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Leukemia

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  • 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....
  • Canoga Park soccer player a team hero for more than just his skill

    Canoga Park soccer player a team hero for more than just his skill
    He's a hefty, baby-faced teenager, a head taller than his teammates, and the anchor of a high school soccer team that won a city championship this month. Watching him on the field this week, I found it hard to believe that this time last year Canoga...
  • New method makes stem cells in about 30 minutes, scientists report

    New method makes stem cells in about 30 minutes, scientists report
    In a feat that experts say is a significant advance for regenerative medicine, scientists have discovered a surprisingly simple method for creating personalized stem cells that doesn’t involve human embryos or tinkering with DNA. Two studies...
  • For Grace, a long road out of bankruptcy court

    For Grace, a long road out of bankruptcy court
    Chemical maker W.R. Grace & Co. is about to go where it hasn't been for nearly 13 years: out of bankruptcy. The Chapter 11 case, one of the longest on record, got underway as the Columbia-based company faced more than 100,000 asbestos-related claims....
  • Reggae singer 'Bunny Rugs' of Third World dies in Orlando

    Reggae singer 'Bunny Rugs' of Third World dies in Orlando
    Reggae singer William 'Bunny Rugs' Clarke has died in Orlando, according to news reports. Clarke, who was the lead singer of the seminal Jamaican reggae band Third World for more than 30 years, died Sunday. He had been receiving treatment in Orlando for...
  • Letters: Gaps in the healthcare law

    Re "Patients struggle to find covered doctors," Feb. 5 The article points out a major gap in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act: Many specialty providers and hospitals that cancer patients rely on are being left out of insurance exchange...
  • Warmth spreads through hospital after son leaves message in snow

    Warmth spreads through hospital after son leaves message in snow
    For Sharon Hart, the third day after her chemotherapy treatment for acute myeloid leukemia is always the hardest. That’s when she feels weak and sometimes discouraged. “The blood levels are depleted and I get tired and sick to my stomach,&...
  • Stevenson highlighting yellow to honor a former player who overcame bone cancer

    Stevenson highlighting yellow to honor a former player who overcame bone cancer
    Six months after captaining the Stevenson University women's basketball team during her senior season, Sam Murray sat in a doctor's office at Sinai Hospital waiting for her diagnosis. After leading the Mustangs in scoring and being named team MVP as a...
  • Humboldt Park man charged with sexually assaulting girl

    Humboldt Park man charged with sexually assaulting girl
    A West Side man accused of repeatedly sexually abusing one of his girlfriend’s family members was ordered held on $1 million bail Saturday. Prosecutors said David Quinn, 45, sexually assaulted the girl on several occasions since September 2011....
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Research examines use of viruses to fight cancer

    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...
  • TV Review: 'About a Boy'

    The problem with turning a romantic comedy movie into a TV show is the inability to have a climax, figuratively or otherwise. Beyond that disclaimer, "About a Boy" is an utterly charming pilot, and almost certainly the most endearing half-hour NBC has...