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Finding their calling: Why cancer caregivers join cause

Some family caregivers devote their lives to that larger work, shifting the health care landscape

Sept. 13, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

Inspired by months or years spent helping loved ones during cancer, many former family caregivers are devoting their lives to the larger caregiving mission.

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Tracing the scent of fear

Study identifies neurons, brain region involved in rodent stress response

March 21, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A research team led by Nobel Prize-winning neurobiologist Dr. Linda Buck has pinpointed a tiny region in the brain responsible for the innate fear response in rodents.

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On the other side of tragedy

People who endure life-changing stress seem to gain resilience — and think they look younger: study

Nov. 18, 2015 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

Weathering life’s darkest storms and deepest traumas may equip some older adults with the internal armor to better cope with daily aggravations.

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Stress-lowering heart drug may boost ovarian cancer survival

Findings move to clinical trials, but cancer patients can use yoga and other relaxation techniques now to lower stress

Aug. 25, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Women with ovarian cancer who took a certain type of beta-blocker for heart problems unrelated to their cancer lived more than four years on average longer than those who did not take the drug, a study finds.

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SMART study still seeks recruits

McGregor seeks volunteers with family history of breast cancer for study on the effects of stress-management techniques on immune function

Feb. 22, 2010

Led by Dr. Bonnie McGregor of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Health SMART is a study to see how stress-reduction workshops can help women with a family history of breast cancer manage their everyday stresses and cancer-risk concerns. The goal of the study, funded by the National Cancer Institute, is to see whether various stress-management and coping techniques reduce stress and improve immune function.

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