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Leukemia

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  • Amgen's 4th-quarter profit leaps 30% on higher sales

    Amgen's 4th-quarter profit leaps 30% on higher sales
    Amgen Inc.'s fourth-quarter profit jumped 30% because of higher sales for nearly all its drugs, an acquisition and a tax benefit. The world's biggest maker of biologic drugs said Tuesday that its net income was $1.02 billion, or $1.33 a share, up from...
  • Ray Clark dies at 82; lawyer in 'Night Stalker' serial-murder case

    Ray Clark dies at 82; lawyer in 'Night Stalker' serial-murder case
    In 1989, attorney Ray Clark got a telephone call that would make him, for a while, one of the most famous lawyers in Los Angeles. The call to his small firm was from the presiding judge in the trial of Richard Ramirez, accused of being the brutal serial...
  • Philanthropists rescue San Francisco from $105,000 'Batkid' tab

    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...
  • Don Engel dies at 84; entertainment attorney represented major pop stars

    Don Engel dies at 84; entertainment attorney represented major pop stars
    Don Engel had only a small law firm in Los Angeles — just two or three attorneys in addition to him and his wife. But a phone call from Engel could strike fear among the loftiest executives in the music business. Engel, who represented some of the...
  • Batkid, a tiny cancer survivor who stole hearts and saved the day

    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

    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....
  • Police recover puppy intended for cancer-stricken child

    Police recover puppy intended for cancer-stricken child
    Riverside police recovered a stolen puppy that was intended as a gift for a 7-year-old girl with leukemia, authorities said Wednesday. The pug was supposed to be a Christmas present from a Riverside woman, who had heard about the child's plight,...
  • NFL playoffs: Quick-change artistry revives Chiefs, Colts, Eagles, Saints

    NFL playoffs: Quick-change artistry revives Chiefs, Colts, Eagles, Saints
    Like the Arctic front sweeping across the country, the winds of change have whipped through the NFL this season and altered the landscape. Nowhere is that more evident than the first day of the playoffs. Walking the sidelines Saturday will be...
  • Sick girl, who heard Christmas carols as her last wish, dies

    Sick girl, who heard Christmas carols as her last wish, dies
    An 8-year-old Pennsylvania girl, whose battle against a rare form of leukemia became a social media sensation that inspired thousands of people to gather and sing her Christmas carols, has succumbed to her disease, her family announced on Wednesday....
  • 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...
  • Eyad Sarraj dies at 69; Palestinian human rights campaigner

     Eyad Sarraj dies at 69; Palestinian human rights campaigner
    Eyad Sarraj, a Palestinian human rights campaigner who dealt with the mental health damage caused by political oppression and challenged both Israeli and Palestinian abuses, has died. He was 69. Sarraj died Tuesday at Hadassah Medical Center in...