-marrow transplant, scheduled for Tuesday, to survive. The congregation of Newkirk's church, Grace Lutheran, has rallied to his aid, raising money to help defray his mounting medical bills. Members have collected nearly $11,000 using various fund-raising methods, including a concert Saturday. In addition, two national Lutheran organizations are helping.
August 12, 2011 |
Alan Bernard Hinerfeld, 75, formerly of Center City, a retired pediatric dentist and an accomplished photographer, died of leukemia Saturday, July 30, at Ivy Ridge Retirement Home in Sacramento, Calif. Dr. Hinerfeld grew up in West Oak Lane and graduated from Central High School in 1953. He considered becoming a rabbi, said his daughter, Laura, and studied Judaism at Gratz College. He then attended Temple University and earned a dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1964.
October 9, 2007 |
Mikael Samuelsson had a goal and an assist to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-2 win over the visiting Edmonton Oilers last night. Chris Chelios, Tomas Holmstrom and Kris Draper also scored for Detroit. Nicklas Lidstrom and Henrik Zetterberg each had two assists. Chelios, the NHL's oldest player at 45, skated in his 1,550th game, breaking a tie with Hall of Famer Alex Delvecchio to move into eighth place on the career list. Dominik Hasek made 18 saves for the Red Wings.
June 12, 1988 |
Tony Iannuzzi has more friends than he can count. And many came out last weekend to support him. Last Sunday the Marlton Post Office organized a softball game against a team of celebrity athletes at Cherokee High School. The proceeds from the game and a refreshment-and-baked-goods sale helped defray the ever-increasing costs that the Marlton resident faces. After he couldn't shake a chest cold, Iannuzzi was given a blood test and diagnosed as having chronic myelogenous leukemia in November.
June 24, 1990 |
Sometime this summer, Ridley Township native Pat Cassidy Forsyth, a leukemia patient, is expected to undergo a bone-marrow transplant. The hospital stay and operation, to be done at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore, will cost about $250,000, according to Forsyth's brother, Jack Cassidy of Bethel. About $50,000 of that cost will not be covered by medical insurance, he said. Cassidy and several friends and family members have targeted that amount as their fund-raising goal to help defray medical costs.