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Cancer

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Top Cancer Articles

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  • Half marathon benefiting cancer center celebrates life

    Half marathon benefiting cancer center celebrates life
    When the runners at this year's Maryland Half Marathon make their way across the finish line after 13.1 miles, Amy Babst plans to be there handing out medals with a smile. "It means so much to me to support those who are raising money to fight cancer,"...
  • Frese balances family and basketball as she steers Terps back to Final Four

    Frese balances family and basketball as she steers Terps back to Final Four
    COLLEGE PARK — Brenda Frese will be the first to tell you she sometimes trampled through life, so intent on the goals ahead that she didn't necessarily worry about the bruised feelings left in her wake. If she wanted something, she took it, a...
  • New options to treat multiple myeloma

    New options to treat multiple myeloma
    Multiple myeloma is cancer of the bone marrow, an incurable type of the disease that kills about 10,700 people a year. But for the 22,000 diagnosed annually, including recently Tom Brokaw, former NBC news anchor, there are new options for treatment and...
  • Breast cancer and online dating put couple on path to love

    Breast cancer and online dating put couple on path to love
    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...
  • Stevenson highlighting yellow to honor a former player who overcame bone cancer

    Stevenson highlighting yellow to honor a former player who overcame bone cancer
    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...
  • Lots of fundraising legwork — but few pants — in Cupid's Undie Run

    Lots of fundraising legwork — but few pants — in Cupid's Undie Run
    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...
  • Quarter auction in Parkton to help girl, 13, fight cancer

    Quarter auction in Parkton to help girl, 13, fight cancer
    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...
  • New firefighter benefits stoke workers' comp debate

    New firefighter benefits stoke workers' comp debate
    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...
  • Catonsville advocate for the environment battles cancer

    Catonsville advocate for the environment battles cancer
    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. The Catonsville...
  • Lynne Parks explores loss of migratory songbirds in BMA exhibit

    Lynne Parks explores loss of migratory songbirds in BMA exhibit
    At dawn in the spring and fall, Lynne Parks walks through the streets downtown, gathering the bodies of birds. Hermit thrushes. Common yellowthroats. Rose-breasted grosbeaks whose markings give them the appearance of being streaked with blood. Parks...
  • Carroll students shoot to benefit Johns Hopkins Children's Center

    Carroll students shoot to benefit Johns Hopkins Children's Center
    Fourth-grader Nathan Saunders hadn't been to Elmer Wolfe Elementary School since his cancer diagnosis in November. When he visited the Union Bridge elementary school Thursday, his classmates welcomed him by playing his favorite sport – basketball....
  • Specialty tier payments hurt patients [Commentary]

    Specialty tier payments hurt patients [Commentary]
    Health insurers in Maryland and throughout the country are jeopardizing patient health by dramatically and arbitrarily increasing the cost of vital medications. As insurers increasingly assign cancer treatments to so-called "specialty tier" cost...