| Dec 8, 2014
| 2:39 PM
Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, the team announced Monday.
Berry, 25, who was placed on the non-football injury list last month, ending his season, recently underwent a battery of tests at Emory...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Opening a new chapter in the use of genomic science to fight cancer, the Food & Drug Administration on Friday approved olaparib, a medication for advanced ovarian cancer associated with a defective BRCA gene.
The new drug, to be marketed under the...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 3:26 PM
The radiation therapy center and the Good Health Pharmacy are now operational on the first floor of the four-story, $22.3 million Bon Secours Cancer Institute at DePaul Medical Center. Construction of the multidisciplinary center that includes procedure...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 7:34 PM
Joan Rodriguez cradles her month-old son in her arms and kisses him lightly on his furrowed brow.
"His name is Liam," she says. "It means 'strong-willed warrior' — the perfect name for him."
Certainly Liam's journey, though short, has not been...
| Dec 21, 2014
The doctors continued to speak. Desra Felix did her best to assimilate the information, but her senses shut down upon hearing the word leukemia.
"I went blank," said Felix, recalling her reaction on Aug. 19, 2013, when she learned her then 7-year-old...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 4:49 PM
Little Addison Ramos, a 5-month-old bundle of coos and giggles, sits on her father's lap and gnaws on the hand that feeds her, turning the thumb of recently acquired Angels reliever Cesar Ramos into a teething toy.
She has her father's dark hair, her...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 5:56 PM
PLAINVILLE — A day on the ski slopes sounds great to Nick Reyna, a pediatric cancer survivor from Rocky Hill, who was in town on Tuesday to help a national foundation get a $7,500 award from the Petit Family Foundation.
Reyna, 26 and the 2007...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 5:49 AM
Yale cancer scientist Melinda Irwin says that the connection between obesity and cancer are so strong -- as are recent findings about the effectiveness of exercise and diet in treating cancer -- that pharmaceutical companies should be required to...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 11:38 AM
After parking at a disabled parking space at the Margate Winn-Dixie, Debbie Mizrahi noticed a man staring at her and shaking his head.
As she tells the story, she asked him if there was something wrong, and he replied, "You have no [expletive] right...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Evelyn pulled her wheelchair close to the bathroom sink and went through her morning ritual. Combing her black hair. Brushing her false teeth. Putting on her makeup.
"Sit down, I want to talk with you," she said.
I sat on the closed toilet seat, two...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 10:00 PM
She has finished her rounds of chemotherapy and she's done with the radiation treatments.
Slowly, she is being weaned off the other medications that are helping her fight the tumor in her brain.
Earlier this year, online sensation Meechy Monroe was...