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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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