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  • In a new network, Jewish cancer survivors are finding the understanding they need

    July 12, 2012 | 10:53 am

    Roni Bibring was 15 when she was diagnosed with leukemia. Four years later, her treatment completed, she says her biggest challenge—having lost touch with many of her friends—is making new friends who understand what she’s been through.

    “Most people don’t even realize that...

  • Acclaimed writer Nora Ephron dead at 71

    June 26, 2012 | 6:33 pm

    Writer and film director Nora Ephron, known for work on movies such as “When Harry Met Sally,” has died in New York at age 71, according to media reports Tuesday night, hours after it was first revealed that she was gravely ill and near death.

    A spokeswoman for her agency, Los...

  • Doctor fighting leukemia seeks matching donor

    June 13, 2012 | 5:08 pm

    A veteran physician diagnosed with leukemia is hoping to find a compatible bone marrow match within the Jewish community to help him beat back the life-threatening disease. Be The Match, the National Marrow Donor Registry, is holding a donor screening on Thursday at USC’s Rand...

  • For Marla Gilson, leukemia sparks massive Jewish bone marrow drive—and fight with employer

    March 29, 2011 | 12:22 pm

    Marla Gilson found out in January that she had acute leukemia.

    By March, she learned that her disease had cost her not only her good health, but her job leading an advocacy group for the Jewish aged.

    In quick succession, friends, colleagues and acquaintances in Washington’s...

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  • Easing the Pain

    By Beverly Gray

    October 2, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Ethan Gura doesn't remember his sister. Still, he cannot forgether. He can't forget that Rebecca Alexandra Gura died in 1991 after afour and a half year battle with leukemia. She was then six yearsold. He was three.

    Now, at age 9, Ethan is a veteran of various therapies, alldesigned...

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