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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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Do e-cigarettes really help smokers quit tobacco? Evidence not there, study finds

But a Fred Hutch expert asserts e-cigs should remain in toolkits of those looking to kick the habit

May 17, 2015 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

Science still lacks hard proof that electronic cigarettes help people quit smoking, concludes a new meta-analysis that bucks the fervent claims of many vaping disciples who swear e-cigs snuffed their tobacco addictions.

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Good news at Fred Hutch

Celebrating our achievements

April 16, 2015 | By Fred Hutch staff

Recent notable accomplishments: Dr. Jonathan Bricker a finalist for ‘Geek of the Year Award' for using technology to make a positive impact; Women’s Health Initiative receives 2015 Team Science Award; Hutch-UW team develops new method to detect rare mutations; Dr. Beti Thompson named 2015 Health Champion for health disparities work

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Terrible toll: 14 million U.S. adults suffer from serious smoking-related illness

New analysis calculates total far higher than in previous estimates, finds COPD vastly underreported

Oct. 13, 2014 | By JoNel Aleccia / Fred Hutch News Service

The number of smokers in the U.S. has been steadily, if slowly, declining, but a grim new estimate finds that the burden of disease associated with cigarettes is greater than ever.

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Can’t quit: Nearly 10 percent of cancer patients still smoke

Nearly nine years after diagnosis, bad habits die hard, and some say ‘What’s the point?'

Aug. 6, 2014 | By JoNel Aleccia / Fred Hutch News Service

Nearly nine years after diagnosis, bad habits die hard, and some say ‘What’s the point?'

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