Getting dumped after diagnosis isn’t the only story out there; meet three couples who found romance despite disease
Feb. 14, 2017
| By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service
Getting dumped after diagnosis isn’t the only plotline when it comes to love and cancer. Fred Hutch News Service talked to three couples who found romance despite disease. This Valentine's Day, we share their stories.
Say what?! Confusing medical jargon and topsy-turvy language can leave a lot of patients feeling lost in translation
Sept. 22, 2016
| By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center
Whether its topsy-turvy language or murky medical jargon, most cancer patients run up against a "lost--in-translation" moment with their doctors. Writer Diane Mapes and Fred Hutch experts weigh in on the importance of good patient-doctor communication.
The social media-powered, patient-driven Metastatic Breast Cancer Project aims to speed cures
May 24, 2016
| By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service
Dr. Corrie Painter first turned to Facebook to find others who shared her rare, aggressive cancer. It was her first step on a path from the bench to the bed to the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, where as a scientist-turned-patient-turned-advocate, she directs an unusual collaboration between patients and researchers called the Metastatic Breast Cancer Project.
Former SCCA nurse writes about profound lessons in living, dying, healing
Feb. 19, 2016
| By Bill Briggs
As both an oncology nurse and an author, Susan Horn-Cherry aims to “let people know how beautiful they are, just the way they are." What started out as a letter to her own kids became a book for all children — and for all the cancer patients she's cared for over the years.