| 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...
| Jan 18, 2013
Allan K. Jonas, a Los Angeles real estate developer and a longtime leader and volunteer with the American Cancer Society, the American Civil Liberties Union and other civic and political groups in Southern California, has died. He was 91.
| Jun 7, 2013
| 8:19 PM
After finding a lump in her breast, Laura Wells had to wait nearly six months before getting a confirmed diagnosis of cancer.
The 46-year-old Costa Mesa woman was uninsured and working part-time when she discovered the lump in 2007. She worked for...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 3:52 PM
After producing documentaries about the history of baseball, the Civil War, jazz and a variety of other topics, Ken Burns is turning his attention to cancer.
Burns will be teaming up with Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning...
| May 14, 2013
| 10:21 AM
Angelina Jolie was "heroic" for undergoing a preventive double mastectomy, her fiance, Brad Pitt, said Tuesday after she wrote an op-ed piece revealing her decision and describing the mastectomy process, which began in February.
| May 14, 2013
| 3:15 PM
Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a double mastectomy because of a rare gene she and relatives carry speaks to the importance of knowing your family’s history with cancer, the American Cancer Society said.
In an op-ed in the New York Times ...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Stephen Covey, author of the book "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People," died months after a devastating bicycle accident....
| Aug 7, 2012
| 11:23 AM
California ballot measure campaigns raise $150 million...
| Aug 19, 2012
French-born Veronique Peck, who was the widow of actor Gregory Peck and an ardent supporter of civic and cultural causes in her adopted country, died Friday of heart failure at her Los Angeles home, her family said. She was 80.
As a young journalist,...
| Apr 13, 2007
| 12:56 AM
My dad did everything he could to look his best that morning. He shaved, brushed his hair and changed into a clean shirt.
I stepped into his room, where he lay on his bed, propped up with pillows. His face was pale and his eyelids heavy; an oxygen...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 1:27 PM
A couple of Shabbats ago, Senior Rabbi Howard Needleman of Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El in Plantation, a Reform temple, had to reassure his congregation that the moustache he was sporting wasn't because he was changing his theology.
"I wanted to let my...