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  • L.A. Cancer Challenge:  Running for lives of others

    By Elyse Glickman

    6 days ago

    When thousands of racers line up at the Veterans Affairs grounds in West Los Angeles on Oct. 26, it will be to raise awareness for a devastating type of cancer sometimes linked to mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes that are more prevalent in Ashkenazi Jews.

    But it’s not...

  • Running for life: 52 marathons in 52 weeks

    By Rachel Heller

    February 27, 2013 | 8:56 am

    Of all Julie Weiss’ memories of her father, his larger-than-life personality stands out most: Maurice Weiss was a drummer — a regular on the radio by age 5 — a bandleader, a stock broker, and a tennis and racquetball player who took up acting at the ripe age of 70. 

    “Everything...

  • Sally Ogle Davis, activists in Jewish arts and synagogue life, dies at 71

    By Tom Tugend

    January 2, 2013 | 11:23 am

    Sally Ogle Davis, a teenage television personality in Northern Ireland, chronicler of the famous and powerful in Hollywood, and activist in Jewish arts and synagogue life, died Dec. 11 in Seattle. She was 71.

    Her death, after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer, ended a...

  • Pancreatic Cancer Studies Hopeful, But Funding Lags

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    March 11, 2009 | 3:03 am

    It’s the fourth deadliest cancer, which will claim an estimated 34,000 lives this year. There are no surefire methods for prevention or early detection. And it resists treatments found to be effective in other cancers.

    Until someone noteworthy like U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth...

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  • Eulogies

    November 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Neil Harvey Zwelling lost his 6-month battle with pancreatic cancer on Friday, Nov. 9. Born in 1943 in Dayton, Ohio, to Charles and Irene Zwelling, Neil Zwelling was a successful businessman in the residential and commercial lighting industry, and was past president of Congregation Ner Tamid of Rancho Palos Verdes, past member of the board of directors of Chadwick School and an avid traveler.

    He is survived by his son, Jeffrey (Deborah); daughter, Rabbi Sherre Z. Hirsch (Dr. Jeffrey Hirsch); two brothers, Rabbi Victor David and Joel; sister, Rena Beyer.

  • Spotlighting a Neglected Disease

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    November 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    When Pam Acosta's mother, Rose, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in June of 1996, Acosta was at a loss. The only thing she knew about the disease was that it claimed actor Michael Landon's life. "The doctors offered no answers, no hope. Only a three- to six-month sentence," says...
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