Stories tagged: cancer
Tue., Nov. 1, 2016, 4:24 p.m.
Washington Sen. Andy Hill dies of lung cancer at age 54
Sen. Andy Hill, the key budget writer for the Washington state Senate, has died of lung cancer. He was 54.
Tue., Nov. 1, 2016, 10:36 a.m.
Hanford deadline extended for radioactive waste tank farm caps
The Department of Energy was given three more years to build four large barriers over the ground at the Hanford tank farms to help contain spilled or leaked radioactive and …
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016, 2:36 p.m.
Does baby powder cause cancer? Another jury says yes
For the third time, Johnson & Johnson has been hit with a multimillion-dollar jury verdict over whether the talc in its iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly …
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 3:31 p.m.
One-fourth of U.S. cancer deaths linked with smoking
CHICAGO – Cigarettes contribute to more than 1 in 4 cancer deaths in the U.S. The rate is highest among men in Southern states where smoking is more common and …
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 12:43 p.m.
Hanford cleanup project ends in success after 25 years
A 25-year project to suck up a cancer-causing chemical from the soil in central Hanford has ended in success.
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016
She needed treatment to save her life. Instead, she chose to live it.
After being diagnosed with cancer, 91-year-old Norma Bauerschmidt decided to travel with her son, Tim Bauerschmidt, and her daughter-in-law, Ramie Liddle (and their dog), crisscrossing the country in an RV. …
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 3:28 p.m.
Ben Stiller credits prostate cancer test for saving his life
Ben Stiller on Tuesday revealed that he battled prostate cancer in 2014, and he credits the test that diagnosed the cancer with saving his life.
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
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
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
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.