Stories tagged: cancer
Mon., April 3, 2017, 9:34 a.m.
It sounds like science fiction, but a cap-like device that makes electric fields to fight cancer improved survival for the first time in more than a decade for people with …
Sat., April 1, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
The Jeff Bezos family has strengthened its longstanding support of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center by giving it its largest gift ever: $35 million.
Wed., March 29, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
Noreen Fraser, a TV producer whose own cancer diagnosis turned her into an activist against the disease, has died. She was 63.
Mon., March 27, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
A Houston high school student has lost her battle with terminal cancer days after having a dream come true in a talk with Beyonce over a video chat.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 3:57 p.m.
Cancer patients often wonder “why me?” Does their tumor run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid risks like smoking, too much sun or a bad diet?
Wed., March 22, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Nine deaths from a very rare kind of cancer have been linked to breast implants, indicating a very low but increased risk in women with implants, according to the U.S. …
Fri., March 17, 2017, 6 a.m.
The American Cancer Society’s free 24 hour hotline can provide information about cancer diagnosis, treatment and local support and resources for anyone facing a cancer diagnosis, as well as friends …
Tue., March 7, 2017
New treatment guidelines in the U.S. say certain leukemia patients can consider stopping Gleevec or similar drugs that were long thought to be needed for the rest of their lives. …
Mon., March 6, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
The former vice president previously led a White House “cancer moonshot” effort to accelerate developments toward a cure.
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 7:54 a.m.
Hugh Jackman has revealed another treatment for skin cancer. The 48-year-old star of the X-Men and Wolverine franchises posted a selfie on social media Monday showing off his bandaged nose. …
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
They said it was only fat. But there was 130 pounds of it, as heavy as a newborn giraffe. What they said was fat descended from his stomach. While Roger …
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
The demolition of a major plutonium plant at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state has been put on pause after radioactive contamination spread outside the facility. The
Sun., Jan. 29, 2017
With three children already at home, Cat Harner knew what a baby was supposed to look like. So when her newborn, Thomas, was placed on her chest after birth on …
Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Americans in certain struggling parts of the country are dying from cancer at rising rates, even as the cancer death rate nationwide continues to fall, an exhaustive new analysis has …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 3:34 p.m.
The 38-year-old Fox Sports sideline reporter and “Dancing With the Stars” co-host tells Sports Illustrated’s MMQB she underwent surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Oct. 11.
Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, 10:31 p.m.
A Washington State Department of Health investigation has found that artificial, crumb-rubber fields are not causing increased rates of cancer in local soccer players, officials announced Wednesday.
Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
The first national estimate suggests that nearly half of U.S. men have genital infections caused by a sexually transmitted virus and that 1 in 4 has strains linked with several …
Tue., Jan. 17, 2017, 10:57 p.m.
University of California President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary and governor of Arizona, has been undergoing cancer treatment for five months and was hospitalized after suffering complications, …
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Seattle ceramic artist Akio Takamori spent Wednesday working in his Magnolia studio.He put the finishing touches on some pieces with the help of his son, Peter, and loaded a kiln. …
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 4:14 p.m.
In the year to come, an estimated 1,688,780 in the United States are expected to get a cancer diagnosis, and cancer will claim the lives of a projected 600,920.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
Radioactive contamination is spreading inside a deteriorating processing plant on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017
MIAMI – Her water tasted like rusty pennies; the pepperoni pizza like metallic cardboard. The more chemotherapy sessions Monica Faison-Finch got, the faster her taste buds gave out. Over time …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 12:54 p.m.
Federal officials say a small-scale version of a key component of an eastern Idaho radioactive waste treatment facility that has so far failed to operate will be tested in Colorado.
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 5:05 p.m.
Landon Hill was made an honorary Kootenai County Sheriff’s Deputy on Wednesday; the 3-year-old was home from intensive cancer treatments in Seattle.
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016
Patients with early breast cancer who are socially isolated have a higher risk of dying from their disease, a new study suggests. Women with fewer social ties – to friends, …
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 9:50 a.m.
Work resumed despite recent frigid temperatures to empty an underground tank at Hanford with radioactive waste leaking between its double shells.
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 1:46 p.m.
The price tag for a long-delayed facility to treat dangerous radioactive wastes left over from the production of nuclear weapons has climbed from $12 billion to $16.8 billion, making it …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 9:09 a.m.
When she was 9 years old, Moaza Al Matrooshi found out she would need chemotherapy in order to receive a bone-marrow transplant and treat a potentially fatal blood disorder.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 1:04 p.m.
Energy Northwest is temporarily barred from sending waste to a commercial disposal site at Hanford after a shipment in November had more radioactivity than reported.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 12:42 p.m.
President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation that makes new investments in cancer research and battling drug abuse.