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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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Matching up cancer risk with reality

New examination of prostate cancer data identifies ‘detection bias’ in prostate studies

Oct. 31, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

A new Fred Hutch-led study suggests variation in prostate cancer biopsy patterns, i.e., who does and who doesn't get screened, may have colored our perception of risk for the disease.

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The cancer waiting game: When the recommended treatment is nothing

For patients who choose ‘watch and wait,’ putting off treatment can be a relief — and a source of stress

Oct. 11, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

For certain slow-growing cancers, doctors recommend a “watch and wait” approach, also known as active surveillance, rather than aggressive early treatment. But it can be stressful for patients to be told they have cancer in the same breath as a recommendation against immediate treatment. Here are some tips on how to cope with the stress by asking the right questions.

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