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Q & A with Dr. Peggy Porter: Targeted breast cancer treatments require diverse research data

Breast cancer researcher discusses need to extend research and results to minority women

Oct. 26, 2017 | By Sabrina Richards and Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Personalized breast cancer treatments must come to everyone -- and that requires study data from diverse populations, says breast cancer researcher Dr. Peggy Porter.

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The power of sharing your story

Patient stories provide a powerful medium for healing, as well as learning about disease, new study confirms

Sept. 2, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Sharing a cancer story can be powerful, especially within communities of color. A new study out from Fred Hutch's Health Disparities Research Center confirms that sharing stories of cancer and other illness help patients heal and provide hope, strength and encouragement to others.

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Thompson receives $4.29 million for cancer disparities research

Five-year extension of Yakima Valley program expands health promotion efforts to include Hispanic communities in Franklin County

Nov. 8, 2010 | By Kristen Woodward

Dr. Beti Thompson of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Public Health Sciences Division received a five-year, $4.29 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to extend ongoing research aimed at reducing cancer disparities among Hispanics in the Yakima Valley.

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Thompson wins grant for cancer-education program

Team from Thompson Studies and Spirit of EAGLES will expand award-winning ‘Cancer 101’ for Northwest tribal and Hispanic communities

Oct. 25, 2010 | By Galen Motin Goff

Research on the effectiveness of a cancer-education program for Native communities has led to a $170,000 federal stimulus grant to Dr. Beti Thompson of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Public Health Sciences Division.

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$10.24 million for Latina breast cancer research

Beti Thompson to lead five-year effort based at Center

May 10, 2010 | By Kristen Woodward

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $10.24 million to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to direct a five-year study that aims to understand and prevent breast cancer disparities in Hispanic women.

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Estrogen therapy increases breast density

Women’s Health Initiative substudy shows small, consistent mammographic changes

Nov. 23, 2009 | By Colleen Steelquist

A Women’s Health Initiative ancillary study by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists concludes that estrogen-alone hormone therapy causes a sustained and modest increase in mammographic density in postmenopausal women, a risk factor for breast cancer. The results of the study were published online Nov. 10 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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