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Cancer

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  • Walking — and sharing life details — to fight cancer

    Walking — and sharing life details — to fight cancer
    Before she joined the sea of pink-clothed people who turned out for a breast cancer walk in Baltimore Sunday morning, Janet Warren filled out a medical history and gave a blood sample. It was a different way to show her commitment to the cause — one...
  • ACLU asks Supreme Court to reconsider gene patenting case

    ACLU asks Supreme Court to reconsider gene patenting case
    The American Civil Liberties Union has asked for a second time that the Supreme Court invalidate Myriad Genetics Inc.'s patents on two genes associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancers, the latest salvo in a case with broad consequences for...
  • 'Amazing Race' recap, Eggplant, bamboo and jute

    'Amazing Race' recap, Eggplant, bamboo and jute
    Remember last week when the Twins screamed a lot? And it was hot? It happens again this week on "The Amazing Race," only without the Superfans sadly trailing behind. Team Rock On won the Fast Forward last week, so they start first. James's father (not...
  • Gene patent case could impact patients, research

    Gene patent case could impact patients, research
    Every time a woman is tested for gene mutations linked to significantly higher rates of breast and ovarian cancer, her blood is sent to a lab in Utah. That's because Salt Lake City-based Myriad Genetics Inc. owns the patents to the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2...
  • 'Dancing With the Stars All-Stars' recap, Country night, ya'll

    'Dancing With the Stars All-Stars' recap, Country night, ya'll
    It's "Country Night," which is not my thing at all. If I know more than one of the songs tonight I'll be impressed with myself. I gave up on country music right around 1984. The night starts with a group dance by the troupe to a live performance by...
  • Lance Armstrong headlines Ellicott City forum

    Lance Armstrong headlines Ellicott City forum
    Lance Armstrong tried to shed his serious public persona Saturday in Ellicott City by poking fun at the elephant in a room about half-filled with triathletes: his lifetime competitive sporting ban. His host, Brock Yetso, president of the Ulman Cancer...
  • Washington-area federal charity drive lowers sights

    Washington-area federal charity drive lowers sights
    With the economic recovery still sluggish, a donor pool laboring under a long-term pay freeze and uncertainty about looming budget cuts, organizers of the Combined Federal Campaign in the National Capital Area have reduced their fundraising goal for the...
  • Zach attacks new challenges on road to journey to share joy of life

    Zach attacks new challenges on road to journey to share joy of life
    Displaying his characteristic courage, Zach Lederer bravely attempts to recreate the notorious strongman pose — biceps flexed and fists clenched — that turned a 2012 photo of his steely-eyed resolve to fight cancer into an Internet craze...
  • Lansdowne High cancer survivor decides to give back

    Lansdowne High cancer survivor decides to give back
    To anyone who does not know him, 14-year-old Zachary Kerns would not stand out against any of his peers. The Lansdowne High School sophomore is tall with brown hair and brown eyes, is a member of the Historic Elkridge Young Marines and the Junior...
  • Fundraising, fitness and competition blend at Kidz Triathlon

    Fundraising, fitness and competition blend at Kidz Triathlon
    For Clemens Crossing Elementary School rising fifth-grader Emily Erwin and her friends, participating in the sixth annual TriColumbia Kidz Triathlon on Sunday, July 21, was about more than receiving a medal at the finish line. It was about finding hope...
  • Bel Air concert benefits child with cancer

    “Rock Childhood Cancer” a benefit concert for 7-year-old Julia Warren, who has a rare, aggressive form of cancer, will be held at Bel Air Moose Lodge 1952 on Friday, July 26, at 7 p.m. There will be seven local bands appearing include Rezin,...
  • Bits & Pieces: Upcoming Iron Girl Triathlon filled with feel-good stories

    There always seem to be these wonderful stories that demonstrate both commitment and courage surrounding individuals in the area. Some of the most recent examples happen to be tied to the Aug. 18 Iron Girl Triathlon to be held at Centennial Lake. Let'...