Minnesota’s share of a $71 million multistate settlement with biotech drugmaker Amgen tops $1.2 million. The deal to end an investigation into illegal marketing of two drugs made by the company was announced earlier this week. Court papers filed in Minnesota say the state’s portion will go toward individuals who experienced harm, administrative costs and the general treasury if any is left.
A Twin Cities couple is talking about something very personal — infertility. Scott Trenda and his wife, Alexis, have a menagerie of adopted and fostered dogs. “They’re the fur kids, they’re fur beasts,” Alexis said. “They know it and they’re spoiled.”
We have some of the best Children’s Hospitals in the country right here in the Twin Cities. Each Monday, we like to share some the remarkable stories of the patients, and once in a while offer some special updates.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says he has cancer and will undergo treatment at an Atlanta hospital. Carter announced the diagnosis in a statement from the Carter Center on Wednesday afternoon.
Why are some forms of cancer so much more deadly than others? Good Question.
State Rep. David Dill, who represented northeastern Minnesota, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 60 years old.
Soldiers risk their lives serving our country overseas. Now, one Minnesota soldier is taking on a new enemy here at home.
Sean Floersch hasn’t been able to pitch in quite a while, but he was determined to make it back on the mound.
For most of us, there’s not much that’s scarier than finding out you have cancer. But Sydney has said from day one that she’s not only going to beat cancer, but slay it! That’s why this week’s Kylie’s Kids calls herself “Sydney the Cancer Slayer.”
We are in the heart of grilling season! But during the grilling process harmful substances can form that could be dangerous to your health. Sue Moores, Kolwalski’s Markets Nutritionist, showed WCCO some techniques to reduce the production of cancer-causing substances.
Minnesota officials will be able to start signing up qualified patients for medical marijuana Monday. It’s the first day doctors are able to certify and register patients with conditions like cancer and epilepsy for the program. About 5,000 people are expected to be eligible.
They’re three words you’ll never forget – You have cancer. The author of a new book is helping people deal with the emotional impact of cancer.
A Tennessee man and his family used much of the $187 million it collected for cancer patients to buy themselves cars, gym memberships and take luxury cruise vacations, pay for college tuition and employ family members with six-figure salaries, federal officials alleged Tuesday in one of the largest charity fraud cases ever, involving all 50 states.
Jack Ohmes wrote a song about his mom’s experience with colon cancer, and he’s hoping his music will help other families heal.
“I spent a lot of time up in my room, just writing words on the yellow legal pad,” he said.
Nurses at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota have produced a video to encourage their young patients who are fighting cancer and blood disorders. And they chose just the right song to accompany it. They chose, “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten.
Longtime WCCO sports personality Ralph Jon Fritz is battling a terminal stomach cancer. “This is, without a doubt, the most difficult email I have ever sent,” he said in a note addressed to colleagues and friends earlier this week.
Melissa Erlandson’s one-year-old daughter, London, has a rare form of cancer. Doctors made the diagnosis when she was just 3 months old. Erlandson is asking for help to raise awareness about childhood cancer, and boost the funding needed for research.
JoJo is fighter. The 11-year-old is working hard to fight Pleuropulmonary Blastoma, a rare type of lung cancer, for the second time.
The Minnesota Department of Health says elevated levels of a harmful chemical have been detected in New Brighton’s drinking water system. Health officials say the presence of the chemical — 1, 4-Dioxane — does not pose an immediate health risk, but long-time exposure could present a cancer threat.
It’s been nearly five years since a cancer diagnosis ended a promising football career for Connor Cosgrove. He was a wide receiver at the University of Minnesota when he was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010. He had to stop playing football, and underwent years of chemotherapy treatments.
A young mother of five says she’s blown away by the support she’s received after a difficult diagnosis. Andrea Mangan, 34, found out last week that she has cancer. Now friends and family are making sure her kids are cared for while she concentrates on treatment.
A group of police officers is answering a call for help from some of their own and accomplishing something great for Minnesota.
Meet Taysha! Her friends at Afton Lakeland Elementary School put together ‘Dear Taysha’ with the help of Nashville songwriter, Jeff Dayton.
A Colorado veteran, who recently lost his beloved dog, is now starting a new chapter of his life.
A bill to better protect Minnesota’s firefighters from an invisible danger has been introduced at the state Capitol. The proposal would ban cancer-causing chemicals from furniture and children’s products.