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New Melanoma Vaccine Could Be Offered In Canada By March

Ribi ImmunoChem could have its new melanoma vaccine on Canadian markets by March, an official for the Hamilton pharmaceutical company said. Melacine, the company’s submission for a melanoma vaccine, has …


Doctor: Colon Cancer Preventable

There is a cancer that each of us can prevent. Still, it continues to attack over 130,000 Americans each year while claiming the lives of 55,000 more. The problem is …


New Drugs Major Step In Containing Aids Virus

Providing powerful new evidence of the potency of AIDS-fighting drug cocktails, scientists will report today that the medications succeed in squashing the AIDS virus in patients beyond detection for a …


Brain Implant Eases Parkinson’s Tremors Fda Approves Device That Controls Symptoms Of Debilitating Diseases

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved a bold, “deep brain” implant that promises to ease the uncontrollable tremors experienced by thousands of patients with Parkinson’s disease and another, …


Study Says Chemo, Radiation Can Add Years For Lung Cancer Patients

Treating lung cancer with both chemotherapy and radiation almost triples the number of patients who live at least five years, says a new study. But researchers cautioned that even with …


Carew’s Child Given Transplant

Michelle Carew, daughter of baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew, is to undergo an umbilical cord blood transplant Friday to treat her leukemia, her doctor said. Carew, 18, has been …


New Drug For Diabetics Helps Regulate Blood Sugar

A new drug to help diabetics is going on the market this week in the United States after being available for years in Europe and Japan. Precose, brand name for …


Gehrig’s Sufferers Get Slight Boost Fda Approves Riluzole, Which Extends Survival A Few Months

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first drug that prolongs the lives of patients with Lou Gehrig’s disease, although the improvement in survival is slight. The disease, …


Scientists Support Breast Cancer Test

A powerful ultrasound can significantly reduce the number of American women who undergo surgery to tell if their breast lumps are cancerous or benign, government scientists said Monday. The scientific …


Baby Apes Next To Get Aids Drug Medical Lake Lab Will Try To Block Transmission Of Virus To Newborns

FOR THE RECORD (November 22, 1995): Correction: An AIDS drug will be tested on baby monkeys at the Primate Center in Medical Lake. A story and headline in Tuesday’s newspaper …


Fda Approves New Aids Drug

The federal Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved 3TC - a new anti-viral AIDS drug to be used with the frequently prescribed AZT, further bolstering the growing belief that …


Aids Breakthrough Brings Flood Of Calls Medical Lake Primate Center Sees ‘Unprecedented’ Results In Blocking Virus

Researchers hope experiments at the primate center will eventually lead to anti-AIDS drugs for humans. File/The Spokesman-Review


Panel Urges Cancer Drug Approval

The new drug Taxotere should be approved to help prolong the lives of dying breast-cancer patients who have exhausted other options, despite its high incidence of dangerous side effects, a …


Aids Patient To Get Baboon Marrow

At the tearful behest of an AIDS patient’s mother and sisters, government advisers recommended Friday that the man be allowed to get a bone marrow transplant from a baboon - …


Chemist’s Research Saving Yews

A University of Portland chemist thinks she can squeeze more taxol, a cancer-fighting drug, from the Pacific yew tree. If the efforts of Sister Angela Hoffman succeed, the supply of …


‘Human Error’ Kills Cancer Patient

A patient with a usually curable type of cancer died after a doctor mistakenly gave him a chemotherapy overdose. “We deeply regret this human error,” University of Chicago Hospital president …


Shelter Makes Plea For Help Without Funds, Detox Center Will Close At End Of The Month

Jim Huntley helps a client get off the Spokane Care Service van at the Veterans Affairs Hospital on Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review


More Heroin Means More Demand For Treatment Addicts Have To Wait Months To Join County’s Methadone Program

Bruce never dreamed he’d live in a dingy, roach-infested downtown apartment, let alone be evicted from one. But the money he scrapes up working at odd jobs and collecting aluminum …


Treatment Effective For Sickle Cell Anemia

Calling an early halt to a national trial because of promising results, doctors Monday announced the first treatment for sickle cell anemia that attacks the underlying cause of the disease …


Changes In Treating Troubled Kids Blasted Critics Say Moves By State To Save Money Will Shortchange, Possibly Harm Disturbed Youth

Critics of a recent competition to care for the state’s troubled children claim the state favored fledgling companies with slick sales pitches over veteran firms with solid reputations. That complaint, …