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Hutch health economics group releases its first public report

Community Cancer Care Report on quality and cost is the product of five years of stakeholder collaboration

May 1, 2018 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch’s HICOR releases its Community Cancer Care Report, the first public report linking quality and cost measures for cancer clinics.

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Finasteride can reduce prostate cancer risk long term

Fred Hutch study taps big data to tease out extended cancer-prevention benefit of drug used for enlarged prostate, hair loss

March 21, 2018 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch public health researcher Dr. Joe Unger used an innovative trial design to confirm finasteride, a drug used to treat enlarged prostate or hair loss in men, has a long-term protective effect against prostate cancer.

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Surviving cancer without going broke

HICOR’s Value in Cancer Care Summit tackles skyrocketing costs, financial toxicity, balancing cost with the right care and more

April 11, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

About 200 patients, payers, providers and policymakers gathered with Fred Hutch researchers April 7 to discuss ways to bump value and bring down costs of cancer care. The day-long event marked the fourth Value in Cancer Care Summit, sponsored by the Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research.

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