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Cancer patients share thoughts on awareness

A common sentiment: 'Pink is a color, not a cure. We need research, not ribbons.'

Oct. 31, 2017 | By Fred Hutch News Service

As another Breast Cancer Awareness Month winds down, we asked patients and others who follow Fred Hutch on social media to tell us what they would like people to be aware of with regard to this high-profile cancer.

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Grappling with breast cancer around the globe

Fred Hutch global cancer initiative uses collaborations, common sense strategies to tackle health disparities in low- and middle-income countries

Oct. 27, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Each October in the U.S., women are accustomed to hearing messages about early detection and breast cancer awareness. But what’s the best way to raise breast cancer awareness in countries with no mammogram machines and few cancer treatment centers? Fred Hutch's Breast Health Global Initiative .

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Oct. 26, 2017

Fred Hutch leader Dr. Gary Gilliland addressed lawmakers at a hearing to discuss NIH funding for biomedical research, particularly the role of a type of funding called facilities and administrative costs.

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Health disparities in breast cancer and beyond

A Q & A with Dr. Beti Thompson and patient advocate Bridgette Hempstead about the science of equity and how to empower the underserved

Oct. 20, 2017 | By Fred Hutch News Service staff

How do Fred Hutch researchers combat health disparities? By partnering directly with vulnerable communities here in Seattle and elsewhere. In this video, writer Diane Mapes chats with Dr. Beti Thompson, head of the Hutch Health Disparities Research Center and one of her community partners, Bridgette Hempstead of Cierra Sisters.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Oct. 19, 2017

Dr. Ruth Etzioni, a Fred Hutch biostatistician, has received a five-year National Institutes of Health grant to advance the science of cancer surveillance by developing, validating and deploying a scalable, automated approach for identifying cancer recurrence.

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Combating breast cancer health disparities with education, support

'Knowledge, empowerment — that's what we do': Breast cancer patient Bridgette Hempstead shares her inspiring Cierra Sisters story

Oct. 17, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Breast cancer patients Sandra Evans and Bridgette Hempstead tell the story of the African-American cancer support group Cierra Sisters, which has gone on to help hundreds of Seattle men and women since Hempstead founded it shortly after her diagnosis.

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