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Living with stage 4

In a culture focused on survivorship, those with metastatic breast cancer who will be in treatment for the rest of their lives can feel isolated and misunderstood

Oct. 13, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

In a culture focused on survivorship, those with metastatic breast cancer who will be in treatment for the rest of their lives can feel isolated and misunderstood.

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Inherited mutations tied to advanced prostate cancer

Genetic screening could help men with prostate cancer find better treatments — and alert family members to their own cancer risk

July 6, 2016 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study shows men with metastatic prostate cancer are five times likelier to harbor inherited mutations in BRCA1/2 and other DNA-repair genes than the general population, irrespective of age or family history of prostate cancer.

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The science of cancer spread

The how and why of metastasis — and what it might take to stop it

April 28, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Metastasis, or cancer spread, is complex and still largely mysterious. What do researchers know -- and what do they still need to know to stop metastasis?

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‘I feel like this is the year’

New strides in metastatic breast cancer research and advocacy give patients, scientists hope

April 27, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Metastatic breast cancer kills around 40,000 women (and men) a year, but a handful of MBC patients who visited Fred Hutch recently say they're more encouraged than ever. Find out why.

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Is metastatic prostate cancer tailor-made for precision oncology?

New study shows a single biopsy could provide enough molecular information to guide individualized therapy for prostate cancer patients

Feb. 29, 2016 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study from scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington suggests metastatic prostate cancer may present just the pair of characteristics needed for precision oncology: Metastases from different patients varied widely in their genetic characteristics, and metastases within a single patient were remarkably similar.

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