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Lehman launches Ugandan breast cancer early detection project

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."

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Uganda program breaks ground for pioneering cancer center

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.

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Behavioral scientist Ko joins Public Health Sciences

Linda Ko aspires to increase cancer prevention literacy, decrease disparities through health communication interventions

Sept. 12, 2011 | By Colleen Steelquist

Dr. Linda Ko joined the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Public Health Sciences Division’s Cancer Prevention Program in August.

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Raise your colon cancer IQ in March

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.

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Thompson receives $4.29 million for cancer disparities research

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.

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Center formalizes collaboration with China CDC

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.

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