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Budget deal provides solid budget for Hanford

That bipartisan deal to fund the federal government through September would provide a solid budget for the Hanford Nuclear Reservation if approved this week.

Early graduation held in Montana for valedictorian’s sick mother

A small east-central Montana town held an early high school graduation ceremony for one student’s mother, who has pancreatic cancer.

That cancer he didn’t have? Val Kilmer announces it’s been healed

Kilmer said on Reddit on Wednesday : “I did have a healing of cancer, but my tongue is still swollen altho healing all the time.” He said people may still …

UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 3:27 p.m.

Avoid fake ‘miracle’ cancer treatments sold on internet, FDA warns

U.S. regulators are warning consumers to avoid 65 bogus products hawked on the internet with false claims that they can cure, treat or prevent cancer.

Military lawyers to sue Pentagon over cancer-linked Guantanamo housing, work areas

A group of military lawyers who work at the Guantanamo Bay prison are expected to file a lawsuit Tuesday against the Department of Defense, saying they have been forced to …

Prostate cancer tests are now OK with U.S. panel, with caveats

An influential U.S. government advisory panel is dropping its opposition to routine prostate cancer screening in favor of letting men decide for themselves after talking with their doctor.

UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 3:38 p.m.

Michael Buble’s son doing well after cancer treatment

Speaking at a press conference Monday in her native Argentina, actress, Luisana Lopilato said in Spanish that Noah has a long recovery ahead of him. She says the experience has …

UPDATED: Fri., April 7, 2017, 3:38 p.m.

Vermont radioactive waste water could be trucked to Idaho

Federal officials are considering approving a plan to truck 200,000 gallons of low-level radioactive waste water from a closed eastern U.S. nuclear power plant to Idaho.

Coldplay vocalist visits sick fan in Manila hospital

Coldplay’s lead vocalist visited a fan with cancer on Tuesday, hours before the group played a packed concert at Manila’s seaside Mall of Asia Arena Concert Grounds.

‘Sci-fi’ cancer therapy fights brain tumors, study finds

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 …

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research receives largest donation

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.

Stand up to Cancer co-founder Noreen Fraser dies at 63

Noreen Fraser, a TV producer whose own cancer diagnosis turned her into an activist against the disease, has died. She was 63.

Houston student with cancer dies days after FaceTime with Beyonce

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.

Unavoidable typos in DNA help fuel cancer

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?

FDA links very rare cancer, 9 deaths, to breast implants

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. …

Loss of local Komen chapter will not curb breast cancer help in Spokane

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 …

Risk & reward: Stopping a cancer drug to see if you’re cured

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. …

Biden to discuss fight to end cancer at South By Southwest

The former vice president previously led a White House “cancer moonshot” effort to accelerate developments toward a cure.

Hugh Jackman shows off bandaged nose after cancer treatment

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. …

They told him ‘you’re just fat.’ But it was actually a 130-pound abdominal tumor.

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 …

Radioactive spread halts Hanford nuclear facility demolition

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

Blood donations important in newborn’s fight against cancer at Sacred Heart in Spokane

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 …

Dying from cancer: Could your location determine your fate?

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.

Erin Andrews had cervical cancer surgery during NFL season

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.

Report of cancer in soccer players using crumb-rubber fields led to investigation

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.

1 in 4 US men have cancer-linked HPV genital infections

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 …

Janet Napolitano in hospital over side effect of cancer care

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, …

Seattle ceramic artist Akio Takamori, ‘a very gentle soul,’ dies of cancer at 66

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. …

Cancer death rate projected to be 25 percent lower than 25 years ago, report says

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.

Radioactive contamination spreading in closed Hanford plant, REDOX

Radioactive contamination is spreading inside a deteriorating processing plant on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.