| Sep 24, 2010
| 7:53 PM
Editor's note: This corrects the spelling of Marica Pendjer's name.
More than a decade ago, while at a Susan G. Komen for the Cure race in Newport Beach, Marica Pendjer saw something that had a profound effect on her life.
She saw a little girl with...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:08 PM
For Lisa Early, getting a mammogram at age 40 was just a casual thought, and she didn't follow through.
Years passed, and the thought became a whisper. Eventually it turned into a throbbing yell when she started seeing less than subtle signs from the...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 8:19 PM
After finding a lump in her breast, Laura Wells had to wait nearly six months before getting a confirmed diagnosis of cancer.
The 46-year-old Costa Mesa woman was uninsured and working part-time when she discovered the lump in 2007. She worked for...
| Feb 11, 2012
Dr. Jerome S. Tobis, a former professor and founding chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UC Irvine whose long career included a number of precedent-setting studies on physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation and other...
| Feb 22, 2012
Roy J. Britten, a Caltech biologist who discovered that the mammalian genome includes large quantities of repetitive DNA sequences that do not serve as blueprints for genes, has died. He was 92.
Britten, who had pancreatic cancer, died Jan. 21 at his...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 3:20 PM
Laguna Beach accountant Jeffrey Ross was a fit 54 when a sudden pain in his abdomen caused him to pass out and sent him down a course of medical investigation that led to a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, a 12-hour surgery, and a grim prognosis that he...