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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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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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Beyond Ben Stiller's advice on PSA screening

The actor said a ‘prostate cancer test saved my life’; experts weigh in on when (and if) men should be screened

Oct. 5, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Actor Ben Stiller wrote in a new essay that a "prostate cancer test saved my life." Two cancer experts weigh in on when (and if) men should get the controversial screening test.

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Prostate cancer screening and rate of early diagnosis drops, studies find

An expert weighs in on whether new findings are good news, bad news or no news

Nov. 18, 2015 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Two new studies published Tuesday in JAMA show that fewer men are being screened for prostate cancer and fewer early stage cases are being caught. Is this bad news, good news or no news? An expert weighs in.

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'Unmasking' lurking cancer with 3-D mammograms

New study highlights cost effectiveness of adding 3-D imaging for women with dense breast tissue

Oct. 28, 2014 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study suggests that 3D mammograms may be a cost-effective cancer detection method for women with dense breasts.

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To BSE or not to BSE?

What you need to know about breast self-exam and self-awareness

Oct. 20, 2014 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the airwaves and Internet are swirling with information on mammograms, and the benefits of early detection and screening. But where does the humble breast self-exam fit into this picture? Should women still perform BSEs on themselves? Or do we put all of our “eggs” – if you’ll pardon the expression -- in one breast-screening basket?

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