| Mar 5, 2015
| 2:44 PM
AbbVie will spend about $21 billion to buy fellow drugmaker Pharmacyclics and add another major revenue producer to a portfolio that already includes the world's top-selling drug.
The deal will give the North Chicago, Ill., drugmaker Imbruvica, a blood...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 3:09 PM
Craig Sager, the man with sport coats in every color with the possible exception of conventional black and navy, had a choice in mind for his return to an NBA sideline.
After an 11-month battle with leukemia, he planned on an orange selection for TNT&...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 8:53 AM
On Oct. 4, Jay Sadowski, an avid fisherman and hunter, died of leukemia at age 59. The cancer was discovered while he was being treated for a flesh-eating infection he contracted while fishing in the South River near where Gov. Larry Hogan lives. The...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 3:40 PM
Three-year-old Ramona Bond's new room is a fancy fortress of unexplored goodies. A jeweled chandelier glimmers from the ceiling; and a crisp big-girl bunk bed ladder is there for her to climb in six seconds flat.
Ramona, who was diagnosed with acute...
| Feb 14, 2015
Loretta McC. Barrett, a retired Realtor whose career spanned 50 years, died of leukemia Tuesday at her Parkville home. She was 90.
The daughter of Henry Lightner McCulloh, a stonemason, and Loretta Greene McCulloh, a homemaker, Loretta Catherine McCulloh...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 5:35 PM
Nathan Dobush is five-years old and on Feb. 15, he received his last chemotherapy treatment for leukemia. He hasn't let the disease bring him down.
"Even with the last four chemos, you wouldn't have even noticed that he had them," said Laura Dobush,...
| Feb 26, 2015
Party for Kids with pediatric blood cancers (and their families)
Hosted by: Leukemia Research Foundation
Cause: To provide 60 pediatric blood cancer patients and their families with a free, fun day of respite
Date: Jan. 18
| Feb 24, 2015
| 10:07 AM
Pink and purple ribbons have sprung up throughout LaGrange Park to honor two sisters and their family's brave battle with leukemia.
Becca Mueller lost her four-year struggle with the disease and complications Feb. 11. Funeral services for the 12-year-...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 9:05 AM
Thieves who broke into the Altoona School on Thursday night stole thousands of dollars worth of technology equipment and several hundred dollars in school-lunch money, according to the school's principal.
Principal Walter Schmidt said three projectors,...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 3:58 PM
By age 3, she was reading. By 7, she began to play her mother's harp. At 9, she had already performed in front of hundreds.
"Oh, that was our mistake; we put her crib next to the piano," Cameron Huster Beck's mother Penny said.
Such a joke was typical...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 11:16 AM
What started out as a simple Facebook request for photos of dogs for a 16-year-old cancer patient has since turned the pet-loving boy into an Internet celebrity.
Anthony Lyons' love for the therapy dogs that greet him during his treatments for...