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So you're BRCA, now what?

A Fred Hutch researcher and breast cancer survivor talks about her inherited mutation and how it helped guide her decisions

Nov. 8, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

As research sheds ever more light on hereditary cancers and the genes that cause them, a portion of the population is being faced with some very difficult choices. Do you test or not test? Share information about deadly mutations with relatives or keep it to yourself? Get preventive surgery or blindly hope cancer doesn’t strike? A Fred Hutch researcher, BRCA carrier and cancer survivor, takes us through her decision-making process.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Nov. 4, 2016

Good News: Dr. Oliver Press wins mentorship award; Seattle magazine names Dr. Larry Corey to Seattle's 'Hall of Fame'

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Inherited mutations tied to advanced prostate cancer

Genetic screening could help men with prostate cancer find better treatments — and alert family members to their own cancer risk

July 6, 2016 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study shows men with metastatic prostate cancer are five times likelier to harbor inherited mutations in BRCA1/2 and other DNA-repair genes than the general population, irrespective of age or family history of prostate cancer.

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More than 'Angelina Jolie Effect': BRCA tests spike among breast cancer patients

Search for gene mutations began rising before actress revealed surgeries; better insurance coverage, access cited by experts

Feb. 11, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

The frequency of BRCA testing has vastly increased among younger women diagnosed with breast cancer, a study finds. Is it 'the Angelina Jolie Effect?'

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An unexpected diagnosis

What it’s like to be a man with a 'woman’s cancer'

Feb. 9, 2016 | By Dr. Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

A cancer diagnosis can feel like a betrayal, but being diagnosed with a "woman's cancer" can leave male breast cancer patients feeling doubly shocked – and isolated. Read how two male breast cancer survivors coped with their unexpected diagnosis.

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How lifestyle factors affect cancer rates, survival

Fred Hutch epidemiologist Dr. Amanda Phipps discusses the importance of healthy living

Oct. 16, 2015 | By Fred Hutch News Service

Sleep. Diet. Alcohol intake. Weight. Exercise. All are important lifestyle factors, and all play a critical role when it comes to cancer. Dr. Amanda Phipps, an epidemiologist at Fred Hutch, took part in a tweet chat and discussed how healthy living impacts cancer risks and survival.

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