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Combating breast cancer health disparities with education, support

'Knowledge, empowerment — that's what we do': Breast cancer patient Bridgette Hempstead shares her inspiring Cierra Sisters story

Oct. 17, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Breast cancer patients Sandra Evans and Bridgette Hempstead tell the story of the African-American cancer support group Cierra Sisters, which has gone on to help hundreds of Seattle men and women since Hempstead founded it shortly after her diagnosis.

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Understanding cancer health disparities

Researchers and community advocates discuss causes, countermeasures at annual Science of Community Equity Symposium

May 22, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch public health researcher Dr. Beti Thompson and a quartet of community health advocates discussed ways to eliminate health disparities Friday at the Science of Community Equity Symposium.

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The power of sharing your story

Patient stories provide a powerful medium for healing, as well as learning about disease, new study confirms

Sept. 2, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Sharing a cancer story can be powerful, especially within communities of color. A new study out from Fred Hutch's Health Disparities Research Center confirms that sharing stories of cancer and other illness help patients heal and provide hope, strength and encouragement to others.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

April 15, 2016

Gay City was among three community groups to receive funding this year from the Fred Hutch Health Disparities Research Center. Shown here are community organizer Emmet Stanfield and Kathy Ulrich, development director.

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'We can do better'

African American cancer ‘mortality gap’ narrows in most cancers, but disparities remain — and widen — for breast, colorectal cancers

Feb. 22, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Although progress has been made in reducing the cancer mortality gap, African Americans continue to have the highest death rate and shortest survival of any racial or ethnic group for most cancers, according to a study released Monday by the American Cancer Society.

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A mother's legacy: Dave Winfield has spent his life carrying on his mom's values

Hutch Award Luncheon keynote speaker was the first active athlete to start a charitable foundation

Jan. 28, 2015 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Hall-of-Famer Dave Winfield will be the keynote speaker at the Hutch Award Luncheon Jan. 29 at Seattle’s Safeco Field.

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