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Cancer

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  • Specialty tier payments hurt patients [Commentary]

    Specialty tier payments hurt patients [Commentary]
    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...
  • Drugmaker reverses course, offers treatment to stricken 7-year-old

    Drugmaker reverses course, offers treatment to stricken 7-year-old
    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....
  • Hall of Fame slugger Mike Schmidt discusses skin cancer recovery

    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...
  • Around Town: Getting prepared for Bark for Life

    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...
  • St. Baldrick's: Educators, students make a shear sacrifice at LCHS

    St. Baldrick's: Educators, students make a shear sacrifice at LCHS
    Hair today, gone tomorrow — that was the case for five teachers and 15 students at La CaƱada 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-...
  • Radio personality Maria Dennis diagnosed with leukemia

    Radio personality Maria Dennis diagnosed with leukemia
    Radio personality Maria Dennis announced on the air Thursday morning that she has just been diagnosed with leukemia. Dennis is one third of the popular "Maria and The MIX Morning Show with Reagan and Jon." She explained her three-week absence from the...
  • Fighting for Obamacare through stage IV cancer

    Fighting for Obamacare through stage IV cancer
    WASHINGTON — Michael Robertson put the bag of chemicals in an inside pocket of his sport coat, the pump in the other. He snaked the tubes between the buttons of his shirt to the port in his chest. He adjusted his tie to cover them. Then he sat...
  • Country Singer Kevin Sharp Dies at 43

    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...
  • Health plan tips for patients relying on specialty medications

     Health plan tips for patients relying on specialty medications
    Monday is the last day to begin the process of signing up for insurance under the Covered California statewide health exchange. But even for many of those already enrolled, the challenges are just beginning. Consider, for instance, the work to be done...
  • Virgen's View: Going bald for the cause

    Virgen's View: Going bald for the cause
    When I stop by The Harp Inn in Costa Mesa, it's usually to unwind or to have a good time. But I was there for a different reason Sunday when the St. Baldrick's Foundation held its special head-shaving event to raise money for children's cancer research....
  • Frese balances family and basketball as she steers Terps back to Final Four

    COLLEGE PARK — Brenda Frese will be the first to tell you she sometimes trampled through life, so intent on the goals ahead that she didn't necessarily worry about the bruised feelings left in her wake. If she wanted something, she took it, a...