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Stories tagged 'Cancer etiology - prevention - outcomes'

Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

July 13, 2017

Mary Potts, longtime director of information services for Fred Hutch’s Cancer Surveillance System, was honored recently with the prestigious Constance L. Percy Award for Distinguished Service by the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, or NAACCR.

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Stealing a secret from an unwelcome virus

An unexpected discovery in a herpes lab might bring relief to cancer patients

June 29, 2017 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

Drs. Jia Zhu and Tao Peng made a unexpected discovery while searching for a treatment for herpes: The virus prompts skin cells to make a protein that keeps sensory nerves healthy, and might lead to a treatment for peripheral neuropathy, a side effect of chemotherapy.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

June 16, 2017

Dr. Eduardo Méndez has received a five-year, $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop the first targeted therapy that they hope will be effective for most patients with head and neck cancers.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

May 25, 2017

A team of Fred Hutch researchers led by principal investigator Dr. Eric Holland has received $400,000 for a two-year pilot study to test several novel immunotherapy approaches for glioma, an aggressive brain cancer. The study was made possible by the generous support of the Bezos family, which since 2009 has donated and leveraged more than $40 million to Fred Hutch for immunotherapy research.

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Q&A with the author of ‘The Radium Girls’: A new story chronicles century-old fight for workplace safety

Author Kate Moore in conversation with cancer researcher Dr. Anne McTiernan

May 23, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

U.K. author Kate Moore joined Fred Hutch's Dr. Anne McTiernan for a conversation about Moore's new book, "The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women."

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Understanding cancer health disparities

Researchers and community advocates discuss causes, countermeasures at annual Science of Community Equity Symposium

May 22, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch public health researcher Dr. Beti Thompson and a quartet of community health advocates discussed ways to eliminate health disparities Friday at the Science of Community Equity Symposium.

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