William I. Wolff, Colonoscopy Pioneer

Dr. William Wolff died on August 20 at his home Manhattan.  He was 94. In the mid 1960’s Dr. Wolff, working with his colleague Dr. Hiromi Shinya at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, began studying how fiber optics and a long, soft, flexible tube might make it possible to see inside the entire length…  Read More

Journalist Leroy Sievers Dies

Leroy Sievers, who built a community of support and caring with his blog My Cancer, died Friday, August 16, 2008 at his home in Maryland. He was 53.  His wife, Laurie Singer survives him. First diagnosed with colon cancer in 2001, he found out four years later that it had spread to his brain and his…  Read More