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Top cancer groups team up to take on health disparities

Four national organizations push for richer data, more inclusive research to better serve the underserved

July 24, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Four leading cancer organizations joined forces to decry the country's longstanding health disparities and offer recommendations to ensure our most vulnerable populations also benefit from cancer research. Fred Hutch's Dr. Christopher Li, a co-author, talks about the importance of this effort.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Nov. 21, 2016

Good News: Ceballos honored for public health research; ACS research awards to three Hutch scientists; ASH grant to physician-researcher Halpern; Paulovich facilitates Moonshot panel

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SmartQuit 2.0 helps twice as many smokers cut habit, study finds

Smoking-cessation app developed via Fred Hutch research also helped three quarters of trial users reduce smoking habit

Nov. 17, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

A smoking-cessation app developed through Fred Hutch research helped 21 percent of study users quit cigarettes — a success rate nearly three times higher than other methods.

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Forgotten patients: New guidelines help those with head-and-neck cancers

Stigma, isolation and medical complexity may keep patients from getting all the care they need; recommendations aim to change that

April 8, 2016 | By Diane Mapes and Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Head-and-neck cancer survivors can have enormous aftereffects from the disease and its treatment. New survivorship guidelines just released by the American Cancer Society should help them get the support they need.

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Breast screening backlash

Expert who helped set the controversial new guidelines responds to confusion, criticism, questions

Oct. 22, 2015 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch's Dr. Ruth Etzioni served on the ACS breast screening guidelines committee. She responds to the many questions and concerns that have been raised since their release.

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Clearing up the breast screening quagmire

The American Cancer Society releases new, more flexible guidelines. Here's what you need to know

Oct. 20, 2015 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

The American Cancer Society's new breast screening guidelines reflect a shifting attitude towards mammography, with a handful of changes designed to better balance the procedure’s benefits with its harms. Our experts weigh in.

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