September 17, 2016
John Buzbee, 50, a veteran Foreign Service officer who served across the Middle East, including two stints in Iraq after the 2003 U.S. invasion, died Thursday from complications from metastatic colon cancer. Mr. Buzbee served in Iraq during the effort to rebuild that nation after the ouster of Saddam Hussein. He started his career as a newspaper reporter in Los Angeles and Kansas City, covering police and city hall. But a longtime fascination with the Middle East prompted him to change careers in his early 30s. After earning a degree in Arab Studies and studying Arabic at Georgetown University, he joined the U.S. Foreign Service, working in American embassies and consulates throughout the Middle East and in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs at the State Department in Washington over the next 16 turbulent years.
July 30, 2016 |
James Uibel, 54, of Collingswood, a former real estate appraiser, died of colon cancer Monday, July 25, at Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice in Mount Holly. Born in Gloucester City, Mr. Uibel graduated from Gloucester City High School in 1980, earned a bachelor's degree in theater arts at Rutgers-Camden, and in the late 1990s studied finance at Temple University. From 2005 until illness forced him to retire in 2015, Mr. Uibel was a self-employed appraiser, working from a home office, said his spouse, Michael McKeown.
July 1, 2016
Karen Frager and Lonnie Brown May 22, 2016, in Philadelphia Hello there Karen walked into her Uncle Keith's house one day in 1999 and found him at the kitchen table, playing cards. He introduced his opponent, Lonnie, to his niece. "We started talking, and I thought he was really mature for his age," Karen said. "She was very pretty," said Lonnie, "and had a really nice smile, which is what instantly caught my eye. " Karen and Lonnie became friends, mostly seeing each other when they hung out with Keith.
April 28, 2016 |
For so long, when telling people why he has dedicated his career to the Broad Street Run, Jim Marino would tell his father's story. How it was his father's battle with colon cancer, a disease that would eventually take his life, that motivated him to first volunteer on race day 32 years ago - the event benefitted the American Cancer Society, and he saw it as his way to help. How he went on to become the race's director, transformed it into a nationally recognized running event, and still gets the most satisfaction out of the money and awareness the run raises for cancer research.
April 17, 2016
A daily dose of aspirin can help prevent both heart disease and colorectal cancer in adults age 50 to 69 who are at an increased risk for cardiovascular problems, an independent panel of medical experts said Monday. The final recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said that low-dose aspirin - typically, 81 mg - is most beneficial for people age 50 to 59. For adults 60 to 69, a decision should be made with their doctors because aspirin can increase the risk of bleeding, the panel said.
April 5, 2016
It was midsummer 2014, another lost season for the Phillies, but that was the least of anyone's concern in that little house in Sea Isle City. Jerry Gehman lay dying. He'd spent most of his 72 years saving lives on that beach in the summer and the rest of the year guiding lives at West Deptford High, a teacher and athletic director. In 1980, he stopped lifeguarding and went to work for the Phils, first as a security guard, later as a bartender, but not in 2014. Colon cancer had ravaged his body.
March 9, 2016
ITHACA, N.Y. - Cornell President Elizabeth Garrett, the first woman to hold that position, has died of colon cancer after less than a year on the job, the university said Monday. She was 52. Garrett, who became president of the Ivy League school on July 1, died Sunday night at her home, Cornell said. "While Beth's tenure as president has tragically been cut short, her efforts over the last eight months have set the university on a path toward continued excellence," said Robert Harrison, chairman of the Cornell board of trustees.
February 8, 2016 |
Most experts say colon cancer is a multistage disease driven by the accumulation of genetic mutations. Not Scott A. Waldman. The Thomas Jefferson University researcher has spent decades bolstering the iconoclastic idea that colon cancer is basically a hormone-deficiency disease - one that can be reversed or even prevented by restoring the hormone. Now, Waldman's team has also linked that hormone, called guanylin, to obesity, offering a clue to why obese people are at increased risk of colon cancer.
April 12, 2015 |
Thomas Levins, 67, of Philadelphia, a city police officer for 28 years, died Wednesday, April 1, at Fox Chase Cancer Center from complications of colon cancer. The fifth of eight children born to Francis and Charlotte Levins, Mr. Levins was well-known as one of four brothers who followed their father into working for the Police Department. A year after graduating from Cardinal Dougherty High School in 1966, Mr. Levins enlisted in the Army, for which he served until 1968 as a member of the 82d Airborne Division and the 173d Airborne Brigade in Vietnam.
October 12, 2014 |
Former Roman Catholic and Massachusetts basketball standout Lari Ketner, 37, died Friday morning after a year-long battle with colon cancer. After starring for Roman (Class of 1995), the 6-foot-10 Ketner went on to play for UMass for three seasons. Drafted by the Chicago Bulls with the 49th pick of the 1999 NBA draft, he ended up playing for the Bulls (1999-2000), Cleveland Cavaliers (1999-2000), and Indiana Pacers (2000-01). Ketner, who helped the Cahillites to a 27-3 record and their sixth straight Catholic League championship in 1994, played with a few minor-league teams after his brief NBA career.