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Finding ways to deliver on the promise of precision oncology

‘Functional genomics’ method aims to marry three powerful techniques to speed personalized cancer treatments to patients

March 31, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Christopher Kemp is confident that the answer to personalized cancer treatment is written in the molecules inside each patient’s tumor, we just need to figure out how to separate the wheat from the chaff.

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Taking care of business

New colorectal cancer screening guidelines push for adults 50 and older to get screened — somehow

June 16, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

“The best screening test is the one that gets done,” wrote the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in their new colorectal cancer screening guidelines. Our researchers weigh in.

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‘Whatever happens to me, my baby can be OK’

Young patients and survivors share their stories of cancer and motherhood

May 6, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Parenting a baby or small child is often all-consuming, even for healthy mothers and fathers. And so is going through cancer and its associated draining, destructive treatments. Here, in honor of Mother's Day, three women share their stories of when cancer and motherhood collide.

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Progress in ‘precision prevention’ for colorectal cancer

New risk prediction model — not yet ready for clinical use — incorporates genetic, lifestyle and environmental risk factors

April 18, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

In work presented Monday at the American Association for Cancer Research’s annual meeting in New Orleans, researchers from Fred Hutch, the University of Michigan and other institutes debuted their latest progress in precision prevention — an in-the-works method to predict risk of colorectal cancer that integrates genetic, lifestyle and environmental risk factors.

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'We can do better'

African American cancer ‘mortality gap’ narrows in most cancers, but disparities remain — and widen — for breast, colorectal cancers

Feb. 22, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Although progress has been made in reducing the cancer mortality gap, African Americans continue to have the highest death rate and shortest survival of any racial or ethnic group for most cancers, according to a study released Monday by the American Cancer Society.

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Glory's gift

A young woman’s resolve to help find a better way to detect colon cancer led to a years-long relationship between her family and a researcher across the country

Jan. 13, 2016 | by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Just 23 years old, Glory Gensch was fighting for her life against stage 4 colon cancer. In the final weeks of her life, she resolved to help save other young people from the disease.

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