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  • Janet Rowley dies at 88; scientist pinpointed genetic cause of leukemia

    Janet Rowley dies at 88; scientist pinpointed genetic cause of leukemia
    When Janet Rowley was accepted into the University of Chicago's medical school in 1944, the quota for women was already filled — three in a class of 65. So she had to wait a year. Dr. Rowley made up for that early setback by becoming an...
  • Prep sports profile: Nathan Klair

    Prep sports profile: Nathan Klair
    With two years of experience at the state meet, St. Charles North runner Nathan Klair aims to make a final state run. The incoming senior helped the North Stars earn second place at sectionals last season, and posted a time of 15 minutes, 26 seconds at...
  • 'Batkid' fighting cancer captures hearts, saves San Francisco

    'Batkid' fighting cancer captures hearts, saves San Francisco
    As many as 12,000 people in San Francisco are helping to make superhero dreams come true Friday for Batkid, age 5. Miles has been fighting leukemia since he was 18 months old.  "He likes to be a superhero," his mom told the local NBC affiliate -- and he...
  • Biotech giant Amgen agrees to acquire Onyx for $10.4 billion

    Two months after being turned away, biotech giant Amgen Inc. said it has reached a $10.4-billion deal for cancer drug maker Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc. Amgen will pay $125 per share for the outstanding shares of Onyx, the two companies said Sunday. In...
  • Amgen may be near $10.5-billion deal for Onyx, cancer-drug maker

    After being spurned on its first try, biotech giant Amgen Inc. is said to be close to a $10.5-billion deal for cancer drug maker Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc. In June, the Thousand Oaks company made an unsolicited offer of $120 a share for Onyx, which is...
  • 2-year-old best man dies days after parents' wedding

    A terminally ill 2-year-old boy died just two days after serving as his parents’ best man at their wedding in western Pennsylvania. Logan Stevenson, whose inclusion in Saturday's ceremony won his family well-wishers and admirers from across the...
  • Weaving good cheer for kids in chemo

    There's a great gulf between a childish imagination and a child's imagination. The first gives birth to the pollutants that have turned our popular culture into a vast, unreclaimed brownfield, and it is almost exclusively a trait of grown-ups. I suppose...
  • Virgen: SUP for Raelyn

    Virgen: SUP for Raelyn
    Many in the stand-up paddling community are coming together to raise money for Raelyn Beckler, a 4-year-old who was diagnosed with leukemia two years ago. Beckler was featured in my column about a year ago as many friends raised money for her at a Super...
  • Batkid, a tiny cancer survivor who stole hearts and saved the day

    The day hasn’t been exhilarating just for Batkid, the 5-year-old leukemia survivor whose wish to become a superhero came true Friday in San Francisco, thanks to the generosity of a city known more for its adult indulgences than for its...
  • Batkid's adventures become national feel-good moment

    SAN FRANCISCO-- To be an aspiring superhero these days, most 5-year-olds must enlist clueless younger siblings, restless parents, all manner of pets, backyard shrubs, fire hydrants and their own fingers to serve as their foils and damsels in distress....
  • Philanthropists rescue San Francisco from $105,000 'Batkid' tab

    Philanthropists have rescued San Francisco from a $105,000 tab the city incurred in November when it turned itself into Gotham City for "Batkid," a 5-year-old leukemia patient who stole hearts and captivated the nation as he hopped around the city in...