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SPORTS
December 1, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Fred Lebow, who ran the 1992 New York City Marathon less than two years after being diagnosed with brain cancer, was hospitalized with a hernia and a scrotum ailment and will have surgery today.
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HEALTH
June 16, 2003 | Shari Roan, Times Staff Writer
When cancer spreads to the brain from its original site, such as the lung or breast, it becomes extremely difficult to treat. The organ's natural barriers tend to block chemotherapy from entering, so that cancer cells survive in the brain even as they are killed off elsewhere. A possible weapon against this form of the disease, known as metastatic brain cancer, is a therapy currently used for primary brain cancer (in which the tumor originates in the brain).
NEWS
October 6, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A teenager with brain cancer whose desire to shoot a bear created an uproar among animal rights activists has killed a brown bear in Alaska, it was reported. Erik Ness, 18, killed the almost 700-pound, 7-foot, 9-inch-tall animal near the Situk River during an unpublicized trip last month paid for by the Minnesota chapter of Safari Club International, a club for hunters.
NEWS
July 28, 2011 | By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots Blog
The first-ever study comparing brain cancer incidence in kids who use cellphones with those who do not has found no difference, suggesting that children's long-feared vulnerability to brain cancer with early cellphone use does not exist. In a four-country study published this week in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, researchers matched 352 children and adolescents diagnosed with brain cancer with 646 similar kids who were healthy, and compared their patterns of cellphone use. The children ranged in age from 7 to 19, and researchers asked how long they had been regular users of mobile phones, which ear they tended to favor, and whether they ever used a hands-free device.
NEWS
December 13, 1992 | Associated Press
Archbishop John L. May, 70, has retired as a result of his battle since the summer with brain cancer, church officials said. The Most Reverend Edward J. O'Donnell, 61, a senior auxiliary bishop since 1984, was elected administrator Friday to govern until a new archbishop is named by Pope John Paul II. The process is expected to take six to eight months.
NEWS
June 1, 2011 | By Chris Woolston, HealthKey / For the Booster Shots blog
Anytime the words “brain cancer” and “cellphones” show up in the same news story, a whole lot of people are going to feel jumpy the next time they hear their ringtone. And now that the World Health Organization has declared cellphones to be a “possible” cause of brain cancer, we can expect a fresh round of cellular anxiety. But before you toss your phone — or panic about those many hours already spent with a phone attached to your skull — it’s important to put the new WHO report into context.
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