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Finally, a cancer-free Christmas

SEATTLE – “Happy last chemo, Jazzy!” The little sign in the room that’s been home for nearly half the 9-year-old’s life is an affirmation of prayers answered for Carlos and …


Focus health system on patient, not profit

On Aug. 1, my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. The biopsies of both the lymph node and breast came back positive with “poorly differentiated” cancer. This means the cancer …


New Melanoma Vaccine Could Be Offered In Canada By March

Ribi ImmunoChem could have its new melanoma vaccine on Canadian markets by March, an official for the Hamilton pharmaceutical company said. Melacine, the company’s submission for a melanoma vaccine, has …


Murphy To Undergo Chemotherapy Doctors Confirm Archbishop Has Leukemia; Hunthausen Expected To Arrive In Seattle

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Ex-Flyer Has Leukemia

Yanick Dupre, a forward in the Philadelphia Flyers organization, has been diagnosed with leukemia and will return to his home in Montreal for treatment. Dupre, 24, played in 12 games …


Carew’s Child Given Transplant

Michelle Carew, daughter of baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew, is to undergo an umbilical cord blood transplant Friday to treat her leukemia, her doctor said. Carew, 18, has been …


Hanford Nuclear Waste May Produce Cancer Treatment Radioactive Isotopes From Stored Waste Attacking Cancer Cells

Dr. Huibert Vriesendorp is leery of talking about cures for cancer. But the radiation oncologist at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, is optimistic that a radioactive isotope …