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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.

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Many Cancer Drugs May Not Help People Live Longer

Oct. 23, 2015 6:51 p.m.

More than half of all cancer drugs recently approved by the FDA may not help patients live longer, according to a new study by an Oregon doctor.

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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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Group Seeks Oregonians For Cancer Study

May 31, 2013 7:23 p.m.

The American Cancer Society is looking for thousands of Oregonians to take part in a long-term study on lifestyle and its effects on developing cancer.

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Q&A: American Cancer Society Launches Third Phase Of National Study

July 10, 2012 1:15 p.m.

The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers for the third phase of a sweeping national research study about cancer.

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Judge Allows Oregon Guardsman Cancer Suit To Continue

April 13, 2010 2:19 p.m.

A federal magistrate in Portland has allowed a group of 21 soldiers, who believe they were exposed to hexavalent chromium, which is known to cause cancer, to continue their suit against a military contractor in Iraq.

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Portland Gallery Owner Laura Russo Dies Of Cancer At 66

Feb. 12, 2010 4:07 p.m.

Portland gallery owner and artist Laura Russo has died after struggling with cancer. She was 66 years old. 

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State Treasurer Ben Westlund Dies Of Lung Cancer

March 7, 2010 9:36 p.m.

State Treasurer Ben Westlund has died of lung cancer.  A statement issued by the Treasurer’s office says he died early Sunday in Bend.  Westlund was 60 years old.

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Oregon State Treasurer Westlund Fighting Cancer Again

Oct. 22, 2009 4:48 p.m.

Oregon State Treasurer Ben Westlund is vowing to stay on the job, despite announcing Thursday that his cancer is back.

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OHSU Researchers Find Breast Cancer Risk Linked To Mother's Hips

Oct. 8, 2007 4:12 p.m.

A new study suggests what would seem to be a bizarre of risk factor for breast cancer. OHSU researchers found that women who were born to mothers with wide hips were 7 times more likely to develop breast cancer.

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Yew Trees/Cancer

July 11, 2013 5:20 a.m.

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Jimmy Makarounis, Owner Of Portland Jazz Club Jimmy Mak's, Dies Of Cancer

Jan. 3, 2017 12:04 a.m.

Jimmy Makarounis, the longtime owner of famed Portland jazz venue Jimmy Mak's, has died after a prolonged battle with cancer.

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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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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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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.

Hpv Vaccine/Cervical Cancer

April 17, 2014 8:14 a.m.

Learn more about the vaccine that offers protection from several of the most dangerous types of HPV..

Preventive Cancer Screening

Nov. 26, 2015 9:15 a.m.

For some cancers, preventive cancer screenings are readily available. But who should be screened?

Head & Neck Cancer

Sept. 14, 2017 11:09 a.m.

A triathlete shares the story of the drastic measures taken to treat his late-stage cancer.

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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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