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  • Smarter CT scanning of kids would prevent 3,020 cancers each year

    Smarter CT scanning of kids would prevent 3,020 cancers each year
    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...
  • Councilman Huizar's daughter treated for leukemia

    Councilman Huizar's daughter  treated for leukemia
    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...
  • Malcolm Gladwell's 'David and Goliath' champions the underdog

    Malcolm Gladwell's 'David and Goliath' champions the underdog
    What if we lived in a world where the weak were really strong, and all of our disadvantages could easily become advantages? In his new book, "David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants," bestselling writer Malcolm Gladwell...
  • Sound pioneer Ray Dolby of Dolby Laboratories dies at 80

    Sound pioneer Ray Dolby of Dolby Laboratories dies at 80
    Ray Dolby, the inventor and engineer who founded Dolby Laboratories and pioneered noise-reducing and surround-sound technology widely used in the film and recording industries, has died in San Francisco at 80, the company announced Thursday. Dolby had...
  • Los Angeles Marathon names an official charity for 2014 event

    Los Angeles Marathon names an official charity for 2014 event
    This post has been corrected, as noted below The Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research will be an official charity for the 2014 L.A. Marathon. For the fifth consecutive year, the Marathon will feature the popular "Stadium to the Sea" route from...
  • PASSINGS: Patricia Buffler

    Patricia Buffler Studied causes of childhood leukemia Patricia Buffler, 75, a UC Berkeley researcher who studied childhood leukemia and environmental health, and served as dean of the university's school of public health, died Sept. 26 when she...
  • New hope for treating cancer? Patterns seen in 12 types of tumors

    New hope for treating cancer? Patterns seen in 12 types of tumors
    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...
  • Kenji Mizoguchi's 'The Life of Oharu' an enduring tale of struggle

     Kenji Mizoguchi's 'The Life of Oharu' an enduring tale of struggle
    When director Kenji Mizoguchi died of leukemia in 1956 he was 58 and a leading figure in world cinema, championed by members of the French New Wave, and the recipient of major prizes at the Venice Film Festival three years in a row. Along with Yasujiro...
  • Talia Castellano: Ellen DeGeneres' honorary CoverGirl dies at 13

    Talia Castellano: Ellen DeGeneres' honorary CoverGirl dies at 13
    Talia Joy Castellano, a bubbly cancer patient who became an honorary CoverGirl with the help of Ellen DeGeneres, has died. She was 13. The Orlando, Fla., teenager became a YouTube sensation with her motivational makeup tutorial videos, which captured...
  • Review: 'Ways to Live Forever' lingers like a summer cold

    Review: 'Ways to Live Forever' lingers like a summer cold
    Take "The Wonder Years," double the twee and give Fred Savage a British accent and leukemia and you'll have "Ways to Live Forever," an adorable death march stalking the last weeks of 12-year-old Sam's life. Sam (Robbie Kay) and best friend Felix (Alex...
  • Bald look: George H.W. Bush shaves head to support cancer patient

    Bald look: George H.W. Bush shaves head to support cancer patient
    As I was leaving the house this morning, I caught a brief "Today" show segment about a bunch of people who shaved their heads to show solidarity for a leukemia patient. Although this thoughtful gesture of support is hardly novel, what made it noteworthy...