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US cancer death rate has declined for at least 25 years

Fred Hutch experts weigh in on milestone report from American Cancer Society

Jan. 10, 2019 | By Jake Siegel / Fred Hutch News Service

The U.S. cancer death rate has dropped 27 percent over the past 25 years. The encouraging stats come from the American Cancer Society’s latest annual report. Fred Hutch experts dive deeper into the data and explain how we can accelerate progress against cancer for everyone.

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How to boost cancer clinical trial participation

New study suggests loosening strict comorbidity criteria would open trials to thousands of previously exempt patients

Jan. 10, 2019 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Low clinical trial participation is a problem that’s plagued cancer research for decades, with most estimates putting adult cancer patient involvement at less than 5 percent. Fred Hutch's Dr. Joseph Unger, a biostatistician whose research focuses on improving access to trials, led a new study on how comorbidities squelch patient participation -- and what we might be able to do about it.

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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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