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August 30, 2017
An undated handout photo of a patient’s T-cells being reprogrammed in the laboratory to create modified T-cells that are genetically coded to recognize and fight the patient’s cancer. Companies and universities are racing to develop gene therapies, which will open the door to a radically new class of cancer treatments. (Brent Stirton/Novartis via The New York Times)
FDA approves breakthrough treatment for dire cancers
August 30, 2017 - 1:41pm
July 20, 2017
Wendy Filip, center, with daughter Kristin and husband Joe, had to pick up the pieces after Joe Filip's mother killed herself rather than comply with her doctor's ultimatum to quit smoking. She thinks smoking should be illegal. (Mike Mantucca/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
Ex-smokers now outnumber smokers, but cessation efforts still face uphill battle
July 20, 2017 - 1:12pm
July 19, 2017
From left: Michael Lueken, Jeff Lueken and Janice Lueken embrace during the celebration to mark the beginning of construction of the Sanford Joe Lueken Cancer Center on Wednesday. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
A legacy of caring: Community celebration marks construction start of Sanford Joe Lueken Cancer Center
July 19, 2017 - 8:10pm
July 4, 2017
Strong support: Beltrami County Relay for Life on Saturday at Sanford Center
July 4, 2017 - 3:38pm
June 21, 2017
David Howell Evans, better known as The Edge of the rock band U2, in Washington. Washington Post photo by Ricky Carioti.
U2's The Edge talks up food as an anti-cancer weapon
June 21, 2017 - 5:00am
June 9, 2017
In October 2015, at 24 years old, Seth Lardy (right) was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia. In order to manage the chronic disease, he takes at least 12 medications daily. Beth Leipholtz / Forum News Service
Despite a rare cancer diagnosis and $12,000-a-month medication, this couple is staying positive
June 9, 2017 - 1:04pm
June 8, 2017
A hidden danger for firefighters: Cancer
June 8, 2017 - 4:21pm
June 5, 2017
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She nearly died after surgery, but this Minn. 22-year-old continues to battle a rare form of cancer
June 5, 2017 - 7:45am
May 30, 2017
Barb Swegarden grows vegetables in her backyard garden and has embraced a healthy diet and lifestyle and staying away from processed foods.
Dave Wallis / The Forum
Eating to fight cancer gives survivors some control, doctor says
May 30, 2017 - 10:28am
May 12, 2017
Kayla Streich says it’s important to her that her daughter grow up watching her work out and setting a good example. Beth Leipholtz / Forum News Service
A mom against all odds to celebrate first Mother's Day
May 12, 2017 - 7:44am
April 9, 2017
Laminda Murach of Buxton, North Dakota, waits in a recliner at the Cancer Center of North Dakota for her immunotherapy to start on Monday, March 27, 2017 in Grand Forks, N.D. Murach was diagnosed four years ago with a typical life expectancy of nine months. (Jesse Trelstad/Grand Forks Herald)
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The geography of cancer: Early detection, access to care lead to drop in mortality rates
April 9, 2017 - 8:50am
April 8, 2017
Dr. Israr Sheikh, a gastroenterologist at Altru Health System in Grand Forks, said the incidence of colorectal cancer has been rising in young adults for some time. He recommended colonoscopies as the "gold standard" in screening methods for colon cancer. (Andrew Haffner/Grand Forks Herald)
Colorectal cancer on rise in youthful patients
April 8, 2017 - 11:33am
March 6, 2017
'Flip or Flop' host reveals second cancer diagnosis, says illness contributed to split from cohost/wife
March 6, 2017 - 3:19pm
February 23, 2017
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Benson man charged with faking cancer treatments, swindling $60K
February 23, 2017 - 6:33pm
February 14, 2017
Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire arrives at a press conference announcing his departure after 13 seasons as manager at Target Field in Minneapolis on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. St. Paul Pioneer Press file photo
UPDATE: Former Twins manager Gardenhire battling prostate cancer
February 14, 2017 - 9:21pm