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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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