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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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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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Should prostate cancer screening be different for black men?

New study confirms prostate cancer is more common and more deadly in African-Americans

April 23, 2017 | By Linda Carroll for Fred Hutch News Service

Newly published research from Fred Hutch shows black men may be at heightened risk not only of developing prostate cancer but also of having a more aggressive form at a younger age.

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What’s new in prostate cancer? 5 things to watch

Highlights from the Institute for Prostate Cancer Research 2017 community symposium

March 22, 2017 | by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Five new research developments in prostate cancer for men to keep their eyes on.

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Looking back at the future

A roundup of some of our favorite 2016 stories on research at Fred Hutch

Dec. 30, 2016 | By Fred Hutch News Service staff

At Fred Hutch News Service, our writers witness daily the excitement of covering new developments in the science of cancer and the human immune system. As 2016 draws to a close, we asked them to sort through the stories about Fred Hutch research they had written this year, and offer our readers a selection of those they felt were most meaningful and important.

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So you're BRCA, now what?

A Fred Hutch researcher and breast cancer survivor talks about her inherited mutation and how it helped guide her decisions

Nov. 8, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

As research sheds ever more light on hereditary cancers and the genes that cause them, a portion of the population is being faced with some very difficult choices. Do you test or not test? Share information about deadly mutations with relatives or keep it to yourself? Get preventive surgery or blindly hope cancer doesn’t strike? A Fred Hutch researcher, BRCA carrier and cancer survivor, takes us through her decision-making process.

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