March 28, 2003 |
New York Mets bench coach Don Baylor has the same type of bone-marrow cancer that New York Yankees pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre was diagnosed with three years ago. After a spring-training physical examination last month, a bone-marrow test in New York on March 12 revealed that Baylor had multiple myeloma, the Mets said. Baylor, 53, will receive four consecutive days of oral and intravenous chemotherapy during the Mets' first regular-season homestand, which begins March 31 against the Chicago Cubs.
June 16, 2011 |
As Andy Talley says, other schools have their Matt Szczurs. In November 2009, Rowan defensive end Matt Hoffman donated his marrow. In April, it was Rhode Island offensive lineman Matt Greenhalgh's turn. Ditto Ursinus running back Teddy Conrad. A month later, Penn added two more to the expanding list: tight end Robert Gawlas and defensive back J.P. Grant. Soon, so will West Chester, thanks to linebacker Jared Bonacquisti and offensive lineman Dom Dovidio. Lehigh linebacker Mike Groome is also about to give the gift.
February 4, 1993 |
Upper Merion Township will host testing for a bone-marrow-donor program March 13 as part of a national effort to increase the donor pool. The Fanconi Anemia Research Foundation, a co-sponsor of the event, is trying to boost the list of possible donors across the country this year by 200,000, to raise the total to one million, said foundation president Michael Greenberg. Greenberg showed a video to the township supervisors last Thursday detailing the process the donor and recipient must go through.
June 12, 2012 |
Good Morning America cohost Robin Roberts , who five years ago battled breast cancer, on Monday teared up on the show as she revealed that she has the rare blood and marrow disorder myelodysplastic syndrome. Roberts, 51, said she had begun chemotherapy and will need to get a bone-marrow transplant this fall. She has a perfect match: her sister Sally Ann Roberts , a TV anchor in New Orleans. "My doctors tell me I'm going to beat this, and I know it's true," said Roberts, who developed MDS as a result of her cancer treatments, an extremely rare form of transmission.
February 3, 2012 |
Taking a page from Mark Twain and showing that his sense of humor is very much intact, Jim Fenerty, waiting Thursday afternoon for doctors to release him from Abington Memorial Hospital, said, "The reports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated. " Fenerty, athletic director and boys' basketball coach at Germantown Academy, fell ill Tuesday morning while teaching a senior-level course on civil liberties. One of his students is his daughter, Erin. "My right hand went numb, then part of my face did the same," he said.
July 3, 2008 |
John Bucci Jr. has gone home cancer free, and he plans to cook a steak. Bucci, the owner and griddle master of John's Roast Pork in Philadelphia, was released from Jeanes Hospital on Monday evening after a successful bone-marrow transplant to cure his pre-leukemia. "John has had an unusually benign course for a healthy donor-transplant recipient so far," said his doctor, Thomas Klumpp, assistant director of the Fox Chase Temple Bone Marrow Transplant Program. In an e-mailed note, Klumpp emphasized "so far," because even a successful bone-marrow transplant from a donor carries significant long-term risks, including sometimes fatal graft-versus-host disease, or a relapse of cancer.
February 9, 1995 |
Two months ago, she didn't know whether she would even get the bone-marrow transplant doctors said could cure her of leukemia. Yesterday afternoon, Dot Wohler came home from the hospital - just four weeks after doctors wheeled her weakened body into the transplant unit at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia and dripped pints of her brother's marrow into her body. Just one month after she checked in and started a weeklong regimen of chemotherapy that destroyed her bone marrow, the blood-like liquid that produces white blood cells, platelets and hemoglobin.
April 20, 1995 |
The football season doesn't start for five months, but Villanova coach Andy Talley already is looking for blood. For the fourth time in three years, Talley is spearheading an on-campus blood drive for the national bone-marrow donor program. His efforts have added more than 2,000 names to the computer files, which are monitored by the Human Leukocyte Antigen Registry Foundation. Sunday, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., the football program, in conjunction with the university's Alumni Assocation, will hold another testing at Jake Nevin Fieldhouse.
November 19, 1993 |
A Pittsburgh hospital yesterday became the first in the world to offer new parents the chance to buy a controversial form of "biological insurance" for their baby. For $1,500, parents who deliver at Magee-Womens Hospital now can have the blood from their newborn's umbilical cord and placenta frozen for at least a decade and possibly much longer. In the future, the blood, which is rich in blood-forming "stem" cells, may be used in the same child or in a sibling for gene therapy or to replenish blood ravaged by chemotherapy or radiation.
December 15, 1990 |
IT'S ALL RELATIVE Was Einstein right? It's been 75 years since Albert Einstein formulated his theory of general relativity and scientists are still asking that question. The answer is yes - for now, says a Washington University physicist. "Although it is remarkable that this theory, born 75 years ago out of almost pure thought, has managed to survive every test, the possibility of suddenly finding a discrepancy will continue to drive experiments for years to come," Clifford M. Will reports in Science magazine.