Stories tagged: cancer
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 …
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 12:09 p.m.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …