| Sep 26, 2013
| 12:39 PM
Examining the molecular profiles of tumors from 12 different types of cancers, scientists working with the National Institutes of Health-backed Cancer Genome Atlas said Thursday they had found striking similarities between tumors originating in...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:32 PM
Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar confirmed Monday that his 3-year-old daughter, Aviana, has been diagnosed with leukemia and is being treated at Children's Hospital.
Huizar made the disclosure in response to queries about why he missed several...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 10:45 AM
The cost of saving a city? For San Francisco, the tab for Batkid’s heroic day is coming in at $105,000.
Nearly 14,500 volunteers and adoring fans with signs turned out for 5-year-old Miles Scott, who has been battling lymphoblastic leukemia...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 6:08 PM
They are the darlings of the NFL — Seattle, Denver, Kansas City, New Orleans, San Francisco — but it isn't always the November darlings that wind up lifting the Lombardi Trophy in February.
Last season, for instance, the eventual-champion...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 10:09 AM
Batkid -- the pint-sized cancer survivor who captured the nation’s heart this month while “saving” San Francisco -- was called upon again Monday, this time to battle the Joker in New York City.
On Nov. 15, 5-year-old Miles Scott...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Thanks to a $100-million donation, UC San Diego will be creating a new clinical center to study how the use of stem cells may help cure or alleviate leukemia, spinal cord injuries, Alzheimer’s disease and other health problems, officials announced...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:13 PM
Some say Myron Kunin never met a business he didn't like. Others insist he never saw a piece of art he didn't like. Both are understatements.
Kunin built the Regis hair salon empire from his parents' chain of department store barbershops and also...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 10:29 AM
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...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 1:00 PM
When filmmaker and writer Nora Ephron was in the hospital last year undergoing treatment for leukemia, she sent her younger sister, Delia Ephron, a bouquet of flowers — not just any flowers, but "two-dozen gorgeous plump peach roses in full bloom,"...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 5:17 PM
Approximately 3,020 cancers could be prevented each year if doctors were more judicious about ordering CT scans for kids, according to a new study.
A CT scan is essentially a series of X-rays combined to give physicians a three-dimensional view of a...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 9:44 AM
Keyboardist George Duke, one of the pioneers of the jazz fusion movement that merged jazz, rock and funk in the late 1960s and 1970s, died Monday night in Los Angeles, where he was being treated for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, his record label...