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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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Tracking the rise and fall of Ebola in Sierra Leone

Study pins numbers on outbreak’s devastation, interventions that worked

March 28, 2016 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

After a painstaking process collecting and analyzing information sent from nearly every chiefdom in Sierra Leone ― districts comparable to U.S. counties ― a team of biostatisticians including Fred Hutch’s Dr. Betz Halloran and Dr. Yang Yang of the University of Florida has published a new study that shows how the Ebola virus tore a swath through that country like an invading army.

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Zika virus: 6 key things we don’t yet know

From lack of data to inconclusive blood tests to the unique challenges of pregnancy, experts weigh in on the knowledge gaps in this emerging infection

Feb. 2, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

The sudden appearance of Zika virus in the Americas — and the seemingly new tie to the birth defect where infants’ brains don’t full develop during pregnancy — underscore the huge gaps in our knowledge about the disease.

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Pulmonologist Houghton joins Center

McGarry Houghton seeks answers to lung cancer's molecular basis, epidemiology

April 16, 2012 | By Colleen Steelquist

Dr. A. McGarry Houghton joined the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center faculty last month. He plans to study mouse models of lung cancer in his new Clinical Research Division lab.

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Prentice Symposium attracts 200 researchers nationwide

Event honored Dr. Ross Prentice and his contributions, especially to chronic disease prevention research and related methodology developments

Nov. 7, 2011

On Oct 20-21, more than 200 nationwide researchers in biostatistics, epidemiology and genomics from across the nation came to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to participate in the Prentice Symposium, "Emerging Methodological Issues in Population-based Chronic Disease Research."

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PHS' Rolland wins NCI grant to study coordinating centers

Betsy Rolland will lead investigation of how different types of coordinating centers build and support multi-institutional cancer-epidemiology research projects

Sept. 26, 2011

Betsy Rolland, project manager for the Asia Cohort Consortium’s Coordinating Center in the Public Health Sciences Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has won $185,866 from the National Cancer Institute to lead an investigation entitled "The Role of Coordinating Centers in Collaborative Cancer-Epidemiology Studies." Co-principal investigator for the study will be Dr. Charlotte Lee, a professor at the University of Washington and Rolland’s doctorate adviser in the UW’s Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering. Dr. John Potter, the head of the coordinating center, will also serve as an adviser for the pilot project.

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