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  • 13th Annual Games of Acadiana

    August 12, 2013 7:45 AM

    On Saturday, August 17, let the games begin and play with a purpose! Miles Perret Cancer Services is hosting the 13 Annual Games of Acadiana at the Cajundome and Convention Center. From 10am until 4pm there will be over 60 games and activities to participate in to help support MPCS'... more »
  • Inmate with cancer dies in custody

    May 23, 2013 8:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 50-year-old man in Orleans Parish custody has died of cancer. The sheriff's office, in a statement Wednesday, said John C. Alexcee died Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. at the interim LSU Hospital in New Orleans. Alexcee was being held on a $3 million bond for charges... more »
  • Tulane gets $2M for minority cancer trial grant

    October 4, 2012 7:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tulane University School of Medicine is getting $2 million to increase the number of minority patients enrolled in clinical trials for new cancer therapies. The grant is one of 17 nationwide this year from the National Cancer Institute to bring racial and ethnic groups typically under-represented... more »
  • NOLA organization raises money for kids camp

    December 12, 2011 3:30 PM

    Westbank Oilman's Golf Tournament Committee is raising money for their charity, Camp Challenge. Camp Challenge is two summer camps for Cancer Stricken Kids from Louisiana. Along with their siblings, ages 5 to 14, these kids can attend summer camp completely free! They are having a raffle to start raising funds... more »
  • Lawyer says Egypt's Mubarak may have cancer

    June 20, 2011 9:57 AM

    CAIRO (AP) - The defense lawyer of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak says the ousted leader may have cancer. Farid el-Deeb said Monday there is "evidence suggesting" that the 83-year-old Mubarak has stomach cancer. Mubarak, ousted on Feb. 11 by a popular uprising, has been hospitalized since April in the... more »
  • Mom Arrested in Cancer Fraud Case

    April 22, 2011 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A mom who created an elaborate lie by telling people her child had cancer in order to steal money from them has been charged with multiple counts of theft, an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office news release said. Jacinta K. Millikin, 42, told Wildwood... more »
  • Man dies weeks after being cleared in 1979 killing

    November 9, 2010 10:05 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi man who spent more than 30 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit has died less than two months after his name was cleared in the case. Bobby Ray Dixon died Sunday after suffering from lung and brain cancer. He was 53.... more »
  • A Breast Cancer Awareness Program

    October 19, 2010 7:05 AM

    Lydia Cancer Association is having a Breast Cancer Awareness Program on October 23rd, at the Vermillion Parish Library in Abbeville. The program will be from 6pm - 8pm. There will be a Guest Speaker - Linda Rose from Breast Center of Acadiana and Comedian - Sandra Babineaux. Food, door... more »
  • Adeline Guienze Breast Cancer Memorial Fund 5K Run/Walk

    October 11, 2010 9:25 AM

    Teche Action Clinic is having their Adeline Guienze Breast Cancer Memorial Fund 5K Run/Walk in Downtown Franklin (Start/Finish - Courthouse Square) on October 16, 2010 at 8:00 am. Teche Action Clinic is celebrating the 5K 10th year anniversary and the 5th year as the Adeline Guienze Breast Cancer Memorial... more »
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Movement's Dynamic Duo

    October 6, 2010 5:08 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - The breast cancer awareness movement's dynamic duo, Evelyn Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley, have watched their audience evolve in nearly two decades of promoting the pink ribbon, matching lipsticks and mammograms. Instead of convincing people to talk about breast cancer, they find themselves courting a generation... more »
  • KISS Drummer Peter Criss Speaks Out On Male Breast Cancer

    September 17, 2010 12:54 PM

    POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) - Former Kiss drummer Peter Criss wants other men to know that they too can get breast cancer. The rock star best known for the ballad "Beth" beat the disease that's rarely found in men three years ago. He's participating in a walkathon for the... more »
  • Michael Douglas optimistic about cancer recovery

    August 31, 2010 10:06 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Michael Douglas says he faces an "eight-week struggle" against throat cancer but is optimistic about his chances for recovery. During an appearance Tuesday on David Letterman's "Late Show," the actor said he had just finished his first week of radiation and chemotherapy. That drew a surprised... more »
  • St. Jude Dream Home Winner

    June 28, 2010 2:14 PM

    Acadiana helped raise over 1 million dollars for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in the dream home giveaway. The winning couple-Linda and Gerald Courvelle - got their first look inside the home Monday morning. Linda and Gerald buy dream home tickets every year to support St. Jude's. ... more »
  • Ville Platte Couple's Wreck

    May 7, 2010 9:03 PM

    In Evangeline Parish, one community is dealing with a tragedy. A Lake Charles woman, Shannon Cox, and Shelia Serie of Ville Platte died in a car wreck this week. Shelia's husband, Roy was driving the vehicle that allegedly caused that crash. He is a coach at Ville Platte High... more »
  • 11th Annual Race for the Cure

    March 20, 2010 4:22 PM

    Girard Park was taken over today by more than 10,000 Komen supporters. All with the same mission…to raise awareness about breast cancer. "I was told that I did and I've been doing well ever since,” Sharen Comeaux said. “I went through chemo, radiation and continued... more »
  • Miles Perret Cancer Services Offers Support For Families

    February 26, 2010 7:21 PM

    Every year your chances of knowing and loving someone with cancer rise. Miles Perret Cancer Services hosted a wellness training today at city club in Lafayette. The goal is to show patients, family, and friends that there is support and hope for living a healthy and vital life even... more »
  • Free Mammograms for Acadiana Women

    February 17, 2010 11:32 AM

    The Louisiana Oncology Associates will be giving free mammogram screenings for Acadiana women. The next screening will take place on Wednesday, February 24th from 5pm until 8pm. Louisiana Oncology Associates is located at 1325 Wright Ave, Suite J in Crowley. Qualifications are: - Ages 40 - 64 -... more »
  • Local doctors react to new breast screening guidlines

    November 23, 2009 10:09 AM

    Local doctors are speaking out against new recommendations for breast cancer screenings. Dr. Lewis Hill and Dr. Gary Mathews say the U.S. Preventative service task force is wrong. The new guidelines say women can wait to take breast examinations starting at the age of 50; before it was 40. Dr.... more »
  • Ex-Kiss drummer: Breast cancer not just for women

    November 18, 2009 9:46 AM

    SPRING LAKE, N.J. (AP) - Lying in bed one night in 2007, Peter Criss felt something strange: a small lump on his left breast. "I thought, `It's a nodule, I'm a guy, I don't think it's anything more than that,"' he said. "The more I messed with it, the bigger... more »
  • RANT: Mammogram Recommendations Change

    November 17, 2009 6:19 PM

    What do you think about the recent changes in how often Mammograms are recommended? Do you agree or disagree with this change? We want to hear your RANT ! CLICK HERE or email Kate Mundy's Story: Women should no longer have mammograms in their 40's,... more »

    November 13, 2009 12:32 PM

    Opelousas General Health System is proud to partner with Miles Perret Cancer Services to expand the Miles Strong program for people currently in cancer treatment. Miles Strong is a ten-week, small group exercise program, which began in December 2008 at Miles Perret Cancer Services in Lafayette. "Participants who have been... more »
  • Komen Acadiana

    October 29, 2009 11:14 AM

    October is Breast Cancer awareness month and the Susan G Komen foundation is committed to a world without breast cancer. In Louisiana, one in eight women will be diagnosed with some type of cancer, also, Louisiana is number one in breast cancer mortality. This year, Komen Acadiana will hold its... more »
  • Winners of the Miles Perret/Clint Black Concert

    October 23, 2009 1:14 PM

    Over the past three days GMA has given away FREE Clint Black/Jaryd Lane tickets; congratulations to Jenny Broussard of Mire, Pam Benoit of Church Point and Barbara Meaux of Rayne. These lucky winners and a guest will enjoy a night of food, fun, and music held (rain or shine) downtown... more »
  • Free mammograms for women who qualify

    October 21, 2009 2:55 PM

    FREE mammograms will be available to those women who qualify. Individuals who qualify will fall between the ages for 40 to 64, have no insurance and have a low income. The next screening will be held on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 beginning at 5pm until 8pm at the St.... more »
  • Cancer Survivors Get in Shape

    October 2, 2009 2:01 PM

    About 40% of cancer cases can be prevented through diet and exercise, according to The World Cancer Research Fund. Some local cancer survivors are getting in shape to reduce their chances of getting becoming ill again. Two of the survivors-- Rebecca Trahan and Judy Babineaux-- are taking on a... more »

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