Meet the Co Antrim dad who fathered two sons after being diagnosed with advanced testicular cancer BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A Ballymoney man who survived stage four testicular cancer, and who has already unexpectedly had two children following cancer treatment, is looking forward to the birth of his fifth child in May. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/meet-the-co-antrim-dad-who-fathered-two-sons-after-being-diagnosed-with-advanced-testicular-cancer-37733732.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/article37733731.ece/43e0a/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-01-22_lif_47374345_I7.JPG Email A Ballymoney man who survived stage four testicular cancer, and who has already unexpectedly had two children following cancer treatment, is looking forward to the birth of his fifth child in May. Rob Humphreys (37), who works for TK Maxx, is also running his first marathon this year. Back in 2013, following a diagnosis of stage four testicular cancer, which had spread to his … [Read more...] about Meet the Co Antrim dad who fathered two sons after being diagnosed with advanced testicular cancer
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TWO scientists who have saved "an untold number of lives" thanks to their pioneering research into a new cancer treatment, have won the Nobel Prize in medicine today. James Allison, from the University of Texas, and Tasuku Honjo of Kyoto University have led the way in developing immunotherapies. The new treatment has been hailed as the greatest step forward in cancer research since chemo was first introduced in the 1940s. Immunotherapy drugs help the immune system recognise and attack cancer cells. The Nobel Assembly of Sweden's Karolinksa Institute said today immunotherapies mark a "landmark in our fight against cancer". Dr Jedd Wolchock, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York said: "An untold number of lives... have been saved by the science they (Profs Allison and Honjo) pioneered." The pair will share the $1,01 million (£800,000) prize fund for 2018. The discoveries by Prof Allison, 70, and Prof Honjo, 76, "absolutely paved the way for a new approach to … [Read more...] about Scientists James Allison and Tasuku Honjo win Nobel Prize for ‘game-changing’ work on new cancer therapies
Editor's Note: For more from Lesley Stahl's interview with Sen. John McCain, click here. Yesterday, Sen. John McCain died 4 days short of his 82nd birthday. He faced death the way he faced life - with valor, honor and integrity. John McCain served his country for over 60 years, as a naval officer, a prisoner of war, a congressman, a six-term senator and a presidential candidate. Over that time, he became a national treasure -- occasionally ornery and profane, but a politician who placed principle over party and earned his reputation as a fighter and a maverick. In July 2017, Sen. McCain learned he had glioblastoma - a deadly and unforgiving brain cancer. Our Lesley Stahl joined him for some straight talk about how he lived his life and faced his death. Last summer, he invited us to his ranch just outside of Sedona, Arizona, 24 acres of old-growth trees, a family of hawks and a rippling creek that his dog Burma likes to swim in. Lesley Stahl: I'm wondering if when you're up here … [Read more...] about John McCain: The 2017 60 Minutes Interview
Editor's Note: Senator John McCain died Saturday at the age of 81. We went through the 60 Minutes archives to find some memorable moments from Lesley Stahl's interview with Senator John McCain that were not included in the September 24, 2017 story. A few such moments are featured below. U.S. Senator. Former Republican presidential nominee. Esteemed Navy veteran. Husband to Cindy. Father of seven. John McCain, who passed away Saturday at the age of 81, was all of these things, but most of all, he showed us during a candid 60 Minutes interview just 11 months ago, he was a man whose spirit could not be broken, and who followed no one's compass but his own. In the summer of 2017, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) invited 60 Minutes' Lesley Stahl to his ranch just beyond the red rock buttes of Sedona, Arizona. Despite the arid, western harshness of the land around, his ranch was green – with generations-old trees giving shade to a creek that gurgled its way over rounded stones in … [Read more...] about The Maverick: Remembering Sen. John McCain
Opinion PUBLISHED: 06:23 26 July 2018 Paul Geater Felixstowe prom is a great place for a walk in the heatwave - but avoid the middle of the day. Picture: GREGG BROWN Archant During a week like this, I really couldn’t resist a further comment on the extraordinary summer we have been “enjoying” as the Summer of 1976 has given us a full re-run. I might have written this column in my garden - but it was finished by 10.30am! Picture: PAUL GEATERAs anyone who read my piece earlier this week will know, I’m not actually a fan of this seemingly non-stop heatwave. I’m a typical fair Englishman when it comes to this heat. I burn easily and three or four days of 25C is quite enough for me at a time!Much has already been written about the heatwave – and some have linked it to global warming. I’m not sure that trying to see individual weather events through the prism of global warming. When the global statistics for this … [Read more...] about If you like the blistering heat, it’s still worth listening to expert advice!