picture of Dr. Paul Nghiem
February 16, 2018

Frisco, Texas, resident Steve Murphy, 66, was diagnosed last September with Merkel cell carcinoma, a rare skin cancer he’d never heard of.  His grim prognosis: 50 percent chance of surviving 90 days.

February 6, 2018

Would you consider a therapy that might get you a few more months, but involved shaving your head and wearing a skullcap-like devce for 18 hours a day? 

January 18, 2018

Greg Ledwon, a patient with acute myeloid leukemia says he is slaying cancer and is excited about the prospects of curing leukemia.

January 11, 2018

Dr. Mendez was a standout practitioner, teacher and researcher, said UW's chair of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.

Acute myeloid leukemia cells
January 12, 2018

Pamela Becker, a UW professor of medicine (hematology) and a faculty member at the Institute for Stem Cell an

December 29, 2017

Is it ethical medicine to advise an 89-year-old woman with dementia to have a mammogram?

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December 8, 2017

A UW Medicine breast cancer expert, Dr.

September 26, 2017

Investigators gave enrollees a frank assessment of potential benefits, but human spirit seemed to overpower that message

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[Editor’s note: UW Medicine writer Brian Donohue visited with Northwest artist David Boxley several times during the six-month totem pole project.


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