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The path to precision screening for cancer

For now, early detection of breast and prostate cancer means mammograms and PSAs, but a more tailored approach is on the horizon

Sept. 29, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

For now, screening for breast and prostate cancer involves mammograms, MRIs and PSAs, the best evidence-based tools available at this moment in time. But it won’t be this way forever. Fred Hutch researchers weigh in on where we are on the path to precision prevention.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Aug. 24, 2017

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center bioengineer and cancer researcher Dr. Cyrus Ghajar has focused much of his work on what causes breast cancer cells to metastasize. Now, with the help of a new $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation, Ghajar and his team are hoping to crack open a mystery that has long puzzled scientists in the field: Why do metastatic cells, which can proliferate in many organs, nearly always fail to grow in skeletal muscles, which account for as much as half the body mass of an adult?

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Cycling to save lives

Five-year Obliteride veteran Dr. Pete Nelson rides to make inroads against all cancers

July 5, 2017 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch physician-scientist Dr. Pete Nelson has participated in every Obliteride since the event’s inception five years ago, teaming up with a core group of prostate-cancer researchers and cancer survivors for fun with a distinct purpose: benefiting patients.

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Looking back at the future

A roundup of some of our favorite 2016 stories on research at Fred Hutch

Dec. 30, 2016 | By Fred Hutch News Service staff

At Fred Hutch News Service, our writers witness daily the excitement of covering new developments in the science of cancer and the human immune system. As 2016 draws to a close, we asked them to sort through the stories about Fred Hutch research they had written this year, and offer our readers a selection of those they felt were most meaningful and important.

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Hutch News

Nov. 21, 2016

Stories include: world-renowned oncologist recruited to Fred Hutch, lymphoma patients in remission after experimental immunotherapy and more.

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Beyond Ben Stiller's advice on PSA screening

The actor said a ‘prostate cancer test saved my life’; experts weigh in on when (and if) men should be screened

Oct. 5, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Actor Ben Stiller wrote in a new essay that a "prostate cancer test saved my life." Two cancer experts weigh in on when (and if) men should get the controversial screening test.

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