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Washington governor signs ‘Tobacco 21’ legislation

Cancer prevention impact highlighted at Fred Hutch signing ceremony

April 5, 2019 | By Fred Hutch News Service staff

New legislation, signed at Fred Hutch, will make it illegal to sell or give tobacco or vaping products to people under age 21 in Washington state.

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Blood clots: What cancer patients need to know

A common side effect of cancer and its treatment gets renewed attention and potential new therapies

March 29, 2019 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Blood clots can be a common – and even deadly – side effect of both cancer and its treatment. Fred Hutch's Dr. Gary Lyman, an expert in blood clots (also known as thrombi) is helping set national policy on how blood clots can be prevented in order to reduce medical costs and save patient lives.

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Prevention community mourns Dr. Alan Kristal, cancer epidemiologist

Pioneering researcher studied how diet can lower cancer risk

March 28, 2019 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Alan Kristal, a Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center epidemiologist and a trained chef whose zest for life was matched by his zeal to discover ways to reduce the risk of cancer, died Friday in Seattle. He was 66.

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