Stories tagged: cancer
Mon., Oct. 3, 2016, 4:35 p.m.
She tried to save her sister’s life. But there was no happy ending.
Marrow: A Love Story” is Elizabeth Lesser’s account of how she was given the great “gift” of being a perfect match for the bone marrow transplant that, once the cancer …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 12:46 p.m.
Vapor issues may slow emptying of Hanford tanks
New deadlines for emptying some Hanford nuclear waste tanks might not be met if the government takes steps to better protect workers from chemical vapors.
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, midnight
Brain cancer survivor turns to mountain climbing to help recovery
Mike Aufderhar saw a 14,048-foot peak in Colorado and decided to take it on in his recovery from brain cancer.
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 1:37 p.m.
Judge awards Hanford whistleblowers $216,000
A judge has awarded two whistleblowers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation more than $216,000, plus legal fees, after finding that the contractor they worked for retaliated against them for raising …
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016, 2:55 p.m.
Treat or monitor early prostate cancer? 10-year survival same
Men with early prostate cancer who choose to closely monitor their disease are just as likely to survive at least 10 years as those who have surgery or radiation, finds …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 11:13 p.m.
Whitworth’s Brett Moser returns to field after battle with cancer
The opening kickoff sailed through the air and a Whitworth Pirate raced to catch the ball. It was Brett Moser.
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 12:56 p.m.
Idaho neighborhood says no to camp for kids with cancer
Residents of a small central Idaho town say they don’t want a camp for kids with cancer in their neighborhood.
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, midnight
Dr. Zorba Paster: Meet with surgeon before procedure
My problem is with the surgeon. He wants to use the robotic technique for my surgery. From what I read that’s just fine, but what bothers me is that he …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 12:41 p.m.
U.S., Canadian buildings to be illuminated for cancer event
More than 90 historic buildings and landmarks across the United States and Canada are being illuminated in colors representing a big cancer fundraiser.
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 10:13 a.m.
CH2M Hill adds 300 employees, takes on more Hanford work
About 300 Hanford workers become employees of CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Co. or its subcontractors Aug. 29. After 11 years, Hanford Washington Closure is wrapping up its contract at the …
Mon., Aug. 22, 2016, 12:45 p.m.
Pfizer to pay $14 billion for Medivation
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. is paying $14 billion to buy Medivation Inc., a San Francisco biotech company that sells a high-priced prostate cancer medication discovered by UCLA.
Mon., Aug. 8, 2016, 11:31 p.m.
After testicular cancer diagnosis and losing his parents, WSU lineman Riley Sorenson is seeing his way through
Riley Sorenson saunters through a rec room filled with football players and declares he’s “taking names at FIFA,” a popular soccer video game.
Fri., July 29, 2016, 10:23 a.m.
Three workers not exposed to internal radiation at DOE site, contractor says
A cleanup contractor says three Idaho workers involved in a radiological incident at a U.S. Department of Energy site earlier this year did not receive internal exposure.
Thu., July 21, 2016, 10:49 p.m.
Jeff Hinz, Post Falls football coach, dies at 45
After a nearly three-year battle with cancer, Post Falls football coach Jeff Hinz passed away Wednesday evening. He was 45.
Mon., July 18, 2016, midnight
A genetic link between red hair, freckles and skin cancer
Scientists are beginning to uncover why redheads – and probably the non-gingers who carry a genetic variant common to redheads – may be so vulnerable: For those who carry an …
Fri., July 8, 2016, 11:09 a.m.
Juno halts midstage drug study over deaths
Shares of Juno Therapeutics plunged more than 27 percent Friday, a day after halting a midstage study on a potential leukemia treatment following two patient deaths.
Wed., July 6, 2016, 6:50 p.m.
Study: 4 in 10 top-selling sunscreens on Amazon don’t meet dermatologists’ standards
If you want to know which headphones will stay in your ears when you go for a run or which books you should bring to the beach, the customer reviews …
Wed., July 6, 2016, 10:07 a.m.
Cleaning up Hanford radioactive waste spill to take 7 years
The U.S. Department of Energy is proposing a seven-year plan to clean up a radioactive waste spill under a building on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
Mon., June 27, 2016, 1:51 p.m.
Sen. Andy Hill announces his lung cancer has returned
Sen. Andy Hill, the key budget writer for Senate Republicans in Washington state, says he is battling a recurrence of lung cancer.
Mon., June 27, 2016, 11:34 a.m.
Doug Clark: Cancer treatment brings mixed news for little Cevanah Williams and her family
Cevanah Williams’ initial cancer surgery was successful, but doctors found a new lesion behind her eye that they’re monitoring. Life with a 3-year-old who has cancer is scary, and fun, …
Wed., June 15, 2016, 2:16 p.m.
Coffee struck from list of possible cancer-causing agents
Go on, have another cup. Coffee is now off the list of things that could possibly cause cancer.
Wed., June 8, 2016, 3:56 p.m.
‘Trevor’s Law’ to track cancer clusters
Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo has secured final passage of “Trevor’s Law,” legislation named for a young Boise man who survived brain cancer, aimed at tracking childhood and adult cancer clusters …
Mon., June 6, 2016, 12:24 p.m.
VP Joe Biden unveiling public database for clinical data on cancer
Vice President Joe Biden is unveiling a public database for clinical data on cancer on Monday that aims to help researchers and doctors better tailor new treatments to individuals.
Fri., June 3, 2016, midnight
The Columbian: Raise smoking age to 21
Editorials cover raising the smoking age from 18 to 21 years of age, and the Senate GOP report on the Department of Corrections scandal.
Wed., June 1, 2016, midnight
U-Hi’s Carbon graduating cancer-free after experimental treatment
In the midst of four cancer relapses during his high school career, Mitch Carbon came face-to-face with the fact that doctors had done all they could do for him. His …
Tue., May 31, 2016, 3:39 p.m.
Skin cancer survivor urges others to protect the skin they’re in
At age 81, Gerald Ray has a mission – to let as many people as possible know about the dangers of skin cancer.
Sat., May 28, 2016, 12:04 p.m.
Three workers exposed in radiation incident at Idaho DOE site
A cleanup contractor says radioactive material contaminated the skin and clothing of three workers during an incident earlier this month at a U.S. Department of Energy site in the Idaho …
Fri., May 27, 2016, 9:17 a.m.
In Hiroshima, President Obama honors ‘silent cry’ of bombing victims
President Barack Obama paid tribute Friday to the “silent cry” of the 140,000 victims of the atomic bomb dropped 71 years ago on Hiroshima, and called on the world to …
Fri., May 27, 2016, 8:36 a.m.
Breast cancer diagnoses could be prevented or delayed, study shows
Ask almost any health-conscious woman who’s mustered under a giant pink ribbon, and she’ll tell you what an American woman’s chances are of getting breast cancer in her lifetime: 1 …
Tue., May 24, 2016, 10:14 a.m.
Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie has terminal cancer
Canadian rootsy rock band The Tragically Hip announced Tuesday that its lead singer, Gord Downie, has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.