March 8, 2013 |
Valerie Harper's announcement this week that she has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer sent a shock wave through her fan base, who remembers her as the feisty and lovable Rhoda Morgenstern from "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Rhoda. " But now that the news has had a few days to sink in, she's talking about it in depth. Harper will appear on NBC's "Today" and the syndicated daytime talk show "The Doctors" on Monday to discuss her diagnosis with the show's hosts. She'll also appear on CBS' "The Talk" on Wednesday.
March 6, 2013 |
Valerie Harper, best known for playing Rhoda Morgenstern on the beloved 1970s sitcoms "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Rhoda," has revealed she has terminal brain cancer. The actress, who also starred for two years on the '80s sitcom, "Valerie," told People magazine , "I don't think of dying. I think of being here now. " Tests have determined Harper has leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a condition that happens when cancer spreads to the fluid surrounding the brain. According to the magazine, her doctors say she may have just three months to live.
December 7, 2012 |
Marqise Lee had just begun speaking with a huddle of reporters Friday when safety T.J. McDonald trotted by en route to the locker room. "He should have won the Heisman!" McDonald yelled. Lee only laughed. The sophomore was regarded as a Heisman Trophy candidate after catching 112 passes and ranking among the national leaders in all-purpose yardage. But he did not garner enough votes to earn a trip to New York for Saturday's Heisman show and announcement. On Thursday, during a nationally televised awards show in Florida, Lee won the Biletnikoff Award, presented to college football's top receiver.
October 18, 2012 |
A common type of brain tumor may be caused by mature adult cells being genetically "rewound" to a more immature state, according to a study in the journal Science . The discovery could pave the way for improved brain cancer treatments. The cancer that was studied, called glioblastoma multiforme, is the most common type of brain tumor. It is also the most aggressive. Researchers had previously thought that the tumors were generated by neural stem cells gone awry rather than adult cells, which were not thought to have a natural ability to revert to an earlier state of development.
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August 22, 2012 |
Investigators probing the death of "Top Gun" director Tony Scott said they still don't know why he plunged from the Vincent Thomas Bridge on Sunday. Law enforcement sources said several notes Scott left do not mention any health problems or offer solid clues about why he jumped. It's possible, the sources said, that authorities might never make a clear determination of motive. An autopsy was performed Monday. But, as in many cases, the coroner said a final cause of death would not be determined until toxicology and other test results became available in several weeks.
August 20, 2012 |
Director Tony Scott, who died in an apparent suicide Sunday, was suffering from a serious physical ailment, according to two people close to Scott who did not want to be identified because of the personal nature of the relationships. ABC News, quoting a source close to the director-producer, is reporting that Scott had inoperable brain cancer. The two people close to Scott said they did not know the nature of his illness. Scott, 68, was the director of such films as "Top Gun," "Beverly Hills Cop II" and "Man on Fire.