Last month, Sen. John McCain died from glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer. The same disease took the life of Sen. Edward Kennedy. But here in Oklahoma, Norman's Mike Schuster continues to live with the disease. As he nears the three-year anniversary of his diagnosis with the deadly cancer, he's already doubled the life expectancy for patients with glioblastoma. Doctors can't say why Schuster has lived where others have succumbed to the disease. But they believe it may be because of an experimental drug he received — one that was developed by scientists at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. For Schuster, the first clue that something was awry came in fall 2015, just past his 50th birthday. While at work, he passed out with no warning. He was rushed to the hospital, where an MRI revealed a brain tumor the size of a kiwi just above his right eye. “I'd been healthy all my life,” Schuster said. “No medical issues at all. I just couldn't believe that this … [Read more...] about Staying alive: Can an experimental OMRF drug stop Mike Schuster’s brain cancer?
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Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Asbury Park Music Foundation: teaching kids to be stars for life An inside look at the Asbury Park Music Foundation's vital work with local kids Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Alex Biese, @ABieseAPP Published 12:01 p.m. ET April 5, 2018 | Updated 7:03 p.m. ET April 7, 2018 CLOSE The foundation raises money to support youth music programs throughout Asbury Park Brian Johnston CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE The Asbury Park Music Foundation is helping shape a new generation of New Jersey … [Read more...] about Asbury Park Music Foundation: teaching kids to be stars for life
Last Updated May 14, 2016 8:11 PM EDT SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A federal judge in California on Friday granted a one-week extension for a mother's request to keep her toddler on life support to give an appeals court time to weigh in.U.S. District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller in Sacramento ruled in the case of 2-year-old Israel Stinson after two hospitals determined he is brain dead.Mueller rejected Jonee Fonseca's request for a permanent court order requiring Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Roseville to keep her son on life support to give her ample time to find another facility for him.But Mueller gave Fonseca a week to appeal her decision.Fonseca's attorney, Kevin Snider, said attorneys will go to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals early next week.Fonseca said Israel moved in response to her touch and voice even after he was declared brain dead."He's alive, he's definitely still alive," Fonseca told CBS affiliate KOVR.Israel suffered a brain injury following an asthma attack … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo California toddler can stay on life support 1 more week, judge rules
Slim, chic and soft-but-firm-voiced, Tjuana Byrd emanates a warmth that is not diminished by her calm, cool demeanor and enviable poise. She's the embodiment of the empowered woman that the Women's Foundation of Arkansas is working so hard to replicate throughout Arkansas. Anna Beth Gorman, the foundation's executive director, loves how Byrd presents herself. "She's literally the sharpest-looking woman that I've ever seen. ... She is a consummate professional in her appearance," Gorman says of the foundation's president. But Byrd is sharp not only in the way she dresses, but how she thinks, Gorman assures. "One of her skill sets, which is really valuable to us, is governance and bylaws," says Gorman of the woman that she, and others, affectionately refer to as T-Byrd. She tells the story of Byrd keeping her sorority's book of bylaws in her purse at all times ... and, should a bylaws-related question come up during Women's Foundation board meetings, Byrd's readiness to whip the book out … [Read more...] about HIGH PROFILE: Tjuana Byrd, new president of Women’s Foundation of Arkansas
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the musical bio-drama "Always ... Patsy Cline," written by Ted Swindley.The story of the 1950s country music queen will come to the Memorial Opera House stage this weekend.Scot P. J. MacDonald, executive director of Memorial Opera House, said he was happy to have an open spot in the MOH season schedule so he could accommodate a request by the Northwest Indiana-based Ensemble Theatre Company to present an encore performance of the show. ETC is co-producing the three-day run with Zachary Gipson, who originally designed the set for the shows at Memorial Opera House, along with its original director Bryan Conger."Always ... Patsy Cline" is based on the true story of Cline’s friendship with Louise Seger, a housewife and devoted fan from Houston, Texas. Having first heard Cline sing on "The Arthur Godfrey Show" in 1957, Seger became an avid fan and constantly hounded her local disc jockey to play Cline's records on the radio. When Cline was … [Read more...] about ‘Always … Patsy Cline’: Revue keeps ’50s country queen’s legacy alive