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Parsing the deadliness of prostate cancer

Fred Hutch researcher zeroes in on biomarkers to better predict aggressive form of the disease

Sept. 4, 2018 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Prostate cancers are not all the same. Some are extremely aggressive: They can and do kill. Others are slow-growing and don’t kill: Men die with them, not of them. How can doctors and patients discern which one is which? Fred Hutch's Dr. Janet Stanford believes she may have found a way.

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Dr. James Dai receives $2.1M NCI grant for cancer biomarker research

Biostatistician plans to use funds to develop statistical models to further precision cancer prevention and treatment

Aug. 20, 2018 | By Colin Petersdorf / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch biostatistician Dr. James Dai recently was awarded a $2.1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop new analytical methods for identifying genetic and epigenetic alterations that drive cancers. He hopes this work will facilitate the discovery of molecular cancer drivers — biomarkers — and the development of new preventive, diagnostic and prognostic techniques.

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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center study shows statins may reduce risk of prostate cancer death

Janet Stanford and colleagues find mortality rate among those who use the cholesterol-lowering drugs is 1 percent compared to 5 percent among nonusers

May 3, 2013 | By Kristen Woodward

Men with prostate cancer who take cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins are significantly less likely to die from their cancer than men who don't take such medication, according to a study led by Dr. Janet Stanford and colleagues in the Hutchinson Center's Public Health Sciences Division.

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