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Integrative oncology program opens at SCCA

Research and rigor will guide integrative therapies that help cancer patients tolerate standard treatment

Nov. 1, 2018 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Cancer patients can now receive acupuncture and other integrative therapies to help them deal with the side effects of treatment through the SCCA’s new Integrative Medicine Program, headed by Hutch researcher Dr. Heather Greenlee.

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Lyani Valle: Leukemia survivor, Obliteride walker

'Cancer was a huge wake-up call to what is important in life'

Aug. 3, 2018 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

Obliteride walker Lyani Valle, a program manager at Amazon, survived a rare form of leukemia using a therapy made possible by Fred Hutch research.

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ASCO endorses integrative oncology guidelines for breast cancer patients

Yoga, meditation, acupuncture and more can be safely used to relieve side effects of standard treatment

June 11, 2018 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Breast cancer patients looking to relieve the side effects of conventional treatment may be happy to learn that the world's leading professional organization of cancer doctors, ASCO, has just endorsed a handful of integrative therapies as evidenced-based ways to manage treatment-related fatigue, pain, nausea, anxiety and more.

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At half the cost, Canadian colorectal cancer survival similar to U.S.

Cross-border collaboration compared findings in British Columbia and Washington state

June 1, 2018 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

In a rare comparison of cancer care in neighboring regions of the U.S. and Canada, a new study found Americans were paying twice as much for similar colorectal cancer treatments, with no advantage in survival rates.

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Flu season tips for cancer patients

It’s bad out there. Here are 7 things you need to know to protect yourself — and others

Feb. 6, 2018 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

7 things cancer and other immunocompromised patients should know about this year's flu season.

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New guidelines take aim at chemo-related nausea

Cancer patients ‘should not be vomiting with chemo anymore.’ Can someone please tell Hollywood?

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

Nausea and vomiting is a weird thing to … uh … bring up, writes cancer survivor Diane Mapes. But a lot of people don't seem to realize these common chemo side effects are now well controlled with anti-nausea drugs. New guidelines, co-written by Fred Hutch's Dr. Gary Lyman, break it all down.

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