Lung cancer

Kelcey Harrison and Jill Costello on their way to a birthday party during the summer of 2008. (Kelcey Harrison)

HealthWatch: Cal Athlete’s Cancer Battle Inspires Cross-Country Run

A Bay Area athlete’s battle with lung cancer has inspired a unique journey to raise awareness and funds to combat the disease.


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Legendary Oakland Jazz Trumpeter, Educator Khalil Shaheed Dies

Khalil Shaheed, an Oakland jazz trumpeter famous for his ability to bridge distinct styles, died Friday after several years with lung cancer.


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HealthWatch: UCSF Molecular Research May Shed Light On Cancer Survival

Scientists from the University of California San Francisco, Kaiser Permanente, and China have teamed up to study a molecular test that could give more patients a chance to be cured of lung cancer.


Death Of 'TV on the Radio' Bassist Comes Week After Album's Release

Death Of ‘TV on the Radio’ Bassist Comes Week After Album’s Release

‘TV on the Radio’ has canceled some upcoming tour dates because of the death of its bassist Gerard Smith of lung cancer…

CBS San Francisco–04/20/2011


Study Find U.S. Cancer Rate On Continued Decline

For the first time in decades, the death rate from lung cancer among women in the U.S. is finally dropping. It may be a turning point in the smoking-fueled epidemic.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/31/2011

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Number Of Smokers In California Drops To Record Low

A record low number of Californians are still lighting up, with Marin County the lowest in the state with just 7.3 percent of the population smoking.