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The health haves and have nots

New study on county-by-county cancer deaths highlights significant health disparities across the nation

Jan. 24, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study by public health researchers at the UW shows cancer mortality rates have dropped 20 percent in the last 35 years. But some counties had significantly higher death rates than others. The lead author and a Fred Hutch health disparities expert explain why.

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The power of sharing your story

Patient stories provide a powerful medium for healing, as well as learning about disease, new study confirms

Sept. 2, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Sharing a cancer story can be powerful, especially within communities of color. A new study out from Fred Hutch's Health Disparities Research Center confirms that sharing stories of cancer and other illness help patients heal and provide hope, strength and encouragement to others.

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Taking care of business

New colorectal cancer screening guidelines push for adults 50 and older to get screened — somehow

June 16, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

“The best screening test is the one that gets done,” wrote the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in their new colorectal cancer screening guidelines. Our researchers weigh in.

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Carcinogens on tap

Far away from Flint, cancer-causing agents also taint drinking water, elevating lifetime risk

April 14, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

Lead-laced water has endangered Flint residents and saturated presidential politics, but another frightening family of toxins fouls U.S. drinking water: carcinogens

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

April 7, 2016

Dr. Bart Scott receives Dr. Ali Al-Johani Award for excellence in clinical patient care; Dr. Beverly Torok-Storb appointed to NIDDK Advisory Council; and Dr. Beti Thompson to keynote at New Mexico Public Health Association conference.

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'We can do better'

African American cancer ‘mortality gap’ narrows in most cancers, but disparities remain — and widen — for breast, colorectal cancers

Feb. 22, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Although progress has been made in reducing the cancer mortality gap, African Americans continue to have the highest death rate and shortest survival of any racial or ethnic group for most cancers, according to a study released Monday by the American Cancer Society.

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