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  • Hopkins to tackle cancer with $90 million bequest

    Hopkins to tackle cancer with $90 million bequest
    Johns Hopkins University scientists will share in one of the largest one-time philanthropic gifts for cancer research ever made, $540 million aimed at preventing and curing the disease, officials are scheduled to announce today. The $90 million marked...
  • UM researchers take new view in understanding metastatic breast cancer

    UM researchers take new view in understanding metastatic breast cancer
    Breast cancer kills when rogue tumor cells spread through the bloodstream, squeezing through microscopic gaps to inundate organs until they fail. But what if that spread could be prevented, the cells left free-floating to be crushed in capillaries or to...
  • Pap smears can detect ovarian and endometrial cancers, Hopkins scientists find

    Pap smears can detect ovarian and endometrial cancers, Hopkins scientists find
    Johns Hopkins scientists have found a way to screen for hard-to-detect endometrial and ovarian cancers in women using a routine Pap smear, a discovery they hope eventually could reduce the number of deaths caused by the deadly malignancies. The...
  • Proposed screening guidelines could prevent lung cancer deaths, doctors say

    Proposed screening guidelines could prevent lung cancer deaths, doctors say
    An influential U.S. health care panel's recommendation for lung cancer screening of high-risk patients could fortify Baltimore-area hospitals' efforts to prevent deaths from the disease, which kills more each year than the next four deadliest cancers...
  • The red herring of human gene patents

    The red herring of human gene patents
    The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding. — Louis D. Brandeis Just a few words and little thought separate yet another stronghold of the American economy from ruin....
  • Hopkins researcher receives new award to spotlight scientists

    Hopkins researcher receives new award to spotlight scientists
    Many people have heard of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg or Google co-founder Sergey Brin. But few know about Bert Vogelstein, a Johns Hopkins scientist who helped map the cancer genome and created gene and stool tests to detect colon cancer. A new,...
  • Sykesville woman achieves longtime dream for Ironman competitions

    Sykesville woman achieves longtime dream for Ironman competitions
    Sue Komaromy has been out of New York since leaving her home on Long Island more than a quarter-century ago to play volleyball at Towson. Yet there is still a lot of New Yorker that remains in the 44-year-old mother of two who lives in Sykesville. The...
  • Roberta M. "Bobbie" Boykin, lawyer

    Roberta M. "Bobbie" Boykin, lawyer
    Roberta M. "Bobbie" Boykin, an attorney and yachtswoman, died Sept. 13 of breast cancer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. The former Ruxton resident was 49. The daughter of a businessman and a homemaker, Roberta Maccoun...
  • The most difficult journey

    That night after everyone had gone, when it was late and the hospital was quiet, the boy savored his triumph. He eyed the long white coat that hung nearby. An honorary medical degree that his doctors had presented him that afternoon was propped against...
  • Hartford HealthCare Launches Alliance With Leading NYC Cancer Center

    Hartford HealthCare Launches Alliance With Leading NYC Cancer Center
    HARTFORD — The alliance Hartford HealthCare announced a year ago with Memorial Sloan Kettering to tap into the leading New York cancer center's research and treatment capabilities is moving forward. The two health organizations announced Tuesday...
  • AstraZeneca boosted by start of new cancer drug trial

    LONDON (Reuters) - Hopes for AstraZeneca's promising cancer drug pipeline were boosted on Friday by news the company had moved its immuno-oncology medicine MEDI-4736 into a mid-stage study in colorectal cancer. The drug, which is designed to help the...
  • EatingWell: Adverse reactions to energy drinks raise red flag

    How much would you pay for a drink that promises to revitalize your mind and body, elevate your energy or give you the focus you need to cross every item off your to-do list? Catching a third wind is priceless, which is why energy-drink sales are in the...