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
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
Sainted My wife, Debbie, and I were ready to leave on a hiking trip to Colorado on Dec. 7 when she experienced complications from a routine procedure, performed two days earlier. After a short stay in our local hospital, she was transferred to Regions in St. Paul. She was there for 55 days, 32 of which were spent in the surgical trauma ICU. “Sainted” is the entire medical staff at Regions for their clinical expertise, professionalism and compassion. When we felt helpless and things seemed hopeless, they kept our spirits alive. I would like to award “superior Sainted status” to: Dr. Berndt and her surgical team; Dr. Bennet, who on one perilous night, summoned all of his medical expertise to see her through; Dr. Schlaffer and his team, who installed the miraculous Abra device; and wound nurse MaryAnn, who is nothing short of spectacular. All the physicians, PAs, nurses (thanks, Steph), and PCAs on South 11, and the OT and PT teams in acute rehab, who challenged … [Read more...] about When things seemed hopeless, they kept our spirits alive
NorthPark ambassadors For the second year running, NorthPark Center has anointed a stylish troop of "luxury ambassadors," each of whom is linked with a charity that can work with the mall on initiatives. They are Charlotte Jones Anderson/Salvation Army, Lisa Cooley/Family Gateway, Tina Craig/Best Buddies International, Claire Emanuelson/Crystal Charity Ball, Nancy Gopez/Leukemia & Lymphona Society, Kenny Goss/MTV Re:Define, Niven Morgan/Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Candice Romo/Children's Cancer Fund, Anne and Steve Stodghill/Cattle Baron's Ball benefiting the American Cancer Society and Kimberly Schlegel Whitman/Human Trafficking Institute. "We are excited to host the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's St. Valentine's Day Fashion Show and Luncheon chaired by Nancy Gopez [and Rozalyn Colombo] on Feb. 8," said NorthPark spokeswoman Shelby Foster. "We are working with the new ambassadors to determine how we can brainstorm on fresh opportunities with their … [Read more...] about Attitudes & Attire to honor Dallas Market Center president at its annual luncheon