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H. pylori test hints at risk factor for stomach cancer

Pilot study suggests specific strain of bacteria may be found more often in East Asian patients with stomach cancer

Sept. 12, 2018 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

A pilot study by Dr. Nina Salama at Fred Hutch hints that carrying a specific strain of H. pylori could be a risk factor for stomach cancer in East Asian patients.

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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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Immunotherapy for ovarian cancer shows promise in mouse model, but hurdles remain

‘Tumor microenvironment’ poses unique challenges for T-cell therapy in solid tumors

April 4, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A major roadblock to adopting T-cell therapy to solid tumors is what’s known as the tumor microenvironment, the local milieu of non-cancerous cells and molecules in and around the tumor. Fred Hutch researcher Dr. Kristin Anderson and her colleagues in Dr. Phil Greenberg's lab are working to overcome those barriers.

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