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…

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Eartha Kitt Dies

Eartha Kitt died on December 25, 2008 of colon cancer.  She was 81. Her cancer was diagnosed and treated two years ago.  After a period of remission, it recurred leading to her death today.

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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…

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