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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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‘We don’t have to wait until we get sick’

Chef and food activist Alice Waters, this year’s Premier Chefs Dinner keynote speaker, on the threads that link diet, health, education

May 15, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Alice Waters, a Berkeley, California, chef and owner of the world-renowned Chez Panisse restaurant, will travel to Seattle this week as the keynote speaker of the Premier Chefs Dinner, a fundraising event for Fred Hutch research.

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The science of empowerment

Health disparities workshops build bridges to better serve marginalized communities

March 13, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Through an innovative grant-training program, Fred Hutch’s Health Disparities Research Center aims to even the playing field for traditional "health have-nots."

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The health haves and have nots

New study on county-by-county cancer deaths highlights significant health disparities across the nation

Jan. 24, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study by public health researchers at the UW shows cancer mortality rates have dropped 20 percent in the last 35 years. But some counties had significantly higher death rates than others. The lead author and a Fred Hutch health disparities expert explain why.

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