| Jul 9, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Professional baseball great Tony Gwynn Sr., also known as Mr. Padre, died last month of salivary gland cancer, which he believed was caused by years of using smokeless chewing tobacco. The cancer is a rare form that begins in any of the salivary glands in...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 4:41 PM
The legacy of Craig Willinger lives on with Hannah Smith at the 2014 World Cup.
Smith, a 17-year-old high school soccer player from Murraysville, Pa., is in Brazil this week with her mother, Rori. She is the ninth honoree of a Baltimore-based foundation...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 3:15 AM
A gift from the Glyndon-based Erwin and Stephanie Greenberg Foundation is sparking the formation of a bladder cancer institute at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.
Husband and wife Erwin L. Greenberg and Stephanie Cooper Greenberg have pledged $15...
| May 9, 2014
| 2:56 PM
At a lab on the edge of the Johns Hopkins University's East Baltimore medical campus, researchers grow tumors on mice so they can try and cure them. But one day, the cancer wouldn't grow.
They tried again and again for months. Figuring there must be...
| May 4, 2014
| 12:37 PM
Ray W. Kauffman, who owned and operated E.J. Codd machine shop in Southeast Baltimore, died of sarcoma complications April 28 at Gilchrist Hospice Center in Towson. The lifelong Roland Park resident was 88.
Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Ray...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Sam Holden, a Baltimore-based photographer whose work appeared throughout the country, died Saturday after collapsing suddenly while doing yard work on his father's farm in Bel Air. He was 44.
Mr. Holden operated a studio in Little Italy and worked as a...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:52 AM
Trueheart4me was 5-foot-9, spiritual but not religious, and a social drinker, her Match.com profile read. She loved the water, traveling and a good belly laugh.
There was one more thing she labeled "full disclosure."
She had cancer.
"I was very...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 1:36 PM
Six months after captaining the Stevenson University women's basketball team during her senior season, Sam Murray sat in a doctor's office at Sinai Hospital waiting for her diagnosis.
After leading the Mustangs in scoring and being named team MVP as a...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 10:29 AM
For years, Meg Rowe has been a periodic patient at the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Neurofibromatosis Center, awaiting test results and undergoing procedures. But on Feb. 15, she plans to run a mile through the bitter cold — happily and in her...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 3:35 AM
Chandra Parker Thacker was called to Eastern York Middle School in November to pick up her daughter Nina, 13, who complained of being short of breath and light-headed in gym class.
Thacker took Nina to the family doctor for a chest X-ray in case the...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Mary McElroy gave 22 years to the Baltimore City Fire Department as a firefighter-paramedic. The job, she says, gave her breast cancer.
The state Workers' Compensation Commission agreed, issuing an order last fall that requires the city to cover any...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 6:50 AM
As a man actively involved in the community for years, it's difficult for Kit Valentine to sit in the large brown recliner he has named "King Tut."
But that's the only way he's able to get any relief from the constant pain in his back.