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UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 6:44 p.m.

Indians’ Carlos Carrasco not slowing down as he fights leukemia

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 …


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 …


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 …


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. …


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 …


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.


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.


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Doctor K: Leukemia affects blood cells

DEAR DOCTOR K: My uncle was recently diagnosed with leukemia. I’d like to learn more about it.


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 …


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 …


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.


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. …


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 …


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 …


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. …