https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/rss2014-11-25T20:39:35.639ZCenter News RSS FeedAdobe Experience ManagerWarming trend: Holiday drive collects cozy clothing for homeless youthA holiday drive to benefit Teen Feed, coordinated by the Hutch’s Clinical Research Division, will run from Dec. 1 to 19. The organizers hope to collect enough new socks, hats, gloves and hand warmers to supply the nearly 800 young people reached each year by the local nonprofit, which was founded in 1987. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/11/stiff-person-syndrome-stem-cell-transplant/collecting-clothing-for-homeless-youth2014-11-27T15:00:00.000Z2014-11-27T15:00:00.000ZResearchers and patients give thanksFred Hutch's researchers, administrators and patients share what they're especially thankful for this year on the eve of Thanksgiving.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/11/thanksgiving-messages-of-gratitude-from-faculty-staff2014-11-26T16:00:00.000Z2014-11-26T16:00:00.000ZA more comfortable mammogram: new technology linked to less pain, discomfortA new device that attaches to existing mammography machines to standardize compression pressure could ease the procedure’s discomfort for many women, according to a new study from researchers in the Netherlands who developed the technology.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/11/more-comfortable-mammogram2014-11-25T01:19:00.000Z2014-11-25T01:19:00.000ZFred Hutch announces Dr. Gary Gilliland as new president and directorOn Jan. 2, Dr. Gary Gilliland will become the new president and director of Fred Hutch where he’ll play a key role in helping those cures he once dreamed of become reality. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/11/gary-gilliland-fred-hutch-president-director2014-11-20T13:43:00.000Z2014-11-20T13:43:00.000ZKicking butt: a look at smoking cessation through the decadesOn the eve of the Great American Smokeout, Fred Hutch News Service examines the various smoking-cessation programs that have been introduced over the years. How effective have they been? And what’s coming down the pike in days to come? Dr. Jonathan Bricker, a Fred Hutch behavioral psychologist who specializes in smoking-cessation research, looks at kicking the habit: past, present and future.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/11/great-american-smokeout-nov-20-20142014-11-19T22:11:12.000Z2014-11-19T22:11:12.000ZStopping Stiff Person Syndrome: Alabama woman turns to stem cell transplant for helpA young Alabama woman with a rare disorder that leaves her body literally as stiff as a board is the first Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center patient to receive a stem cell transplant in hopes of helping – if not curing – her devastating condition. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/11/stiff-person-syndrome-stem-cell-transplant2014-11-18T19:30:12.000Z2014-11-18T19:30:12.000ZA life takes flight: Leukemia survivor folds origami cranes to mark 30 years since transplantOn the 30th anniversary of her bone marrow transplant, a Colorado woman returned to Fred Hutch to share her journey – and a few random acts of kindness – with fellow cancer patients.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/11/a-life-takes-flight--leukemia-survivor-folds-origami-cranes-to-m2014-11-16T08:00:00.000Z2014-11-16T08:00:00.000ZWhen diseases collide: Less than half of cancer survivors have been tested for HIVDespite known links between cancer and the virus that causes AIDS, less than half of cancer survivors in the U.S. younger than 65 have been tested for HIV, a first-ever government study finds. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/11/cancer-survivors-and-hiv-tests2014-11-14T05:57:54.000Z2014-11-14T05:57:54.000ZGlenda Gray: The HIV warriorDr. Glenda Gray is internationally known for her research on preventing HIV-infected mothers from passing the virus to their newborns. She has been showered with awards, including South Africa’s highest honor. And earlier this year she was named president of the South African Medical Research Council, the country’s premier medical research organization and funder. The accolades are hard-won. Her route to the pinnacle was through the trenches.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/11/glenda-gray-the-hiv-vaccine-warrior2014-11-13T01:28:33.000Z2014-11-13T01:28:33.000ZHeroes at the HutchFred Hutch is seeking to open doors to more veterans like Dr. Rachel Ceballos as a founding member of the Heroes Corporate Fellowship Academy, one of five new initiatives to help military service members at Washington’s Joint Base Lewis-McChord re-enter the civilian workforce. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/11/fred-hutch-joins-veteran-hiring-initiative2014-11-11T01:00:00.000Z2014-11-11T01:00:00.000ZThe FedEx factor: How handling and storage of patient blood samples can impact cancer research Fred Hutch's Drs. Heidi Dvinge and Robert Bradley discovered that abnormalities in a molecule called RNA were not triggered by leukemia, as previously thought, but by the manner in which blood samples from cancer patients were being stored.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/11/leukemia-research-can-be-altered-by-handling-of-blood-samples2014-11-10T20:15:00.000Z2014-11-10T20:15:00.000ZAs U.S. cases of skin cancer rise, costs skyrocket, tooFive million American adults are diagnosed each year at a cost of $8.1 billion, new CDC study finds.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/11/skin-cancer-costs-skyrocket2014-11-10T05:01:00.000Z2014-11-10T05:01:00.000ZHeart attack help? Iodide protects against damage after blood flow is restored, study findsA potentially groundbreaking study by Dr. Mark Roth and colleagues at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center suggests that the worst effects of reperfusion injury may be prevented with a safe, simple solution: a dose of iodide, a chemical form of the element iodine that’s added to ordinary table salt. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/11/iodide-protects-against-heart-attack-damage2014-11-07T19:00:00.000Z2014-11-07T19:00:00.000Z1 in 10 women is not being screened for cervical cancerCervical cancer screening has been considered one of the great success stories in cancer prevention, yet about 8 million U.S. women have not been screened for the disease in the last five years, according to a report released today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "The United States is going to be the shame of the developed world because our rates of [HPV vaccine] uptake are so much lower than other countries," said Fred Hutch's Dr. Denise Galloway, whose research helped lay the groundwork for the vaccine.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/11/cervical-cancer-screening-rate-is-low-in-US2014-11-05T21:52:04.000Z2014-11-05T21:52:04.000Z'We were constantly learning': Judy Campbell reflects on 45 years as a transplant nurseWhen Judy Campbell moved to Seattle in the spring of 1969, she was a 24-year-old nurse keenly interested in helping high-risk leukemia patients – at least for a little while. Monday marked Campbell’s last day as a clinical nurse with the center’s Long-Term Follow-Up program. Now 69, Campbell reflects on her long 45-year career.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/11/transplant-nurse-judy-campbell-retires-after-45-years2014-11-05T20:46:00.000Z2014-11-05T20:46:00.000ZI speak computer: making medical information Big Data-readyAt Fred Hutch, natural language processing is being used to find hidden patterns in medical information from thousands of consenting cancer patients, offering a body of data that can inform each patient's treatment.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/11/natural-language-processing-of-medical-information2014-11-05T00:05:12.000Z2014-11-05T00:05:12.000ZDude, go to the doctor!For whatever reason, many men loathe going to the doctor – often to their detriment. Movember, a global organization, is trying to change the face of men’s health, both literally and figuratively, by encouraging men to grow mustaches – or “mo’s” – during November to raise awareness and funds for men’s health research. Dr. Pete Nelson, a prostate cancer researcher at Fred Hutch, has been involved with Movember for several years.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/11/movember-spotlights-mens-health2014-11-03T17:00:00.000Z2014-11-03T17:00:00.000ZBeyond blood drives: Stem cell donors help fuel scientific discoveryMost people know they can donate blood, or even blood plasma, in order to help people in need of transfusions. But they typically don’t know there’s also a huge demand for blood cells to fuel a growing field of laboratory research and other studies.
https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/10/stem-cell-donors-fuel-scientific-discovery2014-11-01T02:05:14.000Z2014-11-01T02:05:14.000ZEye on a cure: Bandage contact lenses may heal ocular graft-vs.-host diseaseSmall study shows big benefit from contacts that soothe debilitating side effectshttps://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/10/bandage-contact-lens-graft--host-disease2014-10-30T23:49:19.000Z2014-10-30T23:49:19.000Z'Unmasking' lurking cancer with 3-D mammogramsDense tissue slightly elevates the risk for developing breast cancer and it can also be difficult to read. Unfortunately, 2D digital mammograms alone may not spot a hidden cancer so many women opt for additional screening. But what is the most effective screening method to catch a potential cancer? And will this additionalscreening be covered by insurance?
A new study out of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has laid key groundwork to solve this cancer Catch-22.