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FDA OKs first-of-a-kind device for brain cancer

Device maker Novocure said Friday the Food and Drug Administration approved its first-of-a-kind treatment which fights cancerous brain tumors using electrical energy fields. Get the full story »

Tyree tells Mesirow employees chemo is working

James Tyree, the Mesirow Financial chief executive who was diagnosed with stomach cancer in October four years after undergoing kidney and pancreas transplants, told employees of his Chicago-based financial services firm on Wednesday that thanks to chemotherapy “the cancer has not spread, and it is shrinking.”

Tyree, also chairman and owner of Sun-Times Media, suffered from Type 1 diabetes for 25 years, and in late 2006 had a kidney and pancreas transplant that he said essentially cured the diabetes. He has also had four eye surgeries and a defibrillator implanted in his chest. Get the full story »