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By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,SUN STAFF | September 23, 1999
Gaithersburg-based MedImmune Inc., one of the nation's few profitable biotechnology companies, said yesterday that it plans to buy U.S. Bioscience Inc. so it can move into the oncology market.The proposed stock swap deal values U.S. Bioscience of West Conshohocken, Pa., at $492 million, or $16.50 a share. U.S. Bioscience shares rose $2.625 to $14.125 yesterday. MedImmune rose $7.1875 to $109.25."This acquisition further solidifies MedImmune's commitment to the field of oncology," said Wayne Hockmeyer, chief executive officer at MedImmune.
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Patrick Maynard and The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2013
After her melanoma, Cheryl Stratos is mostly back to a normal life, running a business and driving her teenage son to weekend events, but there are reminders that it could all come back: The sores all over her body, the high fevers, the hair loss -- even the possibility of a suddenly shortened life. For Stratos, of Virginia, and others who have benefitted from a class of revolutionary anti-cancer drugs known as BRAF mutation inhibitors, another tool in the fight against relapse has just been sharpened: Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline received FDA approval Wednesday for a new cocktail that includes a BRAF-targeting component.
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By Julie Bell and Julie Bell,SUN STAFF | August 15, 2002
EntreMed Inc. is "getting down to the wire." For 11 years, the Rockville drug developer has found a way, sometimes at the last minute, to raise enough cash to stay alive. Now it must do so again. Chief Executive Officer John W. Holaday acknowledged as much yesterday during a conference call with investors, saying the $11.3 million in cash the company had as of June 30 is enough only "to continue to maintain its financial obligations into the fourth quarter." He also sounded an upbeat note, saying the company is "finalizing oncology partnerships" with other companies.
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By L'Oreal Thompson | October 12, 2012
Living with cancer is not easy, but HealingPoint Acupuncture and Healing Arts in Columbia offers services to help ease the pain. Bridget Hughes founded HealingPoint as a general acupuncture practice with her husband, Brandon, in 2001. “We had no idea at the time that we would become so integrated into the oncology community in Howard County,” she says. After a local oncologist realized one of her patients had recovered from the severe side effects associated with radiation and chemotherapy after an acupuncture treatment at HealingPoint, word spread throughout the community.
NEWS
July 7, 1991
The Upper Chesapeake Health System will conduct a ground breaking ceremony for Harford County's first and only cancer treatment center from 1 to 2:30 p.m. July 15, at the Riverside Medical Park, Belcamp andBrass Mill roads, in Belcamp.Guest dignitaries will include Lt. Governor Melvin A. Steinberg, Congresswoman Helen D. Bentley and Harford County Executive Eileen Rehrmann.Scheduled for completion in October 1991, the 5,000 square-foot Upper Chesapeake Oncology Center will be built and owned by UCHS, but leased to Oncology Services Corp.
NEWS
February 9, 2006
On Monday, February 6, 2006, WENDY LEA FIEDLER; she is survived by her husband Jon, son Jon II "Jonny" her mother June Moldowski, her father William "Bill" Ammann and step-mother Mildred Ammann, her brother William "Hal" Ammann, and sister-in-law Janel Ammann, Jon's sisters Jan Watts and Nancy Martin, nephews Christopher and Steven Ammann, William Watts III, and nieces Lisa Hardesty and Krista Linzey. Friends may call Saturday, February 11, 1 to 4 P.M., at Donaldson Funeral Home, P.A., 313 Talbott Avenue, Laurel MD, where Services will begin at 4 P.M. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Wendy's name to The University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation, Department of Ob-gyn, Division of Oncology, Dr. Sandra Brooks, 405 West Redwood St. 4th floor Baltimore, MD. 21201.
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By Julie Bell and Julie Bell,SUN STAFF | October 26, 2001
MedImmune Inc. said yesterday that it has acquired worldwide rights to a technology that could help it expand its line of cancer drugs. The Gaithersburg-based company said it has licensed the rights to develop drugs that target EphA2, a protein believed to cause tumors when present in excessive amounts. The rights, licensed from Purdue Research Foundation, could lead to nontoxic drugs aimed both at treating aggressive tumors - including breast, colon, lung and skin cancers - and at preventing their spread.
NEWS
November 17, 1992
Garden of Lights raises money for oncology centerThe Howard County General Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary is sponsoring its fifth annual Holiday Garden of Lights to raise money for its oncology services department.Individuals and organizations may help illuminate the garden by purchasing lights to honor or memorialize friends, co-workers and loved ones.A contribution of $5 will purchase one light; $100 will illuminate one shrub; and $300 will light a tree.The lighting ceremony will be at 5 p.m., Dec. 6.A display in the hospital lobby will list the names of contributors and honorees.
NEWS
February 11, 1992
Linda M. Arenth, vice president for nursing and patient services at Johns Hopkins Hospital, died Sunday of cancer at the hospital. She was 59 and lived on Park Avenue.A memorial service for Mrs. Arenth will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Memorial Episcopal Church, Bolton Street and West Lafayette Avenue.A vice president of the hospital since 1987, she became the first nursing director of the hospital's Oncology Center in 1973.Her interest in oncology was sparked by her study for her master's degree of young people with Hodgkin's disease and their reaction to difficult therapy.
NEWS
March 7, 2004
Edgewood fire kills 4-year-old, injures his grandmother A 4-year-old boy was killed and his grandmother critically burned Wednesday evening in a fire that destroyed their Edgewood townhouse, the state fire marshal's office said. The fire in the 1500 block of F Court in Harford Square, which was reported at 5:25 p.m., quickly raced through the dwelling and went to three alarms in minutes, said W. Faron Taylor, deputy state fire marshal. "When the first of nearly 100 firefighters arrived on the scene, smoke and flames were pouring out of the windows of the first and second floors" of the townhouse, he said.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2012
Mia Loizeaux, whose four-year struggle with a rare form of cancer shaped her determination to become an oncology nurse and help others similarly afflicted, died Thursday of the disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Canton resident was 31. The daughter of a businessman and a homemaker, Mia Loizeaux was born in Baltimore and raised in Phoenix, in Baltimore County. Ms. Loizeaux attended the Bryn Mawr School and graduated in 1999 from the McDonogh School, where she had played field hockey and lacrosse.
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By Ryanne Milani, The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2012
Ten-year-old Juliana Carver loves to swim. Unfortunately, between chemotherapy treatments, medications and routine hospital visits, Juliana doesn't always have the time or energy to be in the water. "Her 'Make a Wish' wish when she first got cancer was a pool," her father said. John Carver describes his daughter as a "fish in the water. " Now, at the end of her second battle with a rare form of muscle cancer, she'll be spending a lot more time with other young swimmers. On Tuesday, Juliana became part of a Carroll County swim team that practices near her home in Hampstead.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 2, 2010
Dr. Hayden G. "Bud" Braine, an internationally known figure and pioneer in the field of blood cell transfusion and in the treatment of patients suffering from leukemia, died Saturday from complications of dementia at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Monkton resident was 67. "Bud was an outstanding oncologist and established at Hopkins one of the first hemapheresis unit programs in the country. He was a great guy, compassionate and will be missed," said Dr. Richard J. "Rick" Jones, professor and director of bone marrow transplants at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | January 26, 2010
Dr. Everett Schnepfe Diggs, a retired gynecologist who later was chief of staff at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, died from heart failure Friday at Gilchrist Hospice Care. He was 96. Dr. Diggs, the son of a schoolteacher and the secretary and treasurer of the Stieff Piano Co., was born in Baltimore and reared on Erdman Avenue. After graduating from City College, he earned a bachelor's degree in 1933 from the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Diggs was a 1937 graduate of the University of Maryland Medical School and completed a residency in gynecology and female urology in 1941 at the University of Maryland Medical School.
HEALTH
January 25, 2010
•The Renaissance Institute at College of Notre Dame of Maryland will hold a conference on the future of health care at 9 a.m. Saturday in Knott Auditorium. Speakers will include Dr. Peter L. Beilenson, Howard County health commissioner; Liddy Garcia-Bunuel, executive director of the Healthy Howard Health Plan; John Michael O'Brien, assistant professor of clinical and administrative sciences at College of Notre Dame of Maryland School of Pharmacy; and Dr. Chi Van Dang, an oncology professor and vice dean for research at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,Special to the sun | January 6, 2008
Rebecca Peacock doesn't clean houses, cut hair, write wills or run support groups, but she knows people who do. As the first cancer patient navigator to work with Howard County General Hospital, Peacock's job is to be a conduit for cancer patients to gain access to a variety of support services in the community, but which the patient might not know how to find. Many people are "overwhelmed at the point of diagnosis," said Mary Catherine Cochran, director of the hospital's Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center, where Peacock is based.
HEALTH
January 25, 2010
•The Renaissance Institute at College of Notre Dame of Maryland will hold a conference on the future of health care at 9 a.m. Saturday in Knott Auditorium. Speakers will include Dr. Peter L. Beilenson, Howard County health commissioner; Liddy Garcia-Bunuel, executive director of the Healthy Howard Health Plan; John Michael O'Brien, assistant professor of clinical and administrative sciences at College of Notre Dame of Maryland School of Pharmacy; and Dr. Chi Van Dang, an oncology professor and vice dean for research at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
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By FRANK D. ROYLANCE and FRANK D. ROYLANCE,SUN REPORTER | June 5, 2006
Dr. James E.T. Hopkins is 91 now, a patriarch of a diverse and scattered clan that traces its heritage back to the 19th-century merchant and financier whose name is almost synonymous with Baltimore - Johns Hopkins. A retired thoracic surgeon, Hopkins is a great-great-nephew of Johns Hopkins and graduated from the university and medical school that the institutions' founder began with a $7 million bequest. He says he is intensely proud of his family ties and "lucky as hell having the name."
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