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Leukemia

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  • New options to treat multiple myeloma

    New options to treat multiple myeloma
    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...
  • Oscars: 'Batkid' appearance with Andrew Garfield cut at last minute

    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...
  • L.A. advised to pay $185,000 to driver hit by Huizar's SUV

    L.A. advised to pay $185,000 to driver hit by Huizar's SUV
    Attorneys for Los Angeles have recommended that the City Council pay $185,000 to settle a lawsuit over a car crash involving Councilman Jose Huizar, according to records and interviews. The payment stems from an incident in 2012, in which Huizar —...
  • John Blanchette, Publicist, Travel Writer and TV Producer, Dies at 68

    John M. (Jack) Blanchette Jr., the publicist for Zsa Zsa Gabor for 30 years, died Tuesday, March 4, at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, after a brief battle with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a form of Leukemia. He was 68. Blanchette was the...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Leukemia patient sues Trader Joe's, supplier over infection

    Leukemia patient sues Trader Joe's, supplier over infection
    A cancer patient who shopped at a Northbrook Trader Joe’s is suing the grocer and one its suppliers, saying it sold him tainted food that was later recalled and caused a bacterial infection. Vladimir Sokhatskiy alleges in the lawsuit filed...
  • Make-A-Wish to send local teen to World Cup Games in Brazil

    Make-A-Wish to send local teen to World Cup Games in Brazil
    On Sunday, 18-year-old Mustapha Khawaja will leave his La Crescenta home in a limousine headed for the airport and, ultimately, Brazil and the World Cup games. Once there, he will watch two soccer matches and sight see with his family. His one-week, all...
  • A tea party group's lame 'documentation' of its anti-Obamacare ad

    A tea party group's lame 'documentation' of its anti-Obamacare ad
    Greg Sargent on Tuesday unveiled the "documentation" offered by the Koch brothers-funded tea party group Americans for Prosperity to back up its recent anti-Obamacare campaign commercial airing in Michigan. The ad featured a local leukemia patient named...
  • SMALL COMPANY NUMBER 3: Arcadia Hospice, where efficiency meets compassion

    SMALL COMPANY NUMBER 3: Arcadia Hospice, where efficiency meets compassion
    Like every other hospice, Arcadia Hospice serves the terminally ill and their families. But Arcadia Hospice is not like every other hospice, its employees and owners say. Arcadia is exceptional in the efficiency of its operation and the extraordinary...