Stories tagged: cancer
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 3:10 p.m.
Study boosts hope of ‘liquid biopsies’ for cancer screening
Scientists have the first major evidence that blood tests called liquid biopsies hold promise for screening people for cancer. Hong Kong doctors tried it for a type of head and …
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 12:09 p.m.
Mortality rates are rising for colon cancer – but only for white Americans
Earlier this year, researcher Rebecca Siegel of the American Cancer Society published a startling report showing that colon and rectal cancer incidence is rising among Gen X and millennials while …
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 10:59 a.m.
Preventing collapse of second Hanford radioactive waste tunnel on DOE’s priority list
The Department of Energy plans to step up monitoring of a Hanford tunnel storing highly radioactive waste while it studies ways to keep it from collapsing.
Sun., July 30, 2017, 8:57 p.m.
When you’re up against cancer, toughness is not a decisive factor
“Am I strong enough to beat this cancer?” I wonder if Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., asked himself this question when he was diagnosed recently with a deadly glioblastoma brain tumor.
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 10:11 p.m.
Drug fraud settlement nets Washington state $368,000
Washington state has received a small fraction of a $280 million national settlement involving a pharmaceutical company accused of committing fraud by promoting drugs for unapproved uses, including leprosy and …
UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 10:47 p.m.
McCain’s primary rival urges him to step aside after diagnosis – and suggests she could replace him
A day after news came out about Sen. John McCain’s, R-Ariz., brain cancer diagnosis, his one-time political opponent urged the ailing senator to think about his political future sooner rather …
Fri., July 21, 2017, 3:40 p.m.
No dye: Cancer patients’ gray hair darkened on immune drugs
Cancer patients’ gray hair unexpectedly turned youthfully dark while taking novel drugs, and it has doctors scratching their heads.
Fri., July 21, 2017, 2:10 p.m.
In Senate, ailing lawmakers given plenty of time to recover
Sen. John McCain’s treatment for brain cancer could keep him out of Washington for weeks, perhaps months, and yet it’s unlikely anyone will challenge his extended leave.
Thu., July 20, 2017, 11:59 p.m.
With a thousand paper cranes, South Perry community wishes friend toward health
When the tight-knit South Perry district community heard Mandi Anderson’s cancer was back, they knew they had to do something.
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 4:02 p.m.
Secretary of state says her cancerous tumor gone
Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman says her doctor has told her that her cancerous tumor responded well to treatment and is now gone.
Thu., July 20, 2017, 2:11 p.m.
Despite cancer diagnosis, McCain says, ‘I’ll be back soon’
Battling brain cancer, John McCain on Thursday vowed to return to the Senate, leveling fresh criticism at the Trump administration and aiming a good-natured dig at Republican and Democratic colleagues …
Mon., July 17, 2017, 2:10 p.m.
Oregon woman accused of profiting from fake cancer diagnosis
An Oregon woman is accused of profiting financially by faking a cancer diagnosis, but she will most likely not be charged.
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 5:37 p.m.
Zags take boat rides, make camp crafts and shoot hoops with kids at Camp Goodtimes
Being the kid with cancer can be tough. That’s why counselors and staff at Camp Goodtimes, which is hosted by YMCA’s Camp Reed, are working to create a space where …
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 3:21 p.m.
DOE names new acting head of Hanford, other nuclear cleanup projects
An acting leader for the Department of Energy’s nationwide nuclear environmental cleanup program, including the Hanford nuclear reservation, was named on Tuesday.
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 3:20 p.m.
Three Mile Island notifies regulators of intent to close
The owners of the Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island nuclear plant have formally notified regulators and a regional power grid operator of their previously announced intentions to close the plant.
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
EPA chief met with Dow CEO before deciding on pesticide ban
The Trump administration’s top environmental official met privately with the chief executive of Dow Chemical shortly before reversing his agency’s push to ban a widely used pesticide after health studies …
Tue., June 27, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
Officials removing radioactive waste from Idaho facility
Work has begun to remove 5,700 cubic yards of radioactive waste from an eastern Idaho federal nuclear facility, officials said.
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
Researchers say they’ve unlocked key to cancer metastasis and how to slow it
Hasini Jayatilaka was a sophomore at the Johns Hopkins University working in a lab studying cancer cells when she noticed that when the cells become too densely packed, some would …
UPDATED: Fri., June 9, 2017, 11:36 a.m.
NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson ready to race after cancer scare
NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson says he feels good and is ready to race this weekend after having skin cancer removed this week from his right shoulder. Johnson tells The Associated …
Thu., June 8, 2017, 7:35 p.m.
‘Maddie the Bulldog’ says her last goodbyes to GU fans, family
Maddie the Bulldog made a sad announcement on her Facebook page Tuesday evening: The dog who has participated in Canines for Cancer and Relay for Life as often as she …
UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 11:31 p.m.
Radiation alarm prompts order for workers to seek cover
Radiation warning alarms sounded Thursday at a former plutonium production plant in Washington state, prompting a take-cover order that sent about 350 workers seeking cover indoors during the demolition of …
Wed., June 7, 2017, 4 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Are we Cancer Town USA? It depends, as statistics paint complex, incomplete picture of disease
County health officials agree: We have our share of cancer here – and more than our share of breast, lung and skin cancer – but there’s reason to be wary …
Thu., June 1, 2017, 10:51 a.m.
Partially collapsed Hanford tunnel to be filled with grout
A partially collapsed Hanford waste storage tunnel will be filled with grout to further stabilize it, the Department of Energy said Wednesday.
Wed., May 31, 2017, 1:31 p.m.
Bechtel earns $7.2 million in incentive pay for managing Hanford vit plant
The Department of Energy’s assessment of Bechtel National at Hanford continues to inch upward.
Wed., May 24, 2017, 9:59 a.m.
South Dakota girl with cancer prevented from graduating
A western South Dakota high school won’t allow a student who has brain cancer walk at graduation because she is six credits short of being able to officially graduate.
Tue., May 23, 2017, 3:13 p.m.
Trump administration dropping nuclear waste burial test plan
The U.S. Department of Energy says it’s abandoning a test to determine whether nuclear waste can be buried far underground.
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 6:48 p.m.
Just one alcoholic drink a day increases risk of breast cancer, study says
Just one glass of wine or other alcoholic drink a day significantly raises the risk of breast cancer, while vigorous exercise such as running and bicycling reduces it, according to …
UPDATED: Mon., May 22, 2017, 6:47 p.m.
Crews cover partially-collapsed tunnel at nuclear site
Workers this weekend finished installing a protective cover over a partially-collapsed tunnel that contained radioactive waste on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the U.S. Department of Energy said Monday.
Wed., May 17, 2017, 2 p.m.
Vaccine may cut HPV infections, an oral cancer risk, in men
The HPV vaccine that helps prevent cervical cancer in women also might lower the risk in young men of oral infections that can cause mouth and throat cancers, a new …
Tue., May 16, 2017, 8:40 a.m.
Waiting on the weather to cover Hanford waste tunnel
About 150 concrete ecology blocks were hauled by flatbed trucks to central Hanford over the weekend for the next step in stabilizing a partially collapsed tunnel holding radioactively contaminated waste.