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A light illuminates an empty casket. (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Doctor Who Built Own Coffin Dies From Cancer

A doctor who built his own coffin has died.

11/18/2014

Photo of Ollie Caruthers courtesy of Parkway West High School.

Parkway West High School Raises Thousands for Custodian

A few high school students collecting change for an ailing custodian has sparked a fundraising campaign that’s raised more than $7,000 in just one day.

11/06/2014

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Cancers Occur at Higher Rate Along Cold Water Creek

People who live near Cold Water Creek in North St. Louis County have a higher rate of cancers than the rest of the state, according to the Department of Health and Senior Services and the Missouri Cancer Registry.

09/24/2014

A large study of gay brothers adds to evidence that genes influence men's chances of being homosexual, but the results aren't strong enough to prove it. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Hundreds in Washington DC Asking for Cancer Research Funding

Local cancer patients and their doctors join hundreds in Washington DC this week, urging Congress to make the fight against cancer a national priority.

09/17/2014

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Thyroid, Kidney Cancers Up in Kids But Still Rare

Children’s kidney and thyroid cancers have increased in recent years, and though the diseases are rare, experts wonder if the rising rates could be related to obesity.

09/08/2014

Jim Kelly waves to the crowd during introductions during the Class of 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at Fawcett Stadium on August 2, 2014 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Keidel: Jim Kelly’s Final Score

Word dripped down this week that Jim Kelly’s cancer is gone. But what does that mean? Is it gone today only to make its interminable, terminal march back to his enervated frame? Or is it really gone, as in he won?

08/22/2014

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Missouri Lagging In Cancer Fight, Says Report

American Cancer Society spokeswoman says state reached 0 of 12 benchmarks.

08/22/2014

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HPV Vaccine Prevents More Than Cervical Cancer

Back to school for some children means back to the pediatrician to get required vaccinations.

08/11/2014

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Postponing Chronic Disease Development Means Less Time Spent Sick

Washington University researchers say changing how medical care is delivered could help prevent multiple chronic diseases and extend the total number of years we remain healthy.

07/24/2014

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Turkish Citizen Pleads Guilty in Drug Fraud Case

Ozkan Semizoglu pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal charges for smuggling counterfeit and adulterated cancer treatment drugs into the United States.

07/23/2014

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