| Mar 7, 2014
| 10:21 AM
Cardinal Francis George says his cancer, in remission for more than a year, "is beginning to show signs of new activity" and he will undergo a "more aggressive" round of chemotherapy.
The cardinal concedes that "this is a difficult form of the disease,...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 6:34 AM
Wendy Chioji, you just climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. What will you do for an encore?
"I am training for a June Ironman and a July climb of Mount Fuji with my dad," the former WESH-Channel 2 anchor says.
Oh, and she's hosting another "Surviving &...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 8:25 AM
Health insurers in Maryland and throughout the country are jeopardizing patient health by dramatically and arbitrarily increasing the cost of vital medications. As insurers increasingly assign cancer treatments to so-called "specialty tier" cost...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:49 PM
A 7-year-old Virginia boy struggling with a serious infection began a potentially lifesaving drug treatment Wednesday after his family's awareness campaign went viral and spurred the FDA and a pharmaceutical company to fast-track a new drug trial....
| Mar 16, 2014
| 11:42 AM
Mike Schmidt, perhaps the greatest third baseman in baseball history and a harsh critic of players using performance-enhancing drugs, sat down with reporters Saturday to discuss his recovery from skin cancer.
"I'm a very lucky man," said the former...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Kevin Sharp, a country musician who topped the charts after fighting a grueling, heavily publicized battle with cancer in the mid '90s, has died. He was 43.
According to his website, he died Saturday evening from "past stomach surgeries and digestive...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 4:36 AM
When the runners at this year's Maryland Half Marathon make their way across the finish line after 13.1 miles, Amy Babst plans to be there handing out medals with a smile.
"It means so much to me to support those who are raising money to fight cancer,"...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
First, the cancer threatened Susan Braig's life, then it wrecked her finances.
Now healthy at 64, Braig is worried about her future. Her primary income is the roughly $2,300 a month she gets from Social Security. Then there's her home-based business,...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 12:18 PM
Noelle Ito, a Flintridge Prep alum, class of ’98, is a Bark for Life Altadena team captain.
The event raises funds for the American Cancer Society and is part of their successful Relay for Life events, which have spread to more than 20 countries...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 12:09 PM
Hair today, gone tomorrow — that was the case for five teachers and 15 students at La Cañada High School Monday afternoon, who went under the razor for a worthy cause.
Members of the Bridge Program, an on-campus peer counseling group, held a head-...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 1:33 PM
I’m supposed to write a column right now, but as I type these words my brother Len is fighting for his life at home battling AIDS. It’s tough for me to think of a whole lot else. So please indulge me.
Len has never set foot in Burbank or...