Friday, May 17 2013 7:01 AM EDT2013-05-17 11:01:29 GMT
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed. The group said Friday the attackMore >>
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 7:35 AM EDT2013-05-16 11:35:35 GMT
Around 1:30 Thursday morning, the Owensboro Police Department responded to an armed robbery call at the Hampton Inn, located at 615 Salem Drive.Responding units spoke with the desk clerk, who advised thatMore >>
Responding units spoke with the desk clerk, who advised that a male subject entered the business armed with a rifle, and demanded money.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-16 10:53:21 GMT
Police say a 7-year-old boy is critically injured, after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Indianapolis. The boy was hit about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday on the city's south side. A police spokesman saysMore >>
Officers were told that the boy was trying to cross the busy two-lane street when he was hit.More >>
Wednesday, May 15 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-15 10:53:05 GMT
European officials are investigating some of the world's biggest oil companies on suspicions of price manipulation over more than a decade. Shell, B-P and Statoil all say they're co-operating with theMore >>
The commission carried out unannounced inspections, because of concerns the companies may have worked together in reporting distorted prices.More >>
In the game of football, players face tough opponents, and former NFL linebacker Chris Draft knows what it means to play hard. That's why his new game plan is to beat lung cancer.
"What we've found consistently is there is hope for lung cancer," Draft said.
Draft formed Team Draft with his wife, Keasha Rutledge Draft, at their wedding. She grew up in Williamston, was athletic, healthy and a non-smoker. But, despite all of that, she was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer.
"She came to me and she said 'You know what, how about we don't get presents? How about we just ask people to support this fight against lung cancer?' Now it's morphed into this national campaign to change the face of lung cancer," Draft said.
A month after their wedding, she died, and since then, Draft's new playbook is filled with cancer survivors.
He makes moves from city to city, touring cancer centers and treatment facilities. He said the mission is to pass on hope to survivors based on what he's learned in honor of his late wife.
"So hold on, keep fighting, keep living, and something's coming. She wanted to be an inspiration during her fight," Draft said.
He recently toured ITOR, which is the Institute for Translational Oncology Research with the Greenville Hospital System. ITOR provides advanced cancer treatment through on-site research.
"We're seeing relatively young patients, perhaps even in their 40's, present with cough, chest pain, shortness of breath and have lung cancer that we cannot link to a personal history of smoking," Dr. William Gluck said.
Gluck is an oncologist with the Greenville Hospital System, where new genetic testing is being done in hopes of detecting lung cancer early.
"We're saying that this isn't just that you have lung cancer, but this is your specific DNA pattern that allows us then to introduce a very directive, personalized therapy of cancer," Gluck said.
The test looks at the activity of genes in cancer cells to determine which patients would benefit from certain aggressive treatments.
"That's the clue for us to say these are the normal gene patterns. These are the abnormal ones. Not that they were born with them, but they were acquired," Gluck said.
In the ITOUR lab, clinical trials are also taking place along with new testing for cancer mutations on machines called gene sequencers. Gluck said patients are also seeing progress with less aggressive treatment.
"Many of those patients actually benefit from a pill as opposed to the use of general chemotherapy," Gluck said.
One of those pills is criztinib, the drug that blocks a gene which causes cancer growth.
"We've had patients go from practically disabled to pretty functional in two weeks," Gluck said.
However, for patients who still need surgery, some of them are introduced to a Da Vinci robot. Its arms, cameras and precision are operated by Dr. William Bolton and Dr. Jim Stephenson. They are both thoracic surgeons.
"We think it's very precise. We're amazed at what the robot lets us do with the instruments," Stephenson said. "You take four to five trocars, (which) are inserted into the chest cavity, one with a camera, and the remaining with instruments which the surgeon controls."
So, while doctors control robots in one part of the room, patients are getting treatment just feet away.
"What's unique about the robotic system is it provides three-dimensional optics and magnification in the ability to operate very small incisions without dividing or cutting ribs," Stephenson said.
Stephenson said that could mean less pain and quicker recovery time for patients. It's a procedure bringing hope to cancer patients throughout the Upstate and the country.
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Thursday, May 16 2013 7:38 AM EDT2013-05-16 11:38:49 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,More >>
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:54 AM EDT2013-05-18 13:54:39 GMT
Evansville police made a large drug bust Fir day night. It happened at a home in the 600 block of Jefferson Avenue near Garvin Street. Police say officers were in the area and could smell a strong odorMore >>
Officers got a search warrant, and once inside the home, found what they call a substantial amount of marijuana.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:35 AM EDT2013-05-18 14:35:07 GMT
(KRIS/NBC) - A dream came true for a Texas foster child who never had a permanent place to call home. That all changed thanks to one family who granted his wish, 24 hours before it was too late. DamienMore >>
A dream came true for a Texas foster child who never had a permanent place to call home.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 3:10 PM EDT2013-05-18 19:10:16 GMT
On Wednesday morning, the Evansville Museum will unveil the new home for the Vulcan Statue that, in July of 2012, was moved from the basement of the Old Courthouse. Since the moving of Vulcan, OaklandMore >>
On Wednesday morning, the Evansville Museum will unveil the new home for the Vulcan Statue that, in July of 2012, was moved from the basement of the Old Courthouse.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:53 AM EDT2013-05-18 13:53:17 GMT
One person was killed in an accident at a recycling center. in Muhlenberg County. It happened at the Greenville Recycling Center II, which is on Wickliffe Street. 28-year-old, Robert Adam Baxter of Greenville,More >>
One person was killed in an accident at a recycling center. in Muhlenberg County. It happened at the Greenville Recycling Center II, which is on Wickliffe Street. More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:05 AM EDT2013-05-18 15:05:55 GMT
Spend your Saturday enjoying some wine, art and jazz on Newburgh's Riverfront. Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival is set to go from noon until 9 p.m. on Saturday. Local wineries will be offeringMore >>
Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival is set to go from noon until 9 p.m. on Saturday.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 10:21 PM EDT2013-05-18 02:21:45 GMT
NEW ALBANY, IN – New Albany police said Friday that a mother found dead along with her two young children in a creek in Binford Park in March drowned her two young children and then herself. New AlbanyMore >>
Investigators said Jaime Clutter, 35, suffered from mental illness -- possibly psychosis and postpartum depression -- when she walked her children to Binford Park March 13 and drowned them. More >>
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