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Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg back at work

The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has returned to work at the building for the first time since lung cancer surgery in late December.


Anti-cancer gene might actually fuel a tumor’s growth, study finds

A cancer-fighting gene known as the “guardian of the genome” actually promotes certain tumors, according to a study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 4:33 p.m.

FDA approves consumer cancer test, DNA company 23andMe says

DNA testing company 23andMe said it has the green light from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to offer consumers a test for a hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome.


Supreme Court says Justice Ginsburg’s recovery is ‘on track’

The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s recovery from cancer surgery is “on track” and no further treatment is required. But the 85-year-old justice will miss court arguments next …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 3:57 p.m.

U.S. cancer death rate hits milestone: 25 years of decline

The U.S. cancer death rate has hit a milestone: It’s been falling for at least 25 years, according to a new report.


Ginsburg missing Supreme Court arguments for 1st time

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is missing arguments for the first time in more than 25 years as she recuperates from cancer surgery last month, the Supreme Court said.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 2:27 p.m.

Two former Spokane Valley fire captains died in December. In both cases, long-term exposure to toxins may be to blame.

For the second time in less than a week, the Spokane Valley Fire Department has announced the death of a former fire captain, and again, work-related exposure to toxins is …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 9:52 p.m.

Former Spokane Valley Fire captain dies from firefighting-related cancer

The Spokane Valley Fire Department announced Friday that its former captain, Tim Cruger, died on Monday from cancer caused by exposure to toxic smoke on the job.


Blake Nordstrom discloses cancer diagnosis, plans to keep working through treatment

Blake Nordstrom, co-president of the Seattle-based retailer that bears his family name, disclosed Monday he has been diagnosed with lymphoma.


GlaxoSmithKline to spend $5.1B on cancer drugmaker Tesaro

Shares of Tesaro soared Monday after GlaxoSmithKline said it would pay about $5.1 billion in cash to buy the cancer drugmaker.


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 …