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Stories tagged 'environmental risk factors'

Links between air pollution and cancer risk

An environmental exposure researcher on how the air we breathe can raise risk of lung and other cancers — and what to do about it

Aug. 18, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Regular air pollution boosts our long-term risk of lung cancer. As wildfire season heats up from climate change, the Western U.S. air quality could suffer.

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Q&A with the author of ‘The Radium Girls’: A new story chronicles century-old fight for workplace safety

Author Kate Moore in conversation with cancer researcher Dr. Anne McTiernan

May 23, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

U.K. author Kate Moore joined Fred Hutch's Dr. Anne McTiernan for a conversation about Moore's new book, "The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women."

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Separate rulebook for cellular powerhouses

A precise new technique reveals that our cells’ engines, mitochondria, unexpectedly shrug off DNA damage from toxic chemicals

Sept. 1, 2016 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Surprisingly, instead of falling prey to DNA damage that would cause rampant genetic errors, mitochondria are somehow able to outrun this damage and keep their DNA error-free, scientists at Fred Hutch have shown.

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