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Clearing up another mammogram muddle

Confused about the latest breast-cancer screening study? Fred Hutch, SCCA experts have answers

Jan. 11, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

We tapped experts at Fred Hutch and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance for their thoughts on a new study and commentary that have raised questions about the value of mammography and how it can sometimes lead to overtreatment.

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Common genetic disorder linked to increased death rate from cancer drug

Researchers recommend ‘caution’ when using the chemotherapy busulfan in patients with Gilbert’s syndrome

Oct. 27, 2016 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

As many as one of every 10 people has Gilbert's syndrome, which is typically benign and has even been linked to long life. But new research suggests that busulfan, a bone marrow transplant drug, is extra risky in people with the condition.

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Alternative reality: Patients who spurn chemo for natural remedies

What oncologists do – and say – when their patients choose holistic treatments over conventional care

May 27, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

What oncologists do – and say – when their patients choose holistic treatments over conventional cures.

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‘I feel like this is the year’

New strides in metastatic breast cancer research and advocacy give patients, scientists hope

April 27, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Metastatic breast cancer kills around 40,000 women (and men) a year, but a handful of MBC patients who visited Fred Hutch recently say they're more encouraged than ever. Find out why.

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Improving survival and reducing side effects in Hodgkin lymphoma

New data from cooperative trial suggest PET imaging could guide treatment

April 11, 2016 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

This personalized-treatment strategy for advanced Hodgkin lymphoma saved patients who responded to standard chemo from the toxicities of a more aggressive regimen.

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How much does chemo impact fertility?

New study looks at how chemo affects childhood cancer survivors’ ability to have kids later in life

March 22, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

A new Fred Hutch sheds light on the degree chemo can impact the fertility of childhood cancer survivors and suggests steps young cancer patients (and their parents) may want to take before they receive treatment. Lead author Dr. Eric Chow weighs in.

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