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Links between air pollution and cancer risk

An environmental exposure researcher on how the air we breathe can raise risk of lung and other cancers — and what to do about it

Aug. 18, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Regular air pollution boosts our long-term risk of lung cancer. As wildfire season heats up from climate change, the Western U.S. air quality could suffer.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

July 20, 2017

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

July 13, 2017

Mary Potts, longtime director of information services for Fred Hutch’s Cancer Surveillance System, was honored recently with the prestigious Constance L. Percy Award for Distinguished Service by the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, or NAACCR.

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Cycling to save lives

Five-year Obliteride veteran Dr. Pete Nelson rides to make inroads against all cancers

July 5, 2017 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch physician-scientist Dr. Pete Nelson has participated in every Obliteride since the event’s inception five years ago, teaming up with a core group of prostate-cancer researchers and cancer survivors for fun with a distinct purpose: benefiting patients.

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Understanding the night shift-cancer connection

New Fred Hutch study sheds more light on how shift work damages our health — and points toward a potential workaround

June 26, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

For the past few years, Fred Hutch’s Dr. Parveen Bhatti has been trying to figure out why working at night is so bad for our health. His latest study confirms that the body repairs DNA damage more efficiently if you sleep during the night than it does if you sleep during the day — and offers insights as to why.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

June 22, 2017

A new algorithm created by Dr. Philip Bradley and colleagues could aid the development of tools to decode T-cell receptor sequences and, ultimately, improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancers, reported this week in Nature.

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