Cancer

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John Williams interviews Reed Albergotti

Wall Street Journal Jornalist Reed Albergotti authored Wheelman: Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever

10/16/2013

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Former Minn. Sen. Rod Grams Dies At 65

Former U.S. senator Rod Grams, a popular TV anchorman who went on to become the most conservative politician ever elected to statewide office in Minnesota, has died. He was 65.

10/09/2013

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MNsure Crucial For MN Cancer Survivor Who’s Had 35 Surgeries

It’s day two for the roll-out of MNsure, but some who are shopping online for health insurance plans said they are running into technical glitches and delays. MNSure officials said the system is running smoothly, after a bumpy start Tuesday when it launched — so far about 2,500 accounts have been created.

10/02/2013

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Zach Sobiech’s Music Lives On Through Bandmate

It’s been four months since 18-year-old Zach Sobiech passed away after a hard-fought battle with bone cancer. But even in death, his music lives on. Days after he passed away, Sobiech’s song “Clouds” reached number one on iTunes.

09/18/2013

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Olson Ad Agency’s Founder & Chairman Dies

The founder and chairman of Olson ad agency, John Olson, died on Saturday after a 13-month battle with cancer.

According to the agency’s website, John Olson started the Olson Agency, Minnesota’s largest advertising firm, in 1992. The firm is now nationally renowned and employs more than 450 people across six cities in North America. Kevin DiLorenzo, a long-time friend of Olson, says he lived such a big life that he didn’t even let his cancer diagnosis slow him down.

09/07/2013

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Fmr. MN Sen. In Hospice Care: ‘I Know We Are Seeing The End’

Former U.S. Sen. Rod Grams has entered hospice care following his April 2012 cancer diagnosis. Grams, 65, is in hospice with Stage 4 colon cancer that has spread to other parts of his body. He’s at home in his east-central Minnesota town of Crown and said his cancer is too aggressive for chemotherapy.

09/04/2013

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Study: Thousands Of Thyroid Cancer Cases Over-Diagnosed

A study by the Mayo Clinic finds that thousands of patients are “over-diagnosed” with thyroid cancer. Researchers say small lesions on the thyroid gland that went undetected decades ago are now being found with high tech imaging and that’s prompting cancer diagnoses and surgeries that are expensive and unnecessary.

08/28/2013

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Bikers Mount Up To Out-Ride Breast Cancer

A sea of pink took over the roads Saturday in the north metro. It was part of a unique, head-turning motorcycle run for charity, where the passion of the riders is just as bright as the color they’re wearing. In the video above, WCCO photojournalist Melissa Martz rode along in the Pink Ribbon Run.

08/24/2013

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Beyond Bounds: Gary Lost A Lung, But He’s Winning The War Vs. Cancer

Pre-cancer Gary Brausen cruised through 9-mile trail races. Pre-cancer Gary Brausen strapped on ice skates at 6:30 a.m. three days a week, competing against former college hockey standouts. Pre-cancer Gary Brausen never touched a cigarette.

08/15/2013

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‘U’ Researchers Pinpoint Enzyme That Leads To Several Cancers

There has been a breakthrough in cancer research at the University of Minnesota.

07/14/2013

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Girl At Center Of Supreme Court Ruling Dies

The 7-year-old Minnesota girl whose rare cancer led to a precedent-setting malpractice ruling by the state Supreme Court has died, according to the family’s attorney. Jocelyn Dickhoff was 2 weeks old when her parents took her to a doctor.

07/09/2013

Brock Wood (right) and friend Jesse Hacker will kayak the 2,400 miles of the Mississippi River beginning June 17 to raise money for Lymphoma research. (credit: submitted)

After Beating Cancer, Brock Wood’s Next Challenge Is The Mississippi

Brock Wood is on a journey. He’s kayaking the entire Mississippi River – from Itasca all the way to New Orleans. The kayaks first hit the water on June 17, but for Wood the journey began last year.

06/28/2013

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State Supreme Court Justice Lillehaug On WCCO Morning News

Justice David Lillehaug joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News Tuesday to talk about his new job and a health challenge he is experiencing.

06/25/2013

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‘Just A Regular Guy From St. Paul’: Frank Remembers Vince Flynn

Vince Flynn will be remembered around the world as the man who wrote enthralling political thrillers that millions of people couldn’t put down.

06/19/2013

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Scooping Ice Cream For A World Record

Hundreds of people headed to White Bear Lake this week for a chance at breaking a world record. Their goal was to make the longest ice cream sundae in the world, while raising money for cancer research.

06/19/2013

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‘Everybody Wishes They Had A Father Like Mark Weber’

Friends and family are mourning the death of a beloved soldier, author and family man as Lt. Col. Mark Weber died Thursday after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 41 years old.

06/14/2013

Brock Wood (right) and friend Jesse Hacker will kayak the 2,400 miles of the Mississippi River beginning June 17 to raise money for Lymphoma research. (credit: submitted)

Beyond Bounds: Brock Wood KO’d Cancer, Now Kayaking The Mississippi

There are two reasons (one rational, one irrational) why Brock Wood is going to have no problem kayaking the 2,400 miles down the Mississippi this summer.

06/12/2013

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Terminally Ill Nat’l Guardsman’s Book To Sons Hits Shelves

At the height of his military career in 2010, Lt. Col. Mark Weber was forced to face a different kind of life and death battle. He was diagnosed with cancer and given just months to live. “Doctors have told me they can’t understand how I’m still alive. I have damage to my liver that is incomprehensible,” Weber said. That was November of last year, just before Weber’s book was self-published. “Tell My Sons: A Father’s Last Letters” sold 10,000 copies in three months.

06/03/2013

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Teen Gets Dream Car From Morrie’s & Make A Wish

Sixteen-year-old Matthew Wood thought he was just taking a look at a collection of classic cars. However, it was just a detour to get to the one that was waiting for him. He knew that a project was in the works through the Make a Wish Foundation to restore his favorite car – a 1968 Dodge Charger. Make a Wish even had to ask Morrie’s Automotive Group for extra help to make a teenage cancer patient’s dream come true.

06/01/2013

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Bridal Show Helps Fight Breast Cancer

The Brides Against Breast Cancer tour has made its way to Minneapolis. One thousand designer and brand name wedding gowns will be for sale at the Millennium Hotel. Show manager Kelsey Anderson says the discounts are deep.“All of our gowns are discounted up to 85 percent-off the original value. And they’ve been donated by designers, manufacturers and brides,” Anderson said.

05/31/2013

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Supreme Court Creates ‘Loss Of Chance’ Doctrine

A Minnesota Supreme Court decision in the case of a little girl with cancer changes the way the state looks at medical malpractice claims. Friday’s ruling says a patient may recover damages when a doctor’s negligence causes that patient to lose a chance of recovery or survival. It comes in the case of a couple who claimed their daughter’s cancer would have been curable if diagnosed earlier.

05/31/2013

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Zach Sobiech’s Legacy

A life, and a song that continues to inspire millions.

05/30/2013

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Zach Sobiech’s ‘Clouds’ Debuts On Billboard Charts

First it was No. 1 on the iTunes top-selling singles chart. This week, a Stillwater High School student’s song has landed on the Billboard music charts at No. 7. Zach Sobiech died of bone cancer on May 20. He was 18 years old. But his music lives on.

05/29/2013

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Lemonade Stand Raises Funds For Boy With Neuroblastoma

The weather wasn’t quite sunny or warm enough to have people craving lemonade, but plenty of drivers did stop for a bright yellow stand in Chaska.

05/28/2013

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After Passing Away, Teen Lights Up Scoreboard Again

A St. Louis Park teenager who died after a battle with leukemia is being remembered in a very special way. Eighteen-year-old Derrick Keller was a stand-out high school baseball player and was offered a scholarship to Southwest Minnesota State University. But before he could go to college, he was diagnosed with leukemia and passed away last summe

05/23/2013

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