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Top cancer groups team up to take on health disparities

Four national organizations push for richer data, more inclusive research to better serve the underserved

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

Four leading cancer organizations joined forces to decry the country's longstanding health disparities and offer recommendations to ensure our most vulnerable populations also benefit from cancer research. Fred Hutch's Dr. Christopher Li, a co-author, talks about the importance of this effort.

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How cancer fools healthy neighboring cells

‘Tumor microenvironment’ research underscores why we need cancer immunotherapy — and how to make it work for more patients

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

Like tiny con men, cancer cells have many tricks to fool healthy cells into helping them. Research into the "tumor microenvironment" is uncovering new avenues for treatment.

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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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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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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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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

June 29, 2017

Dr. Amanda Paulovich of Fred Hutch has been selected to lead a multi-institution effort to develop a biological test to predict which treatments will work for patients with ovarian cancer.

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