More than 2,000 students and Syracuse community members helped Relay for Life raise more than $149,000 for cancer research in the Carrier Dome on April 14.
It seems in today’s world, it is nearly impossible to find someone that has not been affected by cancer. Whether it be a family member, a friend or an acquaintance, millions of lives have been touched by the disease.
Syracuse University students and members of the Syracuse community came out April 14 to fight back against cancer in the 10th annual Relay for Life.
Study says two daily doses can cut threat by 63 percent
The Los Angeles Times reports that according to a new study, patients who take aspirin daily develop colon cancer less often than those not receiving aspirin treatments. These results are seen especially in patients who have genetic conditions that predispose them to cancer. The study, out of Newcastle University in England, found that patients who took aspirin over two years had a 63 percent reduced chance of colon cancer.
Thousands of participants attended Syracuse University's ninth annual Relay for Life, raising more than $165,000 for the American Cancer Society.
As the clock ticked closer to 7 p.m., the Carrier Dome was buzzing with excitement as students pitched tents, unfurled sleeping bags and set up activity tables for Syracuse University’s ninth annual Relay for Life.
New York City Firefighter Randy Wiebicke died Wednesday from blood cancer that could be traced back to toxins from the 9/11 attacks.
More and more New York City Firefighters and ground zero workers are dying of various cancers in the years following the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001, according to CNN. One such firefighter, Randy Wiebicke, died Wednesday after a nearly three-year struggle with the fatal blood cancer multiple myeloma.
Syracuse University punter Rob Long underwent final radiation treatment today at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.
According to The Post-Standard, today's final treatment ended six weeks of radiation and chemotherapy for Syracuse University punter Rob Long. Doctors hope this will rid Long of the malignant cells in a brain tumor discovered Dec. 2 after SU's regular season ended.
"I feel blessed and amazing. Now to get rolling towards my dreams and back on that field," Long said via Twitter after his treatment.
Lance Armstrong announces retirement from cycling.
CNN reports Lance Armstrong, 39, announced Wednesday he is retiring from his professional cycling career once and for all. Armstrong said he wants to have more time to spend with his family and to promote cancer research.
Armstrong planned to retire in 2005, but decided to make a comeback instead. He came in third place at the 2009 Tour de France.
Plus, Tea Party protests in Syracuse and actress Dixie Carter dies at age 70.
A derailled train in Italy has killed nine people this morning, according to Italy's Civil Protection office. CNN reports at least 20 more are injured, five being serious.
The train was traveling on the Val Venosta line, one of the newest railways opened in 2005, when it was derailed by a landslide, say authorities. More than 200 rescures are on the scene
Head of the transport department for the local government Thomas Widmann says the landslide was probably caused by a broken irrigation pipe. The mud entered the train and suffocated the passengers, Widmann says.