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When scientific hypotheses don’t pan out

Research studies are often built around an educated guess. What happens when those guesses are wrong?

Feb. 16, 2018 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Researchers are always prepared for the possibility of a disproven hypothesis. But what happens when a beloved idea or dogma is shattered is less technical, less predictable. More human.

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Science-based tips for making and keeping healthy New Year’s resolutions

Hit the road to good health in 2018 with advice on diet, exercise, sleep and more from Fred Hutch experts

Jan. 2, 2018 | By Kristen Woodward and Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Looking for motivation to help you get off the fat-laden holiday freeway and onto the highway to good health? Check out these science-based tips from Fred Hutch's crackerjack team of public health researchers.

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The latest in gynecological cancer research from the Pacific Northwest

Inaugural Northwest Gynecological Cancer Symposium brings together scientists studying ovarian, cervical and endometrial cancers

Dec. 6, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Monday, cancer researchers from around the Pacific Northwest gathered at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to discuss their latest efforts to better prevent, detect and treat cancers of the female reproductive tract in the inaugural Northwest Gynecological Cancer Symposium.

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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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The path to precision screening for cancer

For now, early detection of breast and prostate cancer means mammograms and PSAs, but a more tailored approach is on the horizon

Sept. 29, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

For now, screening for breast and prostate cancer involves mammograms, MRIs and PSAs, the best evidence-based tools available at this moment in time. But it won’t be this way forever. Fred Hutch researchers weigh in on where we are on the path to precision prevention.

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5 things you can do to reduce your risk of colorectal cancer

Healthy prevention tips from a new data analysis of studies on 29 million adults: move your body, cancer-proof your plate

Sept. 6, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

A new report by an international panel of scientists, including Fred Hutch cancer prevention researcher Dr. Anne McTiernan, breaks down the impact diet and physical activity can have on colorectal cancer.

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