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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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Progress in ‘precision prevention’ for colorectal cancer

New risk prediction model — not yet ready for clinical use — incorporates genetic, lifestyle and environmental risk factors

April 18, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

In work presented Monday at the American Association for Cancer Research’s annual meeting in New Orleans, researchers from Fred Hutch, the University of Michigan and other institutes debuted their latest progress in precision prevention — an in-the-works method to predict risk of colorectal cancer that integrates genetic, lifestyle and environmental risk factors.

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Vaughan secures $7.9 million for esophageal cancer research

National Cancer Institute grant to evaluate genetic susceptibility for Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma

Nov. 2, 2009 | By Colleen Steelquist

Dr. Tom Vaughan, an epidemiologist in the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Public Health Sciences Division, has received a three-year, $7.9 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study genetic susceptibility for Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma, a rapidly fatal cancer whose incidence has increased more than 500 percent in the past 30 years, faster than any other cancer in the United States.

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