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.
Dr. Anne McTiernan finds lifestyle changes lower blood estrogen levels in overweight and obese postmenopausal women, may reduce risk of most common breast cancers
May 29, 2012
| By Kristen Woodward
Even a moderate amount of weight loss can significantly reduce levels of circulating estrogens that are associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, according to a study by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center researchers—the first randomized, controlled clinical trial to test the effects of weight loss on sex hormones in overweight and obese postmenopausal women, a group at elevated risk for breast cancer.
Christopher Li study finds recent use or a year or more doubles the risk of invasive breast cancer
April 16, 2012
| By Kristen Woodward
A large-scale U.S.-based study conducted by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to evaluate the link between an injectable form of progestin-only birth control and breast cancer risk in young women has found that recent use of a year or more doubles the risk of the disease. The results of the study, led by the Hutchinson Center's Dr. Christopher Li, were published in the April 15 print issue of Cancer Research.
Leslie Bernstein will discuss lifestyle practices and breast cancer at the annual Biobehavioral Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program symposium
April 2, 2012
| By Galen Motin Goff
Dr. Leslie Bernstein will present "Lifestyle Practices: Impact on Breast Cancer Risk and Prognosis" at the 7th annual Biobehavioral Cancer Prevention and Control Training Program symposium Thursday, April 19, 4-5 p.m. in the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Arnold Building, M1-305.
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