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Smoking after a cancer diagnosis

Lighting up can be a source of shame and treatment complications for cancer patients, but Fred Hutch researchers are here to help them quit

Nov. 16, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Many cancer patients try to quit smoking after diagnosis but can’t because of nicotine’s stronghold on their bodies. Others are so stressed they continue to use cigarettes as a crutch. Researchers at Fred Hutch and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance know that smoking cessation is even more important after a cancer diagnosis and are coming up with new ways to help patients stop.

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Grappling with breast cancer around the globe

Fred Hutch global cancer initiative uses collaborations, common sense strategies to tackle health disparities in low- and middle-income countries

Oct. 27, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Each October in the U.S., women are accustomed to hearing messages about early detection and breast cancer awareness. But what’s the best way to raise breast cancer awareness in countries with no mammogram machines and few cancer treatment centers? Fred Hutch's Breast Health Global Initiative .

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Health disparities in breast cancer and beyond

A Q & A with Dr. Beti Thompson and patient advocate Bridgette Hempstead about the science of equity and how to empower the underserved

Oct. 20, 2017 | By Fred Hutch News Service staff

How do Fred Hutch researchers combat health disparities? By partnering directly with vulnerable communities here in Seattle and elsewhere. In this video, writer Diane Mapes chats with Dr. Beti Thompson, head of the Hutch Health Disparities Research Center and one of her community partners, Bridgette Hempstead of Cierra Sisters.

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Combating breast cancer health disparities with education, support

'Knowledge, empowerment — that's what we do': Breast cancer patient Bridgette Hempstead shares her inspiring Cierra Sisters story

Oct. 17, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Breast cancer patients Sandra Evans and Bridgette Hempstead tell the story of the African-American cancer support group Cierra Sisters, which has gone on to help hundreds of Seattle men and women since Hempstead founded it shortly after her diagnosis.

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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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