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Glory's gift

A young woman’s resolve to help find a better way to detect colon cancer led to a years-long relationship between her family and a researcher across the country

Jan. 13, 2016 | by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Just 23 years old, Glory Gensch was fighting for her life against stage 4 colon cancer. In the final weeks of her life, she resolved to help save other young people from the disease.

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Simple questionnaire may lead to better ovarian cancer detection

Dr. Robyn Andersen of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Public Health Sciences Division leads first evaluation of paper-and-pencil symptom survey in a primary care clinic

Oct. 1, 2012 | By Kristen Woodward

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Surprising discovery: Decreased mitochondrial mutations in colon cancer

Hutchinson Center finding sheds new light on genetic mutations in cancer development; may open new avenues for cancer therapy, early detection and monitoring treatment response

June 11, 2012 | By Kristen Woodward

Dr. Jason Bielas and colleagues at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have made a surprising discovery that challenges previously held beliefs about the role of mutations in cancer development. For the first time, they found that the number of new mitochondrial DNA mutations is significantly lower in cancers than in normal cells.

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Lehman launches Ugandan breast cancer early detection project

International GE cancer challenge nets seed funding for Connie Lehman, who aims to raise breast cancer survival rates through ultrasound use in rural women

April 2, 2012 | By Dean Forbes

With seed funding from an international grant competition sponsored by GE, radiologist Dr. Constance Lehman of the Public Health Sciences Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center will launch a pilot project to study the effectiveness of portable ultrasound for early detection of breast cancer among women in rural Uganda. Her project was one of five chosen for initial funding as part of the GE "Healthymagination Cancer Challenge."

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Hanash wins Komen grant for breast cancer blood test

The $599,999 award supports research to develop companion test to mammograms for increased accuracy and earlier detection

March 26, 2012 | By Christi Ball Loso

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Dr. Samir Hanash, Public Health Sciences Division, is the recipient of $599,999 from the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The grant supports the development of a blood test that would be a companion to mammograms but more accurate in detecting breast cancer at an early stage.

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Metabolomics expert Raftery joins PHS

Daniel Raftery brings research on cancer metabolism and early detection, and metabolomics profiling services to the Hutchinson Center's proteomics shared resource

March 5, 2012 | By Rachel Tompa

Metabolomics expert Dr. Daniel Raftery recently joined the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center faculty with an appointment in the Public Health Sciences Division. Raftery will be continuing his search, started six years ago at Purdue University, to detect the earliest stages of cancer by observing changes in cells' metabolism.

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