| Jan 26, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Lewis B. Whiting Jr., a retired businessman and charter boat captain, died Jan. 8 of lung cancer at West Virginia University Medical Center in Morgantown. The former Towson resident was 73.
The son of Dr. Lewis B. Whiting Sr., an orthopedic surgeon, and...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:24 PM
“The Capones” cast member and Elmwood Park resident Madeline Santarelli passed away Monday due to stage 4 liver and lung cancer, according to Cara Leopardo, co-creator of Reelz's "The Capones." A spokesman for Reelz confirmed the news of...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:00 AM
It's been half a century since the first U.S. surgeon general's report appeared linking smoking to lung cancer. In the decades that followed, federal and state health officials waged a vigorous public information and education campaign that convinced...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:11 PM
CVS Caremark Corp.'s imminent exit from the cigarette and tobacco business — an unprecedented move for a major pharmacy company — is being cheered by many medical professionals and lawmakers as a triumph of corporate responsibility over the...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Swedish researchers report that antioxidants make cancers worse in mice. It's already known that the antioxidant beta-carotene exacerbates lung cancers in humans. Not exactly what you'd expect given the extravagant — and incessant — claims you...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Marty Plissner, the longtime political director of CBS News, died Thursday of lung cancer. He was 87.
Plissner is credited with, a half-century ago, coining the phrase "too close to call," heard often ever since during tight vote counts.
He was known...
| Feb 8, 2014
The past few weeks have been rough on Marin Alsop.
Late last month, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's music director gathered with family and friends in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., at the bedside of her mother. Ruth Alsop, whose career included playing...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
As a lung cancer survivor who began smoking as a teenager because it was cool, I know the dangers of smoking first hand. I volunteer for the American Cancer Society as a recovery coach for lung and esophageal cancer patients. In addition, I work as a...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Doctors at Silver Cross Hospital are pooling their expertise to help evaluate and plan a course of treatment for patients with lung cancer in hours instead of weeks.
Speedy diagnosis and treatment is especially important, according to specialists who...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 4:21 PM
Fifty years ago, the fact that smoking is bad for you was not exactly hot news. "Coffin nail," the slang term for a cigarette, had been around since the 19th century. The even more graphic "cancer stick" dated from 1955.
But in January 1964, the surgeon...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 12:07 PM
Listening to the Tibetan Singing Bowls transports Ed Susralski to a peaceful place, far from the terminal cancer that might otherwise cloud his thoughts.
As Jayne Hayes played the rims of 17 different Tibetan Singing Bowls with a mallet during a...