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Smoking linked with increased risk of most common type of breast cancer

Young women who smoked at least 10 years had a 60 percent increased risk

Feb. 10, 2014 | By Kristen Woodward

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Fred Hutch researchers to host cancer prevention symposium May 31

The symposium, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. In Pelton Auditorium, will seek consensus regarding effective cancer-prevention strategies for Washington state; Institute for Systems Biology's Dr. Lee Hood will be featured speaker

May 28, 2013

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Delaying childbirth may reduce risk of an aggressive form of breast cancer

Fred Hutch’s Chris Li finds younger women who have their first child 15 years or more after menarche may reduce risk of triple-negative breast cancer by up to 60 percent

Dec. 26, 2012 | By Kristen Woodward

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Injectable contraceptives may increase young womens' breast cancer risk

Christopher Li study finds recent use or a year or more doubles the risk of invasive breast cancer

April 16, 2012 | By Kristen Woodward

A large-scale U.S.-based study conducted by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to evaluate the link between an injectable form of progestin-only birth control and breast cancer risk in young women has found that recent use of a year or more doubles the risk of the disease. The results of the study, led by the Hutchinson Center's Dr. Christopher Li, were published in the April 15 print issue of Cancer Research.

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NCI awards $7.5 million for new cancer screening statistical coordination center

Public Health Sciences Division’s Ziding Feng, Bill Barlow co-lead nationwide PROSPR program to reduce deaths, health care costs for breast, colon, cervical cancers

Oct. 31, 2011 | By Colleen Steelquist

The National Cancer Institute recently awarded $7.5 million to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center for statistical coordination of a new population-based research program to evaluate and improve the cancer screening process from recruitment through treatment referral for breast, colon and cervical cancers.

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Obesity, inactivity may increase risk of breast cancers

Study finds women with highest body fat face higher risk of ’triple-negative’ and estrogen receptor-positive breast cancers; risk drops with fitness gains

March 14, 2011

Women’s Health Initiative researchers found a relationship between obesity, physical activity and triple-negative breast cancer, a subtype of breast cancer characterized by a lack of estrogen, progesterone and HER2 expression. Triple-negative breast cancers account for about 10 percent to 20 percent of all breast cancers and are associated with an extremely poor prognosis due to a lack of targeted drug therapies.

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