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The lung cancer blame game

The shame, blame and stigma surrounding this deadly disease affects everything from patient follow-through to research funding

Nov. 21, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Most people know that lung cancer is an aggressive killer, triggered by everything from smoking to genetic mutations to environmental toxins. But more and more patients, doctors and researchers are pointing to another harmful influence contributing to the suffering, delayed diagnosis and possibly even early deaths of those hit with the disease: stigma.

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E-cigs, apps and the FDA’s push to limit nicotine

Smoking cessation expert Dr. Jonathan Bricker weighs in on new studies and a federal effort to regulate an ‘astonishingly addictive’ drug

Aug. 1, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch smoking cessation expert Dr. Jonathan Bricker weighs in on the FDA's new proposal to limit the amount of nicotine in combustible cigarettes.

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Taking care of business

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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