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Batkid won our hearts. Now he’s cancer free.

When he was 5 years old and battling leukemia, the boy known as Batkid captivated the country as he dramatically “saved” Gotham from the bad guys in 2013. He just …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 7:53 p.m.

Cross talk: Federal agencies clash on cellphone cancer risk

Two U.S. government agencies are giving conflicting interpretations of a safety study on cellphone radiation: One says it causes cancer in rats. The other says there’s no reason for people …


Rob Curley: How one defining moment in Avista CEO Scott Morris’ life helped him work through another – the proposed sale to Hydro One

Scott Morris is the CEO of Avista as it heads directly into one of the biggest and more important moments in the iconic Spokane company’s 128-year history: its pending $5.3 …


Jurors: Don’t throw out $289M weed killer cancer verdict

Jurors who found that agribusiness giant Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer contributed to a school groundskeeper’s cancer are urging a San Francisco judge not to throw out the bulk of their …


Scientists from U.S., Japan share Nobel Prize for cancer immunotherapy discoveries

Two scientists who first harnessed the power of the immune system to fight incurable cancers have won the 2018 Nobel Prize in medicine or physiology. The discoveries made by American …


Paul Allen says non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma has returned

Billionaire Seattle Seahawks owner and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen says cancer he was treated for in 2009 has returned.


Olivia Newton-John opens up about her third cancer battle, diagnosed last year

Pop music star Olivia Newton-John is opening up about her latest battle with cancer, this time located at the base of her spine. In a sit-down interview with Australia’s “Sunday …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 5:15 p.m.

Jury backs man who claims Roundup weed killer caused cancer

A San Francisco jury on Friday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto to pay $289 million to a former school groundskeeper dying of cancer, saying the company’s popular Roundup weed killer contributed …


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 5:17 p.m.

Judge: Experts can testify that Roundup linked to cancer

Evidence that Roundup weed killer can cause cancer seems “weak,” but experts can still make that claim at trial, a U.S. judge ruled Tuesday.


Fox News’ Charles Krauthammer writes he has ‘weeks to live’

Fox News contributor and syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer says he has “only a few weeks to live” because of an aggressive form of cancer.


Spokane man hopes his unique trail running documentary can raise money, keep cancer on the run

He’s a shy man. That’s clear simply in the way he holds himself. Tentative. His movements are quiet, matching his voice, a voice you need to lean into if you …


Washington skin cancer rates still rank among the highest

Washington’s Department of Health has a cheery summer reminder for you: Washington is among the states with the highest rate of skin cancer diagnosis.


After outcry, drugmakers decide not to triple the price of a cancer pill

Last week, two drug companies that jointly sell a blood-cancer drug made a rare decision: to not move forward with changes that would have effectively tripled the cost of a …


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 8:58 p.m.

WH aide dismissed McCain view, says ‘he’s dying’

A White House official dismissed a view expressed by Sen. John McCain about President Donald Trump’s CIA nominee, saying Thursday at a staff meeting that “it doesn’t matter” because “he’s …


Cancer docs feel unprepared, but recommend marijuana anyway

Nearly half of U.S. cancer doctors who responded to a survey say they’ve recently recommended medical marijuana to patients, although most say they don’t know enough about medicinal use.


Cancer couldn’t derail Battle Ground nurse’s career dreams

A lot of people helped Christina Gay move forward in life. Now it’s her turn. Recently, she was helping a patient take his first steps down a hospital hallway following …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 4:30 p.m.

The science behind ‘the munchies’: WSU researcher aims to help cancer, anorexia patients with pot

Jon Davis is “hotboxing” rats for a purpose: to figure out why people who smoke marijuana experience hunger. The research, which Davis hopes to publish soon, is just part of …


Conductor Jesus Lopez-Cobos dead at 78

Jesus Lopez-Cobos, the longest-tenured music director in the history of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, has died. He was 78.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 12:23 p.m.

A cancer ‘vaccine’ is completely eliminating tumors in mice

After injecting a combination of two immune boosters directly into solid mouse tumors, the research team said the vaccination eliminated all traces of the specifically targeted cancer from the animal’s …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 6:11 p.m.

Robot duck’s aim: Helps kids with cancer via power of play

A plush, robotic duck may soon become a fixture in the world of children who have cancer – a social robot that can be silly, happy, angry, scared or sick …


Homeless man gets new lease on life after fighting cancer

He’d been diagnosed with stage four cancer, a disease that had killed his father, his grandfather and his sister. He was homeless, camping in a tent down in a canyon …


WSU Spokane nets $10 million for scientific health research

Researchers at Washington State University’s College of Medicine have received $10 million in new research grants this fiscal year.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 9:27 p.m.

Trump: Sen. McCain returning home to Arizona after treatment

Republican Sen. John McCain is returning home to Arizona after being hospitalized for the side effects of his brain cancer treatment and likely will miss a crucial vote on the …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 8:52 p.m.

Ritzville family donates $1 million for cancer research at WSU

After losing their daughter to cancer, a Ritzville couple have donated $1 million to Washington State University’s College of Medicine to support cancer research and establish a professorship.


Blaine County denies camp for children with cancer

A nonprofit organization that serves children with cancer was denied the opportunity to develop a camp in Idaho.


FDA approves first-of-a-kind test for cancer gene profiling

U.S. regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind test that looks for mutations in hundreds of cancer genes at once, giving a more complete picture of what’s driving a patient’s tumor and …


Nearly half of U.S. cancer deaths blamed on unhealthy behavior

A new look at cancer in the U.S. finds that nearly half of cancer deaths are caused by smoking, poor diet and other unhealthy behaviors.


Agricultural groups challenge California weed-killer warning

A coalition of national and Midwestern agricultural groups is suing to overturn a California declaration that the popular weed-killer Roundup can cause cancer.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 10:03 a.m.

Iron Maiden singer writes about bullying, cancer and flying

The 59-year old rocker recalls turning down an offer to do a book 10 years ago, saying “I’m not really done yet.” After being diagnosed with cancer, “I thought there’s …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 11 p.m.

Diagnosis gave doctor ‘ultimate breast cancer fellowship’

Dr. Cory Donovan knew by the fourth year of medical school that she wanted to specialize in breast cancer treatment. What she didn’t know is that before finishing her specialty …