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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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Dr. Aude Chapuis named Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator; Dr. Jonathan Bricker receives $3.1M NCI grant to test quit-smoking smartphone app; Dr. Hans-Peter Kiem appointed chair of NIH Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee; Dr. Julie Overbaugh receives award from Association for Women in Science

June 18, 2015 | By Fred Hutch staff

Dr. Aude Chapuis named Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator; Dr. Jonathan Bricker receives $3.1M NCI grant to test quit-smoking smartphone app; Dr. Hans-Peter Kiem appointed chair of NIH Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee; Dr. Julie Overbaugh receives award from Association for Women in Science

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Worse than you thought: New surgeon general report links smoking to more diseases

Diabetes, heart disease, colon cancer among those on list of diseases now associated with smoking tobacco

Jan. 17, 2014 | By Deborah Bach

New surgeon general report links smoking to more diseases - diabetes, heart disease, colon cancer are among those on list of diseases.

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Tobacco-control efforts prevented 800,000 lung cancer deaths

Mathematical modeling by Center researchers shows national anti-smoking campaign made significant impact on mortality rates between 1975 and 2000

March 19, 2012 | By Kristen Woodward

Declines in cigarette smoking among Americans since the mid-1950s—particularly since tobacco-control policies and interventions were implemented after the U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health was released in 1964—prevented nearly 800,000 lung cancer deaths between 1975 and 2000, according to a study led by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center researchers.

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