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10-year-old Monika Romo, a cancer patient, will crusade for safer streets in Vallejo as "Wonder Girl", during a superhero adventure on December 19, 2013. (CBS)

‘Wonder Girl’ Cancer Patient Taking Page From Batkid To Battle Villains In Vallejo

A young Vallejo cancer patient is taking a page from the wildly famous ‘Batkid’ to crusade for safer streets in her community.

12/18/2013

A San Francisco Fire Department fire engine. (CBS)

KCBS Cover Story: San Francisco Firefighters Battling Alarming Cancer Rate

Flames and smoke are the visible threat but cancer is a silent killer that is claiming the lives of firefighters.

11/27/2013

Livermore Pleasanton Fire Department truck. (CBS)

Study Involving Bay Area Firefighters Confirms Cancer Risk

Firefighters are a tight-knit family, and when they lose one of their own, they come together for support and comfort. That is what happened in Livermore and Pleasanton this month, when a 48-year old firefighter died from what has become an all too common work-related illness.

11/26/2013

Blair Landfill in Richmond. (CBS)

State Finds Radioactive Waste In Richmond Landfill

Experts with the state have found radioactive waste inside a Richmond landfill near a popular trail. Residents who live nearby told KPIX 5 that the state is not doing enough to fix the problem.

11/22/2013

Zach Greene and his younger brother Spencer have both been diagnosed with Oligodendroglioma or “Oligo,” a rare brain cancer. (CBS)

Marin Family Rallies After Brothers Struck With Rare Brain Cancer

There are more than 100 types of brain tumors. So when a North Bay family was told that both of their children had the exact same form of rare cancer it was both surprising and devastating.

09/27/2013

Dr. Drew Pinsky (credit: Getty Images)

Dr. Drew Announces He Had Prostate Cancer

Live 105’s “Loveline” & “Dr. Drew on Call” host wrote on the HLN network’s site that he returned to work in 10 days after having…

09/24/2013

Dr. Tri Minh Do, a former radiologist at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose. (CBS)

San Jose Doctor Accused Of Paying Bills With Cancer Research Money

A former doctor at a South Bay hospital is accused of taking money intended for cancer research to pay his own bills.

09/04/2013

Michael Douglas & Catherine Zeta-Jones (credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Michael Douglas & Catherine Zeta-Jones Separate

The actors, who married in 2000 and have two children together, are reportedly “taking a break”

08/28/2013

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UCSF-Led Panel Of Medical Experts Propose Changing Definition Of Cancer

A panel of experts advising the National Cancer Institute have proposed changing the definition of cancer, eliminating it entirely for some illnesses – particularly those that aren’t typically fatal given developments in medical science.

07/29/2013

A strawberry field in Tehama County. (CBS)

Bay Area Environmental Group Suing EPA Over Pesticide Drift

On Wednesday, a Bay Area environmental group will file a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency, accusing the feds of not protecting children from pesticide drift.

07/24/2013

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