https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/rss2014-10-17T17:00:14.908ZCenter News RSS FeedAdobe Experience ManagerTo BSE or not to BSE? What you need to know about breast self-exams It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the airwaves and Internet are swirling with information on mammograms, and the benefits of early detection and screening. But where does the humble breast self-exam fit into this picture? Should women still perform BSEs on themselves? Or do we put all of our “eggs” – if you’ll pardon the expression -- in one breast-screening basket?
https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/10/breast-self-exams-and-self-awareness2014-10-20T16:04:00.000Z2014-10-20T16:04:00.000ZThe conversation: When talking about death means talking about lifeDr. Anthony Back remembers precisely the moment he resolved to help fellow doctors learn to talk with their patients—and each other—about dying.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/10/end-life-conversation-tony-back2014-10-17T17:30:41.000Z2014-10-17T17:30:41.000ZSurprise benefit of young kids: they may help ease hot flashesSome menopausal women experienced fewer hot flashes and night sweats if they had children under age 13 at home, a new study found. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/10/kids-may-ease-hot-flashes2014-10-16T23:14:00.000Z2014-10-16T23:14:00.000ZPower of the personal: Medical advocacy's lifesaving role for African-American cancer patientsA Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center study published earlier this month in the Journal of Cancer Education focuses on how medical advocacy can improve outcomes for African-American women who face a potential breast cancer diagnosis after receiving abnormal mammogram results. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/10/medical-advocacy-african-american-breast-cancer2014-10-15T19:31:48.000Z2014-10-15T19:31:48.000ZDon’t be a boob: What not to say to a breast cancer patientTips from the trenches on how to be supportive to a loved one in treatment.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/10/what-not-say-breast-cancer-patient2014-10-13T21:51:53.000Z2014-10-13T21:51:53.000ZTerrible toll: 14 million U.S. adults suffer from serious smoking-related illnessThe number of smokers in the U.S. has been steadily, if slowly, declining, but a grim new estimate finds that the burden of disease associated with cigarettes is greater than ever.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/10/14-million-adults-smoking-related-illness2014-10-13T19:51:33.000Z2014-10-13T19:51:33.000ZWelcome to the new FredHutch.orgSmarter design, improved experience help showcase Fred Hutch's groundbreaking science.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/10/welcome-new-FredHutch2014-10-10T22:50:02.000Z2014-10-10T22:50:02.000Z‘I want my life back:’ Trial offers new hope for severe Crohn’s diseaseA cutting-edge clinical trial in Seattle is giving new hope to a woman from Norway with Crohn’s disease so severe it nearly ruined her life. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/10/crohns-disease-bone-marrow-transplant2014-10-09T22:13:08.000Z2014-10-09T22:13:08.000ZBulk it up: High-fiber laxatives linked to lower colorectal cancer riskWhen irregularity strikes, what do you do? If you’re like roughly 20 percent of Americans, you reach for a laxative to help ease symptoms of occasional constipation. But a large new prospective study of more than 75,000 adults in western Washington finds that the type of laxative you take may influence your risk for colorectal cancer. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/10/laxatives-colon-cancer-risk2014-10-08T19:46:48.000Z2014-10-08T19:46:48.000ZJava genes? Six new variants linked to coffee consumption, analysis findsYour daily desire for that morning latte may run as deep as your genes, according to a large-scale study that finds six new variants associated with habitual coffee use.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/10/gene-variants-coffee-consumption2014-10-07T23:36:44.000Z2014-10-07T23:36:44.000Z'Pinktober': What Breast Cancer Awareness Month means to patientsThe long-standing awareness campaign of Breast Cancer Awareness Month definitely means different things to different people. For some, it’s about celebrating strength and survival. For others, it's about advocacy and a push to educate people about the realities of breast cancer, particularly metastatic disease. Researchers may think of the many donations that help to fund their invaluable work. Others are concerned about “pink profiteering.” We asked those in the trenches -- those fighting it, living with it, helping patients navigate it or tirelessly working towards its eradication -- what it means to them.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/10/Pinktober-breast-cancer-awareness-month-patients2014-10-06T17:33:36.000Z2014-10-06T17:33:36.000ZSeattle's 'King' Felix Hernandez among this year's Hutch Award nomineesSeattle’s own “King” Felix Hernandez is among 10 Major League Baseball players to be nominated for one of the most prestigious awards in baseball, the annual Hutch Award.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/10/felix-hernandez-among-hutch-award-nominees2014-10-04T01:05:57.000Z2014-10-04T01:05:57.000ZCatching up with the fluSomewhere in the world right now there is one person harboring an important strain of the flu. “In just two or three years … millions of infections will descend from that single person’s sneeze,” said Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center virologist Dr. Trevor Bedford. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/09/catching-up-with-flu-researcher-sheds-light2014-09-26T07:00:00.000Z2014-09-26T07:00:00.000ZTumor Paint approved for first U.S. trialA new dye derived from scorpion venom that lights up cancer cells so surgeons can precisely target brain tumors will get a trial run in the U.S., Blaze Bioscience Inc. officials announced Thursday. FDA officials have approved an investigational new drug application for Tumor Paint BLZ-100, a molecule discovered and first developed by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/09/tumor-paint-US-trial2014-09-25T09:45:00.000Z2014-09-25T09:45:00.000ZIs it Alzheimer’s? Early memory problems linked to later dementia, study findsAnyone of a certain age who’s ever forgotten the car keys or blanked on a longtime colleague’s name has felt the pang of worry: Is it just a “senior moment” – or the first step on the path to dementia? https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/09/alzheimers-early-memory-problems-linked-later-dementia2014-09-24T21:52:59.000Z2014-09-24T21:52:59.000ZFlu shot strategy sends health worker rates soaring at SCCAFlu vaccination rates have been above 80 percent for years at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, far higher than the 75.2 percent rate for health care workers across the nation, according to latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/09/flu-shots-soaring-at-SCCA2014-09-23T21:16:56.000Z2014-09-23T21:16:56.000ZLong-term hoarding of cellular ‘garbage’ could trigger old ageAs we age, many parts of our bodies break down, never to be repaired. It turns out that the same is true of our cells. New research findings from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists point to microscopic systems that degenerate over time, triggering cellular aging that may in turn spur human aging and age-related diseases.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/09/hoarding-cellular-garbage-triggers-old-age2014-09-22T16:56:42.000Z2014-09-22T16:56:42.000ZQuantifying 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-disease2014-09-17T18:29:28.000Z2014-09-17T18:29:28.000Z