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September 30, 2013 | By Catherine Saillant
Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar confirmed Monday that his 3-year-old daughter, Aviana, has been diagnosed with leukemia and is being treated at Children's Hospital. Huizar made the disclosure in response to queries about why he missed several meetings last week, including a key Sept. 23 discussion of a high-rise project proposed for Grand Avenue in downtown. The little girl was "recently diagnosed," said Huizar spokesman Rick Coca. The councilman and his wife have spent days meeting with doctors at Children's Hospital and deciding on a treatment plan, Coca said.
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SPORTS
April 21, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Craig Sager will be a notable absense from the NBA playoffs this year as he undergoes treatment for leukemia. The TNT sideline analyst known for his wild wardrobe made the announcement Friday in typically charismatic fashion. “My favorite time of year - city to city, round by round, 40 games in 40 nights" he said in a statement. A dramatic turn has matched me with acute myeloid leukemia. From the sidelines to being sidelined, 40 veins and 40 electrolytes. Too bad, I had some probing questions for Pop.” The last sentence refers, of course, to his famous on-screen relationship with San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich, who is known for his terse answers to all reporters but seems to have developed an ever-so-slight soft spot for Sager.
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SPORTS
October 1, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
Indianapolis Colts Coach Chuck Pagano has been diagnosed with a treatable form of leukemia, according to ESPN. The report, citing unnamed sources, said Pagano waited until the team's week off last week to get checked out after experiencing extreme fatigue and bruising since training camp. He has been in the intensive-care unit of an Indianapolis hospital since Wednesday, receiving treatment, the report said. Early Monday, Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted: "Colts n all NFL Fans..keep Coach Chuck n his family in your prayers..He is fighting with courageous energy n faith and WILL win this battle!"
SPORTS
April 18, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
Craig Sager, TNT's sideline NBA reporter best known for his loud suits, will miss the playoffs this season because he is undergoing treatment for leukemia, his son tweeted Thursday. My Dad's 3-4-week acute leukemia treatment starts tmrw.Be thinking of him & let's get him back on the sidelines soon pic.twitter.com/5CNI55p2Gx - Craig Sager II (@CraigSagerJr) April 17, 2014 @MikeSolarte Thanks.We'll be watching lots of basketball together these playoffs. And it's more time for him to brainstorm some new outfits.
SPORTS
April 18, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
Craig Sager, TNT's sideline NBA reporter best known for his loud suits, will miss the playoffs this season because he is undergoing treatment for leukemia, his son tweeted Thursday. My Dad's 3-4-week acute leukemia treatment starts tmrw.Be thinking of him & let's get him back on the sidelines soon pic.twitter.com/5CNI55p2Gx - Craig Sager II (@CraigSagerJr) April 17, 2014 @MikeSolarte Thanks.We'll be watching lots of basketball together these playoffs. And it's more time for him to brainstorm some new outfits.
SPORTS
May 9, 1999 | Associated Press
Tom Landry, who took the Dallas Cowboys to five Super Bowls, has been diagnosed with leukemia, and is undergoing chemotherapy. Former quarterback Roger Staubach, who won two Super Bowls with the Cowboys, said Saturday that Alicia Landry, wife of the 74-year-old Hall of Fame coach, said doctors diagnosed the disease Monday. "I talked to Alicia, and she said a blood test showed signs of anemia and that Tom had a form of leukemia," Staubach said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
Three weeks ago, Tarzana resident Judy Schmidt enlisted a local restaurant to help raise money for a cancer-stricken young boy at Wilbur Elementary School. As a result of her efforts, El Torito restaurant in Tarzana will donate 25% of the checks of customers participating in the fund-raiser today, Saturday and Sunday to assist 8-year-old Billy Hale, who was diagnosed with leukemia in 1995.
SCIENCE
June 6, 2012 | By Thomas H. Maugh II
As few as two CT scans of the head in childhood can triple the risk of developing brain tumors, while five to 10 such scans can triple the risk of leukemia, British researchers reported Wednesday. The absolute risk of developing the cancers remains small, but the study illuminates the dangers of unnecessary use of X-ray imaging in diagnosis. The development of CT (computed tomography) scanning was one of the major developments of 20th century medicine because it allowed physicians to look inside the body more accurately than a conventional X-ray.
NEWS
August 5, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Raisa Gorbachev, the wife of former Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev, is seriously ill with leukemia and "very weakened" by the disease and chemotherapy, German doctors said. Gorbachev was at her side at the clinic in Muenster, where she has been receiving treatment for an acute form of the blood cancer for 10 days, an official said. "Examinations have shown that Mrs. Gorbachev has acute leukemia," the hospital said in a statement.
BUSINESS
December 29, 2004 | From Reuters
U.S. regulators said they approved a new cancer drug from Genzyme Corp. for treating a type of childhood leukemia after other therapies have failed. In a statement, the Food and Drug Administration said it approved the drug, Clolar, for treating patients ages 1 to 21 with cases of acute lymphocytic leukemia that have progressed after at least two previous cancer-fighting regimens.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2014 | Sandy Banks
He's a hefty, baby-faced teenager, a head taller than his teammates, and the anchor of a high school soccer team that won a city championship this month. Watching him on the field this week, I found it hard to believe that this time last year Canoga Park High goalie Mauricio Garcia was battling leukemia. The cancer sidelined him in the fall of 2012 as Mauricio was preparing for soccer tryouts. He was front-runner for the goalie spot, but he'd been struggling during tough workouts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 2013 | Cynthia Dizikes
When Janet Rowley was accepted into the University of Chicago's medical school in 1944, the quota for women was already filled - three in a class of 65. So she had to wait a year. Dr. Rowley made up for that early setback by becoming an internationally known scientist whose research in the 1970s redefined cancer as a genetic disease and led to a paradigm shift in how it is studied and treated. An advisor to presidents and recipient of her nation's highest honors, Rowley achieved breakthroughs that prolonged the lives of countless cancer patients.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 2013 | Los Angeles Times staff and wire reports
Patricia Buffler Studied causes of childhood leukemia Patricia Buffler, 75, a UC Berkeley researcher who studied childhood leukemia and environmental health, and served as dean of the university's school of public health, died Sept. 26 when she had a stroke in her campus office. Her death was announced by UC Berkeley, where she had been a professor of epidemiology since 1991 and dean of the School of Public Health until 1998. At the time of her death, Buffler was leading the California Childhood Leukemia Study, which she began in 1995 to investigate the relationship between diet, genes, infections and environmental exposures and the development of leukemia, campus officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 2013 | By Catherine Saillant
Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar confirmed Monday that his 3-year-old daughter, Aviana, has been diagnosed with leukemia and is being treated at Children's Hospital. Huizar made the disclosure in response to queries about why he missed several meetings last week, including a key Sept. 23 discussion of a high-rise project proposed for Grand Avenue in downtown. The little girl was "recently diagnosed," said Huizar spokesman Rick Coca. The councilman and his wife have spent days meeting with doctors at Children's Hospital and deciding on a treatment plan, Coca said.
NATIONAL
August 6, 2013 | By Benjamin Mueller
A terminally ill 2-year-old boy died just two days after serving as his parents' best man at their wedding in western Pennsylvania. Logan Stevenson, whose inclusion in Saturday's ceremony won his family well-wishers and admirers from across the country, died Monday night after a long battle with leukemia. “Today Logan was doing very bad," Logan's mother, Christine Swidorsky, wrote on Facebook Monday evening, "his breathing was very rapid then slowing down I called hospice to come and she checked him out and she said he's probably gonna pass Sean and I held him all day he was comfortable with his medication then at 8:18 my son took his last breath in my arms Logan passed away im so sad upset and im in disbelief he is with angels and he's in no more pain.no more sickness no more hospitals.
OPINION
July 3, 2013
Re "A death postponed," Opinion, June 30 As a bone marrow stem cell transplant survivor going on five years, I was so taken with Peter Garrison's story of how his donation of white cells not only saved a leukemia patient's eyesight but also raised his immune system. The sacrifices of blood, platelet, white cell, stem cell and bone-marrow donors can save so many lives, and in Garrison's story, someone's eyesight. I received an ex-Navy SEAL's stem cells in August 2008. I'm doing extremely well and have recommended three leukemia patients for successful stem cell transplants at City of Hope.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1990 | From Times staff and wire reports
Women who receive chemotherapy for ovarian cancer are 10 to 12 times more likely to develop leukemia than those who only underwent surgery, researchers led by John Kaldor at the International Agency for Research on Cancer in France reported last week in the New England Journal of Medicine. Patients who undergo chemotherapy for Hodgkin's disease are apparently nine to 14 times more likely to develop leukemia than those who receive only radiation, the researchers also reported.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2010 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
As she received blood transfusions at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center during the last two years, Alta Ray knew the treatment could save her life but didn't know whom to thank. The teacher and single mother of four from South Los Angeles, who was suffering from leukemia, had given blood in the past and knew the drill: Donors remain anonymous. Still, she felt connected to those who helped her. They were not just donating blood but platelets, the part of the blood that aids clotting.
SPORTS
June 17, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Indianapolis Colts Coach Chuck Pagano, whose battle against a curable form of leukemia captivated the NFL last season, has been chosen as the 2013 George Halas Award winner by the Professional Football Writers of America. The award is presented to a NFL player, coach or staff member who overcomes the most adversity to succeed. It is named for Halas, who was associated with the Chicago Bears and NFL from their inception in 1920 until his death in 1983 as an owner, manager, player and promoter.
SPORTS
May 3, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
LAS VEGAS - Robert Guerrero is from Gilroy, California's garlic capital of the world. His greatest fight stages have been in San Jose and Ontario. And his most compelling pre-fight publicity stop was on evangelist Pat Robertson's "700 Club. " Guerrero, who is Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s opponent Saturday, is a 7-1 underdog to pull an upset for the World Boxing Council welterweight title at the MGM Grand. This looks one-sided, right? This scrapper of a family man taking on the undefeated, polished king of bling.
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