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Biden Praises Providence Health For Help With Cancer 'Moonshot'

June 30, 2016 1:15 a.m.

Providence Health System joined Vice President Joe Biden’s effort Wednesday to better treat cancer.

News | local | Portland's Toxic Air Problem

Terminal Cancer Patient Sues Bullseye Glass In Portland

June 15, 2016 10:30 p.m.

A woman who works in Portland has sued Bullseye Glass, alleging the art glass maker directly caused her terminal lung cancer.  

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Ground Broken On Knight Cancer Institute In Portland

June 16, 2016 9:36 p.m.

The first large chunk of the $1 billion raised as part of the "Knight Cancer Challenge" is being spent on a new research building.

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OHSU 'War On Skin Cancer' Event Goes For Redhead World Record

May 20, 2016 9:16 p.m.

Despite having a reputation for gray skies, Oregon has one of the highest rates of melanoma in the nation. OHSU is holding a ‘War On Skin Cancer’ event Saturday to help figure out why.

News | local | Politics | Election | Election 2016

Salem Cancer Doctor Has Spent $1 Million On Gubernatorial Campaign

April 13, 2016 11:37 p.m.

Republican Bud Pierce and his wife, Selma, have now put more than $1 million into his race for Oregon governor, making them the biggest self-funders in state politics this year.

Air | Environment | Health | local | News | Portland's Toxic Air Problem

Health Officials Find 'Small' Cancer Increase Near Portland Glass Factories

April 1, 2016 11:05 p.m.

Health officials say there was a small but significant increase in the number of bladder cancers in North Portland over five years — between 1999 and 2003.

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Study: Latina Women More Likely To Get Screened For Cancer After Home Visit

April 1, 2016 4 a.m.

A new study shows Latina women are almost twice as likely to get screened for breast cancer if they’re visited by a community health worker. Kaiser Permanente is providing free mammograms to 3,000 Latinas around the Salem and Portland areas.

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'Smart Bullet' Professor Picked To Head Knight Cancer Institute Early Detection Program

March 7, 2016 11:30 p.m.

The Knight Cancer Institute announced Sadik Esener as the leader of the early detection program Monday.

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OHSU Partners With One Of The World's Biggest Cancer Organizations

Dec. 16, 2015 12:04 a.m.

One of the world’s largest cancer research organizations is getting together with Oregon Health & Science University to work on the detection of cancer before it grows too large.

News | local | OPB News Blog

Vancouver To Unveil New Breast Cancer Awareness License Plate

Oct. 21, 2014 9:01 p.m.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month will wrap up in less than two weeks, but Washington state is bringing more attention to the disease that affects one in eight women in the U.S.

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May 25, 2016 6:48 p.m.

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Decemberists' Conlee On Cancer: 'Things Are Better ... Kind Of'

Nov. 7, 2014 9:41 p.m.

Jenny Conlee, the accordionist, pianist and keyboard player for the Decemberists and Black Prairie, talks about her experience going through treatment and coming out the other side.

Arts | Health | NW Life

Jock Bradley's Portraits Reflect The Realities Of Life With Cancer

Feb. 11, 2015 8 a.m.

When photographer Jock Bradley’s sister died from ovarian cancer last year, his grief and experience dealing with her illness led to the birth of a new art project. Now a website and budding outreach organization, Portraits of Cancer documents the realities of life for people struggling with the disease.

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Children With Cancer Discover Themselves Through The Lens

May 27, 2015 7:15 a.m.

Randall Children's Hospital, in partnership with Pablove Shutterbug Photography, facilitated a grant from the Livestrong Foundation to allow children with cancer to learn fundamentals of photography.

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Life Is 'Salty And Sweet' For Artist Who Battled Cancer

Dec. 27, 2013 5 p.m.

Andrea Leggitt's laser-cut designs draw on familiar memes like Grumpy Cat and cult favorites like Twin Peaks. She found an audience of "Internet nerds" during her battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.


Here Comes Sharon Jones!

Oct. 9, 2013 10:57 p.m.

The dynamite soul diva plots a return for early 2014 following cancer treatments this past summer. Hear the first single from the upcoming Give the People What They Want.

local | Music

Jenny Conlee: On The Road To Recovery

March 18, 2013 2:15 p.m.

Portland native Jenny Conlee, who performs with the Decemberists and Black Prairie, talks about how music helped her deal with her breast cancer diagnosis.

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Journalist Amanda Bennett Explores 'The Cost of Hope'

Feb. 26, 2013 3:15 p.m.

After seven years of surgery, chemo, biopsies and remission, Amanda Bennett's husband passed away of kidney cancer. In The Cost of Hope, Bennett explores the costs of the healthcare system by sharing her husband's story.


Buckwheat Zydeco's Stanley 'Buckwheat' Dural Jr. Dies At 68

Sept. 24, 2016 6:58 p.m.

The international ambassador for Louisiana roots music died early Saturday morning of lung cancer.


RIP, Ray Manzarek (1939-2013)

May 22, 2013 12:42 a.m.

The Doors keyboardist and founding member died Monday after a battle with cancer. He was 74.

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