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Rick Kaitz
Boston Man Quits Job to Find Cure for Wife's Rare Cancer
Posted By: Oring
7/04/13 10:24 AM


For 25 years, Rick and Erica Kaitz were volunteers in the world of cancer research and fundraising, living a good life in Boston with their two daughters and spending five months a year in their second home in Hawaii. That was until last June, when Erica, 52, was diagnosed with a rare form of uterine cancer -- myxoid leiomysarcoma (LMS). Fewer than 150 patients in the United States have the disease, which is poorly understood and for which research is...
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Benjamin LaBrot
Floating Doctors
Posted By: Oring
7/04/13 10:49 AM


Los Angeles (CNN) -- As a medical student six years ago, Benjamin LaBrot would travel to remote areas of Africa and treat patients with supplies he could carry in his backpack. But one time, while treating Maasai villagers in Tanzania, LaBrot's supplies ran out. He was devastated. "I got back into the car ... having felt like I had just done so little ... and I cried for 20 minutes," LaBrot said. The farming village was extremely poor, and many...
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