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Understanding Angelina Jolie Pitt’s medical choices

Actress, filmmaker lauded for raising awareness and saving lives, but her actions also bring up questions

March 25, 2015 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Angelina Jolie Pitt's openness about her recent surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes is credited with raising awareness about genetic mutations that can drive cancer -- but also some questions. Fred Hutch experts offer answers and insight.

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The value of WHI's combined hormone therapy trial, weighed in lives and dollars saved

The landmark study that prompted millions of women to stop taking combined hormone therapy resulted in $37.1 billion net economic return, thousands of lives saved, a new study finds

May 5, 2014 | By Diane Mapes

Landmark study that prompted millions of women to stop taking combined hormone therapy resulted in $37.1 billion net economic return and thousands of lives saved, according to a new study.

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Building on the Women's Health Initiative findings

More than 20 years after WHI began, half of the original 160,000 trial participants are still followed, providing new information as they age

May 1, 2014 | By Diane Mapes

Dr. Garnet Anderson looked out at a crowd of more than 100 scientists gathered for the annual Women’s Health Initiative investigator conference and remembered the last time they’d met in that same room at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. It was 1993 and 16 member centers had come together to launch the Women’s Health Initiative.

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