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Can Rx monopolies be tamed?

Why prescription drugs cost twice as much in U.S. versus other advanced nations ― and what might be done about it

Aug. 23, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study blames “government-protected monopolies” granted to drug makers for fueling the surge in prescription prices ― a trend that’s hitting American patients hardest of all.

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Your cancer sex Rx

Expert tips, tools and tricks to help you reboot your post-cancer body and rekindle intimacy after cancer treatment

July 29, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Cancer treatment can have a profound impact on all aspects of a person's life -- including their sex life. Our experts offer practical tips, tools and tricks to help those who've been through treatment rekindle intimacy after cancer.

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Double down on cancer cures

Fred Hutch president urges twofold boost in US cancer-research funding

May 5, 2016 | By Dr. Gary Gilliland

In a commentary, Dr. Gary Gilliland writes: If ever there was a moment to double down on our national cancer-research investment, the time is now.

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Reaching for answers

Researchers’ friends and family see scientists as conduits for hope

March 1, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

Researchers often consider themselves conduits of science – and their conversations with the public are an accepted occupational responsibility for anyone donning a lab coat.

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Cancer, bankruptcy and death: study finds a link

A new Fred Hutch study finds that the 3 percent of cancer patients who go bankrupt are much more likely to die

Jan. 25, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study conducted by Fred Hutch's HICOR group has found that the 3 percent of cancer patients who go bankrupt are more likely to die. We talk to study author Dr. Scott Ramsey.

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A little known side effect with a huge impact

Lymphedema affects millions of cancer patients, yet many don’t know their risk and treatment is not always covered

Sept. 3, 2015 | by Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Lymphedema has been called cancer’s “dirty little secret” since patients often don’t know they’re at risk for it, physicians may not recognize it and the condition can happen months or years after treatment. Compression garments vastly improve patients’ quality of life but Medicare and other insurers often don’t cover them.

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