| Jun 8, 2010
A new therapy mounts a double-barreled attack on leukemia, targeting not just the cancer cells but also the environment in which those cells live and grow, University of Florida researchers report.
Like striking an enemy camp directly as well as...
| Feb 2, 2010
LOS ANGELES -- A blood drive is being held Tuesday in the desperate search for a bone marrow donor that could save a 6-year-old cancer-stricken boy's life.
Eduardo Morales-Pena, of Lincoln Heights, is battling a rare form of leukemia, and his condition...
| Mar 27, 2011
| 9:15 AM
SAN DIEGO - The family of a 3-year-old San Diego boy with leukemia is hoping to find a bone marrow donor Sunday in an effort to save his life.
Areli Bahena realized something was wrong with her son Marcos when she saw repeated bruising on his body. She...
| Apr 17, 2011
| 11:49 AM
Ask Odiney Brown about her little girl, Shannon Tavarez, and in a heartbeat, she'll tell you she had a spirit as strong and as fierce as "Nala," the lioness cub Shannon played in the Broadway mega-hit, "The Lion King." Her spirit was more than willing,...
| Nov 3, 2010
Young actress in 'Lion King'
Shannon Tavarez, an 11-year-old girl who starred on Broadway in "The Lion King" and whose battle with leukemia won the hearts of many, died Monday at Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park, N.Y. She...
| Nov 2, 2010
| 7:49 AM
A young Broadway star who was suffering from an aggressive form of leukemia has died, PIX 11 News has learned.
The family of Shannon Tavarez said the 11-year-old girl died Monday.
Tavarez, a native of Queens, had a promising Broadway career. She...
| Nov 15, 2010
Hundreds of volunteers Saturday crowded the sidewalks in Glendale, snaking from Glendale Memorial Hospital to Verdugo Park as part of the fifth annual Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry Walk of Life.
The walk is meant to drive awareness about bone...
| Dec 8, 2010
| 4:27 PM
I received a note several days ago from a mutual friend, beginning "Just this past September, Michelle Parkin was abruptly diagnosed with advanced leukemia… She is a mom, just like so many of us, in love with life, modeling a healthy lifestyle for...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 12:38 PM
Finding purpose. An ideological college student signs up to be a blood and stem cell donor. Years later his name pops up as a match to save a young boy's life. Things have changed, time has passed, but the desire to help lives on. Then the gift is...
| May 8, 2011
| 2:41 PM
Dogs and their owners hit the streets of Leawood, Kan. on Sunday morning for a good cause. They were raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and helping a woman in her campaign to become woman of the year.
Ryan Jacobs is a nine-year-old...
| Jan 1, 2011
Members of Las Candelas joined in the celebration at the annual VMH Care Christmas party for the clients of the Glen Roberts Child Study Center earlier this month. The Las Candelas members had previously gift wrapped more than 500 packages for the...
| Jul 22, 2010
Frieda Jordan, president of the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry, is scheduled to appear Thursday on "The Larry Zarian Show" to discuss the challenges of securing more donors.
The worldwide registry of Armenian bone marrow donors is small, at about...