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Nunnelee moves to Johns Hopkins; still rehabilitating from brain surgery

BALTIMORE, Maryland — Congressman Alan Nunnelee has been moved to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, to start radiation and chemotherapy, three weeks after he underwent brain surgery in Texas. His office said yesterday that the 55-year-old Republican also will continue rehabilitation to improve speech and left-side mobility problems that started after the surgery. Nunnelee was hospitalized in May after ...

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Nunnelee to have surgery to remove brain tumor

A Republican congressman from north Mississippi is scheduled for surgery Monday to remove a small mass found on his brain. Rep. Alan Nunnelee was hospitalized in May after experiencing nausea and fatigue, with doctors finding what Nunnelee describes as an intracranial mass on the right side of his brain. Yesterday, he said in a statement that further tests at the ...

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Ex-mayor, businessman Chain dies at 84

HATTIESBURG — Former Hattiesburg mayor and businessman Bobby Lee Chain has died. He was 84. He died of cancer about 5:15 a.m. yesterday at Forrest General Hospital, his wife, Betty Chain, said. He was mayor from 1980 to 1986. The city’s airport and the technology building at the University of Southern Mississippi are named for him. His funeral will be ...

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Health law raises concerns for cancer centers

WASHINGTON — Cancer patients relieved that they can get insurance coverage because of the new health care law may be disappointed to learn that some the nation’s best cancer hospitals are off-limits An Associated Press survey found examples coast to coast. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is excluded by five out of eight insurers in Washington state’s insurance exchange. MD Anderson ...

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Cancer Registry awards gold certification to CMMC

JACKSON — Central Mississippi Medical Center (CMMC) has received gold certification from the Mississippi Cancer Registry (MCR). The MCR began a certification process in 2008 for hospitals modeled after the central cancer registry certification conducted by the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR). The purpose of the certification process is to recognize those hospitals who have submitted timely, ...

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Second nurse pleads guilty to role in cancer center fraud

SUMMIT — A second nurse has pleaded guilty to failing to report a crime at a south Mississippi cancer clinic that was shut down over unsafe practices and accused of a multimillion-dollar fraud. Brittany Davis Powell pleaded guilty yesterday to misprision of a felony during a hearing in U.S. District Court in Jackson. Her lawyer, Cynthia Stewart, told the court ...

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Nurse pleads guilty to role in cancer center fraud

SUMMIT — A nurse has pleaded guilty to failing to report a crime at a former cancer clinic involved in a multimillion-dollar fraud. Courtney Michelle Young pleaded guilty to misprision of a felony today in U.S. District Court in Jackson. A plea agreement filed in court records said Young faces up to three years in prison and up to a ...

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Guidelines, early breast cancer detection saves lives

» Knowing family history, maintaining healthy weight, limiting smoking and drinking all important With changing guidelines for preventing and detecting breast cancer, what’s a woman to do? There are studies by different groups that point to opposing views. For instance: some say women should have yearly mammograms after the age of 40 and others say after the age of 50. ...

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UMMC researcher developing therapy to attack cancer tumors

Drazen Raucher, Ph.D., director of the graduate program in biochemistry at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, recently received one patent and has applied for several others for a cancer-fighting therapy he and his team have devised that targets the drug delivery directly into tumors instead of healthy tissues. In July his company, Thermally Targeted Therapeutics, received a $225,000 grant ...

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‘I was the chosen one’

» Survivor dedicates life to help newly diagnosed patients Stephanie Davis was diagnosed with breast cancer 10 years ago at the age of 35. There was no family history of the disease, and Davis said after the initial shock of receiving her diagnosis, she focused on the future. “I was the chosen one,” she said. “It is my purpose in ...

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