International GE cancer challenge nets seed funding for Connie Lehman, who aims to raise breast cancer survival rates through ultrasound use in rural women
April 2, 2012
| By Dean Forbes
With seed funding from an international grant competition sponsored by GE, radiologist Dr. Constance Lehman of the Public Health Sciences Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center will launch a pilot project to study the effectiveness of portable ultrasound for early detection of breast cancer among women in rural Uganda. Her project was one of five chosen for initial funding as part of the GE "Healthymagination Cancer Challenge."
First comprehensive cancer center collaboration by U.S. and sub-Saharan African cancer institutions will further specialized study, treatment of infection-related cancers
Oct. 11, 2011
| By Jacqueline Koch and Kristen Woodward
A pioneering international collaboration forged by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center with the Uganda Cancer Institute in Kampala, Uganda, has broken ground for the construction of a state-of-the-art cancer training and outpatient treatment facility in Kampala. The building will be the first comprehensive cancer center jointly constructed by U.S. and African cancer institutions in sub-Saharan Africa.
Learn about the importance of colon cancer screening National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month; take the colon cancer quiz; dress in blue March 4
Feb. 21, 2011
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center suggests a few things you can do to help yourself, your friends and your family learn more about this highly preventable disease.
Five-year extension of Yakima Valley program expands health promotion efforts to include Hispanic communities in Franklin County
Nov. 8, 2010
| By Kristen Woodward
Dr. Beti Thompson of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Public Health Sciences Division received a five-year, $4.29 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to extend ongoing research aimed at reducing cancer disparities among Hispanics in the Yakima Valley.
Memorandum of understanding marks first-ever research and training agreement between the Chinese Center for Disease Control and a U.S. cancer research center
Nov. 1, 2010
| By Dean Forbes
Officials from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center formalized an ongoing relationship by signing a memorandum of understanding during a ceremony at the Center on Oct. 28.