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Exploring why people with HIV have a higher risk of lung cancer

120 volunteers to enroll in Seattle-area study of cancer-related gene mutations

Dec. 4, 2018 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

Researchers Fred Hutch announced on Dec. 1 the start of a new study with a goal to understand why those who are HIV-positive are at higher risk of lung cancer.

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Researchers closer to early lung cancer detection

Sam Hanash leads discovery of blood proteins associated with early development of lung cancer; findings hold promise of a blood test for screening, diagnosis

Sept. 19, 2011 | By Kristen Woodward

A Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center team has discovered proteins in the blood that are associated with early lung cancer development in mice and humans. The advance brings the reality of a blood test for the early detection and diagnosis of lung cancer a step closer.

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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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Dr. Muneesh Tewari wins $450,000 Damon Runyon award

Human Biology researcher focuses on microRNAs made by tumor cells as potential early detection targets

Jan. 26, 2009

Dr. Muneesh Tewari, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Human Biology Division, has received $450,000 over three years from the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation to pursue early detection research for lung and other cancers.

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