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Finasteride can reduce prostate cancer risk long term

Fred Hutch study taps big data to tease out extended cancer-prevention benefit of drug used for enlarged prostate, hair loss

March 21, 2018 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch public health researcher Dr. Joe Unger used an innovative trial design to confirm finasteride, a drug used to treat enlarged prostate or hair loss in men, has a long-term protective effect against prostate cancer.

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A roadmap for precision colorectal cancer screening

New study combines environmental, lifestyle and genetic information to create a more nuanced risk-prediction model

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

Public health researchers at Fred Hutch are working on a more nuanced risk-prediction model for colorectal cancer. What could it mean for you?

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6 misconceptions about colorectal cancer

Get the facts and lower your risk

March 8, 2018 | by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

From colonoscopy to barbeque, test your knowledge about colorectal cancer risk with the help of myth-busting experts from Fred Hutch — it might just save your life.

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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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Dr. Kevin Cheung receives prestigious ‘Era of Hope’ Scholar Award

$4.1 million, four-year award to advance understanding of breast cancer metastasis

Feb. 22, 2018 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch’s Dr. Kevin Cheung, a metastatic breast cancer researcher, has received a $4.1M Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program “Era of Hope” Scholar Award.

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Lobular breast cancer comes into the spotlight

Research collaborations, patient advocates push to explore ‘sneaky,’ understudied subtype’s standing as a distinct disease

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

Lobular breast cancer is the sixth most common cancer in women yet many people have never heard of it. It doesn't image well, may not create a lump and is considered to be an "understudied" cancer. That's changing. Fred Hutch researchers and patient advocates break it down.

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