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Exploring why people with HIV have a higher risk of lung cancer

120 volunteers to enroll in Seattle-area study of cancer-related gene mutations

Dec. 4, 2018 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

Researchers Fred Hutch announced on Dec. 1 the start of a new study with a goal to understand why those who are HIV-positive are at higher risk of lung cancer.

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7 misconceptions about lung cancer

Myths and misinformation still keep many people in the dark – and that’s bad news for their health

Nov. 15, 2018 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

November may be Lung Cancer Awareness Month but many people are unaware that this disease affects nonsmokers or that there is an effective way to screen for it. Take a deep breath an check out these common lung cancer misconceptions.

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Path to a targeted treatment for small-cell lung cancer?

Researchers show how common mutation in SCLC makes mouse tumors more vulnerable to certain cancer drugs

Sept. 4, 2018 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Work by Dr. David MacPherson could point the way toward a targeted treatment for a subset of small-cell lung cancers. He showed that SCLC tumors with a specific DNA mutation are more vulnerable to certain drugs.

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Dr. Alice Berger receives $200K grant for lung cancer research

Award to fund genome sequencing on lung tumors found in female ‘never-smokers’

March 7, 2018 | By Kristen Woodward / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Alice Berger, a translational researcher at Fred Hutch, has received a $200K award to advance her scientific focus on the genetics of lung cancer in women who have never smoked.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Jan. 18, 2018

Metastatic breast cancer researchers receive postdoc scholarships; Hutch receives three state CARE Fund grants for cancer research; HemOnc Today names Dr. Damian Green a Next Gen Innovator.

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The lung cancer blame game

The shame, blame and stigma surrounding this deadly disease affects everything from patient follow-through to research funding

Nov. 21, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Most people know that lung cancer is an aggressive killer, triggered by everything from smoking to genetic mutations to environmental toxins. But more and more patients, doctors and researchers are pointing to another harmful influence contributing to the suffering, delayed diagnosis and possibly even early deaths of those hit with the disease: stigma.

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