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  • Maryland governor says he’s ‘doing great’ on day 5 of chemo

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is on his fifth day of chemotherapy, but he says he’s “doing great” and getting things done from the hospital. Hogan said in a Facebook post Wednesday…

  • Maryland governor feeling ‘really strong’ amid chemotherapy

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he’s “feeling really strong” as he nears the end of his first round of cancer chemotherapy. Hogan said in a Facebook post Tuesday morning that he…

  • Bio box: Larry Hogan, Maryland governor

    NAME — Larry Hogan AGE-BIRTHPLACE — 59, Washington, D.C. EDUCATION — Bachelor’s degree in government and political science, Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, 1978. EXPERIENCE — Republican governor of Maryland, January 2015 to present.…

  • Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he has cancer of lymph nodes

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Monday he has “very advanced” and “very aggressive” cancer of the lymph nodes, but he said he will fight for a full recovery and continue to…

  • Reaction to Md. Gov. Hogan’s cancer diagnosis

    WASHINGTON – Reaction to Gov. Larry Hogan’s cancer diagnosis has been pouring in from around the state and the region. Here is what some are saying: “I am saddened to hear that my friend, Governor…

  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 101

    WASHINGTON — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced that he is battling a type of cancer called B cell Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. In his announcement Monday, he described his cancer as aggressive, and that it spread rapidly.…

  • More cancer success with drugs that enlist immune system

    CHICAGO (AP) — For the first time, a major study shows that a drug targeting the body’s disease-fighting immune system may improve survival for the most common form of lung cancer. These newer kinds of…

  • Study examines the cost of cancer around the world

    WASHINGTON — New numbers are out on the global cost of cancer — the deadliest disease worldwide. Researchers from a number of countries pooled all kinds of data and found that in 2013, there were 14.9…

  • FBI Investigating Medical Device That Spread Cancer in Some Women

    (NEW YORK) — The FBI is investigating whether Johnson and Johnson was aware that a surgical device it manufactured could spread cancer in the women on whom it is used. Johnson and Johnson is one…

  • How have treatment options for gynecologic cancers changed in recent years?

    Q: How have treatment options for gynecologic cancers changed in recent years? There have been multiple advances in the treatments of gynecologic cancer over the past five to 10 years. One of the emerging trends…

  • Once maligned artificial sweetener can help fight … cancer?

    WASHINGTON — In an ironic twist, an artificial sweetener once considered to be a possible carcinogen, may hold a key to fighting especially aggressive cancers. It turns out the sugar replacement saccharin binds onto, and deactivates a protein…

  • Patients with invasive cancers surviving longer

    WASHINGTON — There are more cancer survivors than ever in the United States — including many who were diagnosed after the cancer cells acquired the ability to spread.   Those with localized or non-invasive cancer have…

  • Parents of kids with cancer worry about unvaccinated children

    WASHINGTON — Polls now show an overwhelming majority of Americans believe all parents should be required to vaccinate their children — and that is good news for the mothers and fathers of children with cancer. Cara…

  • ‘Right to try’ bills advance through Va. assembly

    WASHINGTON – Virginia lawmakers want to give terminally ill patients the chance to try unapproved drugs when all other treatments have failed. Virginia House and Senate leaders say legislation that would expand access to investigative…

  • Americans’ Beliefs About Cancer Risk Put Fear Before Facts

    (NEW YORK) — Americans continue to tend to blame cancer on factors that they cannot control, rather than acknowledge what they can do to protect themselves, according to the 2015 AICR Cancer Risk Awareness Survey.…