Stories tagged: leukemia
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 4:53 p.m.
U.S. clears breakthrough gene therapy for childhood leukemia
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first treatment that genetically engineers patients’ own blood cells to seek and destroy childhood leukemia. The move opens a new era in …
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 5:37 p.m.
Zags take boat rides, make camp crafts and shoot hoops with kids at Camp Goodtimes
Being the kid with cancer can be tough. That’s why counselors and staff at Camp Goodtimes, which is hosted by YMCA’s Camp Reed, are working to create a space where …
Tue., March 7, 2017
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. …
Sun., Jan. 29, 2017
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 …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 12:43 p.m.
Juno Therapeutics halts leukemia study after more patient deaths
Juno Therapeutics again halted its study of an experimental leukemia treatment Wednesday after two more patients died of complications.
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016, 7:06 p.m.
G-Prep coach Joe Feryn faces bone marrow transplant, grateful for support
Joe Feryn thought he was too young and healthy to feel the kind of fatigue he felt during Bloomsday.
Wed., July 13, 2016, 12:06 p.m.
Juno being sued over leukemia drug study
Juno Therapeutics and its CEO, Hans E. Bishop, are being named in a lawsuit over whether the biotechnology company misled investors about the death of a patient in a key …
Wed., June 1, 2016
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 …
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.
Sat., Sept. 20, 2014
Olivia Prater, Lucas Morgan to lead Mt. Spokane homecoming dance
Lucas Morgan basked in his coronation as king for a day. His arms shot up in triumph and a big smile broke across his face with the announcement he’d been …
Wed., Feb. 12, 2014
7-year-old girl needs bone marrow match
London Bowater, 7, is in the fight of her life, and her family is asking the Spokane community for help. London was diagnosed in 2011 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and …
Tue., Dec. 31, 2013
Ice-A-Rena event raises money for cancer research
Skaters tightened their laces Monday at Spokane’s Eagles Ice-A-Rena to raise money for cancer research. Even those among the approximately 150 skaters who seemed a little unsure carved new paths …
Tue., May 7, 2013
Improved DNA sequencing helps leukemia treatments
ST. LOUIS – Doctors can now view patients’ leukemia from the equivalent of a helicopter instead of an airplane with new DNA sequencing of cancer cells, an analogy described by …
Thu., May 2, 2013
Front Porch: A mother reflects on losing a child
Karen Buck’s son David Gendron died on St. Patrick’s Day in 1999. He was a bright-eyed young man who entered a room full of strangers and came away with 20 …
Thu., Feb. 7, 2013
Doctor K: Leukemia affects blood cells
DEAR DOCTOR K: My uncle was recently diagnosed with leukemia. I’d like to learn more about it.
Thu., Jan. 31, 2013
Young patient makes colorful impression
It’s not difficult to guess Gabby LeDuc’s favorite color. On a recent afternoon in the kitchen at Ronald McDonald House, the 6-year-old wore a pair of fluffy purple boots that …
Tue., June 26, 2012, 7:01 p.m.
Journalist, screenwriter, director Ephron dies at 71
NEW YORK — Nora Ephron, the essayist, author and filmmaker who challenged and thrived in the male-dominated worlds of movies and journalism and was loved, respected and feared for her …
Fri., May 18, 2012
Family believes Iraq fires caused soldier’s death
Lindsay Weidman clutches a picture of her daughter tight to her chest. She’ll carry it during Saturday’s Armed Forces Torchlight Parade in downtown Spokane.
Thu., April 12, 2012
Walk draws attention to bone marrow donation
Jeana Moore walks with purpose. She walks to talk about her granddaughter, Jada Bascom, and move as many people as she can to take one step toward saving a life. …
Wed., Aug. 3, 2011
Search for a stable condition
Alicia Ponce-Myers should be swimming. Or playing basketball with her friends. At the very least the 12-year-old from Tonasket, Wash., should have been able to enjoy summer Bible camp: she …
Thu., Aug. 6, 2009
Family’s care a vital treatment
When someone faces hard times, it is good to have family who will rally around you. That’s the case for Peter Clark, a 32-year-old journeyman diesel technician and field mechanic …
Tue., Oct. 23, 2007
Studio K seeks help for Sammy
Seeing other children running and playing and laughing breaks Stephanie Brown’s heart. That was her daughter little more than a month ago, before 2-year-old Sammy Brown was diagnosed with leukemia. …