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Justin Thomas, Danny Lee tied for 3rd-round lead at CJ Cup – Sports and Weather Right Now

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea Justin Thomas was looking at a three-stroke lead after three rounds at the CJ Cup with one hole to play Saturday, which would have set him up nicely for his second win in three years at South Koreas only PGA Tour event.

But the 18th hole saw a big swing in the scoring at the Nine Bridges course.

South Korean-born New Zealander Danny Lee holed a long eagle putt to finish with a 68. Thomas, who won the inaugural CJ Cup in 2017, bogeyed the 18th for a 70 and he and Lee were tied with a three-round total of 15-under 201 after three rounds.

Australian Cameron Smith was in third place, three strokes behind, after a 68. Jordan Spieth shot 70 and was in a three-way tie for fourth, four behind.

I played well, I just didnt hit a lot of good putts that burned the edges and didnt quite go in, Thomas said. If a couple of those putts fall, I dont make a bad bogey on 18 and the other two bogeys I made, I hit good putts, they just caught the edge and lipped out.

Obviously Dannys playing well, a lot of guys are playing well, so I need to go out and play well tomorrow. I just need to keep doing what Ive done the last couple days and just get a little bit more out of it.

Lee said he was pleased to play well before his family and fans.

Ive never played exceptionally well in Korea, so I also felt I could play better in front of my Korean fans. On top of that my parents and my wife are Korean and my granddad lives here so that would be great. I am glad I had a strong showing this week and hopefully I can say the same tomorrow.

The biggest movers Saturday were last years runner-up Gary Woodland and first-year professional Colin Morikawa of the United States. Their 65s moved them into a tie for seventh place which included Ian Poulter (66) and Graeme McDowell (68).

Defending CJ Cup champion and top-ranked Brooks Koepka withdrew from the tournament before the third round after aggravating a left knee injury a day earlier when he slipped on wet concrete. J.B. Holmes also withdrew after the first nine holes of his third round with an unknown ailment.

Koepka, playing his second event since stem cell treatment on the knee Aug. 25, shot a 3-over 75 on Friday at Nine Bridges after opening with a 69. He was 13 strokes behind Thomas in the limited-field event with no cut.

After consulting with my doctor, I have decided to withdraw from the CJ Cup and head home for further tests, Koepka said in a statement. I appreciate everyones concerns and support. Ill keep you posted as I learn more.

Koepka returned to Florida to meet with his doctors, leaving his status for the HSBC Champions in two weeks in China uncertain. He missed the cut two weeks ago in his season debut at Las Vegas.

The CJ Cup is the first of three PGA Tour events in Asia, continuing next week at the Zozo Championship in Japan which will feature Tiger Woods and ending with the World Golf Championship event in Shanghai.

Clarkston native Joel Dahmen shot a 2-under 70 and entered the final round at 1-under 215.

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Infanticide in US Abortion Mills – Church Militant

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Abortion mills are committing infanticide.

This is the bombshell news being revealed in the trial of undercover journalists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, who exposed Planned Parenthood's trafficking in aborted babies' body parts.

These newborns are not only born alive their organs are harvested for research, even as their hearts are still beating.

In a court brief earlier this month, Daleiden's attorneys documented the experience of Dean Alberty, who once worked with a Planned Parenthood abortion mill in Kansas City.

Alberty testified that he "had been handed whole fetuses from Planned Parenthood doctors and had harvested beating hearts."

He also described "a live birth of twins who were actually cuddling each other."

After Alberty refused to harvest their organs, "the abortion doctor drowned them in a pan of water."

Stem cell researcher Dr. Theresa Deisher told Daleiden "the most horrifying aspect of the use of the remains of aborted fetuses was that some of the babies had to be alive, have beating hearts when they were harvested."

Researchers justify the illegal practice by claiming only live hearts have research value.

Daleiden uncovered the practice of StemExpress, a company specializing in providing U.S. researchers with "whole hearts ... as well as brains, livers and other organs."

A deeper look revealed the scale of the operation, with StemExpress providing babies' organs and tissue to 48 universities and eight private firms across the country.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra a self-identified Catholic is prosecuting Daleiden and Merritt for exposing Planned Parenthood's trafficking in aborted babies' body parts.

He contends that harvesting organs from newly born infants is protected by the state's abortion statutes, declaring that California law is clear that abortion is not murder.

But in this case, it's clear this is no longer about abortion, but infanticide.

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3 siblings with rare, life-threatening blood disorder in need of bone marrow transplants CNN – WBAL Baltimore

Three young siblings in Ohio are among thousands of people across the country who are in need of bone marrow transplants.Three-year-old Ava Langenhop, her 2-year-old sister, Olivia, and their 2-week-old brother, Landon, have all been diagnosed with a life-threatening blood disorder called leukocyte adhesion deficiency type 1.As a baby, Ava often had illnesses, including ear infections and colds, but this year her parents became more concerned."She started getting infections every time she would get a scrape," said her mom, Alicia Langenhop.Doctors at Cincinnati Children's Hospital diagnosed her with the rare disease and the family was told a stem cell donor would be needed as part of her treatment.Her sister Olivia was tested as a possible donor, but it was determined she has the same disorder."We were kind of in shock, kind of feeling like we're living someone else's life, like there's one kid, now two of them," Langenhop said."They're such sweet girls, just perfect in every way except for this one unfortunate flaw with their bodies," said the girl's father, Jon Langenhop.The Langenhops dealt with this devastating news while Alicia was pregnant with Landon. Since both parents were carriers, they were told there was a 25% chance Landon would also have LAD1, and two days after he was born, tests confirmed he did.Erica Sevilla, from Be the Match, stressed it's simple to be tested for the donor registry by going online to request a kit, swabbing your cheeks and sending it back in. In most cases, those found to be matches would not have to undergo surgery."Eighty percent of the time, it resembles a blood donation or a plasma donation where blood is extracted through your arm in a nonsurgical procedure," Sevilla said.According to Be the Match, there are 14,000 people in the U.S. waiting for a bone marrow transplant. In a given year, 10,000 of them won't find one even though there are 30 million people on the registry around the world."What surprises many people is that only 30% of patients will find a match within their household or within their family," Sevilla said.The Langenhop family have accumulated about $25,000 in medical bills since the diagnoses. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help them with bills and living expenses.The family is hoping for "10 out of 10 matches" to give their children their best chances at a healthy life. Perfect matches for the girls have not been found. Possible perfect matches for Landon may have been located, but more testing is needed.In the meantime, the Langenhops pray that each one of their kids will receive a transplant one by one. They also hope their personal story sheds light on the importance of the donor registry."Even if it's not helping our children, there are tons of people out there that need a bone marrow transplant," Jon said.

Three young siblings in Ohio are among thousands of people across the country who are in need of bone marrow transplants.

Three-year-old Ava Langenhop, her 2-year-old sister, Olivia, and their 2-week-old brother, Landon, have all been diagnosed with a life-threatening blood disorder called leukocyte adhesion deficiency type 1.

As a baby, Ava often had illnesses, including ear infections and colds, but this year her parents became more concerned.

"She started getting infections every time she would get a scrape," said her mom, Alicia Langenhop.

Doctors at Cincinnati Children's Hospital diagnosed her with the rare disease and the family was told a stem cell donor would be needed as part of her treatment.

Her sister Olivia was tested as a possible donor, but it was determined she has the same disorder.

"We were kind of in shock, kind of feeling like we're living someone else's life, like there's one kid, now two of them," Langenhop said.

"They're such sweet girls, just perfect in every way except for this one unfortunate flaw with their bodies," said the girl's father, Jon Langenhop.

The Langenhops dealt with this devastating news while Alicia was pregnant with Landon. Since both parents were carriers, they were told there was a 25% chance Landon would also have LAD1, and two days after he was born, tests confirmed he did.

Erica Sevilla, from Be the Match, stressed it's simple to be tested for the donor registry by going online to request a kit, swabbing your cheeks and sending it back in. In most cases, those found to be matches would not have to undergo surgery.

"Eighty percent of the time, it resembles a blood donation or a plasma donation where blood is extracted through your arm in a nonsurgical procedure," Sevilla said.

According to Be the Match, there are 14,000 people in the U.S. waiting for a bone marrow transplant. In a given year, 10,000 of them won't find one even though there are 30 million people on the registry around the world.

"What surprises many people is that only 30% of patients will find a match within their household or within their family," Sevilla said.

The Langenhop family have accumulated about $25,000 in medical bills since the diagnoses. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help them with bills and living expenses.

The family is hoping for "10 out of 10 matches" to give their children their best chances at a healthy life. Perfect matches for the girls have not been found. Possible perfect matches for Landon may have been located, but more testing is needed.

In the meantime, the Langenhops pray that each one of their kids will receive a transplant one by one. They also hope their personal story sheds light on the importance of the donor registry.

"Even if it's not helping our children, there are tons of people out there that need a bone marrow transplant," Jon said.

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Sunny days and chilly nights this weekend – WMTW Portland

Sunny days and chilly nights this weekend

Updated: 8:32 AM EDT Oct 19, 2019

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GOOD MORNING, I'M METEOROLOGIST SARAH LONG...THIS MORNING' HEADLINES IN JUST A MOMENT, BUT FIRST...A QUIET AND BRIGHT WEEKEND... SATURDAY SUNSHINE... LIGHTER WIND... TEMPERATURES TODAY WILL BE IN THE MID 50S FOR MOST...TONIGHT CLEAR AND CHILLY...LOWS EARLY SUNDAY IN THE 20S INLAND AND 30S SOUTH AND COAST...DURING THE DAY WE WILL START WITH PLENTY OF SUN...SOME LATE DAY CLOUDS ARRIVING...HIGHS AGAIN IN THE 50S...SOME HIGH CLOUDS SUNDAY NIGHT WILL HELP TEMPERATURES STAY SLIGHTLY WARMER FOR MONDAY MORNING...WE START MONDAY IN THE 30S AND 40S...PARTLY SUNNY AND A LITTLE MILDER NEAR 60 DEGREES... TUESDAY THE CLOUDS WILL INCREASE AND TEMPERATURES WILL STAY IN THE 50S...RAIN ARRIVES OVERNIGHT AND STICKS AROUND INTO WEDNESDAY WITH BREEZY AND WET CONDITIONS...1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN LIKELY LATE TUESDAY AND THROUGH WEDNESDAY... CLEARING OUT LATER WEDNESDAY AND THE END OF THE WEEK FEATURES A MIX OF SUN AND CLOUDS ALONG WITH SEASONABLE TEMPERATURES IN THE MID TO UPPER 50S...WATCHING FOR A POSSIBLE SOGGY START TO NEXT WEEKEND WITH RAIN EXPECTED SATURDAY...WE'LL KEEP YOU UPDATED MORE THAN 30- GOOD MORNING, I'M METEOROLOGIST SARAH LONG...THIS MORNING' HEADLINES IN JUST A MOMENT, BUT FIRST...A QUIET AND BRIGHT WEEKEND... SATURDAY SUNSHINE... LIGHTER WIND.. TEMPERATURES TODAY WILL BE IN THE MID 50S FOR MOST...TONIGHT CLEAR AND CHILLY...LOWS EARL SUNDAY IN THE 20S INLAND AND 30S SOUTH AND COAST...DURING THE DAY WE WILL START WITH PLENTY OF SUN...SOME LATE DAY CLOUDS ARRIVING...HIGHS AGAIN IN THE 50S...SOME HIGH CLOUDS SUNDAY NIGHT WILL HELP TEMPERATURES STAY SLIGHTLY WARMER FOR MONDAY MORNING...WE START MONDAY IN THE 30S AND 40S...PARTLY SUNNY AND A LITTLE MILDER NEAR 60 DEGREES... TUESDAY THE CLOUDS WILL INCREASE AND TEMPERATURES WILL STAY IN THE 50S...RAIN ARRIVES OVERNIGHT AND STICKS AROUND INTO WEDNESDAY WITH BREEZY AND WET CONDITIONS...1 TO 2 INCH

Sunny days and chilly nights this weekend

Updated: 8:32 AM EDT Oct 19, 2019

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Storms expected to finish the weekend – KCCI Des Moines

Storms expected to finish the weekend

Updated: 6:57 PM CDT Oct 19, 2019

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JASON: I GIVE HER A LOT OF CREDIT. MAX: THA IS WHY WE ARE HERE. JASON: IF YOU ARE RUNNING A MARATHON TOMORROW, YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR IT. 41 LIKE TO BE A LITTLE BIT COOL, BUT I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE CONSIDER THAT PERFECT RUNNING WEATHER. WE WILL CONTINUE WITH THE SUN SHINING INTO THE LATER PORTIONS OF THAT RUN. IF IT TAKES YOU PAST NOON TO 1:00, YOU HAVE A TEMPERATURE RUNNING UP TO 60 DEGREES. GOOD LUCK, RUNNERS, THE DAY IS NEARLY UPON YOU. THAT SUNSHINE HAS FELT GLORIOUS. THE RAIN EARLY ON HAS CLEARED OUT. A TEMPERATURE OF 60 RIGHT NOW. WE HAVE A BREEZE, COMFORTABLE AT FIVE MILES PER HOUR. STATEWIDE, SKIES ARE CLEAR. WE LOOK TO THE EAST. YOU CAN SEE A LITTLE BIT OF CLOUD COVER UP TOWARDS THE DEVON AREA -- DAVENPORT AREA. ALL THAT RAIN HAS MOVED EASTWARD WE HAVE ANOTHER SYSTEM BREWING OFF TO THE WEST. RAPID CITY TOWARD DENVER ARE BRINGING IN SNOW AND LIGHT RAIN. THAT WILL WORK IN OU DIRECTION TOWARDS LATER PORTIONS OF TOMORROW. MOST OF THE DAY TOMORROW IS LOOKING WONDERFUL. 65 FOR MINNEAPOLIS IF YOU ARE TRAVELING TO THE SOUTH. TEMPERATURES NEAR 70 FOR ST. LOUIS AND DODGE CITY. 60 DEGREES IS WHAT WE ARE LOOKING AT FOR THE START. DO HAVE A CHANCE AT AN ISOLATED SCATTERED SHOWER. THE BULK OF THE RAIN WILL BE MUCH LATER THAN 8:00 P.M.. CLEAR SKIES STICKING AROUND TONIGHT. SIX AND 7:00 IN THE MORNING, IT HAS PATCHY FOG. CLOUD COVER MAKES ITS WAY IN THE METRO, AREAS EASTWARD. 9:00 P.M., WE SEE A LINE OF SHOWERS WORKING TO THE EAST. 11:00, STRADDLING 35. WE HEAD INTO MONDAY. IT LOOKS TO BE CLOUDY AND DRIER. CHANCES OF ISOLATED SHOWERS THROUGH NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE STATE. WE HANG ONTO THAT INTO THE MORNING HOURS TUESDAY. AS FAR AS HOW MUCH RAIN YOU C EXPECT, NOT A HUGE RAINMAKER. UNDER A QUARTER OF A INCH FOR THE ENTIRE STATE AS THE RAIN AND STORM ACTION MAKES ITS WAY THROUGH. TONIGHT, SEASONAL TEMPERATURES. 41 IS WHAT WERE TALKING. TOMORROW 64. R TH RAIN WILL BE MUCH LATER INTO THE EVENING HOURS. WE ARE HANGING ON TO LIGHT RAIN CHANCES SUNDAY AND MONDAY. AFTER THAT, WE ARE LOOKING DRY. 54 TUESDAY.

Storms expected to finish the weekend

Updated: 6:57 PM CDT Oct 19, 2019

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Update on the latest sports – FOX5 Las Vegas

MLB-ALCS

Astros strike early

HOUSTON (AP) Its a battle of the bullpens tonight as the Houston Astros try to beat the New York Yankees and win their second American League pennant in three years.

The Astros struck immediately as Yuli Gurriel (YOO-lee gur-ee-EHL) smacked a three-run homer with two out in the first inning. Jose Altuve (al-TOO-vay) laced a one-out double and Alex Bregman kept the inning alive with a two-out walk before Gurriel went deep off Green.

Houston still led, 3-0 heading into the second inning.

Managers AJ Hinch and Aaron Boone plan to go with their relievers for Game 6. Brad Peacock started for Houston against Chad Green. Both teams had their pitching rotations disrupted by Wednesdays rainout, causing the two clubs to play four straight games.

New York sent the series back to Houston with last nights 4-1 game, a game in which neither team scored after the first inning. The Astros had won three straight since dropping the series opener, 7-0.

Game 7 would be tomorrow in Houston if necessary. Houston will start a fully-rested Gerrit Cole, who is 19-0 in 25 starts since a loss to the White Sox back on May 22. The Yankees will counter with Luis Severino, who was the losing pitcher against Cole and the Astros in Game 3.

T25 FOOTBALL-SCHEDULE

Badgers stunned by Illini

UNDATED (AP) Unranked Illinois has authored one of the biggest top-25 upsets of the current college football season.

The Illini had been 2-5 overall and 0-3 in the Big Ten until James McCourt booted a 39-yard field as time expired to lift Illinois past sixth-ranked Wisconsin, 24-23. Tony Adams picked off a pass by Jack Coan at midfield with 2:33 remaining to spark the comeback.

Illinois entered the game as 30 -point underdogs against the Badgers, who never trailed in a game this season before squandering a nine-point lead over the final 9:46.

Heisman Trophy contender Jonathan Taylor rushed 28 times for 132 yards and one touchdown for Wisconsin, but he also had a fumble in Illinois territory in the fourth quarter to set up a 75-yard TD drive for the Illini.

In other Top 25 action:

Second-ranked LSU coasted to a 36-13 win over Mississippi State as Joe Burrow passed for 327 yards and four touchdowns. Burrows has a team-record 29 TD passes this season after going 25 of 32 for the 7-0 Tigers. LSU managed to score points on every drive of the first half and led 22-7 at the break.

Third-ranked Clemson coasted to its 22nd consecutive win as Travis Etienne (EE'-tee-ehn) rushed for 192 yards and a score in a 45-10 thumping of Louisville. Trevor Lawrence overcame two early interceptions to finish 20 of 29 for 233 yards and three touchdowns. Darien Rencher and Chez Mellusi added rushing TDs for the Tigers.

Fifth-ranked Oklahoma rolled to a 52-14 win against West Virginia as Jalen Hurts accounted for 391 total yards and five scores. Hurts threw for 316 yards and three TDs and also rushed for 75 yards and two touchdowns. The Sooners have scored at least 34 points in 17 straight games after racking up 562 yards of offense in their eighth straight win over the Mountaineers.

Kyle Trask threw three of his career-high four touchdowns in the fourth quarter to rally No. 9 Florida to a 38-27 victory at South Carolina. The Gamecocks led 20-17 in the final period until Trask scrambled for a first down and hit Lamical Perine for a 25-yard TD. The Gators bounced back from last weekends loss to LSU and knocked off a team that was coming off a victory against previous No. 3 Georgia.

Bo Nix passed for three touchdowns and ran for another as No. 11 Auburn routed Arkansas, 51-10. Nix turned a close game into a blowout by throwing two TDs in a span of 22 seconds in the third quarter.

Justin Herberts fourth scoring strike of the day was a five-yard throw to Jaylon Redd with 5:10 left to give No. 12 Oregon a 35-31 win against No. 25 Washington. The Ducks trailed 28-14 after Puca Nacua caught a 33-yard TD pass from Jacob Eason on the opening drive of the second half.

Charlie Brewer ran for a TD and was 13 of 17 passing for 312 yards and a touchdown in No. 18 Baylors 45-27 romp over Oklahoma State. JaMycal Hasty rushed for 139 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries to help the Bears run their school-record winning streak to nine games.

Shane Buechele (boo-SHEHL) set career highs with six touchdown passes and 457 passing yards as No. 19 SMU hammered Temple, 45-21. Reggie Roberson Jr. had a career-high 250 receiving yards on seven catches, including touchdowns of 75, 75 and 33 yards for the 7-0 Mustangs.

No. 20 Minnesota is 7-0 for the first time since their 1960 national championship season after Rodney Smith ran for 111 yards and two touchdowns in a 42-7 thumping of Rutgers. Tanner Morgan threw two touchdowns as the Gophers won their ninth straight game since last season.

Gerrid Doaks ran for a pair of touchdowns and turned a short pass into a 28-yard score in helping No. 21 Cincinnati hold on for a 24-13 victory over Tulsa.

Riley Neal came off the bench and threw a 21-yard touchdown to Cam Johnson with 8:57 left to push Vanderbilt past No. 22 Missouri, 21-14.

Zac Thomas threw for 214 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score as No. 24 Appalachian State had no trouble earning its first victory as a ranked team, 52-7 against Louisiana-Monroe 52-7.

No. 23 Iowa ended a two-game skid as Mekhi Sargent ran for a 14-yard score with 2:16 left in the Hawkeyes 26-20 triumph over Purdue.

NFL-TITANS-SIMMONS

Titans activate rookie Simmons

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have activated first-round draft pick Jeffery Simmons, giving him a chance to make his NFL debut Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Tennessee made the 6-foot-4 Simmons its top pick after the defensive tackle from Mississippi State fell from a projected top 10 selection to 19. He tore his left ACL in February and was expected to miss the 2019 season. But Simmons recovered quickly and started practicing with the 2-4 Titans on Wednesday.

NBA-NEWS

Raptors, Siakam work out extension

UNDATED (AP) A person with knowledge of the situation says Pascal Siakam (see-A'-kam) and the Toronto Raptors have agreed on a four-year maximum extension that will be worth $130 million and begin next season.

Siakam was a breakout player last season for the NBA champions, averaging career highs of 16.9 points, 6.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists. He's entering his fourth season, and now is under contract to the Raptors through July 1, 2024.

In other NBA news:

The Hawks have exercised the 2020-21 contract options on forward John Collins and guards Trae Young and Kevin Huerter (HUR-tur). Collins led the Hawks with his averages of 19.5 points and 9.8 rebounds last season. Young was an NBA All-Rookie First Team selection after averaging 19.1 points and 8.1 assists. Huerter was a second team all-rookie pick after scoring 9.6 points per game.

NHL-SCHEDULE

Habs extend Blues skid

UNDATED (AP) The defending Stanley Cup champs find themselves in the midst of a four-game losing streak.

Brendan Gallagher, Jonathan Drouin (DROO-an) and Nick Suzuki scored in the second period to ignite the Canadiens in their third victory in four games, 5-2 at St. Louis. The game was tied until the Habs beat Jake Allen three times in the middle stanza, while Carey Price made 15 saves in the period.

Jordan Weal and Shea Weber also scored to back Price, who turned back 32 shots in his 325th career victory.

Elsewhere on NHL ice:

First overall pick Jack Hughes scored his first NHL goal and Mackenzie Blackwood posted his third career shutout by stopping 25 shots in the Devils 1-0 win over the Canucks. Hughes netted a power-play goal to help New Jersey earn its second straight win since a season-opening six-game losing streak.

NASCAR-KANSAS-QUALIFYING

Hemric beats playoff drivers for NASCAR pole at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Daniel Hemric has the pole for Sundays NASCAR Cup playoff race at Kansas Speedway as he tries to land a full-time ride next year.

He turned a lap of 178.047 mph to edge the retiring David Ragan during Saturdays qualifying. Hemric was told last month by Childress Racing that the race team was passing on his 2020 option.

Ryan Blaney was third after his rain-delayed win last weekend at Talladega. Brad Keselwoski will start alongside him after qualifying fourth and Kyle Larson will start fifth. Blaney and Larson already have earned spots when the playoff field is cut to eight drivers on Sunday.

LPGA-SHANGHAI

Korda takes 1-shot lead with 6-under 66

SHANGHAI (AP) Jessica Korda carded eight birdies in a 6-under 66 that gives her a one-stroke lead through three rounds of the Buick LPGA Shanghai.

Fellow American Danielle Kang is alone in second following a 66 that included six birdies and an eagle.

Second-round leader Brooke Henderson dropped to third place, falling five strokes back with a double-bogey on her final hole.

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Selma Blair Went Through Chemotherapy for MS Treatment and Was Told to Make Plans for Death – Parade

For the first time, Selma Blair is opening up about receiving one of the most aggressive and almost barbaric treatments in medicine for her multiple sclerosis diagnosis. Blair received a stem cell transplant but has avoided talking about it until sitting down with doctors Mehmet Oz and David Angus for TIME 100s health summit this week.

I havent talked about it much yet because I wanted to show everyone that the proof is in the pudding, but my pudding is still kind of scrambled. I dont want to scare people away, she said.

A stem cell transplant, which Dr. Angus described as aggressive and barbaric, is aggressive chemotherapy to sort of reset your immune system, he explained onstage. On top of dealing with MS symptoms, we hammer the hell out of you with a drug, he said.

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Before, she was suffering from extreme symptoms like the inability to use one of her legs. The disease modifiers did not work for me at the time, and I was really declining more rapidly than I found acceptable, Blair, 47, said.

She was encouraged to try a stem cell transplant but she was wary. I had no intention of doing it, I was like, Im not ruining my body, whats left of it. Why would I put this horrible drug in it? Chemotherapy? I dont have cancer, she said. But I was kind of out of options and I was looking.

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She did agree to a micro dose of chemo, though, and immediately felt some relief. It made her think, maybe I just have too much junk in there, and that killed some junk. What do I care if it kills my whole body, because my whole body is just one macrophage of yuck.

So, she did it, but there were no guarantees this would work, instead, she said, I was warned. You kind of make your plans for death, [and] I told my son I was doing this and he said he wanted me cremated. Im here though! We dont have to worry about that!

But it was a little hard. I had a great support system, she continued. She explained that she had more chemo than cancer patients typically receive, because the aim is to kinda kill you. And its the stem cell that allow you to live with the amount of chemo. The chemo is the MS cure, if in fact it does that. But luckily, although she did have some complications, the Cruel Intentions star felt that it went pretty well.

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While shes still recovering, shes feeling pretty good. She has her cane and her bike, both of which she relies on heavily. One thing she doesnt have is her hair, but that doesnt really bother her.

That was a small thing, I never minded hair loss or any of the things that would be ego-involved, she said. My dream is to lie next to my son at night and be there as long as he needs me. And hopefully do something for people, because Ive heard so much from people with chronic diseases or MS, theyre scared. And they dont know when its gonna get worse, and I didnt know anything about it.

She knows more now, and its safe to say shes already made a major impact with that knowledge.

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Clinic helps women have babies after cancer – WNDU-TV

A specialized team of doctors is working to help cancer patients preserve their fertility and get treatment.

Ten months ago, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance opened its clinic, staffed with experts in fertility and cancer, all in the same place.

Chenault is concealing her identity to protect her family's privacy.

She was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma but says maintaining her ability to have children was the most emotional part of her treatment.

"I had never really thought of a life where I wouldn't be able to have children and have a family. It's been important to me for a really long time," Chenault says.

Dr. Genevieve Neal-Perry runs the Oncoreproduction Clinic, a place where newly diagnosed women can come to freeze eggs, freeze embryos, even get Lupron to put them into temporary menopause until after chemo.

"You have a select population, and you can address their select needs and make sure that we can really provide them very direct and focused care," Neal-Perry explains.

The Livestrong Foundation offers financial aid, since insurance often won't cover fertility preservation.

Chenault chose to freeze two sets of embryos and get Lupron.

She just finished chemo and hopes to start talking about babies in six months to a year.

"I can't imagine how much harder this would have been without this response," Chenault says.

Both she and Dr. Neal-Perry say this gives patients some control in a situation where they may feel they have none.

"It really does give patients kind of a license to kind of fight, really move through the treatment and feel positive about the end of the tunnel," Neal-Perry says.

Cancer patients considering fertility preservation should ask a lot of questions about possible treatments and resources.

Both Livestrong and Walgreen's offer financial aid for meds.

MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS RESEARCH SUMMARY

TOPIC: MAKING BABIES AFTER CANCER

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BACKGROUND: Cancer treatments are important for your future health, but they may harm reproductive organs and glands that control fertility. Changes to fertility may be temporary or permanent. Chemotherapy (especially alkylating agents) can affect the ovaries, causing them to stop releasing eggs and estrogen. Radiation therapy to or near the abdomen, pelvis, or spine can harm nearby reproductive organs. Some organs, such as the ovaries, can often be protected by ovarian shielding or by oophoropexya procedure that surgically moves the ovaries away from the radiation area. Surgery for cancers of the reproductive system and for cancers in the pelvis region can harm nearby reproductive tissues and cause scarring, which can affect your fertility. Hormone therapy (also called endocrine therapy) used to treat cancer can disrupt the menstrual cycle, which may affect fertility. Side effects depend on the specific hormones used and may include hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness. Bone marrow transplants, peripheral blood stem cell transplants, and other stem cell transplants involve receiving high doses of chemotherapy and/or radiation. These treatments can damage the ovaries and may cause infertility. (Source: https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/side-effects/fertility-women)

SYMPTOMS: Effects to fertility may not be obvious right away. Some symptoms that may indicate infertility are irregular menstrual cycles, hot flashes, painful sex, inability to get pregnant or having several miscarriages. Patients who experience these symptoms should contact their doctor. (Source: https://www.livestrong.org/we-can-help/fertility-services/cancer-and-fertility-risks-women)

CHALLENGES: Genevieve S. Neal-Perry, MD, PhD from SCCA-UW Medicine talked about the struggles with treatment and maintaining fertility, "in many young people, having a full life means being able to be a parent and have children. As a result, some patients have pushback to say, no, my fertility is important. And as a result, doctors, physicians, scientists are listening and trying to identify what will that mean for their cancer? And several studies have shown that delaying treatment doesn't necessarily change the outcome of their cancer so that we're able to now, in addition to the advancement of science, freeze eggs, freeze embryos and give these young couples the opportunity to be parents later in life."(Source: Genevieve S. Neal-Perry, MD, PhD)

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Holy Name clinical trial tests the healing power of stem cells – NJTV News

Sixteen months ago, Bob Masterson began a Holy Name Medical Center clinical trial that he hoped would grow more arteries to restore blood flow to his legs sothe wounds on his toeswould heal. If it failed, he risked the possibility of amputation.

Masterson had aa 67% chance of getting the FDA-fast-tracked Pluristem Therapy placenta stem cell injections instead of getting a placebo.

In essence what were injecting is going to recruit the development of blood vessels, cells that are involved in the healing of wounds, said Dr. John Rundback, director of the Interventional Institute at the medical center.

When getting the procedure last year,Mastersonsays he had no idea whether he was getting the placebo or the real thing, but the results from regular visits to the hospital seem to indicate it was the latter.

Doctors want to improve National Institutes of Healthnumbers, whichfind half of all amputees die within five years, with new therapies that could come from the clinical trial of 246 patients at six hospitals.

Masterson says hes grateful for the results but doesnt consider the apparent reversal of his condition a miracle.

But, I see it as a progress in medicine,he said. Cause over my years, Ive seen a lot of people, especially with us who have diabetes, losing their limbs like it was nothing. And this gives them hope.

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How Young India is fuelling the future of stem cell therapy and signing up to save lives – YourStory

Eighteen-year-old Aisha Choudhary was just like any other adolescent eyes filled with dreams and a heart brimming with energy. The only difference was she was battling a rare genetic disease, Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID). Diagnosed when she was six months old and undergoing medical treatment for years, she was iron-willed in playing the cards she was dealt.

Since one of the most effective cures for SCID is a stem cell transplant (grafting of the parent cells from which all blood cells develop), Aishas parents, Niren and Aditi, decided to opt for that treatment mode. But their cells were not a complete match with their daughters, and they had to look at external donors. However, due to a low number of voluntary, registered stem cell donors, Aisha could not get a compatible donor whose genetic markers were a close enough match to hers. With no other alternative treatment available, Aisha had a bone marrow transplant. But, it came with a side-effect that cost her life Pulmonary Fibrosis, a disease known to damage the lung tissues.

Aishas Choudhary's role has been played by Zaira Wasim in The Sky is Pink.

Aishas journey has been captured in The Sky is Pink, a recent Bollywood movie starring Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Zaira Wasim, and Rohit Saraf.

The 18-year-olds life story is mirrored in the experiences of many who await stem cell donation as treatment for blood-related illnesses likeleukemia, lymphoma, and sickle cell anemia every year. With very few individuals signing up as donors and the probability of finding a match being a dismal 0.0008 percent in India (against a lean 16 percent abroad), fatalities are mounting year on year.

However, in recent times, there has been one small break in the clouds a number of youngsters, non-governmental organisations, and medical professionals have come forward and are working to spread awareness about stem cell donation and motivate a larger number of people to register as donors.

The stem cells in a human body mainly comprise red blood cells, platelets, and white blood cells. These are found in the umbilical cord of newborns and in the peripheral or circulating blood and bone marrow.

A stem cell donation is as simple and painless as a blood donation.

Certain diseases like blood cancer and leukemia tend to destroy the bone marrow or affect its functioning.For these, treatments like chemotherapy and radiotherapy are tried initially. However, in some cases, they do not prove effective for a cure. The only recourse then is replacing the patients stem cells with those of a healthy person.

One of the main criteria for a successful transplant is a good match between the stem cells of the donor and those of the patient. Therefore, a donor registry will administer a cheek swab test (tissue samples extracted from the cheek) on all potential donors to match cell characteristics. This procedure of pairing generic markers is called Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) in medical terms.

A cheek swab test in progress.

Each potential donors tissue is entered in the registry and given an identification number after the test is done. If the registry finds a match at any point in time, the donor is contacted to initiate the transplant.

There are many organisations today that are leading the charge in saving the lives of people suffering from serious blood disorders like cancer, thalassemia, and anaemia.

For instance, Datri, an Ahmedabad-based NGO, is working to create a wide and diverse database of potential stem cell donors by organising donation drives. Founded in 2009 by two doctors and an engineer, the organisation focuses on conducting awareness campaigns and helping individuals sign up on its registry as a committed and voluntary benefactor.

The team of the NGO Datri.

The idea for Datri was initially born in the minds of doctors Nezih Cereb and Soo Young Yang, who run a laboratory, Histogenetics, for determining tissue matches between patients and donors. Since pairing tissue types is imperative for any stem cell transplant, and confronting a severe shortage of donors, the doctor duo would run from pillar to post to meet hospitals requirements. Working with a number of the hospitals in India, they realised just how acute the shortfall was in people willing to donate stem cells. They recognised the immediate need to create a donor registry here.

Soon after, Raghu Rajagopal, an engineer from BITS Pilani and Director of ready-to-eat venture Millets and More, connected with them and they decided to start Datri.

Today, the functioning of the registry, its maintenance, and even the substantial costs involved in conducting the HLA matching are taken care of by the lab. In the last 10 years, Datri has gotten over four lakh people to register as donors and has saved around 600 lives through successful transplantation.

Every day, about 40 people are diagnosed with blood disorders in India. Though these can be cured through a stem cell transplant from a genetically matched donor, there is only a 25 percent chance of finding a match from within the family. Others have no option but to rely on unrelated donors. But the chances of getting a match is anywhere between one in 10,000 and one in two million. There is an urgent need to rope in as many potential donors as possible, which is precisely what Datri is trying to do, Raghu explains.

Another organisation that is dedicated to fighting blood disorders with stem cell treatment is DKMS-BMST. It was formed through a joint venture between two renowned NGOs DKMS, which is one of the largest international blood stem cell donor centres globally, and the Bangalore Medical Services Trust (BMST).

The team of DKMS-BMST.

DKMS was founded in Germany in 1991 by businessman Dr Peter Harf, after he lost his wife to leukemia. BMST was born in 1984 from the vision of Dr Latha Jagannathan, a medical director and managing trustee. Since both organisations had a common goal to find a matching donor for every patient with a blood disorder, they decided to come together to achieve it.

A group of youngsters registering to be stem cell donors.

So far, more than 37,000 people in India have registered as potential donors after attending DKMS-BMSTs donor drives.

In highly populous countries like India, thousands of people are in need of stem cell transplants every year to survive. Though donating stem cells is a painless and non-invasive process, it remains a lesser-known medical concept in India, with only 3.6 lakh people willing to play a part in it. Besides, the chances of stem cells of people of the same ethnicity matching are higher than those of individuals from different ethnic backgrounds. But, it is due to sheer lack of awareness that India lags severely in stem cell donations, say experts.

Students taking a cheek swab test at one of the colleges in Bengaluru.

Dr Govind Eriat, a reputed hematologist and bone marrow transplant specialist, says,

With a major hurdle to stem cell donation in India proving to be the myths surrounding the subject, the youth are coming forward to deconstruct common misconceptions.

For instance, 21-year-old Tejaswini Patel, a student of Information Science at New Horizon College of Engineering, Bengaluru, has been busting the false ideas on stem cell donation, starting among her family and friends. She says,

She adds, with a notable sense of pride, In the last two years alone, around 400 students from my college have registered themselves as donors.

(Edited by Athirupa Geetha Manichandar)

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