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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

However, there are potentially dozens of other genes, that, when mutated, could cause cancer, Magnuson said.

Science Explained: What causes cancer?

EMMA LEDBETTER and JOSIAH PIKE January 13, 2022

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the U.S., and the rates have only increased in recent years — but what exactly is cancer, and can we prevent it? Cancer occurs when a cell divides uncontrollably,...

A team with the WSU Sleep and Performance Research Center will be observing night-shift workers’ DNA and sleep cycles.

Center studies link between night-shift workers, risk of cancer

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter October 28, 2021

The WSU Sleep and Performance Research Center is monitoring sleep patterns of night-shift workers to identify factors that contribute to a higher risk of cancer.  A research team at the center will...

Andressa Smith, Johnson & Johnson director of licensing, originally majored in food science but decided to make the change to microbiology.

WSU alum researches cancer after mom was cured of disease

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter, columnist, copy editor July 2, 2021

Andressa Smith, Johnson & Johnson director of licensing, is a WSU alum working in cancer research to determine new and effective therapies. Smith said she is the person who makes the calls when...

The conservation of Tasmanian devils is crucial as they are one of only a few species consuming bones as part of their diet.

Researchers find Tasmanian devil genome responds to unique transmissible cancer

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor June 18, 2021

An international collaboration involving researchers from the University of Idaho and WSU is studying transmissible cancers and evolution in Tasmanian devils.  Tasmanian devils are marsupials that...

Eric Barrow, Miles Pepper and Scott Hanson, employees of the Voiland College Machine Shop, are helping build the CentriFLEX prototype.

WSU researchers create device to grow cancer-killing cells

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor June 14, 2021

WSU researchers developed a device to rapidly grow killer T cells, immune cells that can be used to treat cancer.  Chemical engineering doctoral students Kitana Kaiphanliam and Brenden Fraser-Hevlin...

Zhaokang Cheng works with postdoctoral research associate Peng Xia in their lab. Cheng said heart disease is one of the main causes of death in cancer survivors, other than cancer recurrence.

‘Cancer therapy is a heartbreaker’

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor April 24, 2020

Researchers in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at WSU Spokane recently pinpointed a protein that plays a critical role in heart damage caused by chemotherapy drugs.  Zhaokang Cheng,...

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