| Nov 5, 2014
| 11:15 AM
It’s been called the “fifth pillar” of cancer treatment: genetically reengineering the human immune system to recognize cancers and fight them.
The treatment has shown recent promise in fighting blood cancers such as leukemia. But hard...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 1:40 PM
Roy Feifer truly exemplifies the concept of turning an unfortunate situation into a good one, and has generated quite a following. Feifer, of Coral Springs, witnessed his father lose the battle to a form of Leukemia quite a while ago and subsequently...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 3:03 PM
The parent company of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center announced Friday a new collaboration that allows local blood-cancer patients treated at Saint Francis to take part in clinical trials offered by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.
| Oct 18, 2014
Good dental health is inextricably entwined with overall health and well being. Local groups are ensuring that everyone has access to care.
Earlier this month the Community Free Clinic in Newport News joined with Newport News Links Inc. and the...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 5:22 PM
The Corona del Mar High boys' water polo team will be honoring Kimie Metcalf at the Sea Kings' Pacific Coast League game against Irvine on Tuesday at CdM.
CdM will be wearing orange caps in the game in honor of Kimie, a family friend of CdM Coach Barry...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 7:43 AM
The Pap Corps, a nonprofit that raises funds for the University of Miami's Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, has donated $1.5 million to endow a professorship in leukemia.
The gift represents the first endowed professorship funded by the 62-year-old...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 10:08 AM
When it comes to potential bone marrow donors, midshipmen at the Naval Academy are just the right candidates.
They're a young, healthy and ethnically diverse bunch. And more than 2,000 of them have now joined a program, supported by the Pentagon, to...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 7:30 PM
A 7-year-old Emmaus boy suffering from leukemia stayed on a bucking mechanical bull for more than the official eight seconds Saturday.
Samuel Mackaravitz probably did as well as some of the professional bull riders who were vying to ride 2,000-pound...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 4:41 PM
Everyone knows the loudest mouth on the Knights' defense belongs to UCF senior middle linebacker Terrance Plummer.
He's the one yelling and pushing so hard on the football field that he's ended practice doubled over a trash can to vomit on more than a...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 11:58 AM
JP Gibson entered the Utah Jazz scrimmage with 34 seconds left in the third quarter Monday, and immediately made an impact.
With the crowd roaring, Gibson, a 5-year-old diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, dribbled three-quarters length of the...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:39 PM
In her 28-year career, Dr. Deborah Axelrod says she's had just one patient whose advanced breast cancer inexplicably vanished.
The patient, Ann Fonfa, endured multiple surgeries to remove cancerous tumors that kept growing back. All the while, Fonfa...