Stories tagged: cancer
Sun., April 17, 2016, midnight
Napster co-founder bankrolls project to speed cancer work
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – A project to speed development of cancer-fighting drugs that harness the immune system has academic and drug industry researchers collaborating and sharing their findings like never …
Wed., April 13, 2016, 1:20 p.m.
Idaho listed as possible site for nuclear waste storage
The U.S. Department of Energy lists the Idaho National Laboratory as a possible site for storing about 1,300 dump truck loads of low level radioactive waste.
Fri., April 1, 2016, 12:37 p.m.
Venerable Spokane broadcaster Randy Shaw battling cancer, closes restaurant
Longtime news broadcaster Randy Shaw, who retired from KREM 2 news last year after 33 years on the air in Spokane, has been diagnosed with cancer. Treatment has forced Randy …
Wed., March 30, 2016, 1:59 p.m.
Japan regulators OK costly ice wall at Fukushima plant
Japanese regulators on Wednesday approved the use of a giant refrigeration system to create an unprecedented underground frozen barrier around buildings at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant in an attempt …
Tue., March 15, 2016, 9:36 a.m.
Vice President Joe Biden to visit Seattle’s Hutchinson research center
Vice President Joe Biden will meet with researchers at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on Monday. The center says the vice president’s visit is part of a listening tour …
Fri., March 11, 2016, 1:24 p.m.
Idaho House backs firefighters cancer coverage bill, after years of attempts
More than two dozen firefighters filled public gallery of the Idaho House on Friday as state representatives voted 65-3 in favor of Coeur d’Alene Rep. Luke Malek’s bill to change …
Thu., March 10, 2016, 11:45 a.m.
California lawmakers OK raising smoking age to 21, regulating e-cigs
California lawmakers voted Thursday to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21, approving a measure that would make the nation’s most populous state only the second to put legal …
Wed., March 2, 2016, 4:43 p.m.
Medical practices merge to become Summit Cancer Centers
Several local medical practices have merged to form Summit Cancer Centers.
Wed., March 2, 2016, 2:36 p.m.
Groups sue EPA for not finalizing ‘fish consumption’ rule
Several environmental groups have sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for not updating Washington’s water-quality rules partly tied to how much fish people eat.
Wed., March 2, 2016, 11:33 a.m.
Doug Clark: New treatment offers hope to family who has gone through hell
Toddler Cevanah Williams has cancer, but has been treated using cutting-edge new technology, offering hope for her family.
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 9:31 a.m.
Pendleton teacher battling cancer appears on ‘Ellen Show’
For the past several weeks, students of Pendleton High School Spanish teacher Kathryn Youngman waged a Twitter campaign to get their teacher on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Youngman, fighting cancer …
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 2:32 p.m.
Missouri senator says she has breast cancer
Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill said Monday she has breast cancer and would remain in St. Louis for the next three weeks to receive treatment.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 2:12 p.m.
Lumber Liquidators stock plunges on revised CDC report
Lumber Liquidators’ stock plunged Monday as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says people exposed to certain types of the company’s laminate flooring were three times more likely …
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 10:23 a.m.
Ex-President Jimmy Carter says scans show no signs of cancer
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said a scan of his torso conducted last week found no signs of melanoma, the cancer that doctors discovered last summer in his liver and …
Mon., Feb. 1, 2016, 10:08 a.m.
Biden cancer ‘moonshot’ price tag nearly $1B in Obama budget
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will ask Congress for $755 million for cancer research in his upcoming budget, the White House said Monday, bringing the total price tag for Vice …
Sun., Jan. 31, 2016, midnight
Editorial: Expand access to unused drugs
Legislation would allow individuals to donate unused but still therapeutic medications to pharmacies for redistribution to low-income patients.
Mon., Jan. 11, 2016, 6:58 p.m.
Spokane oncologist facing charge he lied about certification
Rajeev Rajendra was hired in summer 2013 at Medical Oncology Associates in Spokane. He was required to achieve certification in oncology and told his employer he did, but those claims …
Mon., Jan. 11, 2016, midnight
Task force: Mammograms an option at 40, do more good at 50
WASHINGTON – Mammograms do the most good later in life, a government task force declared Monday in recommending that women get one every other year starting at age 50. It …
Mon., Jan. 4, 2016, noon
Zorba Paster: Mammogram guidelines change
Nearly everyone knows of someone who died at a young age from breast cancer.
Mon., Dec. 21, 2015, 7 p.m.
Cancer: More than just bad luck?
New research has found that environmental exposures, lifestyle choices and other factors that could be changed or avoided account for between 70 percent and 90 percent of the gene mutations …
Tue., Dec. 15, 2015, 5:11 p.m.
Non-invasive brain cancer treatment offers hope for Spokane woman
Jayne Crouch was diagnosed with a deadly form of brain cancer, glioblastoma in March of 2014. Doctors said her best course of action was chemotherapy, but even then, the chances …
Thu., Dec. 3, 2015, 2:59 p.m.
New fun run will honor CdA businesswoman Andrea Rainey, a passionate runner
On Saturday, friends will honor the life of Andrea Rainey with a Coeur d’Alene fun run called the 12 Ks of Christmas.
Mon., Nov. 30, 2015, 1:41 p.m.
Nonsmoker’s lung cancer gave him new perspective
Lung cancer is a disease often overlooked in non-smokers. Post Falls resident Jim Morrison was given six months to live when he was diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer. He beat …
Sat., Nov. 14, 2015, 3:51 p.m.
Team of sleuths stalks cancer
LOS ANGELES – Three men hunch over a table, scrutinizing a document. Maps paper the walls around them. The moment, captured in a black-and-white photograph, marks the beginning of a …
Mon., Oct. 26, 2015, 3:30 p.m.
Hot dog makers, meat sellers shake off WHO cancer report
Hot dog makers and meat sellers say a report from the World Health Organization labeling wieners, bacon and other processed meats as cancer-causers is baloney. WHO said Monday that processed …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 21, 2015, 12:07 p.m.
Post Falls football coach Jeff Hinz focus of Cancer Awareness Night on Friday
Post Falls visits Coeur d’Alene in a regular-season ending football game Friday. That’s not the most important thing that will occur that night, though. It’s Cancer Awareness Night with the …
Tue., June 16, 2015, midnight
Finding ‘new normal’ relies on resilience
This month marks four years since my cancer diagnosis and three years since I completed the chemotherapy, bilateral mastectomy and radiation that made up my treatment. My body and my …
Sat., June 13, 2015, midnight
Remarkable: Seahawks’ DT Jesse Williams cleared to begin workouts 2 weeks after kidney-cancer surgery
SEATTLE – This is crazy – in the best possible way. Seahawks defensive tackle Jesse Williams had surgery to remove cancer in his kidney two weeks ago.
Sun., May 10, 2015, midnight
Young cancer survivor finishes Gonzaga degree
When Carissa Outen walks across the stage to receive her diploma from Gonzaga University today, she’ll have an anchor on her mortarboard. It’s in memory of one of her heroes, …
Tue., April 14, 2015, midnight
Men’s basketball coaches will swing golf clubs to battle cancer
John Calipari, Tom Izzo and John Beilein are part of a group of coaches participating in a round of golf at Oakland Hills Country Club in Michigan on June 1 …