Scientific interest in this diverse world of bacteria has flipped from fear to fascination
Jan. 22, 2016
| By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service
Stool samples in the Lampe Lab at Fred Hutch yield clues to the human gut microbiome, which is a diverse world of trillions of bacteria whose complex interactions keep us all alive, occasionally threaten our health and may hold secrets to preventing cancer or improving the lives of patients going through treatment for it.
Dr. Johanna Lampe awarded $2.8M to study impact of diet on microbiome and molecular pathways of cancer risk; Dr. John Potter appointed chief science adviser to New Zealand Ministry of Health; Dr. Julia Maxson a recipient of 2016 ASH Scholar Awards
'Not all carbohydrates are created equal'; study led by Marian Neuhouser and Johanna Lampe finds a 'slow carb' diet may reduce heart disease, cancer risk
Jan. 17, 2012
| By Kristen Woodward
Among overweight and obese adults, a diet rich in slowly digested carbohydrates, such as whole grains, legumes and other high-fiber foods, significantly reduces markers of inflammation associated with chronic disease, according to a new study by Hutchinson Center researchers. Such a low-glycemic-load diet, which does not cause blood-glucose levels to spike, also increases a hormone that helps regulate the metabolism of fat and sugar.
PHS study first to demonstrate potential link with supplements
July 12, 2010
Researchers in the Public Health Sciences Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center found regular use of fish oil supplements, which contain high levels of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, is associated with a 32 percent reduction in breast cancer risk. The findings—the first to demonstrate such a link—were published in the July issue of the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.
Epidemiologist Dr. Polly Newcomb wins University of Washington School of Public Health Faculty Mentor Award
June 28, 2010
| By Colleen Steelquist
Dr. Polly Newcomb, head of the Cancer Prevention Program in the Public Health Sciences Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, recently won a University of Washington School of Public Health Faculty Mentor Award.