cancer

The Iconoclast

Oct 19, 2016 By Eric Benson

Jim Allison has always gone his own way—as a small-town-Texas kid who preferred books to football, and as a young scientist who believed the immune system could treat tumors when few others did. And that irreverence led him to find a potential cure for cancer.

The Race of His Life

Jan 20, 2013 By Jim Atkinson

When a world-class athlete like Austin’s Lance Armstrong gets cancer, it’s a shock—for him, and for every man who has ever considered himself invincible.

Get on Board

Jan 20, 2013 By Vi-An Nguyen

Michael Hall talks about researching acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), walking the halls of Texas Children’s Hospital, and interviewing the parents of a remarkable skater kid who died.

About a Boy

Jan 20, 2013 By Michael Hall

The short life and tragic death of Johnny Romano, the youngest professional skateboarder ever.

Nothing To It

Jan 20, 2013 By Gary Cartwright

Bolstered by his favorite phrase, my son Mark faced life with grace, dignity, and good humor. I knew he’d face death the same way.