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New colorectal cancer screening guidelines push for adults 50 and older to get screened — somehow

June 16, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

“The best screening test is the one that gets done,” wrote the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in their new colorectal cancer screening guidelines. Our researchers weigh in.

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Burnett-Hartman wins AACR award

Andrea Burnett-Hartman of PHS focuses research on colorectal cancer precursor lesions

April 2, 2012 | By Colleen Steelquist

Dr. Andrea Burnett-Hartman of the Public Health Sciences Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has been selected as one of 30 Women in Cancer Research scholars by the American Association for Cancer Research. The award provides a travel stipend for Burnett-Hartman to attend AACR's annual meeting in Chicago, March 31-April 4, where she will present colorectal cancer research findings.

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And the Get Screened! winners are ...

Chosen from 60 entries, the video-contest winners are helping people see colon-cancer screening as ‘an opportunity not a threat’

April 27, 2009 | By Kristen Woodward

It’s a wrap for “Get Screened!”—the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center contest that offered moviemakers nationwide the challenge of creating a video showcasing the importance of colorectal-cancer screening. The five winning videos—featuring a stirring survivorship story, a probing puppet and a sinister character named “Colon Polyp,” among other characters—were selected from a pool of 60 submissions from contestants spanning 18 states and the District of Columbia. The submissions were either 30 or 60 seconds long and represented a wide variety of styles and genres.

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Researchers present colon-cancer findings at AACR meeting

Center researchers present findings on smoking, charred meat intake, NSAID use and colon-cancer at American Association for Cancer Research 100th Annual Meeting

April 27, 2009

Colon cancer studies by two Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center researchers were among those presented to the media during the 100th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in Denver April 18-22. Andrea Burnett-Hartman, a doctoral student in the Public Health Sciences Division, discussed her findings about the role of smoking and consumption of charred red meat on the development of certain colon polyps. Findings were also presented from Dr. Cornelia (Neli) Ulrich's study of patients who might benefit from cox-2 inhibitor therapy to reduce the risk of colon cancer.

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