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Stories tagged 'Bridgette Hempstead'

Combating breast cancer health disparities with education, support

'Knowledge, empowerment — that's what we do': Breast cancer patient Bridgette Hempstead shares her inspiring Cierra Sisters story

Oct. 17, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Breast cancer patients Sandra Evans and Bridgette Hempstead tell the story of the African-American cancer support group Cierra Sisters, which has gone on to help hundreds of Seattle men and women since Hempstead founded it shortly after her diagnosis.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Nov. 21, 2016

Good News: Ceballos honored for public health research; ACS research awards to three Hutch scientists; ASH grant to physician-researcher Halpern; Paulovich facilitates Moonshot panel

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'We can do better'

African American cancer ‘mortality gap’ narrows in most cancers, but disparities remain — and widen — for breast, colorectal cancers

Feb. 22, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Although progress has been made in reducing the cancer mortality gap, African Americans continue to have the highest death rate and shortest survival of any racial or ethnic group for most cancers, according to a study released Monday by the American Cancer Society.

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