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Bringing personalized oncology to cancer prediction — and prevention

Unique $2.4M NCI-NIEHS award teams Hutch cancer geneticists, epidemiologists and oncologists to use mutation rate to predict individual cancer risk

Oct. 1, 2018 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Drs. Christopher Li, Jason Bielas and colleagues are teaming up on a $2.4 million project that seeks to better understand the link between personal mutation rate and individual cancer risk.

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Dr. James Dai receives $2.1M NCI grant for cancer biomarker research

Biostatistician plans to use funds to develop statistical models to further precision cancer prevention and treatment

Aug. 20, 2018 | By Colin Petersdorf / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch biostatistician Dr. James Dai recently was awarded a $2.1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop new analytical methods for identifying genetic and epigenetic alterations that drive cancers. He hopes this work will facilitate the discovery of molecular cancer drivers — biomarkers — and the development of new preventive, diagnostic and prognostic techniques.

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Dr. Yingqi Zhao receives SWOG Coltman Fellowship early-career award

She plans to use the funds to develop new surveillance and diagnostic strategies for immunotherapy trials

Aug. 8, 2018 | By Colin Petersdorf / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center biostatistician Dr. Yingqi Zhao has been awarded the Dr. Charles A. Coltman Jr. Fellowship, which recognizes and funds prolific early- and mid-career scientists from affiliated institutions within SWOG, a national clinical trials network.

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Finasteride can reduce prostate cancer risk long term

Fred Hutch study taps big data to tease out extended cancer-prevention benefit of drug used for enlarged prostate, hair loss

March 21, 2018 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch public health researcher Dr. Joe Unger used an innovative trial design to confirm finasteride, a drug used to treat enlarged prostate or hair loss in men, has a long-term protective effect against prostate cancer.

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Childhood cancer survivors pay more for health care, more likely to be denied insurance coverage

Adult survivors of childhood cancer suffer from ‘financial toxicity’ decades later, a study conducted at the dawn of the Affordable Care Act found

Sept. 26, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Before the Affordable Care Act's rollout, adult survivors of childhood cancer were more likely to be denied health care coverage than those without a history of cancer, paid more out-of-pocket and were more likely to borrow money to pay their medical bills, a new study has found.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

July 20, 2017

CBS'Sunday Morning" features Dr. Jim Olson's tumor paint research, Hutch researchers received HIV cure research grants to investigate approaches to overcoming the main barrier to an HIV cure: reducing reservoirs of virus that lie dormant in some of the longest-lived cells of the body.grants.

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