Cancer

(CBS SF)

Bay Area Woman With Double Lung Transplant Honored For Organ Donation Work After Her Death

A Bay Area woman who crusaded for more people to become organ donors is being honored, even after her death.

12/09/2014

Scarves with #CamilleStrong printed to support a Dublin cancer patient. (CBS)

What Would You Do If You Found An Abandoned Package?

Two Oakland women chose to do the right thing by returning an abandoned package they found near train tracks that contained scarves made in support of a teenage cancer patient in Dublin.

12/04/2014

Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose is treating some cancer patients with something they call Hyperthermia. (CBS)

San Jose Hospital Pioneering New Treatment That Heats, Kills Cancer Cells

A new cancer-fighting strategy that kills deadly cells by raising body temperatures is heating up in the Bay Area.

11/23/2014

Cannabis plant leaf (OLIVER BERG/AFP/Getty Images)

Marijuana’s Active Ingredients May Have Power To Kill Aggressive Brain Cancer

Marijuana’s active ingredients have the power to kill a certain type of aggressive brain cancer, according to a new study.

11/18/2014

Alex Matlosz-Cox. (CBS)

Generous Strangers Help Bay Area Teen With Cancer Cross Items Off Bucket List

A Bay Area teenager has been working through his bucket list as fast as he can, because he doesn’t have much time left. Alex Matlosz-Cox is living out his dreams, thanks to generous support from complete strangers.

11/18/2014

(giveforward.com)

San Jose Teen Makes Steady Progress On Bucket List With Only 2 Weeks Left To Live

At 17 years old, Alex Matlosz-Cox has already driven a Lamborghini, met San Francisco 49ers alumni and flown a private airplane on his own.

11/10/2014

Paul Deanno

KPIX Meteorologist Paul Deanno To Change His Look For ‘Movember’ Movement To Fight Cancer

Meteorologist Paul Deanno will have an evolving look over the next few weeks as he participates in an annual event to raise awareness of men’s health issues such as prostate cancer and testicular cancer and associated charities.

11/04/2014

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29-Year-Old SF Woman Battling Brain Cancer Reconsiders Date To End Her Life

A terminally ill 29-year-old woman from San Francisco is giving more thought on her decision to die by assisted suicide two days after her husband’s birthday on Nov. 1.

10/30/2014

A sign outside of a Google office in Mountain View, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Google Working On Cancer-Detecting Pill That Searches For Malignant Cells In Bloodstream

Still in the experimental stage, the pill is packed with tiny magnetic particles, which can travel through a patient’s bloodstream, search for malignant cells and report their findings to a sensor on a wearable device.

10/28/2014

Ryan Mansala and his father Richard take a picture with Golden State Warriors star David Lee. (CBS)

Terminally Ill Bay Area Cancer Patient Fulfills Last Wish To Meet Warriors Players

A Bay Area cancer patient who doctors say only has days to live was granted his last wish to meet some of the Golden State Warriors players.

10/27/2014

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