Stories tagged: cancer
UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 8:58 p.m.
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 …
Thu., May 10, 2018, 1:18 p.m.
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.
Sun., April 29, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
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.
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 …
Fri., March 2, 2018, 12:40 p.m.
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.
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.
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 …
Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 8:29 a.m.
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 …
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017
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.
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.
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.
Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
A nonprofit organization that serves children with cancer was denied the opportunity to develop a camp in Idaho.
Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 7:59 a.m.
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 …
Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 9:37 a.m.
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.
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 10:05 a.m.
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.
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.
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 …
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 4:43 p.m.
A team of international scientists said Friday that Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda did not die of cancer or malnutrition, rejecting the official cause of death but not laying to …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
Cancer patients increasingly are having their care guided by gene tumor boards, a new version of the hospital panels that traditionally decided whether surgery, radiation or chemotherapy would be best. …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
In his 14 years, Ayden Mills has endured more major health issues than most adults ever face.
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
Sen. John McCain says battling brain cancer is a challenge but that his prognosis is “pretty good.”
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 10:14 p.m.
A Michigan woman who sacrificed the chance to prolong her life in order to give birth to her sixth child died early Saturday, her husband said.
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 12:16 p.m.
A government watchdog agency says the only underground nuclear waste repository in the United States doesn’t have enough space for radioactive debris left over from decades of bomb-making and research, …
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 6:45 a.m.
Patients emerging from cancer surgery want to know, “Did you get it all?” Now scientists are developing a pen-like probe to help surgeons better tell when it’s safe to stop …
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Planned Parenthood, the embattled nonprofit health provider that specializes in reproductive health, has won the 2017 Lasker Award for public service.
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 4:29 p.m.
The Oregon State Board of Nursing may suspend the license of a Tualatin woman suspected of profiting financially by faking a cancer diagnosis.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 4:53 p.m.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first treatment that genetically engineers patients’ own blood cells to seek and destroy childhood leukemia. The move opens a new era in …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 10:06 a.m.
Gilead Sciences will buy Kite Pharma for about $11.9 billion, making its biggest-ever deal for a breakthrough new cancer treatment that will help diversify away from its eroding franchise of …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 4 p.m.
Thomas’ best-known roles were as Eddie LeBec, the former-hockey-player husband of barmaid Carla on “Cheers,” and tabloid-talk-show host Jerry Gold on “Murphy Brown,” for which he won two Emmys.
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 3:10 p.m.
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 …