January 28, 2013 |
An apple a day keeps the doctor away right? Well, in moderation. "Two and a Half Men" actor Ashton Kutcher was hospitalized just before he started shooting the film "Jobs" after adopting a fruitarian diet, reported TheSeattlePi.com . Fruitarians try to eat a diet solely based on fruit. While talking to reporters at the recent Sundance Film Festival, Kutcher divulged he adopted Steve Jobs' fruitarian diet to help him better play the computer mogul. "I ended up in the hospital two days before we started shooting the movie," Kutcher told the Associated Press . "I was like doubled over in pain, and my pancreas levels were completely out of whack, which was completely terrifying, considering everything.
January 25, 2013 |
"Game of Thrones" actor Wilko Johnson says his pancreatic cancer is giving him a new appreciation for life. The 65-year-old actor, who plays mute knight and executioner Ser Ilyn Payne on the hit HBO series, announced via his manager on his Facebook page in early January that he'd been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. But now, the diagnosis has given him "an elation of spirit," he told BBC's Radio 4's "Front Row . " "You're walking along and suddenly you're vividly alive.
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January 11, 2013
Italian actress Mariangela Melato, known for her critically acclaimed performance as a spoiled socialite stranded with a sailor she had tormented in the 1974 film "Swept Away," died Friday in a Rome hospital. The LaPresse news agency said she had pancreatic cancer. She was believed to be 74. Italian director Lina Wertmuller paired Melato with Giancarlo Giannini in the political and sexual farce, whose full title is "Swept Away ... by an unusual destiny in the blue sea of August. " A 1975 Times review called the stars "charismatic" and said they had once again been teamed to "deliciously hilarious and finally heart-tugging effect.
January 4, 2013 |
Deep in the fine print of a $633-billion defense bill signed by President Obama on Wednesday, a provision aimed at the National Cancer Institute may hasten the development of earlier detection and treatment methods for deadly malignancies such as pancreatic cancer. The Defense Authorization Act signed into law Jan. 2 carried along the Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act, a measure pressed by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and the Lung Cancer Alliance to shift the focus of the federal government's cancer research toward malignancies with poor early-detection and low survival rates.
October 19, 2012 |
The Kings will be honored on Saturday at a gala fundraiser to benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, whose goal is to support patients and advocate for research and a cure. The Kings will get the Emily Couric Public Service Award, named for the late Virginia state senator and sister of talk show host Katie Couric, in recognition of their longstanding efforts to support the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Spokeswoman Jennifer Reeves said the Kings have hosted several awareness nights at home games the last few seasons to inform fans about the organization's work and have produced two public service announcements that reinforced the message.
September 27, 2012 |
Actress Bonnie Franklin, who played the divorced, single mom Ann Romano in the CBS sitcom "One Day At a Time," has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Franklin, 68, is currently undergoing treatment and remains “extremely postive,” her family said in a statement released by CBS. “One Day At a Time, which co-starred Valerie Bertinelli and Mackenzie Phillips, debuted in 1975 and ran for 9 years. It explored then cutting edge social issues about family and feminism and remains an iconic TV comedy.
September 25, 2012
Iran's culture minister said Monday that his country will boycott the 2013 Oscars in the wake of the anti-Islam video made in the United States that denigrates the prophet Muhammad. An Iranian film won an Oscar in the foreign film category in February. But Mohammed Hosseini said the Islamic Republic would not field an entry for next year's awards because of the low-budget video he dubbed "an intolerable insult to the prophet of Islam," the semiofficial ISNA news agency reported. Hosseini urged other Islamic countries to also boycott.
September 25, 2012 |
Bonnie Franklin, the actress who played a single mom to Valerie Bertinelli and Mackenzie Phillips on the sitcom "One Day at a Time," has pancreatic cancer, it was announced Monday. Her family said the 68-year-old is undergoing treatment and maintaining her normal schedule, according to a statement released by CBS. "She and her family remain extremely positive and thank everyone for their support and concern," it said. "One Day at a Time" ran nine seasons, from 1975 to 1984.
July 24, 2012 |
Pancreatic cancer, the most aggressive type of cancer, has claimed the life of astronaut Sally Ride, the first American woman in space. Ride died Monday at age of 61 after a 17-month-long battle against the disease. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths for people in the United States. It has the lowest survival rate of any type of cancer - according to the American Cancer Society, the one-year survival rate is 20% for all stages of pancreatic cancer combined.
July 23, 2012 |
Sally Ride, who became the first American woman to fly in space when she rode in the space shuttle Challenger in 1983, has died. She was 61. Ride died Monday at her home in La Jolla after battling pancreatic cancer, said her mother, Joyce Ride of Claremont. Besides serving as an astronaut, Ride was a NASA advisor who helped study the Challenger and Columbia disasters. She also taught at UC San Diego and began a website, sallyridescience.com . A Los Angeles native, Ride was a Stanford University graduate.