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Common genetic disorder linked to increased death rate from cancer drug

Researchers recommend ‘caution’ when using the chemotherapy busulfan in patients with Gilbert’s syndrome

Oct. 27, 2016 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

As many as one of every 10 people has Gilbert's syndrome, which is typically benign and has even been linked to long life. But new research suggests that busulfan, a bone marrow transplant drug, is extra risky in people with the condition.

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Low-fat diet reduces risk of breast cancer and subsequent death

Women’s Health Initiative study indicates benefit to low-fat, fruit and veggie-rich diet

April 18, 2016 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Women’s Health Initiative study indicates benefit to low-fat, fruit and veggie-rich diet

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Progress in ‘precision prevention’ for colorectal cancer

New risk prediction model — not yet ready for clinical use — incorporates genetic, lifestyle and environmental risk factors

April 18, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

In work presented Monday at the American Association for Cancer Research’s annual meeting in New Orleans, researchers from Fred Hutch, the University of Michigan and other institutes debuted their latest progress in precision prevention — an in-the-works method to predict risk of colorectal cancer that integrates genetic, lifestyle and environmental risk factors.

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Tracking the rise and fall of Ebola in Sierra Leone

Study pins numbers on outbreak’s devastation, interventions that worked

March 28, 2016 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

After a painstaking process collecting and analyzing information sent from nearly every chiefdom in Sierra Leone ― districts comparable to U.S. counties ― a team of biostatisticians including Fred Hutch’s Dr. Betz Halloran and Dr. Yang Yang of the University of Florida has published a new study that shows how the Ebola virus tore a swath through that country like an invading army.

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In defense of the negative result

Large cancer clinical trials that ‘fail’ carry just as much scientific oomph as positive findings, new study shows

March 10, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Researchers have found a positive side to negative results in cancer clinical trials -- among all the publications resulting from large cancer clinical trials, negative trials have just as much scientific impact as positive findings.

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Fred Hutch, UW biostatistics ‘giant’ Norman Breslow dies

World-renowned public health researcher saved lives, inspired young scientists

Dec. 21, 2015 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

World-renowned biostatistician Dr. Norm Breslow, who spent more than 40 years at Fred Hutch, died December 9. Colleagues pay tribute to the mentor, mountaineer and major public health force.

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