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Beth Caldwell's impact on metastatic breast cancer

By living — and dying — out loud, @CultPerfectMoms gave a voice to #stage4 that will not be silenced

Nov. 3, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Determined that the rest of us pay attention to how urgently we need a cure for metastatic breast cancer, advocate extraordinaire Beth Caldwell lived — and died — with a candor that encompasses grit, grief, swearing, humor and a huge, huge heart.

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Closing the breast cancer divide in sub-Saharan Africa

Clinical trial in Uganda will test alternative diagnostic tool and oral chemotherapy, study genetic differences

Aug. 15, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Researchers from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Uganda Cancer Institute are launching a clinical study in the Ugandan capital Kampala that could change the way breast cancer in sub-Saharan Africa is diagnosed and treated.

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Understanding the night shift-cancer connection

New Fred Hutch study sheds more light on how shift work damages our health — and points toward a potential workaround

June 26, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

For the past few years, Fred Hutch’s Dr. Parveen Bhatti has been trying to figure out why working at night is so bad for our health. His latest study confirms that the body repairs DNA damage more efficiently if you sleep during the night than it does if you sleep during the day — and offers insights as to why.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

March 18, 2016

Dr. Soheil Meshinchi receives $250K from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for childhood cancer research ... and more Good News at Fred Hutch.

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High blood levels of vitamin D linked to reduced estrogen – and potentially lower breast cancer risk

Study found the hormone-lowering effect to be independent of weight loss

Feb. 25, 2016 | By Kristen Woodward / Fred Hutch News Service

A Fred Hutch study involving postmenopausal, overweight and obese women who took 2,000 IUs of vitamin D daily for a year found that those whose vitamin D blood levels increased the most had the greatest reductions in blood estrogens, which are a known risk factor for breast cancer.

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Depression: cancer’s invisible side effect

Three in four depressed cancer patients don’t get enough help; survivors tell what it’s like to slip ‘down the rabbit hole’ — and how to climb back out

Feb. 4, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

After being diagnosed with breast cancer, Ruth Kaminski on the outside was her laughing, clowning self. But on the inside, everything was not OK. Kaminski, like about 15 to 25 percent of people with cancer, developed clinically significant depression. Read how she and others tell what it's like to slip "down the rabbit hole" and how they climbed back out.

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