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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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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Oct. 12, 2017

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'Pinktober': What Breast Cancer Awareness Month means to patients, care providers and others

Some see it as invaluable for education and advocacy while others, including male breast cancer patients, may feel left out

Oct. 12, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Breast Cancer Awareness Month definitely means different things to different people. For some, it’s about celebrating strength and survival. For others, it's about advocacy and a push to educate people about the realities of the disease. Read on for a few thoughts about BCAM from breast cancer patients, researchers and caregivers.

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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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Big study finds no rise in death risk among women who took hormone therapy

A new twist to menopausal hormone replacement dilemma

Sept. 12, 2017 | Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

New follow-up research to a landmark study on menopausal hormone replacement therapy has found that women assigned to those drugs on the study had no higher risk of death than women who took a placebo.

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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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