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.
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."
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.
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.