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Hands on with the latest prostate cancer research

7 takeaways from community symposium highlighting recent advances in prevention, screening and treatment

May 14, 2019 | By Jake Siegel / Fred Hutch News Service

The eighth annual Institute for Prostate Cancer Research Symposium highlighted recent advances in the prevention, screening and treatment of prostate cancer.

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Improving survival and reducing side effects in Hodgkin lymphoma

New data from cooperative trial suggest PET imaging could guide treatment

April 11, 2016 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

This personalized-treatment strategy for advanced Hodgkin lymphoma saved patients who responded to standard chemo from the toxicities of a more aggressive regimen.

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PET scans confirm effectiveness of estrogen-blocking therapy

SCCA study findings have implications for personalized breast cancer treatment and drug development

Aug. 29, 2011 | By Dean Forbes

For the first time, researchers at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance have demonstrated the feasibility of using serial positron emission tomography (PET) scans, using a special estrogen-containing isotope, to confirm the relative effectiveness of estrogen-blocking and estrogen-depleting therapy in patients with metastatic breast cancer.

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