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New data on cancer disparities in Washington

Health equity, patient voices and patient-engaged research hot topics at Value in Cancer Care Summit

May 20, 2019 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Where a person lives has a big impact on whether they will live following a cancer diagnosis in our state, according to new data released by researchers at the Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research (HICOR). Fred Hutch's health economics group held its annual Value in Cancer Summit last week.

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How to boost cancer clinical trial participation

New study suggests loosening strict comorbidity criteria would open trials to thousands of previously exempt patients

Jan. 10, 2019 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Low clinical trial participation is a problem that’s plagued cancer research for decades, with most estimates putting adult cancer patient involvement at less than 5 percent. Fred Hutch's Dr. Joseph Unger, a biostatistician whose research focuses on improving access to trials, led a new study on how comorbidities squelch patient participation -- and what we might be able to do about it.

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Dr. James Dai receives $2.1M NCI grant for cancer biomarker research

Biostatistician plans to use funds to develop statistical models to further precision cancer prevention and treatment

Aug. 20, 2018 | By Colin Petersdorf / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch biostatistician Dr. James Dai recently was awarded a $2.1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop new analytical methods for identifying genetic and epigenetic alterations that drive cancers. He hopes this work will facilitate the discovery of molecular cancer drivers — biomarkers — and the development of new preventive, diagnostic and prognostic techniques.

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