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Cancer

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Top Cancer Articles

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  • Efren Navarro is inspired to do well with Angels after father's death

    Efren Navarro is inspired to do well with Angels after father's death
    A winter of sorrow has given way to a spring of contentment for Efren Navarro, whose superb exhibition season in the wake of his father's death has positioned the first baseman/outfielder for a spot on the Angels bench. Efren Navarro Sr., who was...
  • Cancer documentary featuring Hopkins takes risks, reaps rewards

    Cancer documentary featuring Hopkins takes risks, reaps rewards
    "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies" is one of the biggest, boldest, bravest and, ultimately, most inspiring documentaries I have ever seen. Set in large part at Baltimore's Johns Hopkins Hospital, the PBS film from producer Ken Burns and director...
  • PBS' 'Cancer' an epic, vital story Ken Burns just couldn't refuse

     PBS' 'Cancer' an epic, vital story Ken Burns just couldn't refuse
    Edward Herrmann had collapsed at the studio in New York, and no one knew why. The actor had arrived to record his narrator part for Ken Burns' latest documentary epic for PBS, "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies." The three-part, six-hour film, based...
  • Angelina Jolie's decision to remove ovaries touches on problem many women face

    Angelina Jolie's decision to remove ovaries touches on problem many women face
    They still call it the "Angelina Jolie wave" at the University of Kansas Hospital. When the international philanthropist and filmmaker announced two years ago that she'd had her still-healthy breasts removed because her family history and genetics put...
  • State's Off-Label Drug Bill: What It Means To You And Why Insurers Want To Kill It

    State's Off-Label Drug Bill: What It Means To You And Why Insurers Want To Kill It
    A physician might prescribe an antidepressant to treat hot flashes or the asthma drug Singulair for chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder even though they're not approved for the specific conditions by the Food and Drug Administration. It's a legal,...
  • Going bald for a good cause

    Going bald for a good cause
    Chloe VanWitzenburg (left) and Caroline Carani, students at Shepard High School in Palos Heights, were among 10 girls who recently donated to both Wigs for Kids — which provides real hair for children who have lost theirs to cancer treatment —...
  • Things to know about the fight over Ole Miss chancellor job

    Negotiations continued on a possible resolution that would retain University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones, said former Gov. William Winter, who has been acting as a go-between. Such a move would reverse last week's decision by the College Board to...
  • UCF student who survived cancer now helps fight it

    UCF student who survived cancer now helps fight it
    Chris Hixon was only a kindergartner when he pressed the alert button, calling the nurses to attention so they hurried into his hospital room. He wanted them to see what he could see: A perfect view of the fireworks exploding over the city of...
  • Radiation options for breast cancer treatment

    Radiation options for breast cancer treatment
    Radiation plays a significant role in treating patients with breast cancer, but there are more options now that can reduce the time spent in therapy or the amount of healthy tissue treated. Dr. Maria C. E. Jacobs, director of radiation oncology at Mercy...
  • Glen Burnie West: Family of Ferndale woman battling cancer reaches out for help

    Glen Burnie West: Family of Ferndale woman battling cancer reaches out for help
    Tanya Locklear had a really bad headache. The Ferndale resident suffered from chiari malformation for years, a rare neurological disorder of the brain that can cause sudden, severe headaches from just sneezing or coughing. So when Locklear went to the...
  • Thousands in Florida potential victims of Marine camp contamination

    Thousands in Florida potential victims of Marine camp contamination
    Christina Peach's parents welcomed a seemingly healthy baby into the world in 1975 at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Camp Lejeune, the North Carolina base where her father was stationed as a Marine sergeant. Seven years later, a chemical...