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...the half of patients with advanced melanoma who have a genetic variation called...previously untreated patients with melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer type. The combo increased the time until melanoma resumed progressing, to an average...
Terry Jo Hardcastle

Kenai resident Terry Jo Hardcastle, 50, died Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna from melanoma cancer. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at the Kenai Christian Church, 104 McKinley Street...
Paul Leonard Quade

...Swisshome, Ore., died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010 at Central Peninsula General Hospital after a long three-year battle with melanoma cancer. He was 61. Private services will be held at a later date. Mr. Quade was born on May 30, 1948, to Theodore and...
Relay for Life celebrates survivors

...each year by the Navarre family, Linda Ruffridge listened to Rodger's story.When Ruffridge was diagnosed with malignant melanoma, the chances of survival were low, she said. "I didn't chose chemo because my physician said it didn't help much...
The Bookworm Sez: 'Things I've Learned from Dying' a must-read memoir

...asked why Dow wanted to save Waterman's life. It was a good question from a man who was dying himself: Peter had metastatic melanoma.But as hard as Dow fought to save the life of Waterman, who had nothing and wanted to live, Peter, who had everything...
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John Poljacik

...Kasilof resident John "JP" Poljacik, 64, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 after a long and courageous battle with ocular melanoma. His death occurred at home with his wife Colleen by his side.There will be a Celebration of Life Saturday, Jan. 11...
Jeanbrown Schooley

...home in Alameda, Calif., on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 after a valiant nine-month battle with malignant, metastatic melanoma.Jeanbrown lived with her older sister, Betsy Schooley, since moving to Alameda in May, 2012. She was born Feb. 2, 1955...
Kenai man donates stem cells, saves life

...would be interested in doing further testing to see if he was the best match for a 57-year-old man diagnosed with multiple melanoma. For the seven remaining components of the compatibility testing, Chris did four different blood tests. He said, through...
Relay for Life: A time to remember, support, fundraise

...cancer lined the inside of the track. Mike Webber, of Seldovia, lit a luminaria candle for his wife, Mary, who died of melanoma. "I lost my best friend and wife of almost 50 years to this beast called cancer one and half years ago," he said, fingering...
Stem cell donor to hold registry drive

...February, he was asked if he would like to complete further testing to see if he was a match for a man diagnosed with multiple melanoma. Results determined Chris was the man's best possible donor match. Chris was originally asked to donate bone marrow - a...


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