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Smoking after a cancer diagnosis

Lighting up can be a source of shame and treatment complications for cancer patients, but Fred Hutch researchers are here to help them quit

Nov. 16, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Many cancer patients try to quit smoking after diagnosis but can’t because of nicotine’s stronghold on their bodies. Others are so stressed they continue to use cigarettes as a crutch. Researchers at Fred Hutch and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance know that smoking cessation is even more important after a cancer diagnosis and are coming up with new ways to help patients stop.

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Connecting the dots between weight loss and prostate cancer

U.S. veterans help shed light on link between dropping pounds and slowing progression of the disease

Nov. 9, 2017 | By Kristen Woodward / Fred Hutch News Service

Obesity and prostate cancer are two of the most common medical issues facing older men today, especially veterans. A new study aims to determine whether weight loss achieved through a diet and exercise will improve the health of men in active surveillance for prostate cancer.

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Beth Caldwell's impact on metastatic breast cancer

By living — and dying — out loud, @CultPerfectMoms gave a voice to #stage4 that will not be silenced

Nov. 3, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Determined that the rest of us pay attention to how urgently we need a cure for metastatic breast cancer, advocate extraordinaire Beth Caldwell lived — and died — with a candor that encompasses grit, grief, swearing, humor and a huge, huge heart.

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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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