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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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Beyond Ben Stiller's advice on PSA screening

The actor said a ‘prostate cancer test saved my life’; experts weigh in on when (and if) men should be screened

Oct. 5, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Actor Ben Stiller wrote in a new essay that a "prostate cancer test saved my life." Two cancer experts weigh in on when (and if) men should get the controversial screening test.

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Seattle Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto, broadcaster Dave Sims tour Fred Hutch

‘You learn to be resilient’: In baseball, both men found lessons to help overcome cancer diagnoses and treatment

Sept. 6, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

They share a love for baseball — and a history of cancer. The thyroid cancer survivor and prostate cancer survivor tell their stories and connect over cutting-edge research at Fred Hutch.

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