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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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State-by-state stats on smoking deaths

Southern states, particularly those in Big Tobacco’s shadow, show higher percentage of cancer deaths due to cigarettes

Oct. 24, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study published today by the American Cancer Society provides a state-by-state breakdown of smoking-related cancer deaths in the U.S. Fred Hutch weighs in on this first-of-a-kind report.

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A passion for public service

Christine Gregoire, former Washington governor and cancer survivor, continues her lifetime of advocating for others as Fred Hutch’s new board chair

July 11, 2016 | By Linda Dahlstrom / Fred Hutch News Service

Christine Gregoire, former Washington governor and cancer survivor, continues her lifetime of advocating for others as Fred Hutch’s new board chair.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

March 18, 2016

Dr. Soheil Meshinchi receives $250K from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for childhood cancer research ... and more Good News at Fred Hutch.

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CDC: Smoking rate drops 20 percent in a decade

Results of large, national survey are 'major victory for public health,' experts say

Nov. 12, 2015 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

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