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2A TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2006 DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE Doctors urge brain scans for cancer patients LAURAN NEERGAARD THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON - MRI scans can help spot when cancer in another part of the body sends seedlings into the brain, but few patients get routine checks. Neurology specialists say it's time to change that: More patients are surviving initial tumors long enough for their brains to be at risk, as treatments get better at battling cancer below the neck yet fail to protect the brain. And improved technology is making it easier and safer to treat those new brain tumors, if they're caught early. "If I were diagnosed with cancer tomorrow, the first thing I'd want is a brain scan," says Dr. Leonard Cerullo, director of the Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch. This type of brain cancer "is becoming a bigger and bigger clinical problem," adds Dr. Frank Lieberman, neuro-oncology chief at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Cancer. Already, about 150,000 Americans a year are diagnosed with what is called a "metastatic brain tumor" cancer that spread into the brain from some other part of the body. Any cancer can spread to the brain. But lung cancer is the leader; it will happen in up to 40 percent of lung cancer patients, often very early in their disease. Up to a third of breast cancer patients will experience a brain metastasis. Also common spreaders are melanoma and kidney and colon cancer. Adoption by gay people faces legal challenge in many states ANDREA STONE USA TODAY Efforts to ban gays and lesbians from adopting children are emerging across the United States in a second front in the culture wars that began during the 2004 elections over same-sex marriage. Moves to pass laws or secure November ballot initiatives are under way in at least 16 states, say adoption, gay rights and conservative groups. Some, like Ohio, Georgia and Kentucky, approved constitutional amendments in 2004 banning gay marriage. "Now that we've defined what HOMEOWNERS- DROWNING helpsp m 7. H .ME-I 4.fl . . OS ..n. II. it QWlT ' 'IV'fi'i. M EX-IRS AGENTS AND TAX PROFESSIONALS NEGOTIATE FOR YOU! "...the (Nation's) most successful (in terms of size) tax-resolution company." -The Wall Street Journal Free Tax Settlement Analysis: Confidential Interview by Appointment Only 800-450-5146 I K Rochester JK Harris i Company Don't Pay Too Much!!! Triple Glass Sliding Doors$999 ted m m i 'WT" IT ' ' H mnoujs 654-7000 WW COCF PSTIMATFS I pf Not too many years ago, doctors mostly discovered metastatic brain cancer when its victims already were close to dying from tumors elsewhere. Now, breast specialists in particular are reporting an increasing number of women who beat back cancer elsewhere in the body, only to have it flare in the brain. It seems to be a special concern among users of Hercep-tin, a powerful drug that targets an aggressive type of breast cancer everywhere except in the brain, because it's too large a molecule to penetrate the blood-brain barrier, explains Lieberman. Scientists are beginning to fight back: Studies are under way to see whether lapatinib, an experimental drug made by Glaxo-SmithKline, can treat breast cancer that spreads to the brain. Also under study is whether some commonly used cancer drugs could cross into the brain, especially if used in conjunction with brain radiation. And neurology specialists are urging general oncologists to start checking patients, especially those with lung or breast cancer, for spread to the brain well before symptoms appear. There are no formal guidelines, but at Pittsburgh, MRI scans not CT scans are being done shortly after original diagnosis. After that initial scan, Chicago's Cerullo advises including the brain in any routine check for cancer spread. He says insurance generally pays. marriage is, we need to take that further and say children deserve to be in that relationship," says Greg Quinlan of Ohio's Pro-Family Network, a conservative Christian group. Florida has banned all gays and lesbians from adopting since 1977, although they can be foster parents. Mississippi bans adoption by gay couples, but gay singles can adopt. Bills to restrict gay adoption are in the works in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Indiana, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont and West Virginia. BORROW BORROW BORROW MOO.000 '75 J PAY PAY PAY il iiS. W.55, '6-30yr fad-rae subject to ctame.OK. Lower monthly payments, pay nff nraHit Mr He not foot iach Ull blbUIL UOIUiJi Wbl IUOI UU3II CUSTOM MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS 1945 E. Ridge Rd. Rochester, NY 14622; We Also Negotiate: Defaulted Student Loans Credit Card and Personal Debt 800-499-0951 not an endorsement by the WSJ Beautiful Garden Windows qqq h la C .J ' . . in ti :,i till v IFFTIMP WARRANTY N.Y. LOTTERY Winning Numbers Monday Midday Evening Win 4 Midday Evening 8 Pick 10 1 15 16 17 18 27 29 30 39 41 42 48 50 52 63 66 68 70 74 80 Take Five 5 10 13 14 35 Lotto Wednesday's Lotto jackpot is $21 million. For more information: CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS The Democrat and Chronicle strives to cover the news fairly, accurately and honestly. It is our policy to correct errors of fact or statements needing clarification. Please write to the News Editor, Democrat and Chronicle, 55 Exchange Blvd., Rochester, NY 14614 or call (585) 258-2251. For more information about property assessments in Greece, call (585) 225-2000. The phone number published with a story on pages IB and 5B Sunday was incorrect.' A married couple who jointly file a tax return can take up to $500,000 profit on the sale of their own home free of capital gains tax. If they file separately, each can claim up to a $250,000 tax-free gain on his or her own return. Edith Lank's column on Page 12 of Saturday's Home & Real Estate section used the wrong figures. States have had "little fid-dlings here and there," says Kent Markus of the National Center for Adoption Law and Policy in Ohio but "there is more activity" than he's seen in 15 years. Fueling the activity among lawmakers, in part, are ballot victories from 2004 races. Social conservatives view family makeup as the next battleground after passing marriage amendments in 11 states in 2004.1n Ohio, conservatives welcomed a bill introduced this month that would ban gays and lesbians from adopting or raising foster children. They vow to put it on the ballot if the bill fails. Companies offering MIKE SCHNEIDER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -Scotty will be blasted into space not beamed up and Gordo is returning for his third flight. The planned launch sometime in March of a rocket carrying the ashes of actor James Doo-han, who played chief engineer Montgomery Scott on Star Trek, and Mercury program astronaut Gordon Cooper will give a fitting send-off to two men who helped popularize human space exploration. The craft also will hold the ashes of 185 others, including a telephone technician, a nurse and a college student. OCHiSIEI Democrat Cljronide Michael G. Kane President & Publisher MlTZI Bainbridge Vice PresidentAnformation Technology Linda B. Baird Vice PresidentHuman Resources Martha DeShong Vice PresidentFinance Bradley M. Harmon Vice PresidentAdvertising Jeffrey A. Kapuscinski Vice PresidenfMarlcet Development Karen M. Magnuson Editor & Vice PresidentNews Tom O'Connor Circulation James C. Paul Controller Jane E. Sutter General ManagerCustom Publications Bernie Szachara Vice PresidentProduction Daniel Wale Vice PresidentOnine NEWSMAKERS Bono helps Brazil fight hunger crisis Bono will donate one of his guitars to benefit Brazil's Zero Hunger campaign, the government's official news agency said Monday. The guitar will be auctioned off after U2's concerts this week in Sao Paulo's Morumbi soccer stadium, according to Agencia Brasil. The Zero Hunger campaign's goal is to ensure all Brazilians have three meals a day by the end of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's presidential term Dec. 31. Lenny Kravitz donated one of his guitars to the Zero Hunger program last year. In brief... Weekend box office. The survival story of eight abandoned sled dogs, Eight Below, bounded into first place at the box office over the weekend with ticket sales of $25 million. Date Movie was second with $22.3 million, according to studio estimates Monday. The new movies shoved The Pink Panther down to third, with $21 million. The weekend's other new wide release, Freedomland starring Samuel L. Jackson and Julianne Moore, opened a weak No. 7 with $7 million. Country's new .setting. Country singer Vince Gill will host a television special next month with an unlikely combination of subject and venue: The Grand Ole Opry at Carne gie Hall The two-hour show that airs March 12 on the Great BLACK HISTORY MONTH PhillisWheatley Name: Phillis Wheatley. Born: circa 1753 on the west coast of Africa. Died: 1784 in Boston. Facts: Wheatley published the first book of poetry by an African American. Born in western Africa, she was kid napped and sold as a slave. Boston tailor John Wheatley bought Phillis as a 7- or 8-year-old to be an attendant for his wife, Susannah. The Wheatleys' daughter Mary taught her English, reading and writing. She published her first poem Dec. 21, 1767, in the Newport, R.I., Mercury but could not get her work published in Boston. In 1773, she traveled to London with the Wheatleys son, Nathan, and attracted considerable attention, publishing 39 poems in Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral. Notable: When Susannah Wheatley died in 1774, Phillis Wheatley was freed, married freeman John Peters and had three children who died in infancy. Phillis Wheatley, al- Their families paid $995 to $5,300 for the flight, being conducted by one of a handful of growing businesses hoping to give a space experience to the common folk. "It broadens the market, which is important to us because our whole business plan is about getting more people access to space," said Harvin Moore of Space Services Inc. of Houston, which is sponsoring the ashes flight. Along with these services, space tourism businesses hope to send customers into suborbital space at a cost of $25,000 to $250,000 a person, far less than the $20 million that business OUR MISSION STATEMENT The Democrat and Chronicle remains ever vigilant for the community good, dedicated to providing unsurpassed value and excellent customer service while expanding multimedia delivery of news, information, diverse opinions and interaction. HOW TO REACH US GENERAL INFORMATION Call 232-7100 Toll-free 1(800) 767-7539 (Within New York state only) TTY Service for deaf and hearing-Impaired readers Delivery or billing questions, or to subscribe, call 258-2592. News questions 258-2510, TTY. Classified Advertising 258-2280, TTY. 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Facing the music. Former British rocker Gary Glitter will stand trial March 2 in Vietnam on charges he committed obscene acts with two underaged Vietnamese girls at his rental home in Vung Tau last year, the presiding judge said Monday. Glitter, 61, faces three to seven years in prison if convicted. Compiled from wire reports. SPOTLIGHT nibMhedmonlntaAclofib BookWlcrX'Snoir the 8mceti Itemd AUtfiw.C- Library of Congress Phillis Wheatley, a slave, published a book of poetry. ways in frail health, died at 31, working as a boarding house maid. Quote: Some view our sable race with scornful eye, 'Their colour is a diabolic die.' Remember, Christians, Ne- -JrX M bargain blastoffs man Gregory Olsen paid Russia last fall for a ride to the International Space Station. Richard Branson's company, Virgin Galactic, already has 100 people who have paid $200,000 apiece for flights, which the company has said it hopes to begin in 2008. Another company, ZeroG Aerospace Inc. of Seattle, hopes to launch a rocket next month with mementos from people who paid as little as $49.95. Colorado-based Beyond-Earth Enterprises plans to launch a rocket on a brief flight in October with hair samples or fingernail clippings sent by people who paid $34.95. Newspapers for classroom use . 258-2387 Advertising Inserts NOTE: Because advertisers may buy different geographic areas of our circulation, not all editions contain the same inserts. ADVERTISING To Place A Classified Ad Call us Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. -5 p.m. Classified 295-7355 767-7539 Toll-free NYS only To make a change (800) or cancel a Classified ad Display Advertising For information call 258-2552 Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. -5 p.m. 546-8150 Ketail 258-2552 258-2552 258-2701 546-7000 258-2719 Our TownsAdvertising National Death Notices Web siteAdvertising NEWS Karen M. Magnuson, Editor 258-2220 258-2265 258-2261 258-2626 258-2303 258-2320 258-2583 258-2584 258-2554 258-2252 258-2237 258 2232 258-2265 258-2762 FAX Reader representative Ardie Shaffer Newsroom Editors News Editor, Dick Moss Global, Kathy Hsieh Business, Ellen Rosen .......... FAX Living, Mary Holleran FAX Metro, Maria Hileman FAX Photo, Scott Norris FAX Graphics, Kevin Smith I - i NICK UT The Associated Press Actress Betty White visits with an African eagle at the Los Angeles Zoo on Monday, where White was honored for decades of advocacy on behalf of animals. The quotable file Merle Haggard Singer didn't pick up his lifetime achievement prize because they wanted to award it off-camera: "That Grammy thing was sort of squirrelly ... So I didn't go down there to LA." Speaking Out George Wilson, a former slave, made his way to Livonia, Livingston County, where he bought a farm and raised four children. 11A r ! DEM0CRATANDCHR0NICLE.COM For more, click on "Opinion," then "Our Black History." gros, black as Cain, May be refin'd and join th'an-gelic train. excerpt from "On Being Brought from Africa to America." Learn more: www.csustan .edu, California State Univer- " sity-Stanislaus. Search for Phillis Wheatley, then click on PAL: Phillis Wheatley (1753-1784). Sources: University of Delaware Library; Black Firsts by Jesse Carnie Smith; Web study texts of Ann Woodlief, emerita associate professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. Gannett News Service Space Services' planned launch of ashes on an unspecified date next month from Van-denberg Air Force Base in California will be the fifth "memorial spaceflight" for the privately held company and its previous incarnation, Celestis Inc. It conducted its first "space funeral flight" in 1997 with the ashes of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and 23 others. Cooper, who died in 2004, piloted the Faith 7 spacecraft in 1963 and was command pilot of the Gemini 5 mission in 1965. His widow, Suzan Cooper, said she and her daughters thought, "Daddy would do it again if he could, so why not?" 258-2265 258-2774 258-2721 258-2579 258-2262 258-2776 258-2310 258-2554 258-2415 25B-2356 258-2615 258-2719 Suburban news, Mindy Mozer . Our Towns, Charles G. Wilson FAX Sports, Tom Batzold FAX Weekend, Maidstone Mulenga FAX Editorial PageSpeaking Out James Lawrence, Editor FAX New Media, Traci Bauer View the Web site of this newspaper at E-mail: feedbacktd' OTHER SERVICES Public service For information about back issues or photo reprints, call Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Democrat (OjrcTiide Volume 174, Number 52 55 Exchange Blvd. Rochester, N.Y. 14614-2001 The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle is published daily. Periodicals postage paid at Rochester, N.Y. (USPS 153100). 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