| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 7:07 PM
Baltimore resident Sean Harris has grown accustomed to seeing doctors and staff at the Children's Hospital at Sinai; they've provided care for his 3-year-old son, Sean Jr., who in March was diagnosed with a brain tumor.
On Sunday morning, Harris and...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 7:38 AM
After months of chemotherapy and radiation, Susan Faber had finally finished breast cancer treatment and conquered the disease.
It should have been a happy occasion. But Faber felt at a loss earlier this year as she rang the gong at Johns Hopkins...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 8:24 PM
Dr. Paul Chang, a Towson oncologist known for forging close bonds with his patients, died Wednesday at Good Samaritan Hospital of complications from cancer. He was 65.
With more than 30 years' experience treating cancer patients, Dr. Chang developed a...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 5:53 PM
A state panel charged with making recommendations on medical marijuana presented two divergent plans Friday, failing to find consensus on an issue that will likely be debated during the coming legislative session.
The 22-member group, headed by Dr....
| Dec 12, 2011
| 7:00 AM
Mark Gregory remembers.
He remembers dates. There was the day after Thanksgiving in 1989, when doctors found a tumor near his brain. Then there was July 26, 1991, when Gregory, who’d been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, underwent a bone marrow...
| May 19, 2011
| 3:58 AM
The boy approached the marble statue, gazing up — miles up, as he remembers it now — into the face of the benevolent figure it depicted.
It was May 8, 1996, and Grayson Gilbert, 6, had a lot on his mind.
A few months earlier, surgeons had...