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Health Disparities Research Center awards pilot grants for 2 new public health projects

Projects focus on breast health and promoting health education

March 9, 2018 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Two community nonprofits, one focused on breast health and another promoting health education, are the latest recipients of pilot grants from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Health Disparities Research Center, or HDRC.

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6 misconceptions about colorectal cancer

Get the facts and lower your risk

March 8, 2018 | by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

From colonoscopy to barbeque, test your knowledge about colorectal cancer risk with the help of myth-busting experts from Fred Hutch — it might just save your life.

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Dr. Alice Berger receives $200K grant for lung cancer research

Award to fund genome sequencing on lung tumors found in female ‘never-smokers’

March 7, 2018 | By Kristen Woodward / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Alice Berger, a translational researcher at Fred Hutch, has received a $200K award to advance her scientific focus on the genetics of lung cancer in women who have never smoked.

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Fred Hutch team receives $7.5M NCI grant to improve cancer screening

PROSPR II consortium aims to refine detection of cervical, colorectal and lung cancers

March 1, 2018 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch researchers have, for the second time, received $7.5M from the National Cancer Institute to participate in a cancer-screening research consortium.

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Dr. Kevin Cheung receives prestigious ‘Era of Hope’ Scholar Award

$4.1 million, four-year award to advance understanding of breast cancer metastasis

Feb. 22, 2018 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch’s Dr. Kevin Cheung, a metastatic breast cancer researcher, has received a $4.1M Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program “Era of Hope” Scholar Award.

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When scientific hypotheses don’t pan out

Research studies are often built around an educated guess. What happens when those guesses are wrong?

Feb. 16, 2018 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Researchers are always prepared for the possibility of a disproven hypothesis. But what happens when a beloved idea or dogma is shattered is less technical, less predictable. More human.

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