Citing skin cancer risks, new FDA regulations caution against use by teens
May 29, 2014
| By Mary Engel
Indoor tanning beds, booths and sunlamps that emit ultraviolet radiation must now carry a visible black box warning that they should not be used by anyone under age 18 because they increase the risk of skin cancer, according to new regulations issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Keith Winkle will come back to Seattle from Alaska to ride because research saved his life; the Aug. 9-11 bike ride will raise funds to benefit Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
May 24, 2013
| By Justin Matlick
When Keith Winkle was getting radiation treatments at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, he rode his bike 18 miles from his parents' house to each appointment, then rode all the way back—sometimes with a detour around Lake Washington. It's the kind of commitment to beating cancer—and to cycling—that powers Obliteride, the Aug. 9-11 bike ride to raise funds for Hutchinson Center research. Winkle is training for the event's 100-mile segment.
Vasioukhin and colleagues find alpha-catenin protein acts as a tumor suppressor, cell growth control mechanism revealed
May 30, 2011
| By Kristen Woodward
Hutchinson Center researchers have discovered a new drug target for squamous cell carcinoma, the second most common form of skin cancer. Scientists in the Human Biology Division laboratory of Dr. Valeri Vasioukhin found a protein called alpha-catenin acts as a tumor suppressor and they also have unlocked the mechanism by which this protein controls cell proliferation.