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Cancer communication breakdown

Say what?! Confusing medical jargon and topsy-turvy language can leave a lot of patients feeling lost in translation

Sept. 22, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center

Whether its topsy-turvy language or murky medical jargon, most cancer patients run up against a "lost--in-translation" moment with their doctors. Writer Diane Mapes and Fred Hutch experts weigh in on the importance of good patient-doctor communication.

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Landmark for breast cancer care in developing nation

Breast Health Global Initiative publication identifies barriers to cancer screening, provides tools for optimizing treatment programs

April 4, 2011

A landmark publication from the Breast Health Global Initiative’s 2010 global summit reveals a multitude of barriers that keep women of developing nations from receiving screening and treatment for breast cancer. The authors—17 breast cancer experts from 12 countries—also identify common strategies and detail models of new programs that can improve and optimize breast health care and cancer treatment in such settings.

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Change in PSA level may not predict prostate cancer

Center statistical analyses show screening for PSA velocity can lead to unnecessary biopsies

March 14, 2011

New research has shown that change in PSA levels over time—known as PSA velocity—is a poor predictor of prostate cancer and may lead to many unnecessary biopsies. The study findings were published online Feb. 24 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center researcher, Cathee Till of the Public Health Sciences Division, conducted statistical analyses.

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Comparative-effectiveness research reaps $16 million

Grand Opportunities grants from the National Institutes of Health enable Center, UW and Group Health scientists to evaluate cancer treatments, outcomes and costs

Dec. 5, 2009

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center researchers, along with colleagues at Group Health Research Institute and the University of Washington schools of Public Health and Pharmacy, have been selected to lead two collaborative projects worth $8 million, part of approximately $16 million in federal stimulus funding awarded locally for comparative-effectiveness research in cancer.

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In sickness and in health? For men, maybe not

SCCA study finds husbands more likely than wives to leave sick spouse

Nov. 16, 2009 | By Dean Forbes

According to a study co-authored by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Dr. Michael Glanz, a married man is six times more likely to separate from or divorce his wife soon after a diagnosis of cancer or multiple sclerosis than a married woman in the same situation.

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Mwaka’s mission: A ministry in medicine

After a yearlong fellowship at the Center, Amos Mwaka is back in Uganda hoping to establish a program to train rural doctors to better diagnose early stage cancer

Oct. 27, 2009 | By Brad Broberg

In August, Dr. Amos Mwaka completed a yearlong oncology fellowship at the Fred Hutchinson Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. He joins Dr. Victoria Walusansa as the second graduate of the program, which is part of the Uganda Program on Cancer and Infectious Diseases (UPCID). The UPCID is a formal collaboration between the Hutchinson Center and the Uganda Cancer Institute.

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