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April 25, 2008 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The college women's distance medley relay shone a brighter spotlight than usual yesterday as the featured event of the Penn Relays on a sun-splashed day at Franklin Field. There were two winners. At the front of the pack, Nicole Edwards outdueled Sarah Bowman in the final 150 meters to give Michigan a narrow victory over Tennessee in the time of 10 minutes, 49.58 seconds, the second-fastest ever run at Penn. But a bit farther back in the pack, Villanova anchor Frances Koons also captured an important victory, returning to the carnival for the first time since surviving kidney cancer and running a personal best time for 1,600 meters.
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September 9, 2012 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
For Sandra Mann, a philanthropist and former member of the board of directors at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, working to improve the lives of cancer patients was a longtime passion. Mrs. Mann, 61, who lived in Rittenhouse Square, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, of a stroke resulting from kidney cancer, at Pennsylvania Hospital, her relatives said. Her husband, Fredric R. Mann II, a Philadelphia lawyer and businessman, said his wife served on the board of directors of Fox Chase for 15 years.
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December 15, 2007 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Terence B. Foley, 67, of Queen Village, a scholar, linguist and musician, died of cancer yesterday in hospice care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Foley moved to Philadelphia in 2003 when his wife, Amanda Bennett, began her three years as editor of The Inquirer. He taught journalism courses at Temple, Drexel, and La Salle Universities and played tuba and string bass with area bands. He was a member of Local 77, American Federation of Musicians, Philadelphia.
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June 28, 2012
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Barry Becher, 71, the infomercial pioneer who was half of the duo that brought Ginsu knives to the American public, died Friday in Deerfield Beach, Fla. His stepdaughter said he was suffering from kidney cancer and died of complications from surgery. He and business partner Ed Valenti created countless television campaigns, but they're forever linked with Ginsu. The exotic-sounding knives seemingly cut through anything and mesmerized audiences in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
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February 18, 2012 | By Tom Avril, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It looks as if someone emptied a giant box of crayons inside the Bryce Jordan Center at Pennsylvania State University. A heaving mass of dancing students is dressed in capes, tutus, propeller beanies and bandannas in all colors of the rainbow. The event is THON, billed as the world's largest student-run philanthropy, which raises money for research and support of families battling pediatric cancer. More than 700 dancers are planning to remain on their feet for 46 hours, starting from 6 p.m. Friday until 4 p.m. Sunday.
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June 6, 2013 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
THE FAMILY OF Dr. Sidney Wallace ran out of words in trying to describe him: "Physician, scholar, author, teacher, researcher, inventor, businessman, painter, sculptor, cartoonist, songwriter, singer. " And, oh yes, "outstanding husband, father and grandfather. " It was not hard for those who knew Sidney Wallace to believe that one man could embody all these splendid characterizations. Add one more accomplishment: He once cured himself of kidney cancer. Sidney Wallace, a pioneer in the field of interventional radiology, developer of a cancer drug and an artist and musician in what spare time he allowed himself, died May 25 of cancer.
SPORTS
June 19, 2004 | By Rick O'Brien INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Josh Hannum, a wide receiver who starred at Strath Haven High School, is transferring from Penn State to Ursinus. Hannum cited personal reasons for his decision. His father, Bill, has kidney cancer and multiple sclerosis. "My dad is a big part of my life," Hannum said. "In this situation, I thought it would be in my best interests to be closer to home. " Hannum asked for his release from Penn State last month. It was granted two weeks ago. He will be eligible to play football for Ursinus, a Division III school, this fall.
BUSINESS
June 14, 2011 | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Chemotherapy is now available in a pill - but if you have Medicare, you might not be able to afford it. That's what happened to Rita Moore of Corcoran, Calif., when she took her prescription for a medication to treat kidney cancer to her drugstore. She was stunned when the pharmacist told her a month's supply of the pills would cost $2,400, which is more than she makes. Medicare prescription plans that cover seniors such as Moore are allowed to charge steep co-payments for the latest cancer drugs, which can cost tens of thousands of dollars a year.
SPORTS
February 2, 2010 | By MARK KRAM, kramm@phillynews.com
As 5-2 Frances Koons looked back over her athletic career and the obstacles she later faced, the eight-time All-America in track and cross country from Villanova realized that it was not just the length of her legs that carried her to stardom but the size of her heart. "And probably a good set of lungs, some genetics and some hard work played into that, too," said Koons, 23. "So I guess I have just been really blessed with all of that. " Blessed is a word with which Koons has more than a passing acquaintance.
NEWS
January 12, 2007
Don't limit treatment I understand that Congress is debating options to control the costs of the Medicare Part D program, including directing the government to negotiate directly with drug companies for the lowest prescription prices. I support efforts to reduce costs and expand coverage for senior citizens and disabled people who rely upon Medicare. But I also worry about the unintended consequences of such actions. My experience with kidney cancer has shown me how few treatment options are available to some patients.
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April 16, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sandy Grady, 87, a respected Philadelphia journalist acclaimed for his sportswriting who also covered politics and seven presidents, died Tuesday, April 14, in Reston, Va., after a long battle with kidney cancer. A native of Charlotte, N.C., Mr. Grady arrived in Philadelphia in 1957 to weave tales at the Philadelphia Daily News and then the Bulletin. Frank Bilovsky, a former Bulletin sportswriter, said of Mr. Grady: "He destroyed my 1950s stereotypical view of Southern white men as backward, right-wing bigots.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 27, 2014 | By Sofiya Ballin, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Malcolm Kenyatta was a child, his mother used to give him his vitamins with a spoonful of applesauce. That way, the young Kenyatta would be distracted by the sweetness and not notice he was being fed a pill. The stage play You Gotta Eat Dirt Before You Die is unapologetically applesauce - a mixture of entertainment with heavy themes. The play, which premieres Dec. 4 at the Adrienne Theater, is written by Temple University professor and poet Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon.
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October 1, 2013
A LONE WOMAN stood in the middle of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge one frigid January day, looking down at the Delaware River. Something seemed off to a police officer bicycling past, so he followed the woman. But this wasn't some troubled soul looking for a quick way out. It was NBC10's Lu Ann Cahn. And although Cahn, then 53, was all too familiar with feelings of despair, she wasn't suicidal. In fact, she was outside on that cold afternoon because she had been in a funk and had come up with a clever way to get herself out of it: She would do something new every day during the year 2010.
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June 6, 2013 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
THE FAMILY OF Dr. Sidney Wallace ran out of words in trying to describe him: "Physician, scholar, author, teacher, researcher, inventor, businessman, painter, sculptor, cartoonist, songwriter, singer. " And, oh yes, "outstanding husband, father and grandfather. " It was not hard for those who knew Sidney Wallace to believe that one man could embody all these splendid characterizations. Add one more accomplishment: He once cured himself of kidney cancer. Sidney Wallace, a pioneer in the field of interventional radiology, developer of a cancer drug and an artist and musician in what spare time he allowed himself, died May 25 of cancer.
NEWS
February 18, 2013
Folic acid and autism risk Mothers who took folic acid supplements around the time they became pregnant were less likely to have children with an autism spectrum disorder, a new study found. Researchers in Norway examined records of more than 85,000 children born there between 1999 and 2009 to check for an autism diagnosis. They also looked at surveys of their mothers to see how much folic acid they were consuming in the month before they became pregnant and during the first eight weeks of pregnancy, a critical period of brain development.
SPORTS
September 26, 2012 | Daily News staff and wire reports
NORTH CAROLINA said basketball coach Roy Williams' surgically removed kidney tumor was not cancerous, though he will have a biopsy to ensure a second kidney tumor is also benign. In a news release Tuesday afternoon, the school said tests have determined the tumor removed last week from Williams' right kidney was an oncocytoma, which is a benign growth often indistinguishable from kidney cancer on X-rays that doesn't spread like a cancerous tumor would. Williams also has a tumor on his left kidney, but according to the school, doctors say there is "a good chance" that growth is the same as the one removed Sept.
NEWS
September 9, 2012 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
For Sandra Mann, a philanthropist and former member of the board of directors at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, working to improve the lives of cancer patients was a longtime passion. Mrs. Mann, 61, who lived in Rittenhouse Square, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, of a stroke resulting from kidney cancer, at Pennsylvania Hospital, her relatives said. Her husband, Fredric R. Mann II, a Philadelphia lawyer and businessman, said his wife served on the board of directors of Fox Chase for 15 years.
NEWS
June 28, 2012
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Barry Becher, 71, the infomercial pioneer who was half of the duo that brought Ginsu knives to the American public, died Friday in Deerfield Beach, Fla. His stepdaughter said he was suffering from kidney cancer and died of complications from surgery. He and business partner Ed Valenti created countless television campaigns, but they're forever linked with Ginsu. The exotic-sounding knives seemingly cut through anything and mesmerized audiences in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
NEWS
June 4, 2012 | By Amanda Bennett
In early 2006, I was the editor of The Inquirer as the paper was sold twice in quick succession. It was the beginning of the era of wrenching uncertainty, cutbacks, and worry about the future at all newspapers. Behind the scenes, privately, I had my own battle. Terence Bryan Foley, my husband of nearly two decades and father of our two teenagers — a Chinese historian who earned his Ph.D. in his 60s; a man who had serenaded the newsroom with tuba Christmas carols; who played more than 14 other musical instruments, spoke six languages, and was learning a seventh; a San Francisco cable car conductor and sports photographer; an expert on dairy cattle and swine nutrition, film noir, and Dixieland jazz — was fighting kidney cancer.
NEWS
March 8, 2012 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ernest Richard Dematt, 60, part of the seat-of-the-pants adventure that was the West Philadelphia restaurant the Gold Standard in the early 1980s, died Monday, Feb. 27, at Pennsylvania Hospital of complications from kidney cancer. Mr. Dematt, known by his middle name, was a longtime resident of University City. Roger Harman, an owner of the Gold Standard, now at 48th Street and Baltimore Avenue, said that from 2005 to late 2011, Mr. Dematt was the baker in the eatery's most recent incarnation.
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