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UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019, 5:05 p.m.

Spokane pharmacies divided on carrying Zantac after cancer-causing chemical found in medication

Several large pharmacy chains pulled Zantac after the FDA announced it had found small amounts of a cancer-causing chemical in the heartburn medication, but not all local pharmacies have followed …


Women of the Year: For two decades, Dr. Carol Guthrie has been Spokane’s go-to breast cancer surgeon

“It’s just such a privilege and honor that women share their journeys with you,” Guthrie said. “And they’re very vulnerable, and I’m just amazed by how strong they are, and …


Women of the Year: For two decades, Dr. Carol Guthrie has been Spokane’s go-to breast cancer surgeon

“It’s just such a privilege and honor that women share their journeys with you,” Guthrie said. “And they’re very vulnerable, and I’m just amazed by how strong they are, and …


Mead graduate, REI team to bring outdoors to hospitalized kids

Mead High School graduate Nathan Isaac, a cancer survivor, has designed hats and beanies recently stocked at five flagship REI stores and online. A percentage of sales from Stalyon products …


Wheat harvest reaped grain and abundant goodwill as Ritzville rallied to help farmer fighting cancer

Farmers came together to help a neighbor harvest 1,200 acres in six hours after learning that Larry Yockey knew he would not be able to cut his wheat after he …


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 7:48 p.m.

Judge reduces $2B award in Monsanto Roundup case to $86.7M

A Northern California judge has upheld a jury’s verdict that Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide caused cancer in a couple but reduced damages from $2 billion to $86.7 million.


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 5:04 p.m.

Breast implant recalled after link to more rare cancer cases

A leading breast implant maker is recalling a model linked to a rare form of cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration called on the company to remove the textured …


Ethiopian adoptees in Nine Mile Falls learn their birth mother who has cancer, HIV is improbably alive

Adesalem and Kella Jelinek believed for years that their mother, who gave them up after contracting HIV and being diagnosed with uterine cancer, had died. Then, this spring, a nonprofit …


UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019, 4:22 p.m.

Companies report progress on blood tests to detect cancer

California company says its experimental blood test was able to detect many types of cancer at an early stage and gave very few false alarms in a study that included …


Storm coach Dan Hughes undergoes surgery for cancer

Seattle Storm coach Dan Hughes had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in his digestive tract. The team provided no timetable for his return to the sideline. Hughes revealed the …


Jury: Monsanto to pay $2 billion in weed killer cancer case

A Northern California jury ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2.05 billion to a couple who claimed the company’s popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused each of …


What are the dangers of using DNA kit testing for health concerns?

While most Americans are buying DNA kits to find out where their ancestors were born, many are opting for detailed profiles of their health risks. But those tests often don’t …


UCSD patient gets first cancer treatment made from stem cells

A new form of cancer immunotherapy has been given to a University of California, San Diego Health patient in the first test of immune cells grown from stem cells.


Smoking during cancer treatment will add to your bill

Cancer patients who smoked during treatment were more likely than nonsmokers to have their initial treatment fail and ended up spending more on subsequent treatments, according to the study, published …


People living with incurable cancers urge more research

Millions of people are surviving for years with cancers that have spread widely and are considered incurable, and there’s a new push for more research on what it’s like to …


Immune system therapy shows wider promise against cancer

A treatment that helps the immune system fight deadly blood cancers is showing early signs of promise against some solid tumors, giving hope that this approach might be extended to …


High-stakes trial starts in Roundup weed killer cancer claim

A jury in federal court in San Francisco will decide whether Roundup weed killer caused a California man’s cancer in a trial starting Monday that plaintiffs’ attorneys say could help …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:20 p.m.

Frank Reynolds, beloved child cancer doctor at Deaconess and Sacred Heart, dies at 83

Colleagues, patients and co-workers remember the longtime doctor’s devotion to the care of the whole patient at a time when many families faced uncertain futures and frightening diagnoses. Reynolds insisted …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:08 p.m.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg back on bench as Supreme Court resumes hearings

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was back on the bench Tuesday for the first time since her recent cancer surgery as the Supreme Court returned from its winter break and resumed …


Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg back at work

The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has returned to work at the building for the first time since lung cancer surgery in late December.


Anti-cancer gene might actually fuel a tumor’s growth, study finds

A cancer-fighting gene known as the “guardian of the genome” actually promotes certain tumors, according to a study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 4:33 p.m.

FDA approves consumer cancer test, DNA company 23andMe says

DNA testing company 23andMe said it has the green light from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to offer consumers a test for a hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome.


Supreme Court says Justice Ginsburg’s recovery is ‘on track’

The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s recovery from cancer surgery is “on track” and no further treatment is required. But the 85-year-old justice will miss court arguments next …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 3:57 p.m.

U.S. cancer death rate hits milestone: 25 years of decline

The U.S. cancer death rate has hit a milestone: It’s been falling for at least 25 years, according to a new report.


Ginsburg missing Supreme Court arguments for 1st time

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is missing arguments for the first time in more than 25 years as she recuperates from cancer surgery last month, the Supreme Court said.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 2:27 p.m.

Two former Spokane Valley fire captains died in December. In both cases, long-term exposure to toxins may be to blame.

For the second time in less than a week, the Spokane Valley Fire Department has announced the death of a former fire captain, and again, work-related exposure to toxins is …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 9:52 p.m.

Former Spokane Valley Fire captain dies from firefighting-related cancer

The Spokane Valley Fire Department announced Friday that its former captain, Tim Cruger, died on Monday from cancer caused by exposure to toxic smoke on the job.


Blake Nordstrom discloses cancer diagnosis, plans to keep working through treatment

Blake Nordstrom, co-president of the Seattle-based retailer that bears his family name, disclosed Monday he has been diagnosed with lymphoma.


GlaxoSmithKline to spend $5.1B on cancer drugmaker Tesaro

Shares of Tesaro soared Monday after GlaxoSmithKline said it would pay about $5.1 billion in cash to buy the cancer drugmaker.


Batkid won our hearts. Now he’s cancer free.

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 …