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Carlos Carrasco isn’t letting cancer change him. The Indians right-hander was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia last month, but that has hardly slowed Carrasco, who has been throwing bullpen sessions with the hopes of pitching again for Cleveland this season. Carrasco spoke to media members Thursday for the first time since his diagnosis and said he’s thankful for the support he’s received from teammates and throughout baseball.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has named twin sisters Hannah and Megan Carver from University High School its first Eastern Washington Students of the Year award.
Spokane Valley firefighter Joseph Connelly described his climb up 69 flights of stairs at the Columbia Center in Seattle as the 13 most “grueling minutes of his life.”
When he was 5 years old and battling leukemia, the boy known as Batkid captivated the country as he dramatically “saved” Gotham from the bad guys in 2013. He just clinched another, much bigger, victory: He passed his 5-year mark being cancer free.
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 cancer care.
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 children living with cancer, survivors and their friends and family can come and be a kid for a week.
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. It’s just a pill or two a day but the drugs are expensive and have side effects.
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 Dec. 8, she started worrying right away. “He had lumps and bruises on his head and back. That was the first indication that something was wrong,” she said.
Juno Therapeutics again halted its study of an experimental leukemia treatment Wednesday after two more patients died of complications.
Joe Feryn thought he was too young and healthy to feel the kind of fatigue he felt during Bloomsday.
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 study involving its drug intended to treat leukemia.
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 acute lymphoblastic leukemia had progressed to his brain, and his doctors were simply buying him time.
Leukemia patients out of options and given just months to live have achieved sustained remissions thanks to a new twist on cancer immunotherapy, according to a highly anticipated study from scientists at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
On Saturday, friends will honor the life of Andrea Rainey with a Coeur d’Alene fun run called the 12 Ks of Christmas.
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 elected Mt. Spokane High School’s homecoming king. The entire student body jumped to their feet, chanting: “Lucas, Lucas, Lucas.”
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 needs a bone marrow transplant to help her survive.
The weather leaned toward frigid Saturday morning, but temperatures in the teens didn’t stop members of the Spokane Valley Fire Department from stepping up to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The 15 firefighters that participated in Saturday’s outdoor stair-climbing fundraiser are members of the department’s team that competes in the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb in Seattle every March. Firefighters took turns climbing for 30 minutes each on two stair-climbing machines in front of the Rosauers at Sprague Avenue and University Road, wearing full firefighting gear and a face mask.
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 in the ice during the 90-minute event devoted to raising funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team in Training.
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 Richard Wilson, director of Washington University’s Genome Institute. The researchers led by Washington University studied the genetic profiles and mutations of 200 patients in St. Louis with acute myeloid leukemia, a blood cancer that can spread fast and is difficult to treat.
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 new friends. He carried in his pocket small yellow balls with happy faces on them to give to people who were having a bad day. He loved music and cars, worked two jobs and had taken out a life insurance policy on himself and, concerned at how hard his mother was working, named her as his beneficiary.