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Prostate biomarker discovery could lead to simple test for lethal cancer

Janet Stanford leads first population-based study to identify and validate five inherited genetic variants strongly associated with prostate cancer progression and mortality

Aug. 22, 2011 | By Kristen Woodward

An international team of researchers led by Dr. Janet Stanford, co-director of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Program in Prostate Cancer Research, has identified five inherited genetic variants that are strongly associated with aggressive, lethal prostate cancer. The discovery ultimately could lead to the development of a simple blood test that could be given upon diagnosis to determine which men should receive aggressive treatment versus a more conservative "watchful waiting" approach.

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Two Center scientists receive new investigator awards

Bielas, Mostaghel secure three-year funding for prostate-cancer research

Dec. 7, 2009 | By Colleen Steelquist

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Drs. Elahe Mostaghel and Jason Bielas recently received New Investigator Awards from the Department of Defense’s Prostate Cancer Research Program.

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Hingorani shares $1.6 million for pancreas-cancer research

First round of funding from The Lustgarten Foundation will support pancreas cancer research at six U.S. institutions

June 29, 2009

Dr. Sunil Hingorani of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is among investigators at six leading research centers who will share $1.6 million in the first round of 2009 funding from The Lustgarten Foundation, the country’s largest private foundation working solely on pancreas cancer research. The awards will fund studies on early diagnostic tests and improved treatment for one of the nation's deadliest cancers.

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