Anne McTiernan-led study shows that postmenopausal women who lost at least 5 percent of their body weight reduced inflammation markers related to several cancers
May 7, 2012
According to a study led by Dr. Anne McTiernan of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, postmenopausal women who were overweight or obese and lost at least 5 percent of their body weight had a measurable reduction in markers of inflammation.
The 220-ton cyclotron will offer the most precise form of cancer therapy available today
March 26, 2012
| By Dean Forbes
The weekend marked the delivery of the cyclotron for Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy, a ProCure Center, located on Northwest Hospital & Medical Center's campus.
The cyclotron is the core piece of equipment used in proton therapy, an alternative to standard X-ray radiation for the treatment of cancer. It can accelerate protons to nearly the speed of light in order to create a beam of energy that will deliver targeted and effective treatments to cancer patients. SCCA Proton Therapy will open in spring 2013.
Response to a summer survey drove development of the site as a resource for information on Center research and events relating to underserved populations and cancer
Feb. 21, 2012
| By Rachel Tompa
The Health Disparities Research Center, established at the Hutchinson Center in January 2011 to unite, define and prioritize research on cancer in underrepresented populations, has just launched a resource-filled website on CenterNet.
Award winner Billy Butler, Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr., draw 1,000 people to Safeco Field to support Center's early cancer detection research
Feb. 13, 2012
| By Christi Ball Loso
The annual Hutch Award Luncheon on Feb 1 drew nearly 1,000 people and raised more than $400,000-surpassing last year's fundraising record by more than $40,000.
As in previous years, proceeds from the luncheon support early cancer detection research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center through The Gregory Fund®, a collaborative fundraising initiative of the Center and The Moyer Foundation.