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Drinking after diagnosis

Alcohol use after breast cancer doesn’t increase your chances of dying of the disease, new study shows, but it does increase overall cancer risk

June 10, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Alcohol use can raise your breast cancer risk. But what does it mean when you've already been diagnosed with the disease? Fred Hutch's Dr. Christopher Li talks about his new study on the subject.

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Phone therapy helps older women get their sleep

New study shows significant improvement in menopausal women’s insomnia after receiving simple intervention

May 23, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study out of Fred Hutch and the University of Washington found a simple phone intervention significantly helped to reduce insomnia in menopausal women.

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High blood levels of vitamin D linked to reduced estrogen – and potentially lower breast cancer risk

Study found the hormone-lowering effect to be independent of weight loss

Feb. 25, 2016 | By Kristen Woodward / Fred Hutch News Service

A Fred Hutch study involving postmenopausal, overweight and obese women who took 2,000 IUs of vitamin D daily for a year found that those whose vitamin D blood levels increased the most had the greatest reductions in blood estrogens, which are a known risk factor for breast cancer.

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Women's Health Initiative's landmark hormone replacement research 10 years after

Seminal study found significantly higher risk of heart disease, stroke, breast cancer from combined hormone replacement therapy; as a result, 15,000-20,000 fewer breast cancer cases each year

June 25, 2012 | By Rachel Tompa

July marks the 10th anniversary of the WHI's first publication describing the risks of combination hormone therapy. That paper, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, has singularly changed the face of women's medicine around the world. Researchers estimate that because of the decrease in hormone therapy use following the WHI publication, there have been 15,000-20,000 fewer cases of breast cancer each year in the United States.

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Moderate weight loss reduces levels of breast cancer-linked hormones

Dr. Anne McTiernan finds lifestyle changes lower blood estrogen levels in overweight and obese postmenopausal women, may reduce risk of most common breast cancers

May 29, 2012 | By Kristen Woodward

Even a moderate amount of weight loss can significantly reduce levels of circulating estrogens that are associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, according to a study by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center researchers—the first randomized, controlled clinical trial to test the effects of weight loss on sex hormones in overweight and obese postmenopausal women, a group at elevated risk for breast cancer.

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McTiernan, Guenthoer awarded Komen grants for breast cancer research

Anne McTiernan's $250,000 grant extends her vitamin D work; Jamie Guenthoer to develop early detection blood test with $180,000 award

May 29, 2012

Drs. Anne McTiernan and Jamie Guenthoer of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center recently garnered grants from Susan G. Komen for the Cure, part of the organization's $58 million in new research funding for 2012.

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