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Cancer

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    Texans Player Diagnosed With Lymphoma

    Sometimes, professional football players are so athletic to the point they seem superhuman. Sadly, that isn't true. The Texans placed offensive tackle David Quessenberry on the NFL's Non-Football Illness List Tuesday after Quessenberry was diagnosed with lymphoma.

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    Houston Restaurants Honor National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and several Houston restaurants are rolling out the pink for month-long specials and promotions, as well as a few fundraising events. Show your support for breast cancer awareness by visiting these restaurants and events in October. Prego 2520 Amh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    State Legislature Says No More Underage Oompa Loompas

    Oompa Loompas are probably the best part of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, but it's a fair guess that the 15-year-olds you've seen walking down the streets don't realize or particularly want to look the same striking shade of tanning bed orange as those little guys. Now the state legislature ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    Angela Buchanan: Posing As Gynecologist, She Tricks Woman Into Months of Sex and a Civil Union

    We've heard some strange cases of online impersonation, but this one, as the Brits say, takes the biscuit. Last night Jessica Cooley of the Lufkin Daily News broke the story of Angela Buchanan, a 30-year-old woman evidently smitten with a 51-year-old lady. Buchanan and the woman had been messaging ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Susan G. Komen Backs Out of Its Planned Parenthood Fiasco (UPDATED)

    The ribbon's been a bit charred this week.​New Coke, you have a new rival for corporate ineptness. In a statement on its Web site, the Texas-based Susan G. Komen breast-cancer organization has reversed its fiasco of a decision to cut off funds to Planned Parenthood. We want to apologize to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Iron Men: Five Rock 'n' Roll Cancer Survivors

    Sad news emerged today that heavy metal godfather Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma. It was a big shock for Black Sabbath fans, as the group's original lineup have a new album and a world tour planned for 2012. Though already counted among rock and roll's ultimate sur ... More >>

  • Film

    September 29, 2011

    50/50

    Cancer memoir meets Seth Rogen comedy in the slightly uncomfortable film.

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    CRAVE Cupcakes Team With MD Anderson to Fight Cancer

    ​CRAVE Cupcakes does more for the Houston community than just give away its "morning cupcakes" as lagniappe at lunch. The cupcake company has partnered with MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospitals's Art in Medicine program to raise awareness about childhood cancer. Pediatric cancer patients h ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011
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    November 22, 2010

    Blow Hard: Burzynski Gets Favorable Media Coverage

    Media darling, Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski​We were glad to see that Austin's FOX affiliate gave Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski -- you know, the doctor who cured cancer -- his second big Texas media blowjob of the month. Houston's KHOU was first with a segment on Great Day Houston back in May. FOX Austin refe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Dynamo Fight Revolution, Breast Cancer This Weekend

    The Revolution are coming! The Revolution are coming!​The Houston Dynamo have teamed up with Methodist Cancer Center to bring awareness for Breast Cancer. The Dynamo will have a special $20 ticket package for this Sunday's home match against the New England Revolution. The package will include a t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Dynamo's Boswell Learns About Boobies

    From SBHouston comes word of this video, put up by the Houston Dynamo's Bobby Boswell, of his efforts to film a puvlic-service announcement for Breast Cancer Awareness night.We're not sure how many of these "bloopers" are planned -- especially since the finished product at the end is recorded with ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 29, 2010

    Bald in the Land of Big Hair

    A Texas woman's follicle envy

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Can Music Fight Cancer? MD Anderson's Celebration Singers Think So

    Earlier this year, we lost God himself Ronnie James Dio to cancer. Dio had been valiantly fighting the disease at Houston's own MD Anderson Cancer Center. Approximately 1,500 people in America die every day of cancer, but MD Anderson continues to find new avenues to help heal those afflicted, incl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Lead Plaintiff In "Toxic Town" Lawsuit Dies

    Photo by Daniel Kramer​A little over two years ago, the Houston Press published an award-winning story looking into Somerville, a small town 90 miles northwest of here that contained a plant that made railroad ties."Toxic Town" described the high rate of cancer in the town and focused on the lead ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    What's Your Bra Color? Nah, You Can Do Better

    Unless you're one of these ladies, we probably don't care about your bra color.​Black. Beige. Nude. Purple. Fuchsia. What do these colors have in common? Perhaps they resemble the spectrum of brilliance you projectile puked after a particularly steep, single-handed tab at Shot Bar. Good gues ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    R.I.P. Former Ale House and Stag's Head Manager Angela Mullan Jenkins

    ​A wake will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Stag's Head Pub for Angela Mullan Jenkins, who passed away Thursday from breast cancer complications. Jenkins came to Houston from Northern Ireland over 30 years ago and worked briefly for a division of Baker-Hughes before beginning her career ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 2, 2009

    Cafe Reads: Denise Hazen

    An author shares personal stories about triumph over adversity

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    Sunday's Walk for the Breast Cancer Network of Strength

    Photo by Margaret DowningBetty Trobaugh was there in a wheelchair. She enlisted the help of her three daughters to push her through the three-mile course. The first half of the non-competitive walk which started at Sam Houston Park and went down Allen Parkway wasn't bad -- all downhill. Coming back ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Important "Toxic Town" Trial Starts Up Today

    Photo by Daniel KramerThe polluters who turned Somerville into the Toxic Town described in an award-winning Houston Press story may have had a good result in the first lawsuit they faced, but a second one -- beginning a week from today in the town of Caldwell in Burleson County -- may be different. ... More >>

  • News

    January 1, 2009

    Cancer Doctor Stanislaw Burzynski Sees Himself as a Crusading Researcher, Not a Quack

    He's treated thousands of people from all over the world, so why can't he get FDA approval?

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2008

    Houston's Darque Tan, Leading The Fight Against Cancer

    Here's some news you can use, assuming you believe the word of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott -- tanning beds don't prevent cancer. Abbott filed an injunction Monday against Houston-based Darque Tan (here's a copy of it) accusing it of false advertising. False advertising? For the kind of peop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2008

    National Cancer Organization Wants Hot Dogs Out of HISD Schools

    Photo by Robb Walsh Speaking of processed meats…okay, we’ll wait a second for you to stop drooling. Done? Good. Now where were we? Ah, yes… Speaking of processed meats, the good doctors at the Cancer Project filed a federal petition last week with the United States Department of Agricultu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2008

    National Cancer Organization Wants Hot Dogs Out of HISD Schools

    Photo by Robb Walsh Speaking of processed meats…okay, we’ll wait a second for you to stop drooling. Done? Good. Now where were we? Ah, yes… Speaking of processed meats, the good doctors at the Cancer Project filed a federal petition last week with the United States Department of Agricultu ... More >>

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    October 3, 2008
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    August 26, 2008
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    May 15, 2008

    Elizabeth Edwards

    The politician’s wife discusses her life — the good and the bad

  • News

    March 6, 2008
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    December 6, 2007

    Toxic Town: Cancer and Birth Defects in Somerville

    In Somerville, chances are far better than normal that you will die of cancer or give birth to a deformed baby

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2007

    Rick Perry Talks Cancer at the Texas Life Science Conference

    Gov. Rick Perry appeared today before 250 national venture capitalists, researchers and business executives at the annual Texas Life Science Conference. During his talk, the governor called for a renewed commitment by the public and private sector to fight cancer. “Cancer is not a new fight fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2007
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    May 17, 2007

    Mail Call

    Snake Snark

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2007

    No, Thanks. We'll Take Cancer.

    Buried at the end of last week was the news that Rick Perry signed an order to require all schoolgirls to be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus, aka HPV, aka the cause of genital warts, aka a leading cause of cervical cancer in women. We would make fun of Perry, an avowed conservative Chri ... More >>

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    May 11, 2006
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    April 27, 2006
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    March 2, 2006
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    October 13, 2005

    Water You Doing This Weekend?

    Nothing? Then paddle to the 34th annual Buffalo Bayou Regatta

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    September 30, 2004

    Step Up

    It's cardio for a cause at this weekend's Race for the Cure

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    September 30, 2004
  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • News

    January 16, 2003

    Mac Attack

    A cancer patient sues McDonald's, contending a peppered burrito caused his nosebleed

  • Music

    December 5, 2002

    John Prine with Iris DeMent

    Friday, December 6

  • Calendar

    October 17, 2002

    Calories for a Cause

    Help fight breast cancer with a sugary snack

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002
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    March 28, 2002

    Support without Brassieres

    Celebrating mammaries and their many euphemisms

  • News

    November 1, 2001

    Bayou City Body Snatchers

    How cold war fears fueled a hot market for Houston's human parts business.

  • Film

    October 8, 1998
  • News

    April 30, 1998

    Ill Treatment

    Dr. Carlos Fernandez is battling malpractice charges and his business associates at the Bellaire Cancer Treatment Center

  • News

    June 22, 1995

    A Question of Power

    Do fields from high power lines cause childhood cancer? Years of research have revealed few solid facts. But Joe Jamail has charged the answer is yes, and HL&P knows it. He's headed to court to prove his case - or to dig into the utility's deep pockets.

  • News

    December 9, 1993

    Hightower Corner

    The Chemical/Cancer Connection

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