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Genetic tests to be offered for prostate, breast cancers
August 18, 2015

By Lorraine Nelson, WSU Spokane

Trobridge-80SPOKANE, Wash. – A genetic testing company will make available tests for prostate cancer survival and breast cancer recurrence to patients following identification of the biomarker genes in a Washington State University laboratory.

Research: Peach extract slows breast cancer growth, spread
March 26, 2014

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

peach-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University food scientist and colleagues at Texas A&M have found that compounds in peaches can inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells and their ability to spread.

Attend breast cancer support groups the second and fourth Thursday monthly
February 23, 2009

Counseling Services is offering a breast cancer support group for WSU faculty and staff women. 

The group meets in Lighty 286 from 12:10-1:00 on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. 

Participants have the opportunity to share and receive support regarding their personal experiences with breast cancer, as well as exchange information about related resources. 

The Group facilitator and contact person is Jane Barga, Ph.D. – Psychologist.  She can be reached at 335-4511;  

Newcomers are always welcome.

Surplus sale; Health sciences; Breast cancer
January 23, 2009

20 percent off surplus stores
WSU departments can save 20 percent off everything in the surplus stores warehouse through Jan. 30.


The sale does not apply to items being sold on consignment.


Buyers must bring a signed IRI to make a purchase for a department.


Shopping hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. On sale days, shopping hours are limited to the sale hours.


Pre-price sale days are every Friday; hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Auction days are one Thursday each month; hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


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UREC hosts breast cancer awareness classes
October 2, 2007

According to, every three minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. One in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Want to know more? Get informed about breast cancer by attending a breast cancer awareness class with University Recreation.

Learn about breast cancer and the proper screening for breast cancer through this informative and interactive wellbeing workshop. Class will be held October 10 from 12:10 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. and October 17 from 5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Both classes will take place in Lighty 405. There is no cost for attending the workshop, and registration will be taken up … » More …

Yoga promotes survivor well being
May 21, 2007

It was a combination of foresight plus opportunity. Inspired by her own commitment to the practice of yoga, Sally Blank — together with a team of researchers at WSU Spokane — has demonstrated that breast cancer survivors who practice Iyengar yoga show enhanced psychological well-being and possible immune system benefits as well.“It really bridges the gap between personal philosophy and professional scholarship,” said Blank, associate professor and director of the Program of Health Sciences.“It also says a lot about what Sally and (fellow researcher) Mel Haberman have done to develop working relationships with the Spokane medical community,” said Deborah Haberman, research development coordinator for the Cancer … » More …

Iditarod icon, breast cancer survivor to speak
March 20, 2007

DeeDee Jonrowe an Alaska sled dog racing icon will visit with the public at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Friday, March 23, at 2 p.m. in Bustad Hall, room 145.Jonrowe has competed annually for more than 20 years in the male-dominated Iditarod Trail Sled Dog competition. A breast cancer survivor, she comes to campus to convey her special brand of hope, encouragement and perseverance under adversity.Arguably, Jonrowe’s most important finish was in the 2003. Despite finishing only eighteenth, her real victory was that she had competed through the full 1,150 miles at all.Jonrowe begins 2005 Iditarod raceThree months earlier, she endured a … » More …

Canadian researcher to discuss breast cancer drug therapies
July 17, 2006

PULLMAN – A review of drugs used in the treatment of breast cancer will be presented at Washington State University July 21 by a Canadian physician and researcher.Dr. John R. Mackey will speak on “Breast Cancer Drug Therapy: Progress, Promise & Pitfalls” to students participating in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) at the WSU College of Pharmacy. His presentation will be at 10:10 a.m. in Wegner Hall, Room G-50.A professor in the Department of Oncology at the University of Alberta, Mackey also is an oncologist at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton and the director of the Cancer International Research Group. He began practicing … » More …

Way Out Woman sledding to support breast cancer
January 23, 2004

Diana Gregg, a medical transcriptionist at Washington State University’s Veterinary Medical School, is an official Way Out Woman.Gregg is one of six women in Idaho chosen to participate in the Way Out Women cross-country snowmobile ride in January and February. The ride, sponsored by Polaris Industries, will benefit breast cancer research and awareness in the U.S. and Canada. “I wanted to sign up right away,” said Gregg. Her mother underwent a complete mastectomy and her cousin died at the age of 32 from the disease. “Breast cancer has been very active in my family. Unfortunately, I’ve been around it a lot.” That and her love … » More …