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The path to precision screening for cancer

For now, early detection of breast and prostate cancer means mammograms and PSAs, but a more tailored approach is on the horizon

Sept. 29, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

For now, screening for breast and prostate cancer involves mammograms, MRIs and PSAs, the best evidence-based tools available at this moment in time. But it won’t be this way forever. Fred Hutch researchers weigh in on where we are on the path to precision prevention.

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The science of empowerment

Health disparities workshops build bridges to better serve marginalized communities

March 13, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Through an innovative grant-training program, Fred Hutch’s Health Disparities Research Center aims to even the playing field for traditional "health have-nots."

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An unexpected diagnosis

What it’s like to be a man with a 'woman’s cancer'

Feb. 9, 2016 | By Dr. Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

A cancer diagnosis can feel like a betrayal, but being diagnosed with a "woman's cancer" can leave male breast cancer patients feeling doubly shocked – and isolated. Read how two male breast cancer survivors coped with their unexpected diagnosis.

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More is not always better

New U.S. Preventive Services Task Force breast cancer screening guidelines seek to balance risk, benefit

Jan. 11, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

New breast cancer screening guidelines released by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force are designed to balance mammography's benefits (catching cancer early when it is easiest to treat) with risks such as unnecessary biopsies, stressful false positives, and overdiagnosis.

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New follow-up care guidelines released for breast cancer survivors

Two top cancer organizations join forces to issue 'invaluable resource' for patients, care providers

Dec. 7, 2015 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Two of the country’s leading cancer organizations have teamed up to create the first clear, concise and comprehensive care guidelines for breast cancer survivorship.

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Breast screening backlash

Expert who helped set the controversial new guidelines responds to confusion, criticism, questions

Oct. 22, 2015 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch's Dr. Ruth Etzioni served on the ACS breast screening guidelines committee. She responds to the many questions and concerns that have been raised since their release.

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