April 30, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press
Brady Lind of Alexandria is your typical 9-year-old rough-and- tumble boy. He loves hockey and baseball and playing with his brothers Evan, 12, and Caleb, 7.
That’s why his parents, Scott and Linda, weren’t surprised when he ended up with a possible fracture in his elbow. Continue Reading
July 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Among the 10,000 people in the U.S. diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma or other life-threatening blood illnesses each year, black people have the lowest chance of finding a donor for a bone marrow transplant. Continue Reading
June 18, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe
Heckenlaible is Honorary Chair at Friday’s Relay for Life
WORTHINGTON Heidi Heckenlaible has never attended a Relay for Life event, but this year she will not only be there surrounded by her family and friends, she will be the guest of honor. Continue Reading
June 15, 2012 in The Dickinson Press
Dickinson native Brandon Sickler, 29, had four minutes to talk before being called to a planning meeting of “A Race Across America” in Oceanside, Calif. Continue Reading
November 29, 2011 in WDAZ
GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) – A Grand Forks family remembers a loved one during the holidays. Each year, they decorate a tree in Columbia Mall. Taylor Vossekuil passed away in 2007 of Leukemia. Continue Reading
November 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
Over the past two years, federal officials say, an estimated 10,000 more veterans have sought medical compensation for diseases related to Agent Orange, an herbicide that contains a toxic chemical called dioxin.
November 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
The program operates the Be The Match Registry, the Internet registry of potential donors of bone marrow and umbilical cord blood. The transplants help treat diseases, including leukemia and lymphoma.
August 11, 2011 in The Daily Republic
NEW YORK (AP) – Scientists are reporting the first clear success with a new approach for treating leukemia – turning the patients’ own blood cells into assassins that hunt and destroy their cancer cells.
August 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
They’ve only done it in three patients so far, but the results were striking: Two appear cancer-free up to a year after treatment, and the third patient is improved but still has some cancer. Scientists are already preparing to try the same gene therapy technique for other kinds of cancer. Continue Reading