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Thomas O'Connell photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and the medical community hopes to continue to improve early detection, treatments and survival rates.


Juliana Powell and Kellie Dean at Alex's Great State Race in 2016.
Stepheni Schlinker / APUE MSU

Alex Powell was a Lansing Catholic High School graduate who was about to fulfill his dream of attending Michigan State University when he was diagnosed with cancer. That diagnosis didn’t stop him from going to MSU, though it was for only a short time before he passed away. Powell is the namesake of Alex’s Great State Race.


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Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Melanoma is a dangerous form of skin cancer, claiming 10,000 lives every year in the United States. Research now underway at Michigan State University has focused on a potential new drug that could reduce the spread of melanoma cells by up to 90-percent.


Current Sports | 7/14 /16 | #741

Jul 14, 2016
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ESPY's Summary, Craig Sager, Athletes and Activism, James Burns, Chad Tough, Draymond Green, Jermaine Edmondson, and Throwback Thursday.


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Courtesy image / Brian Fies

Brian Fees won an Eisner Award for his series "Mom’s Cancer." Current State's Jamie Paisley talks with the cartoonist.


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Arthur Ray is a Chicago native who stands at 6'3" and 300 lbs. He's a former Michigan State lineman who played two seasons at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado after being granted two extra seasons of eligibility by the NCAA in January of 2013. He last played for MSU back in 2011 and is a cancer survivor. 

 

Mason and Okemos soccer teams "Compete for a Cause"

Nov 2, 2015
Erin Eschels / WKAR

The Mason and Okemos boys soccer programs met in September for the "Compete for a Cause" game at Okemos High School. Raising funds and awareness in the fight of childhood cancer was the goal for the event. It marked the first ever night-time soccer game for Okemos High School.

Current Sports #495 | June 23, 2015

Jun 23, 2015

Athletes battling cancer, Pete Rose's gambling as a player, ESPN's dubious college football Future Power Rankings, Top Five Tuesday and so much more!


Courtesy David Lacks Jr.

The Lansing Community College “One Book One LCC” initiative this year has focused on a community read of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”, and it concludes Tuesday night with a chance to hear from two of her grandchildren. Lacks died in 1951, and cells from her tumor, taken for research without her consent, have led to ethical debates. Jeri Lacks Whye and David Lacks Jr. will be at LCC on Tuesday.

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Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns is back with his latest production. “Cancer:  The Emperor of All Maladies” is described as the most comprehensive documentary ever made about a single disease. It airs in three installments on WKAR-TV next Monday through Wednesday nights. This Thursday evening, WKAR is hosting an abbreviated look at the film. The gathering will also include presentations from local health professionals who’ll offer various perspectives on the disease.

Courtesy University of Michigan Health System

March is colorectal cancer awareness month. Health professionals will tell you that kind of cancer can be treated quite successfully, but first it has to be detected. And to be detected, people have to know to get screened for it. That’s why this Saturday you may notice a giant inflatable colon at Briarwood Mall in Ann Arbor.

Update: Cancer: Emperor of All Maladies

Mar 17, 2015

Ken Burns presents "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies," a film by Barak Goodman will air Monday, March 30 through Wednesday, April 1 at 9 p.m. on WKAR. WKAR is pleased to share additional opportunities for the mid-Michigan community to learn more about this topic that affects us all.

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