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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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SmartQuit 2.0 helps twice as many smokers cut habit, study finds

Smoking-cessation app developed via Fred Hutch research also helped three quarters of trial users reduce smoking habit

Nov. 17, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

A smoking-cessation app developed through Fred Hutch research helped 21 percent of study users quit cigarettes — a success rate nearly three times higher than other methods.

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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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Smoking stigma can backfire, hurt efforts to quit

A new study reinforces the case for a new kind of smoking control strategy

Nov. 2, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Public health campaigns that stigmatize smoking can backfire, according to a study published Monday, leading some people to become so angry and defensive that they refuse to quit and others feeling so bad about themselves that they give up trying.

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Madame Peng Liyuan, first lady of China, visits Fred Hutch

Bill and Melinda Gates, Nobel-winner Dr. Linda Buck among luminaries meeting and touring Hutch HIV vaccine lab

Sept. 23, 2015 | By Linda Dahlstrom / Fred Hutch News Service

Her passion for improving the health of those in her country and beyond brought Madame Peng Liyuan, the wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle Wednesday. She met with Fred Hutch President and Director Dr. Gary Gilliland, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Co-Chairs and Trustees Bill and Melinda Gates, Fred Hutch Nobel Prize–winner Dr. Linda Buck and other key researchers during the visit. Peng and her delegation also toured a lab where critical HIV vaccine research is being done.

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Yep, e-cigarettes are a gateway to smoking

New study shows teens turn to tobacco after using e-cigs (and another one shows they’re using them to vape pot, too)

Sept. 8, 2015 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Two small but significant new studies are answering big questions regarding electronic cigarette use in teens and young adults. As suspected, the popular tobacco alternatives are a gateway to smoking. And they might also be tempting teens with a sneaky way to smoke pot, too.

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