| Mar 5, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Multiple myeloma is cancer of the bone marrow, an incurable type of the disease that kills about 10,700 people a year. But for the 22,000 diagnosed annually, including recently Tom Brokaw, former NBC news anchor, there are new options for treatment and...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 2:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've read that someday it may be possible for doctors to use viruses to cure cancer. How does it work? What types of cancer could it affect?
ANSWER: A considerable amount of research is currently underway that's examining the use of...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 9:15 PM
Artist Nancy Holt's best-known work, "Sun Tunnels," is outdoors, huge and open to the public — but only a relatively small number of people have seen it in person. It sits on 40 acres of land she bought in a desolate part of the Great Basin Desert...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 8:27 AM
Craig Sager, TNT's sideline NBA reporter best known for his loud suits, will miss the playoffs this season because he is undergoing treatment for leukemia, his son tweeted Thursday.
My Dad's 3-4-week acute leukemia treatment starts tmrw.Be thinking of...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 11:16 AM
At an Academy Awards ceremony that set out to honor movie heroes of all stripes, an onstage team-up between Spider-Man and the pint-size crusader known as Batkid didn't make the cut.
Miles Scott, the 5-year-old leukemia patient who charmed America...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 1:00 PM
It's easy to feel a certain fatigue as awards season drags along, with even the most dedicated Oscar-ologists tiring of talking about the same boiled-down pool of a few films. So this may be just the time to turn to the lesser-known quarters of the...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Each morning when it's time for the mail, Weronika Zeliszczak, 7, who is battling leukemia, waits by the window at her home in Carpentersville.
So far, she's received more than 500 cards and letters, thanks to a Facebook campaign launched by her...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 8:19 AM
No matter how much you love Fort Lauderdale, the city’s appearance on Livability.com’s list of the Top 10 Best Downtowns in the country had to come as a surprise. For all the complaining that goes on around here (not you, them), perhaps it...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 7:52 PM
Peter Matthiessen, a rich man's son who rejected a life of ease in favor of physical and spiritual challenges and produced such acclaimed works as "The Snow Leopard" and "At Play in the Fields of the Lord," died Saturday. He was 86.
| Feb 10, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Music and charity often go hand-in-hand.
When the suburban band Not for Profit formed in 2007, it carved out a niche playing for charitable causes.
Seven years later, the band has reached $1 million in raised funds -- not too shabby for a group of...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 11:50 AM
On April 1, more than 60 reform rabbis plan to shave their heads in the name of charity.
The fund-raising event at the 125th annual Conference of American Rabbis at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park supports St. Baldrick's, a non-profit that raises...