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Squelching ovarian cancer: the not-so-silent killer

The search continues for new biomarkers, better outcomes and, yes, cures for this deadly disease

Sept. 17, 2018 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, but Fred Hutch researchers are working year-round to find ways to detect the disease early and shut it down for good. Read on for a handful of ovarian cancer research highlights.

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H. pylori test hints at risk factor for stomach cancer

Pilot study suggests specific strain of bacteria may be found more often in East Asian patients with stomach cancer

Sept. 12, 2018 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

A pilot study by Dr. Nina Salama at Fred Hutch hints that carrying a specific strain of H. pylori could be a risk factor for stomach cancer in East Asian patients.

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Glory's gift

A young woman’s resolve to help find a better way to detect colon cancer led to a years-long relationship between her family and a researcher across the country

Jan. 13, 2016 | by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Just 23 years old, Glory Gensch was fighting for her life against stage 4 colon cancer. In the final weeks of her life, she resolved to help save other young people from the disease.

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Amanda Paulovich wins $2.2 million for rapid radiation diagnostic

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center clinical researcher is working to develop a biomarker test that could screen many people quickly for radiation injury after nuclear accident; could also screen patients for cancer treatment toxicity

Aug. 27, 2012 | By Rachel Tompa

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McTiernan, Guenthoer awarded Komen grants for breast cancer research

Anne McTiernan's $250,000 grant extends her vitamin D work; Jamie Guenthoer to develop early detection blood test with $180,000 award

May 29, 2012

Drs. Anne McTiernan and Jamie Guenthoer of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center recently garnered grants from Susan G. Komen for the Cure, part of the organization's $58 million in new research funding for 2012.

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HIV 'superinfection' boosts immune response

Overbaugh, Cortez-led study shows women infected by two different HIV strains exhibit strong antibody response; findings may aid vaccine development

April 2, 2012 | By Kristen Woodward

Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center found that women who have been infected by two different strains of HIV from two different sexual partners-a condition known as HIV superinfection-have more potent antibody responses that block the replication of the virus compared to women who've only been infected once.

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