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What's new in prostate cancer: 5 takeaways

‘Many reasons for optimism’ says expert at annual community symposium

May 1, 2018 | by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

What's new in prostate cancer in 2018? The latest in prostate cancer treatment, screening, survivorship and more.

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Matching up cancer risk with reality

New examination of prostate cancer data identifies ‘detection bias’ in prostate studies

Oct. 31, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

A new Fred Hutch-led study suggests variation in prostate cancer biopsy patterns, i.e., who does and who doesn't get screened, may have colored our perception of risk for the disease.

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More is not always better

New U.S. Preventive Services Task Force breast cancer screening guidelines seek to balance risk, benefit

Jan. 11, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

New breast cancer screening guidelines released by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force are designed to balance mammography's benefits (catching cancer early when it is easiest to treat) with risks such as unnecessary biopsies, stressful false positives, and overdiagnosis.

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Breast screening backlash

Expert who helped set the controversial new guidelines responds to confusion, criticism, questions

Oct. 22, 2015 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch's Dr. Ruth Etzioni served on the ACS breast screening guidelines committee. She responds to the many questions and concerns that have been raised since their release.

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Clearing up the breast screening quagmire

The American Cancer Society releases new, more flexible guidelines. Here's what you need to know

Oct. 20, 2015 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

The American Cancer Society's new breast screening guidelines reflect a shifting attitude towards mammography, with a handful of changes designed to better balance the procedure’s benefits with its harms. Our experts weigh in.

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NCI awards $7.5 million for new cancer screening statistical coordination center

Public Health Sciences Division’s Ziding Feng, Bill Barlow co-lead nationwide PROSPR program to reduce deaths, health care costs for breast, colon, cervical cancers

Oct. 31, 2011 | By Colleen Steelquist

The National Cancer Institute recently awarded $7.5 million to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center for statistical coordination of a new population-based research program to evaluate and improve the cancer screening process from recruitment through treatment referral for breast, colon and cervical cancers.

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