University of Washington Medical Center will be one of IBM Watson Health’s clinical collaborators in applying Watson to accelerate patient DNA analysis and to personalize treatment options for cancer patients. 

Cells dying as the result of radiation exposure or chemotherapy can send a warning to nearby stem cells.

As a cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Douglas Wood helps turn lung cancer patients into survivors by operating to remove tumors. But his biggest medical achievement, he said, came far from the operating room.

A national alliance of cancer-focused groups today announced the formation of a "dream team" dedicated to ovarian cancer research, and investment of $6 million over three years to pursue therapies.

An exhaustive analysis has been conducted of more than 12,000 distinct proteins present in an often aggressive and difficult to treat form of breast cancer, called triple-negative breast cancer.

New possibilities for tracing cancer of unknown origin back to the type of cell in which it began are reported today.

Writer Claudia Dreifus talks with University of Washington scientist Mary-Claire King about what led to her breast-cancer gene discovery, the work that has followed, and why King thinks women

A confluence of factors raises lesbians' risk for cervical cancer, according to a new study from the University of Washington School of Nursing.

A Connecticut court's decision to force a 17-year-old girl to undergo potentially life-saving chemotherapy is rational and in line with community standards, said a University of Washington professor of pediatric medicine.

In Uganda, when a woman feels a lump in her breast, she often feels resigned to getting breast cancer and dying.


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