https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/rss2015-01-21T00:10:54.092ZCenter News RSS FeedAdobe Experience ManagerFight the flu with Netflix?We've heard the advice: If you get sick with the flu, stay home to rest and prevent the spread. Now, a new study that looked at home television viewing during the 2009 H1N1 flu epidemic in Mexico shows just how much staying at home and avoiding contact with others can actually quell the spread of infectious diseases like the flu.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/01/fight-flu-stay-home2015-01-23T01:23:19.000Z2015-01-23T01:23:19.000ZThe diet dilemmaThe diet landscape is crowded with contenders, each one promising better health and longer life, and every 10 minutes a new study comes out that turns the last one on its head. How do we solve this diet dilemma and find an eating plan that works for us – and still makes good scientific sense? We asked top experts at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and elsewhere for their opinions.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/01/the-diet-dilemma2015-01-21T21:18:57.000Z2015-01-21T21:18:57.000ZEnterovirus D68 seen in cancer, stem cell transplant patientsThe virus behind outbreak in children also caused illness in immunocompromised adults, a new study shows.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/01/enterovirus-cancer-stem-cell-patients2015-01-16T20:45:00.000Z2015-01-16T20:45:00.000ZSuper drugs for superbugs: Creative ways to combat antibiotic resistanceNew discoveries could overcome antibiotic development stalemate and stay ahead of bacteria’s steady march toward drug resistance.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/01/combating-superbugs-superdrugs-antibiotics2015-01-16T01:03:03.000Z2015-01-16T01:03:03.000ZShould HPV test replace the Pap for cervical cancer screening?An interim report developed with input from multiple medical organizations and published simultaneously in three leading gynecological journals last week provides guidance to health-care providers who want to offer a test for the human papillomavirus (HPV) as first-line screening for cervical cancer. The HPV test would take the place of the Pap test, which has been the standard since the 1950s.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/01/hpv-pap-cervical-cancer-screening2015-01-15T01:12:56.000Z2015-01-15T01:12:56.000ZCancer: Down, but not outU.S. cancer deaths have fallen 22 percent since 1991, according to the American Cancer Society. This drop in mortality rate is equivalent to upwards of 1.5 million lives spared. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/01/cancer-down-but-not-out2015-01-12T19:46:02.000Z2015-01-12T19:46:02.000ZDottie Thomas, 'mother of bone marrow transplant,' dies at age 92Dorothy E. “Dottie” Thomas, known as the “mother of bone marrow transplantation” for the years she spent working as a research partner alongside her husband, Nobel Prize-winning Dr. E. Donnall Thomas, died Friday evening at her home near Seattle. She was 92.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/01/dottie-thomas-dies-92-years2015-01-10T23:26:00.000Z2015-01-10T23:26:00.000ZA warning heeded yields good news on EbolaThe establishment of Ebola treatment units in Liberia may have contributed to halving the number of cases and deaths from the virus in that country since September, and the introduction of safe burial practices likely reduced the numbers by another 50 percent, according to a new analysis.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/01/good-news-on-ebola2015-01-09T19:34:25.000Z2015-01-09T19:34:25.000Z'Bipolar' therapy: Treating advanced prostate cancer with high-dose testosteroneA new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center shows that a certain type of prostate cancer, after months or years of testosterone deprivation, can develop a lethal sensitivity to testosterone in a new treatment approach – “bipolar androgen therapy” – which combines high-dose testosterone with androgen-blocking therapy.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/01/high-dose-testosterone-for-advanced-prostate-cancer2015-01-07T19:00:00.000Z2015-01-07T19:00:00.000Z'It made me more grateful'Since being diagnosed with aplastic anemia in 2009, Kyra Diaz, 11, has stood tall through a series of demanding medical treatments to arrest and, finally, cure her disease. Ultimately, in October 2013, she received a transplant of stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood developed by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center that saved her life. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/01/it-made-me-more-grateful2015-01-05T19:19:00.000Z2015-01-05T19:19:00.000ZResolution revolutionAccording to Fred Hutch's Dr. Jonathan Bricker, resolutions to change behavior are a powerful reminder that what you are doing -- or not doing -- is out of sync with what you deeply care about. Here are his best tips for keeping your New Year's resolutions.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/01/top-tips-for-making-new-years-resolutions-that-stick2015-01-01T18:34:00.000Z2015-01-01T18:34:00.000ZLessons from the labyrinth A walking meditation at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance brings clarity and respite to patients, caregivers and staff.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/12/labyrinth-lessons2014-12-30T01:15:00.000Z2014-12-30T01:15:00.000ZWhen home for the holidays means a cancer treatment centerA patient’s wise advice: Accept that Christmas won’t be the same, but skip the pity party.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/12/SCCA-House-home-holidays2014-12-24T22:21:07.000Z2014-12-24T22:21:07.000ZHow to survive the holidays with cancerWhether you’re still reeling from a recent diagnosis, currently going through treatment or still trying to adapt to your “new normal,” here are some tips to help you navigate the holidays post-cancer. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/12/tips-for-surviving-holidays-with-cancer2014-12-22T08:00:00.000Z2014-12-22T08:00:00.000Z‘Outrageous experience’: Researchers recall pioneering experiments on Soviet space stationTwenty-five years ago this month, Barry Stoddard, Roland Strong and their team members working with the U.S. company Payload Systems, Inc., launched the first-ever commercial American cargo up to the Soviet space station Mir, an event that gained global attention. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/12/pioneering-science-experiments-space-station2014-12-18T19:57:34.000Z2014-12-18T19:57:34.000ZTalking cancer with your childGrappling with a cancer diagnosis is hard enough, but how do you share that information with your school-age kids – and then go on to successfully parent them while navigating surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and more? That very question is at the heart of a six-state randomized clinical trial that examined the efficacy of a new cancer parenting program designed by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington. Called Enhancing Connections, the program is the culmination of 15 years of research into the little-studied field of parenting and cancer.
https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/12/talking-cancer-with-your-child2014-12-17T00:52:10.000Z2014-12-17T00:52:10.000ZClosing in on ‘holy grail’ of HIV vaccine A new study, published today in the journal Science, suggests why previous HIV vaccine formulations haven’t been able to elicit broadly neutralizing antibodies, which defend against a wide spectrum of HIV strains. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/12/hiv-vaccine-holy-grail2014-12-11T19:00:00.000Z2014-12-11T19:00:00.000ZHow climate change, development may be hastening Ebola’s spreadWhen it comes to Ebola, we’ve been worried about the wrong thing, says a renowned virologist.
Media speculation that the virus could mutate to become airborne and be transmitted as easily as the flu caused such public concern that the World Health Organization in the fall felt compelled to issue a statement saying there is no evidence or anticipation that that will happen.
https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/12/climate-change-ebola-spread2014-12-11T01:08:51.000Z2014-12-11T01:08:51.000ZFred Hutch, China partner to collect samples from all types of cancerFred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center began a new collaboration with Chinese researchers this week by signing an agreement to establish a tumor tissue repository with the Henan Cancer Research Institute and the China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/12/Fred-Hutch-china-tissue-repository2014-12-10T01:10:02.000Z2014-12-10T01:10:02.000ZFred Hutch’s Holiday Gala raises $8.5 millionThe annual 39th annual Hutch Holiday Gala raised $8.6 million dollars Saturday night for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/12/Hutch-Holiday-gala-raised-8-million2014-12-08T21:41:25.000Z2014-12-08T21:41:25.000Z