pancreatic cancer

Man runs from Fargo to Stillwater, Minn. for pancreatic cancer awareness

"This run is about transcending pain into a hopeful future."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Laurie Webber died of pancreatic cancer last August. She just had this bright, ferocious, protective loving energy about her. This is the start of a 266 mile journey going from Fargo to Stillwater, Minnesota, to honor the legacy of Laurie Webber and cancer patients everywhere. Mark Dowdle and his team are partnering with the Love Like…

Breaking News: Alex Trebek, host of Jeopardy, has died

(CNN)Alex Trebek, the genial “Jeopardy!” host with all the answers and a reassuring presence in the TV game-show landscape for five decades, has died. He was 80 years old. “Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends,” said a statement shared on the show’s Twitter account Sunday. “Thank you, Alex.” The…

Artist creates Downtown Fargo mural for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The goal of the campaign is to raise $30,000 dollars.

FARGO, N.D. – In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month,  The Real Men Wear Pink of Fargo-Moorhead is teaming up with a local artist to raise awareness. Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancers there is according to the American Cancer Society. Yet, misconceptions surrounding the disease still follow. Especially when it comes to the role…

NDSU Working With Researchers From Across Country to Tackle Pancreatic Cancer

Students are presenting their innovative ideas

FARGO, N.D. — A pancreatic cancer research symposium at NDSU connects students to researchers across the country to help find more innovative ways to treat the disease. Researchers say 85 percent of tumors in cancer patients are solid which is why they can be so hard to treat. NDSU graduate student Matthew Confeld is taking a different approach to finding…

Former Moorhead School Superintendent Lynne Kovash Dies

She was diagnosed with the cancer two years ago and retired in November of 2017.

MOORHEAD, MINN. (KFGO) – Lynne Kovash, former Moorhead school superintendent, has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was diagnosed with the cancer two years ago and retired in November of 2017. A post by a family member on Kovash’s CaringBridge website said she died Thursday evening and with the words “may light perpetual shine upon her.” Funeral arrangements…

“Queen Of Soul” Aretha Franklin Passes Away

The cause was advanced pancreatic cancer.

DETROIT (AP) _ Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think,” “I Say a Little Prayer” and her signature song, “Respect,” and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from advance pancreatic cancer. Publicist Gwendolyn Quinn tells The Associated Press through a family statement that…