| Jan 31, 2010
Lawrence Garfinkel, the statistician who overcame his lack of a doctoral degree and training in oncology to become one of the driving forces in demonstrating that smoking causes lung cancer, died Jan. 21 in Seattle. He was 88.
The cause of death was...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 2:00 PM
UCLA professor Keisuke Iwamoto answered reader questions about the dangers of radiation exposure in a live Web chat Thursday.
Iwamoto, a faculty member at UCLA's Division of Molecular and Cellular Oncology, studies radiation exposure and how it can...
| Sep 19, 2010
The Widower's Tale
Pantheon: 402 pp., $25.95
The outspokenly fuddy-duddy 70-year-old patriarch at the center of "The Widower's Tale," Julia Glass' class-consciousness-raising new novel, is a recently retired Harvard librarian named...
| Mar 20, 2011
The Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank has ushered in a new era in cancer care for Californians. The Cancer Center brings together some of the most advanced technology in radiation oncology...
| Mar 20, 2011
Good Samaritan Hospital is a 408-bed tertiary-care facility offering some of the most comprehensive care in Los Angeles. Specializing in cardiac services, women’s services, orthopedics, oncology and ophthalmology, Good Samaritan Hospital offers...
| Sep 6, 2010
I have always had an obsession with knowing what will happen next. I check weather.com on a nightly basis and have a predilection for scanning the TV listings so that I can plan my Sunday afternoons accordingly.
But lately, I've learned that sometimes...
| Jul 18, 2011
They're more than man's best friends: They're friends with benefits. Here are a few ways dogs are helping to make our lives healthier, safer and longer.
Search and rescue: When disaster strikes, search-and-rescue dogs are never far behind. After the...
| Sep 26, 2011
When people ask about my father's death, I always respond the same way: "Except for the fact that he died, everything was perfect."
Perhaps because I am an oncology nurse, they expect a different answer. But after a six-year battle with colon cancer,...
| Oct 17, 2011
My doctor recently suggested that a diminishing number of my white blood cells might signal a serious condition. After eliminating all the usual suspects, he referred me to an oncologist. I wondered whether anyone is ever happy to see the doctor whose...
| Oct 21, 2009
| 12:36 PM
For years, breast cancer awareness campaigns have urged women over 40 to get a yearly mammogram. When women hesitate to comply, it's often to avoid the discomfort of having their breasts squeezed or the fear of getting called back for more tests, even...
| Dec 21, 2008
They were some of the most promising medicines of the 1990s -- wonder pills that appeared to fight cancer, heart disease, stroke and other ailments.
Laboratory tests and initial studies in people suggested that lowly vitamins could play a crucial role in...