| Sep 19, 2012
| 12:04 PM
On Saturday afternoon, Bel Air was crawling with people donning green shirts and looking for something. While the folks wearing green shirts were looking for items as part of a scavenger hunt, they were helping in a small way to find effective...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 3:59 PM
The underlying medical condition that contributed to the death of writer and filmmaker Nora Ephron and is forcing ABC news anchor Robin Roberts to get a bone marrow transplant is a rare and complicated disease that scientists are still trying to figure...
| Jun 26, 2011
Dr. Betty W. Robinson, a psychiatrist who had been director of inpatient services at the Walter P. Carter Center in downtown Baltimore and an associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, died June 19 of cancer at Gilchrist Hospice...
| Jul 17, 2011
| 12:56 PM
Seeing a chance to stop one of the most deadly kinds of cancer before it forms, doctors at Johns Hopkins and at other hospitals around the nation are focusing on the common pancreatic cyst.
Up to 20 percent of pancreatic cancer begins as one of these...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 2:59 PM
William Malcolm Pitcher, an insurance firm owner, died of cancer July 5 at Gilchrist Hospice Center in Towson, one of the local charities he assisted during his life. The Brooklandville resident was 83.
Born in Baltimore and raised on Bateman Avenue,...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 9:00 AM
Cheryl Corbin's mother and grandmother had breast cancer, so an oncologist suggested she be tested for an inherited gene mutation linked to the disease. But when the results came in, she didn't show up to hear them.
"I was afraid to hear the words,"...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 11:42 AM
Mark Gregory pauses as he relives the time when he nearly died. His gaze trails off into the distance and words fail him as he ponders a past he prefers to keep behind closed doors.
Yet, he's willing to dredge up those painful events for a purpose....
| Aug 17, 2011
| 10:31 AM
Isabella Martire, a 52-year-old oncologist in Laurel, will be sentenced Oct. 17 after pleading guilty to buying prescription drugs not approved for use in the United States, and using them on cancer patients.
According to U.S. Justice Department...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 4:17 PM
Ron Smith went on WBAL radio Thursday, just as he has for the past 27 years. But the conservative talk-show host, who was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, opened his show telling listeners — with characteristic bluntness — that he...
| Nov 20, 2011
| 9:30 AM
Never have I read a more poignant and thought provoking opinion piece than Ron Smith's last column for The Sun ("My work here is done," Nov. 18).
It seems cut and dried that realism is the proper philosophy when someone elects not to continue cancer...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 11:20 AM
Hospitals nationwide are experiencing shortages of critical generic intravenous drugs. We believe a fundamental reason for this national shortage is government price controls. With these limits, there is little incentive to invest in new facilities and...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 2:44 PM
Dr. Fray Francis Marshall, a urologist and former Johns Hopkins professor who developed surgical technique for the treatment of kidney cancer, died of cancer Dec. 2 at the Atlanta Hospice. He was 67 and had lived in Ruxton before moving to Georgia in...