| Aug 14, 2012
| 2:24 PM
Cancer lends itself to the realms of myth.
Siddhartha Mukherjee gave the disease some regal treatment in the title of his prize-winning book "The Emperor of All Maladies," but cancer's no emperor. It's a beast.
Where actual mythological monsters are...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 3:23 PM
The office of Gov. Jerry Brown announced Wednesday that California's chief executive is being treated for prostate cancer. Dr. Eric Small, Brown’s oncologist at UC San Francisco, said in a statement that the governor is undergoing a short course of....
| Dec 13, 2012
| 8:13 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown is receiving radiation treatment for early stage prostate cancer, but is expected to maintain a full work schedule, his office announced. The Times Sacramento reporter Michael Mishak will join L.A. Now Live at 9 a.m. to discuss the 74-...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 8:24 AM
Gov. Brown governs state that is a leading site for prostate cancer research...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 5:03 PM
Dr. Eric J. Small, the oncologist treating Gov. Jerry Brown’s cancer, is highly respected in the profession and a leading expert on the treatment of prostate cancer, colleagues say. The governor "is in very good hands,’’ said Stuart...
| Sep 13, 2012
The war on cancer is poised to enter a new phase that promises more precise treatments, fewer side effects and, most of all, more survivors.
And none too soon. Although death rates from many cancers have slowly but steadily declined over the decades,...
| Sep 13, 2012
Genes make us who we are — in sickness and in health. We get our genetic makeup from our parents, of course, but in the future, we might be getting genes from our doctors too. Imagine your doctor promising to cure your cancer or heart disease by...
| May 15, 2010
Allan Manings, a television comedy writer and producer who created the situation comedy "One Day at a Time" with his late wife, actress Whitney Blake, has died. He was 86.
Manings, who recently underwent surgery for esophageal cancer, died after going...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 4:40 PM
When is the exchange of scientific data a possible case of insider trading? When the safety and effectiveness of cancer drugs are tested in advanced clinical trials, says a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
| Oct 27, 2011
| 11:44 AM
Women who underwent at least one vitro fertilization cycle in an effort to become pregnant were almost twice as likely to develop ovarian cancer as women who experienced infertility but did not get such treatment, say the authors of a large Dutch study...
| Apr 29, 2010
| 5:15 PM
The Food and Drug Administration approved a new immune-boosting therapy for prostate cancer on Thursday, the first therapeutic vaccine for cancer ever approved by the agency. The approval opens the door to a whole new approach to cancer therapy, adding...