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The path to precision screening for cancer

For now, early detection of breast and prostate cancer means mammograms and PSAs, but a more tailored approach is on the horizon

Sept. 29, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

For now, screening for breast and prostate cancer involves mammograms, MRIs and PSAs, the best evidence-based tools available at this moment in time. But it won’t be this way forever. Fred Hutch researchers weigh in on where we are on the path to precision prevention.

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Metastatic breast cancer patients gather in Seattle

300 patients, advocates and researchers talk science, health disparities and filling in crucial data gaps at 'mets' conference

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

More than 300 metastatic breast cancer patients, researchers, advocates and caregivers gathered in Seattle over the weekend to discuss promising new therapies, patient-researcher partnerships, big data, advocacy, and, yes, cures.

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5 things you can do to reduce your risk of colorectal cancer

Healthy prevention tips from a new data analysis of studies on 29 million adults: move your body, cancer-proof your plate

Sept. 6, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

A new report by an international panel of scientists, including Fred Hutch cancer prevention researcher Dr. Anne McTiernan, breaks down the impact diet and physical activity can have on colorectal cancer.

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New guidelines take aim at chemo-related nausea

Cancer patients ‘should not be vomiting with chemo anymore.’ Can someone please tell Hollywood?

Aug. 24, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Nausea and vomiting is a weird thing to … uh … bring up, writes cancer survivor Diane Mapes. But a lot of people don't seem to realize these common chemo side effects are now well controlled with anti-nausea drugs. New guidelines, co-written by Fred Hutch's Dr. Gary Lyman, break it all down.

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Q&A: Complex lessons about cancer risk from Holocaust survivors

Dr. Beti Thompson discusses studying the links between extreme traumatic events and disease

July 12, 2017 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Beti Thompson, of Fred Hutch's Health Disparities Research Center, discusses her editorial in Cancer about an Israeli study showing higher cancer risk among Holocaust survivors.

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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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