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Highlights of Fred Hutch science in 2018

A look back at notable advances in immunotherapy, precision screening and more

Dec. 18, 2018 | By Fred Hutch News Service staff

From basic biology to survivors’ pocketbooks, our researchers explore every angle of cancer. Here are just a few of the strides our teams made in 2018.

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Bringing personalized oncology to cancer prediction — and prevention

Unique $2.4M NCI-NIEHS award teams Hutch cancer geneticists, epidemiologists and oncologists to use mutation rate to predict individual cancer risk

Oct. 1, 2018 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Drs. Christopher Li, Jason Bielas and colleagues are teaming up on a $2.4 million project that seeks to better understand the link between personal mutation rate and individual cancer risk.

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The lung cancer blame game

The shame, blame and stigma surrounding this deadly disease affects everything from patient follow-through to research funding

Nov. 21, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Most people know that lung cancer is an aggressive killer, triggered by everything from smoking to genetic mutations to environmental toxins. But more and more patients, doctors and researchers are pointing to another harmful influence contributing to the suffering, delayed diagnosis and possibly even early deaths of those hit with the disease: stigma.

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