| May 30, 2011
| 4:38 PM
As the population of Howard County has grown, so have the health care resources available to residents.
Over the past decade, Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest health maintenance organization, opened a 17,500-square-foot center in Columbia...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 7:29 PM
Will Adams, freshman basketball player at Towson University, could be mad at the world about all the misfortune life dumped at his Philadelphia doorstep.
There was the woman, his birth mother, who abandoned him to a series of foster homes at 3. There was...
| Oct 12, 2008
For the past two days, Annie Siple has patiently crisscrossed the Johns Hopkins medical campus for test after test, being scanned by big machines, pricked with small needles, fastened to electrodes, injected with dye. Soon she will find out who is...
| Oct 12, 2008
In the nearly 40 years since the nation declared war on cancer, great advances have been made in breast cancer screening, early detection and treatment.
The death rate for breast cancers has fallen.
More is discovered all the time about the genetics and...
| Oct 13, 2008
In a darkened slice of a convention center ballroom, Dr. Leisha Emens takes her place in front of hundreds gathered to hear about her latest research.
The Johns Hopkins oncologist doesn't look particularly comfortable in the spotlight. This is no way...
| Oct 15, 2008
As Darby Steadman steps out of her champagne Volvo station wagon, the valet parking attendants at the Johns Hopkins garage warmly welcome one of their regulars. She'll make the 30-minute trip from her Severna Park home every day this week and more than...
| Oct 16, 2008
Anita is dead.
The news, in the first week of August, jolts this loose-knit community of women participating in a trial of an experimental breast cancer vaccine. Just a year ago their friend had triumphantly shared that she was cancer-free, practically...
| Oct 17, 2008
Dr. Leisha Emens dreads the calls she has been getting lately. The news is rarely good. "A lot of people are dying right now. It's to be expected. These people have an incurable disease," Emens says in late August, as she wraps up her early work running...
| Mar 4, 2009
Peggy Murphy, whose tireless fight against advanced breast cancer through traditional means and an experimental vaccine trial at Johns Hopkins was chronicled in a Baltimore Sun series last fall, died yesterday. She was 58.
Murphy never gave up hope...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Every year, the editors of Science huddle together and pick an outstanding scientific achievement as the Breakthrough of the Year. This year's winner is:
CANCER IMMUNOTHERAPY: harnessing the immune system to battle tumors.
Scientists have thought...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 6:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My husband was diagnosed with cancer six months ago and just completed chemotherapy treatments. He's not feeling great right now and may need more cancer treatments at some point. We've been told his long-term outlook is good. At a...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 12:30 PM
About 50 percent of colorectal cancer, the third most common cancer among men and women in the U.S., can be prevented through daily diet, physical activity and weight management, making it one of our most preventable cancers....