Cancer

This September 25, 2013 photo illustration taken in Washington, DC, shows a woman smoking an 'Blu' e-cigarette (electronical cigarette). The National Association of Attorneys General on September 24, issued a letter urging the US Food and Drug Administration to clamp down on the fast-growing e-cigarette market, saying manufacturers are enticing teenagers to smoke with cartoon characters, television ads and bubble-gum flavors. AFP PHOTO / Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Lab Tests Imply Formaldehyde Risk In Some E-Cigarette Vapor

Using certain electronic cigarettes at high temperature settings could potentially release more formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical, than smoking traditional cigarettes does, new lab tests suggest.

01/21/2015

Wild Turkey (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Scientists: Tumor-Causing Virus Widespread In Wild Turkeys

Wildlife biologists tracking a tumor-causing virus first diagnosed in eastern wild turkeys five years ago have found the virus is far more widespread — but less deadly — than expected.

01/21/2015

Runners on a trail. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

San Francisco Man Plans To Run 7 Marathons In 7 Days On 7 Continents

A San Francisco man is attempting to run seven marathons in seven days on seven continents.

01/15/2015

(CBS)

Want To Fight Cancer & Alzheimer’s? Stanford Professor’s App Lets You Help

A new app developed by a Stanford professor is giving smartphones the power to help fight Alzheimer’s disease and cancer.

01/13/2015

Vicki Goss (left) and Susi Folks prepare ChemoCare Bags for patients. (CBS)

‘Bag Ladies’ Cheer Cancer Patients With Little Comforts

They call themselves “the bag ladies” or “the two little old ladies from Livermore.” But the nicknames don’t begin to describe the powerful way this week’s Jefferson Award winners touch the lives of cancer patients.

01/07/2015

TV personality Stuart Scott accepts the 2014 Jimmy V Perseverance Award onstage during the 2014 ESPYS at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Stuart Scott, Longtime ESPN Sportscaster, Dies at 49

The ESPN personality known for his enthusiasm, ubiquity and his long battle against cancer, has passed away…

01/04/2015

Edward Herrmann (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Gilmore Girls’ Actor Edward Herrmann Dies At 71

The award-winning actor was probably best known for his role on The CW’s “Gilmore Girls”

12/31/2014

(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

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