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Lawmaker Says Oregon Will Release Cancer Study Details

March 18, 2014 8:19 p.m.

State representative Vicki Berger says she expects to get the results of a study into the prevalence of the rare disease by the end of Tuesday, despite reports the state won't release them.

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Cancer Society Wants More Northwesterners For Study

Sept. 20, 2013 8:23 p.m.

The American Cancer Society wants more Northwesterners to sign up for the latest phase of a sweeping study

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Portland Breast Cancer Sufferer Will Get Day In Court

Oct. 22, 2013 9:52 p.m.

A Portland woman who says a drug from Novo Nordisk gave her breast cancer will get her day in court, after a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Bend Hospital Finds 'Best Practices' Improve Cancer Treatment

Aug. 22, 2013 12:45 p.m.

One of the ways the federal government hopes to reform health care, is to get doctors to follow what are known as "best practices."

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Health Officials: Too Few Girls Receiving Anti-Cancer Vaccine

July 26, 2013 6:03 p.m.

Federal health officials say a vaccine designed to stop cervical and other types of cancer is being grossly underutilized.

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Oregon's Unions And Businesses Unite For Knight Cancer Challenge

Sept. 23, 2014 6:45 p.m.

Business and unions are often found at opposite ends of an issue.  But Phil Knight's $500 million challenge to cure cancer appears to have united the old foes.

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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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Ducks Wear Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Sept. 30, 2014 6:44 p.m.

The University of Oregon football team will bring back pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Ducks will wear their pink accented gear to their Oct. 2 game against the Arizona Wildcats.

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Oregon Ducks Will Bring Back Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Sept. 29, 2014 8:21 p.m.

The University of Oregon Ducks will be looking pretty in pink in October to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness month.

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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.

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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.

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New Guidelines for Treating Oregon Health Plan Cancer Patients

Aug. 14, 2013 7:06 p.m.

Last Friday, the Health Evidence Review Commission approved Guideline 12, a measure they say will open up care for more cancer patients under the Oregon Health Plan. The new guidelines did away with a stipulation that restricted treatment for patients with less than two years to live. Still, there are those who oppose the measure, arguing that legislating cancer treatment based on things like age and life expectancy is illegal under the Affordable Care Act. 

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Taking Cancer Out Of The Conversation

Aug. 7, 2013 7:30 p.m.

An advisory panel to the National Cancer Institute has recommended changing the names of some precancerous tumors in an effort to lower overdiagnosis and overtreatment.   The idea is that the word cancer can cause such trauma and fear that it leads to rash and unnecessary procedures. An example of a cancer the panel recommends downgrading is ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), what is sometimes called stage 0 breast cancer. Some women undergo mastectomies and chemotherapy to destroy tumors that likely would have never left the milk duct.
This sort of pulling back from cancer detection and treatment has been a hard sell for doctors, thanks in large part to their successes educating the public about cancer. For decades, the most persistent mantra about cancer was early detection. If cancers could be found at nascent stages, the reasoning went, more people could be saved. More and better screenings ensued. Until a few years ago, this was considered great news. Now, though, there's a growing belief among doctors and researchers that more detection hasn't led to greater survival rates and it may even cause more harm than good with some cancers. The most famous example of this change in thinking came in 2009 when the guidelines for mammograms were changed, having women start screening later and less frequently.

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Portraits of Cancer

Feb. 11, 2015 8 a.m.

Portraits of Cancer, a photo series by Jock Bradley, documents the realities of life for people struggling with the disease.

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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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PBS Cancer Documentary Highlights Oregon Medical Breakthrough

April 1, 2015 7:06 p.m.

The three-part PBS film "The Emperor of All Maladies" includes discussion of the cancer breakthrough drug Gleevec, developed by OHSU researcher, Brian Druker.

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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.

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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.

Yew Trees/Cancer

July 11, 2013 5:20 a.m.

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