Here’s a look at the news for Nov. 27.
Huntsman Cancer Institute expands access to clinical trials
The Huntsman Cancer Institute has recently made a change that will give more patients a chance to have clinical trials for new treatment regimens, according to the Deseret News.
The institute offers more than 200 active clinical trials, which is the most of cancer facilities nationwide.
The institute only offered trials at its main hospital and research center in Salt Lake City. But recently, the Huntsman Cancer Institute found a way to expand its reach to its facilities in South Jordan and Farmington.
"If it wasn't for clinical trials, our ability to treat cancer patients and push them toward a better quality of life would be pretty minimal," Beck, director of supportive oncology and survivorship at the hospital, told the Deseret News. "They help us push the envelope when it comes to cancer treatment."
Read more at the Deseret News.
Utah families struggle with deployment
A pair of Utah families told the Deseret News that they’ve found interesting ways to cope with deployments of their families members, even after those deployments have ended.
For example, Jason and Letitia Cornstock, who have been married for 25 years, found it hard to adjust to life once Jason returned home after being stationed in the Middle East.
"Now they have this stranger telling them what to do when he hasn't been around to tell them anything," he told the Deseret News.
Cornstock said his wife noticed he wasn’t adjusting well to being home, either.
"I pushed him up against the wall and said, 'You don't know (expletive) about what you're talking about!'" he said. "Suddenly, this fairly gentle guy is now being violent. That's when Letitia said, 'We've got to get some help.'"
Read more at the Deseret News.
Prince Harry to marry girlfriend next year
It’s official. Prince Harry will marry his girlfriend Meghan Markle, an American actress, according to the BBC.
The two will be wed next spring after they got engaged earlier in November.
The queen and few select members of the royal family knew about the engagement beforehand.
Prime Minister Theresa May congratulated the couple, wishing them “great happiness for the future,” according to BBC.
Read more at BBC.
Cyber Monday begins
Online spending is expected to jump 17 percent today as shoppers click away for Cyber Monday, according to Bloomberg.
Shoppers will search for online deals as department stores see a decline nationwide in sales and existence, Bloomberg reported.
Department stores, like JC Penney, Sears and Macy’s, have all seen a decline in recent years thanks to e-commerce.
“Cyber Monday became a phenomenon when e-commerce was in its infancy and most people had slow, dial-up internet connections at home. Online merchants noticed a spike in demand when shoppers returned to work where they had high-speed connections and shopping was less laborious,” according to Bloomberg.
Read more at Bloomberg.
- Massage Envy under fire after nearly 200 women report being sexually assaulted [New York Post]
- Pakistan Strikes Deal With Islamist Protesters in Islamabad [The New York Times]
- Saudi Crown Prince: Coalition will fight terrorism until it is 'eradicated' [CNN]
- Report: Seoul broadcasts news of NKorean defection at border [ABC News]
- Man who survived Las Vegas shooting killed in hit-and-run, wife says [CNN]