CANCER - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CANCER News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks medical debate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57822912-68/test-hpv-women-cancer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57822912-68/test-hpv-women-cancer.html.csp">DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks medical debate</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW PERRONE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T13:40:57.279-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 01:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women’s health: the Pap smear. The new test from Roche uses DNA to detect the human papillomavirus, or HPV, which causes nearly all cases of cervical cancer. While such technology has been available for years, Roche now wants the FDA to approve its test as a first-choice option for c...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578229122014-04-15T13:40:57.279-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-15T13:40:57.279-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57822912@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:40:57 MDT Utes name young cancer patients as honorary coaches for Red-White game http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57817999-59/twitter-cancer-game-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/utahsports/57817999-59/twitter-cancer-game-com.html.csp">Utes name young cancer patients as honorary coaches for Red-White game</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T21:31:38.884-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 09:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">&lt;freeform&gt; There are some pretty tough football coaches — coaches who shout, coaches who scream, coaches with head-to-toe scars from their own time in the trenches. And then there are Tristan Chidester and Mac Brennan. On the sidelines at Utah’s Red-White Spring Game on Saturday will be two of the toughest guys ever to don a headset, both of them having battled cancer at a young age. “Their courage and positive attitude is an example and inspiration to us all, and we could not be more hon...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57817999@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:31:38 MDT U.S. jury hits Takeda, Eli Lilly with $9B penalty http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57790244-79/takeda-cancer-actos-lilly.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57790244-79/takeda-cancer-actos-lilly.html.csp">U.S. jury hits Takeda, Eli Lilly with $9B penalty</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By YURI KAGEYAMA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T08:31:02.148-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 08:31AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tokyo • A U.S. jury ordered Japanese drugmaker Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. and its U.S. counterpart, Eli Lilly and Co., to pay $9 billion in punitive damages over a diabetes medicine linked to cancer. The drug companies said Tuesday they will “vigorously challenge” the decision. The U.S District Court in western Louisiana ordered a $6 billion penalty for Takeda and $3 billion for its business partner and co-defendant Eli Lilly. It also ordered $1.5 million in compensatory damages in favor of the p...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577902442014-04-08T08:31:02.148-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-08T08:31:02.148-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57790244@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 08:31:02 MDT Pfizer reports promising results for cancer drug http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57782952-68/cancer-drug-results-drugs.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57782952-68/cancer-drug-results-drugs.html.csp">Pfizer reports promising results for cancer drug</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Economics Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-06T17:56:01.872-06:00">Updated Apr 6, 2014 05:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • An experimental drug has shown encouraging results in treating advanced breast cancer in an early clinical trial, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer reported Sunday. Pfizer, the world’s second largest drugmaker, said the drug prevented breast cancer from worsening for 20.2 months in a trial involving 165 patients. Current medications do so for 10.2 months. The drug, known as palbociclib, is among a new class of cancer drugs that target specific proteins to block tumors. The outcome wasn’t ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577829522014-04-06T17:56:01.872-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-06T17:56:01.872-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57782952@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Apr 2014 17:56:01 MDT NFL notes: Bears agree to 4-year, $15.5 million with Jared Allen http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57736513-77/allen-bears-smith-bills.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57736513-77/allen-bears-smith-bills.html.csp">NFL notes: Bears agree to 4-year, $15.5 million with Jared Allen</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-26T21:23:45.832-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 09:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • The Chicago Bears were looking to jolt their struggling defense. How does adding Jared Allen sound? The Bears agreed to a four-year contract with the five-time Pro Bowl defensive end Wednesday, replacing one accomplished pass rusher with another as they rebuild a defense that ranked among the league’s worst last season. A person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press that Allen will get $15.5 million guaranteed on a deal that could be worth as much as $32 million. Th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577365132014-03-26T21:23:45.832-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-26T21:23:45.832-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57736513@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:23:45 MDT U. Medical School head cites Angelina Jolie before Congress http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57729394-90/angelina-breast-cancer-congress.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57729394-90/angelina-breast-cancer-congress.html.csp">U. Medical School head cites Angelina Jolie before Congress</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-26T07:52:08.694-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 07:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The dean of the University of Utah’s School of Medicine told Congress on Tuesday that sustainable funding for medical research saves lives, citing a test that helps detect breast-cancer risk. Vivian Lee, a senior vice president for the U.’s health sciences and the CEO of University of Utah Health Care, asked a House Appropriations subcommittee to fund at least $32 billion for the National Institutes of Health in the coming fiscal year to help research schools like hers continue life...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57729394@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:52:08 MDT Bills great Jim Kelly expects more cancer surgery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57727959-77/kelly-cancer-jim-bills.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57727959-77/kelly-cancer-jim-bills.html.csp">Bills great Jim Kelly expects more cancer surgery</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Carolyn Thompson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T23:30:25.782-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 11:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Buffalo, N.Y. • Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is expected to have surgery again following the recurrence of cancer that his wife described as aggressive and “starting to spread.” Doctors for the 54-year-old former Buffalo Bills star are leaning toward surgery Thursday or perhaps April 1 at a New York City hospital, brother Dan Kelly told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Kelly’s doctors in Buffalo said March 14 the cancer was found to have returned when Kelly had follow-up tests after surger...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577279592014-03-25T23:30:25.782-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-25T23:30:25.782-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57727959@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 23:30:25 MDT Op-ed: Mammograms at age 40 still save lives http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57708556-82/women-screening-breast-cancer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57708556-82/women-screening-breast-cancer.html.csp">Op-ed: Mammograms at age 40 still save lives</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brett T. Parkinson</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-22T01:01:06.562-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As a full-time breast radiologist and the administrator who oversees the standards and qualifications of every mammography center in the United States, I am disappointed in recent news coverage of the Canadian National Breast Screening Study, a flawed research project that resurfaces every few years, grabbing headlines each time. Not only has it undermined confidence in screening mammography — the only test proven in multiple randomized, controlled clinical trials to save lives — it has confuse...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57708556@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 01:01:06 MDT Colonoscopies miss 6 percent of cancers, Utah research finds http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57708245-78/cancer-cancers-patients-missed.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57708245-78/cancer-cancers-patients-missed.html.csp">Colonoscopies miss 6 percent of cancers, Utah research finds</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kirsten stewart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-20T21:53:20.58-06:00">Updated Mar 20, 2014 09:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Colonoscopies remain the gold standard for early detection and prevention of colon cancer, but they aren’t perfect, researchers at the University of Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute found. About 6 percent of colorectal cancers are “missed,” or diagnosed within three to five years after patients receive a “clean” colonoscopy report — well inside the 10 years recommended between screens for the general public and the five years indicated for people at risk, researchers found. The tumors were eithe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57708245@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:53:20 MDT IBM’s Watson system to help sequence brain cancer DNA http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57701967-79/watson-cancer-dna-sequence.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57701967-79/watson-cancer-dna-sequence.html.csp">IBM’s Watson system to help sequence brain cancer DNA</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BREE FOWLER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Technology Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-19T08:54:02.124-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 08:54AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • IBM is teaming up with the New York Genome Center to help fight brain cancer. The company said Wednesday that its Watson cloud computing system will be used in partnership with a New York-based genetic research center mainly to help sequence DNA for the treatment of glioblastoma, the most common type of brain cancer in U.S. adults. New York Genome Center, a consortium of academic, medical and industry officials, will use Watson to sequence the DNA of cancer tumors at much faster rate ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577019672014-03-19T08:54:02.124-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-19T08:54:02.124-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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MaQuade Chesley says Shawnanna Starr Guerrero Flores pleaded guilty Monday in Mesquite Justice Court to misdemeanor charges including obtaining money under false pretenses and obstruction. Moapa Justice of the Peace Ruth Kolhoss also ordered Flores to undergo a ment...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576996132014-03-18T21:03:34.514-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-18T21:03:34.514-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57699613@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 21:03:34 MDT A chocolate pill without the chocolate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57690799-68/candy-chocolate-cocoa-flavanols.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57690799-68/candy-chocolate-cocoa-flavanols.html.csp">A chocolate pill without the chocolate</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARILYNN MARCHIONE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-16T22:12:01.937-06:00">Updated Mar 16, 2014 10:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It won’t be nearly as much fun as eating candy bars, but a big study is being launched to see if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes. The pills are so packed with nutrients that you’d have to eat a gazillion candy bars to get the amount being tested in this study, which will enroll 18,000 men and women nationwide. “People eat chocolate because they enjoy it, not because they think it’s good for them, and the idea of the study is to see whet...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576907992014-03-16T22:12:01.937-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-16T22:12:01.937-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57690799@www.sltrib.com Sun, 16 Mar 2014 22:12:01 MDT Supreme Court won’t hear dispute over ‘boobies’ bracelets http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57659236-68/bracelets-court-boobies-breast.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57659236-68/bracelets-court-boobies-breast.html.csp">Supreme Court won’t hear dispute over ‘boobies’ bracelets</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-10T08:02:01.887-06:00">Updated Mar 10, 2014 08:02AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a Pennsylvania school district that wants to prevent students from wearing “I (heart) Boobies!” bracelets to promote breast cancer awareness among young people. The justices on Monday left in place a federal appeals court ruling striking down a ban on the bracelets that was put in place by the Easton Area School District, which says the breast-cancer awareness bracelets are lewd in their use of sexual innuendo. The lower court sided with...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576592362014-03-10T08:02:01.887-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-10T08:02:01.887-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57659236@www.sltrib.com Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:02:01 MDT Utah lung cancer survivors: Test your house for radon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57636934-90/radon-utah-poulsen-cancer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57636934-90/radon-utah-poulsen-cancer.html.csp">Utah lung cancer survivors: Test your house for radon</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-06T22:17:38.404-06:00">Updated Mar 6, 2014 10:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Charlie McQuinn didn’t think much about the cracks in the basement floor of his Cottonwood Heights home, where he maintains his office downstairs. But that was before his doctors found a three-inch tumor in the lower lobe of the non-smoker’s left lung two years ago. The culprit turned out to be radon that had accumulated in his home. “The dryer creates a vacuum that draws the gas up through the cracks,” McQuinn told a Senate committee last month in support of SB109, a bill that would establish...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57636934@www.sltrib.com Thu, 06 Mar 2014 22:17:38 MDT Taken by cancer, vibrant Utah prof leaves stories for young son http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57626697-78/brehl-cancer-breast-son.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57626697-78/brehl-cancer-breast-son.html.csp">Taken by cancer, vibrant Utah prof leaves stories for young son</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Heather May</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-05T07:42:21.019-06:00">Updated Mar 5, 2014 07:42AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Before she died, Beverly Brehl knitted her preschooler a blanket decorated with every superhero emblem along with his own, called “Super Jack.” She hoped that when he wrapped it around himself, he would feel her love. She recorded herself reading bedtime stories and singing to him. She made sure her husband, Jeremy Sundeaus, and her sister knew her values and passed them along: That Jack was to go to college, that he have an open mind, that he forge his own path. In the end, the 36-year-old Univ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57626697@www.sltrib.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 07:42:21 MDT LDS Church meetinghouse goes out like The Giving Tree http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57625922-78/lodge-cancer-hope-society.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57625922-78/lodge-cancer-hope-society.html.csp">LDS Church meetinghouse goes out like The Giving Tree</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-03T22:44:19.259-06:00">Updated Mar 3, 2014 10:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">With everything from the crown mouldings to the heating system to five tall pine trees removed and donated, a former LDS Church meetinghouse is being demolished this week to make way for a Hope Lodge. Cancer patients who travel to Salt Lake City for care will be welcomed at the 41-suite lodge free of charge. The American Cancer Society has raised $14.8 million of its $18 million capital goal, and it will also be seeking donations for operating costs. It’s aiming to open the lodge, being built...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57625922@www.sltrib.com Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:44:19 MDT Utah basketball: Trainer Trevor Jameson attacks the fight of his life http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57613675-89/jameson-utah-cancer-trevor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57613675-89/jameson-utah-cancer-trevor.html.csp">Utah basketball: Trainer Trevor Jameson attacks the fight of his life</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tony Jones</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-28T23:17:56.826-06:00">Updated Feb 28, 2014 11:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The cancer that changed Trevor Jameson’s life went undetected until the middle of November. Jameson, Utah’s head athletic trainer, simply thought he’d tweaked his back during a workout once it began bothering him. At 44, he thought he was just getting old and that he could grind through the discomfort. But soon, the pain was debilitating. Daily functions such as getting out of the bed in the morning required help from his children. Soon it became clear that the pain was more than he could bear. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57613675@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Feb 2014 23:17:56 MDT Teen helps scientists study her own rare disease http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57610675-200/simon-cancer-computer-gene.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57610675-200/simon-cancer-computer-gene.html.csp">Teen helps scientists study her own rare disease</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LAURAN NEERGAARD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Medical Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-27T20:55:04.011-06:00">Updated Feb 27, 2014 08:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • First the teenager survived a rare cancer. Then she wanted to study it, spurring a study that helped scientists find a weird gene flaw that might play a role in how the tumor strikes. Age 18 is pretty young to be listed as an author of a study in the prestigious journal Science. But the industrious high school student’s efforts are bringing new attention to this mysterious disease. “It’s crazy that I’ve been able to do this,” said Elana Simon of New York City, describing her idea to...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576106752014-02-27T20:55:04.011-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-27T20:55:04.011-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57610675@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:55:04 MDT Dance scholarships ease the stress of cancer for Utah children http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57378574-223/luke-dance-cancer-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57378574-223/luke-dance-cancer-lake.html.csp">Dance scholarships ease the stress of cancer for Utah children</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Stephenson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-22T17:55:55.664-06:00">Updated Feb 22, 2014 05:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lily wasn’t signed up for ballet class like her friend, so she sat in the corner of the dance studio — next to the friend’s mother — and watched as the tiny dancers practiced. The first time the 7-year-old came and watched, Kim Luke, owner and director Artistic Endeavors Dance, didn’t mind. But when Lily continued to come week, after week, she wondered if there was more to the story. There was. Lily needed a place to go while her brother, who had been diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma — a cancer o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57378574@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Feb 2014 17:55:55 MDT Krauthammer: The myth of ‘settled science’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57591527-82/climate-settled-science-california.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57591527-82/climate-settled-science-california.html.csp">Krauthammer: The myth of ‘settled science’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Charles Krauthammer</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-24T11:07:02.148-06:00">Updated Feb 24, 2014 11:07AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I repeat: I’m not a global warming believer. I’m not a global warming denier. I’ve long believed that it cannot be good for humanity to be spewing tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. I also believe that those scientists who pretend to know exactly what this will cause in 20, 30 or 50 years are white-coated propagandists. “The debate is settled,” asserted propagandist in chief Barack Obama in his latest State of the Union address. “Climate change is a fact.” Really? There is nothing more ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57591527@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:07:02 MDT