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Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

May 25, 2017

A team of Fred Hutch researchers led by principal investigator Dr. Eric Holland has received $400,000 for a two-year pilot study to test several novel immunotherapy approaches for glioma, an aggressive brain cancer. The study was made possible by the generous support of the Bezos family, which since 2009 has donated and leveraged more than $40 million to Fred Hutch for immunotherapy research.

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Risk of second breast cancer may be higher in diabetics

Li study finds first-ever link between diabetes and two-fold increased risk of contralateral breast cancer

Aug. 2, 2010 | By Colleen Steelquist

A new study from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Public Health Sciences Division researchers found that breast cancer survivors with a history of diabetes have a two-fold increased risk of developing breast cancer in their opposite breasts.

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Video: Beneficial breast cancer drug has its risks

Li study confirms his earlier finding that associates long-term tamoxifen use with more than four-fold increased risk of aggressive, difficult to treat type of contralateral breast cancer

Aug. 26, 2009 | By Kristen Woodward

Findings by Dr. Christopher Li, and colleagues at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center indicate that while long-term tamoxifen use among breast cancer survivors decreases their risk of developing the most common, less aggressive type of second breast cancer, such use is associated with a more than four-fold increased risk of a more aggressive, difficult-to-treat type of cancer in the breast opposite, or contralateral, to the initial tumor.

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New breast-imaging best practices published

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance's Dr. Connie Lehman is corresponding author of updated guidelines that emphasize breast MRI to supplement standard imaging

March 16, 2009 | By Dean Forbes

Updated guidelines for physicians that represent best practices for using magnetic resonance imaging to newly diagnose breast cancer and to make treatment decisions for breast cancer recently appeared in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Breast radiologists and surgeons at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.Y. authored the paper upon which the guidelines are based.

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