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Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

May 12, 2017 | By Kristen Woodward / Fred Hutch News Service

Eight Fred Hutch/University of Washington researchers receive pilot awards that support a range of innovative concepts with the potential to improve cancer patients' lives.

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Quantifying the 'Angelina Jolie effect'

Actress’ impact on genetic testing for breast, ovarian cancer is ‘global and long lasting’

Sept. 18, 2014 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

The so-called Angelina Jolie effect not only is real but has been “global and long lasting,” leading to a twofold increase in the number of women getting genetic testing to help determine their risk for hereditary breast cancer, according to new studies from the United Kingdom and Canada.

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Many women at high risk for ovarian cancer don’t know it

75 percent of those at high risk for BRCA mutations have no idea they may have increased chance of ovarian cancer, Hutch study shows

Aug. 21, 2014 | By JoNel Aleccia / Fred Hutch News Service

Any woman who’s watched her mother or sister struggle with breast cancer knows that she’s likely at high risk for the disease herself. But what she probably doesn’t realize is that she may have an increased chance of ovarian cancer as well, according to a new study by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists.

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Simple questionnaire may lead to better ovarian cancer detection

Dr. Robyn Andersen of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Public Health Sciences Division leads first evaluation of paper-and-pencil symptom survey in a primary care clinic

Oct. 1, 2012 | By Kristen Woodward

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Center, Bastyr University share $3.1 million breast cancer research grant

Study to examine how integrative medicine affects breast cancer outcomes

Aug. 2, 2010

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Bastyr University, a natural health sciences institution in Kenmore, Wash., received a joint $3.1 million grant for the study of complementary and integrative care for breast cancer from the National Institutes of Health and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

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Tandem tests support earlier ovarian-cancer detection

Researchers find symptom-screening questionnaire plus simple blood test may equal 20 percent boost in early detection of ovarian cancer

June 23, 2008 | By Kristen Woodward

Researchers from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center find symptom-screening questionnaire plus simple blood test may equal 20 percent boost in early detection of ovarian cancer

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