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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1991 | MYRON LEVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Elevated rates of bladder cancer have been found in three census tracts east of Rockwell International's Santa Susana Field Laboratory, according to a preliminary state health report that drew no conclusions about the cause of the increase. The six-page report, dated October but released only Monday, said bladder cancer rates were about 50% higher in the three census tracts in Canoga Park and Chatsworth than for Los Angeles County as a whole.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1991 | MYRON LEVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Elevated rates of bladder cancer have been found in some areas east of Rockwell International's Santa Susana Field Laboratory, according to a preliminary state health report that draws no conclusions about the cause of the increase. The six-page report, dated October, 1990, but released Monday, said bladder cancer rates were about 50% higher in three census tracts in Canoga Park and Chatsworth than for Los Angeles County as a whole.
NEWS
January 31, 1991 | From Associated Press
A vaccine for tuberculosis is now being used to treat early, potentially aggressive cancers of the lining of the bladder. These superficial, or shallow, cancers can progress to invasive forms that burrow into the bladder muscle and then spread to other parts of the body, becoming incurable.
SPORTS
October 15, 1989
John F.X. Condon, the long-time public address announcer for the New York Knicks and Madison Square Garden, died Friday. He was 75. He had entered the hospital six weeks ago with bladder cancer and lapsed into a coma Thursday.
NEWS
May 9, 1989 | MICHAEL SPECTER, The Washington Post
Like so many of her friends and neighbors, Ellen Corella has replaced well-marbled meats and cream sauces in her diet with water-packed tuna and vegetable puree. She reads food labels, pays attention to sodium and pushes fiber at her family every chance she gets. Cruising the grocery shelves in pursuit of organic jewel yams and macrobiotic sweetener, the Maryland housewife has transformed herself into a paragon of defensive shopping. "I'm just doing what I can to cut down our risks," she said recently, while negotiating an aisle lined with shelves of bottled waters at a natural food shop in Washington.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1989 | RICHARD BEENE, Times Staff Writer
In a manner befitting the celebrity her sex change operation brought more than 36 years ago, Christine Jorgensen requested that there be no memorial service after her death but rather a lavish party for her closest friends and relatives, her companion and roommate said Thursday. "It was show-biz as far as Chris was concerned," said Brenda Lana Smith, a former Danish honorary consul in Bermuda who lived with Jorgensen in a two-bedroom San Clemente apartment for the past 6 months.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1988 | LARRY DOYLE, United Press International
A factory worker is suing his employer, a saccharin manufacturer, claiming he developed lung cancer in 1986 as a result of inhaling artificial sweetener dust over a 12-year period. The plaintiff, Robert Hamilton, 62, has charged the company ignored safety standards and allowed virtual clouds of a known cancer-causing agent to pervade the plant. The company, Alberto-Culver Co., of Melrose Park, Ill.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1987
A drug activated in the body by light can destroy cancer without harming normal tissue, say U.S. doctors who experimented with the therapy in China. In a report in the New England Journal of Medicine, doctors from Massachusetts General Hospital described their use of the treatment to help people with bladder cancer. Similar applications of this approach, called photodynamic therapy, have been used to treat tumors of the lungs and esophagus, as well as recurring breast cancer.
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