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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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Smoking after a cancer diagnosis

Lighting up can be a source of shame and treatment complications for cancer patients, but Fred Hutch researchers are here to help them quit

Nov. 16, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Many cancer patients try to quit smoking after diagnosis but can’t because of nicotine’s stronghold on their bodies. Others are so stressed they continue to use cigarettes as a crutch. Researchers at Fred Hutch and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance know that smoking cessation is even more important after a cancer diagnosis and are coming up with new ways to help patients stop.

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Targeted therapies push metastatic prostate cancer in new directions

Combination therapy could help stave off new “escape variant” of disease that arises in response to powerful treatments

Nov. 14, 2017 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Pete Nelson and colleagues found that as hormone-targeting treatments grow more potent, recurrent prostate tumors are more often finding a new way around the drugs.

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KUOW profiles E. Donnall Thomas and his Nobel Prize-winning work on a once 'radical' cure for leukemia

Fred Hutch research in bone marrow transplantation helped establish Seattle's biotech industry

Nov. 13, 2017 | By Molly McElroy / Fred Hutch News Service

KUOW profiles E. Donnall Thomas and his Nobel Prize-winning work on a once 'radical' cure for leukemia

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A new option for high-risk multiple myeloma?

Study of three-step treatment approach reopens question of donor bone marrow transplant

Nov. 9, 2017 | by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study offers a clue for solving a long-standing controversy in multiple myeloma: namely, whether a bone marrow transplant from a donor could be beneficial for patients with this disease and, if so, for which patients.

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Connecting the dots between weight loss and prostate cancer

U.S. veterans help shed light on link between dropping pounds and slowing progression of the disease

Nov. 9, 2017 | By Kristen Woodward / Fred Hutch News Service

Obesity and prostate cancer are two of the most common medical issues facing older men today, especially veterans. A new study aims to determine whether weight loss achieved through a diet and exercise will improve the health of men in active surveillance for prostate cancer.

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