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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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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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Collaborating with China to help kids

New Fred Hutch study looks at whether persistent organic pollutants can undercut vaccines

July 7, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Could persistent organic pollutants interfere with the effectiveness of vaccines? A new five-year collaboration between Fred Hutch and the Chinese Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is about to find out.

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Bielas wins $2.6 million environmental award

Early career grant funds studies of environmental exposures, DNA damage

Aug. 30, 2010 | By Colleen Steelquist

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Public Health Sciences Division’s Dr. Jason Bielas was recently granted an Outstanding New Environmental Scientist Award by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The five-year funding, given to only six early career scientists nationally each year, is worth $2.6 million and will help Bielas study the rate and prevention of environmental damage to DNA.

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Bhatti brings radiation exposure expertise

Former National Cancer Institute epidemiologist joins PHS

April 5, 2010 | By Colleen Steelquist

Dr. Parveen Bhatti, an epidemiologist who researched the link between radiation exposure and cancer at the National Cancer Institute’s Radiation Epidemiology Branch, has joined the Public Health Sciences Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

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