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Integrative oncology program opens at SCCA

Research and rigor will guide integrative therapies that help cancer patients tolerate standard treatment

Nov. 1, 2018 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Cancer patients can now receive acupuncture and other integrative therapies to help them deal with the side effects of treatment through the SCCA’s new Integrative Medicine Program, headed by Hutch researcher Dr. Heather Greenlee.

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Could a prostate cancer drug save lives from radiation injury?

Early research shows potential for approved hormone-blocking drug to protect from deadly effects of nuclear blast

Jan. 9, 2018 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study used a hormone-blocking prostate cancer drug called degarelix to save the lives of mice exposed to a deadly level of radiation. Could it do the same for people caught in a nuclear blast?

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New guidelines take aim at chemo-related nausea

Cancer patients ‘should not be vomiting with chemo anymore.’ Can someone please tell Hollywood?

Aug. 24, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Nausea and vomiting is a weird thing to … uh … bring up, writes cancer survivor Diane Mapes. But a lot of people don't seem to realize these common chemo side effects are now well controlled with anti-nausea drugs. New guidelines, co-written by Fred Hutch's Dr. Gary Lyman, break it all down.

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