https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/rss2014-09-09T17:09:16.546ZCenter News RSS FeedAdobe Experience ManagerQuantifying the 'Angelina Jolie effect'The so-called Angelina Jolie effect not only is real but has been “global and long lasting,” leading to a twofold increase in the number of women getting genetic testing to help determine their risk for hereditary breast cancer, according to new studies from the United Kingdom and Canada. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/09/quantifying-angelina-jolie-effect2014-09-18T23:21:41.000Z2014-09-18T23:21:41.000ZQuestions for a ‘genius:’ Fred Hutch’s MacArthur Fellow reflects on life-changing awardAs a new class of winners is named Wednesday, Dr. Mark Roth talks about the impact of receiving $500,000 in 2007.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/09/Mark-Roth-MacArthur-Fellow-Genius-reflects2014-09-17T23:45:02.000Z2014-09-17T23:45:02.000ZMIDAS touch: New Fred Hutch center to play key role in global disease responseScientists at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center are on the cutting edge of U.S. analysis and response to infectious disease outbreaks around the globe thanks to a new five-year, $12.5 million award that designates the Seattle campus as a MIDAS Center of Excellence. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/09/MIDAS-touch-Fred-Hutch-center-to-play-key-role-in-global-disease2014-09-17T18:29:28.000Z2014-09-17T18:29:28.000ZGrowing girth: U.S. waistlines expand, casting doubt on obesity plateauAmerica’s collective waistline is bigger than ever, casting doubt on the notion that obesity in the United States may have plateaued, government researchers reported Tuesday. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/09/Waistlines-grow-obesity-plateau2014-09-16T18:38:36.000Z2014-09-16T18:38:36.000ZReach of enterovirus infection may have spread to Washington stateUW, Fred Hutch researchers prepare for this and other emerging viruses.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/09/Enterovirus-EV-D68-Washington-State2014-09-12T19:32:47.000Z2014-09-12T19:32:47.000ZFinding a better way to take a bite out of malaria’s powerFred Hutch and collaborators launch new trials to infect – and quickly treat – volunteers to test experimental drugs.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/09/Malaria-drug-trial-treat-prevent-disease-fred-hutch2014-09-11T00:22:02.000Z2014-09-11T00:22:02.000ZEbola cases could top 10,000 by month’s end, Fred Hutch researchers sayThe deadly Ebola epidemic raging across West Africa will likely get far worse before it gets better, more than doubling the number of known cases by the end of this month, according to researchers at Northeastern University and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/09/Ebola-cases-10000-September_Fred-Hutch2014-09-09T23:27:30.000Z2014-09-09T23:27:30.000ZBras cause breast cancer? No support for that claim, Fred Hutch study findsWearing a bra can be a rite of passage or a royal pain, a fashion statement or a political stance. But one thing it’s not is a cause of breast cancer, a new Seattle study finds – despite persistent rumors to the contrary.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/09/Bras-dont-cause-breast-cancer-hutch-study2014-09-05T15:00:00.000Z2014-09-05T15:00:00.000ZA final interview with Andrew MadoffJust a week before his death, Andrew Madoff spoke to Fred Hutch about choosing Seattle for his cancer treatment, his health and his imprisoned father, Bernie Madoff.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/09/Fred-Hutch-transplant-helped-Andrew-Madoff-battle-cancer2014-09-03T22:07:24.000Z2014-09-03T22:07:24.000ZWho’s choosing preventive mastectomy? Results are surprising, study findsGrowing numbers of women diagnosed with cancer in one breast are choosing to remove them both, despite evidence that the double surgery doesn’t boost chances of survival over other options, a large California study finds.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/09/Number-women-choosing-preventive-mastectomy-jumps2014-09-02T20:11:42.000Z2014-09-02T20:11:42.000ZHutch team helps raise awareness of mysterious cluster of babies born with anencephalyOutreach workers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center are drawing on years of community connections in south central Washington state to raise awareness about a devastating cluster of severe birth defects that no one can explain.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/09/Hutch-raises-awareness-birth-defect-cluster-anencephaly2014-09-02T17:16:44.000Z2014-09-02T17:16:44.000ZLife-jacket lottery: Most adults take their chances on the water, study findsNearly three-quarters of Seattle-area motor boaters admitted they skipped life vests on the day they were surveyed, according to a study by scientists at the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. And only one in 10 said they always use the devices when they go boating. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/08/Most-adults-dont-wear-life-jackets-study2014-08-29T19:02:11.000Z2014-08-29T19:02:11.000Z6 questions with Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, the woman who discovered HIVNobel laureate Dr. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, the French virologist who been a leader in HIV research since her 1983 co-discovery of the virus, spent two days at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center this week as part of the Conference on Cell and Gene Therapy for HIV Cure. She sat down with Hutch writer Mary Engel to talk about her work.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/08/6-questions-Nobel-scientist-Francoise-Barre-Sinoussi-discovered-HIV2014-08-28T19:32:45.000Z2014-08-28T19:32:45.000ZHaving discovered HIV, Dr. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi wants a cureFrench virologist Dr. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, who shared the Nobel prize in medicine for her 1983 discovery of the retrovirus that causes AIDS, told a packed auditorium at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Tuesday that she is “personally convinced we can reach permanent remission—a functional cure” for HIV.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/08/Quest-for-HIV-cure-Francoise-Barre-Sinoussi2014-08-27T00:12:28.000Z2014-08-27T00:12:28.000ZThe HPV cancer vaccine: Are two doses as good as three?How do you get more people to take advantage of the cancer-busting HPV vaccine? One way might be to lower the number of doses, a hot topic among public health researchers attending HPV2014, the 29th International Papillomavirus Conference, which came to a close Monday in Seattle.
https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/08/hpv-cancer-vaccine-are-two-doses-as-good-as-three2014-08-26T21:20:07.000Z2014-08-26T21:20:07.000ZA voice for HIV cure: Scientists, activists gather for Hutch conferenceScientists, activists gather for Hutch conference on gene therapy and hope for an HIV cure.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/08/HIV-cure-conference-fred-hutch2014-08-25T22:32:44.000Z2014-08-25T22:32:44.000ZFinding better ways to treat, prevent HPVFred Hutch’s Dr. Denise Galloway chairs gathering of the brightest minds to discuss new advances in HPV research – and what’s still needed.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/08/Better-ways-treat-prevent-HPV2014-08-22T23:38:00.000Z2014-08-22T23:38:00.000ZMany women at high risk for ovarian cancer don’t know itAny woman who’s watched her mother or sister struggle with breast cancer knows that she’s likely at high risk for the disease herself. But what she probably doesn’t realize is that she may have an increased chance of ovarian cancer as well, according to a new study by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/08/many-women-at-high-risk-for-ovarian-cancer-dont-know-it2014-08-21T18:11:27.000Z2014-08-21T18:11:27.000ZCancer care’s unlikely advocateWhen his daughter falls ill, a traditional healer in Uganda seeks a Western cure. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/08/Burkitt-lymphoma_cancer-care-unlikely_advocate2014-08-19T21:21:00.000Z2014-08-19T21:21:00.000ZToo much screening? Patients with limited life expectancy still getting cancer testsOlder people and those with limited life expectancy – as little as five years -- often get cancer screenings that likely won’t help and could cause harm, despite national guidelines that recommend against them.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/08/too-much-screening-patients-still-getting-cancer-tests2014-08-18T18:27:52.000Z2014-08-18T18:27:52.000Z