https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/rss2014-12-19T23:10:16.102ZCenter News RSS FeedAdobe Experience ManagerHow 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-million2014-12-08T21:41:25.000Z2014-12-08T21:41:25.000ZFlu season will likely be more severe this year, CDC predictsThis year’s flu season may be particularly grim due to an unexpected shift in influenza strains, predicts the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/12/flu-season-worse-cdc2014-12-05T23:14:53.000Z2014-12-05T23:14:53.000Z‘True risk’ of breast cancer: MRI could more precisely pinpoint chances of developing diseaseA new study suggests that a feature of breast MRI imaging that previously was not known to have clinical implications can in fact help pinpoint the chances of developing breast cancer among those at high risk. That tool could lead to a more precise cancer-risk assessment. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/12/mri-predicts-breast-cancer-risk2014-12-04T18:26:21.000Z2014-12-04T18:26:21.000ZNew breast cancer vaccine ‘promising but not ready for prime time’They may be baby steps, but researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis took a few more of them this week with the publication of a study looking at a potential new breast cancer vaccine. Fred Hutch researchers weigh in and discuss their own breast cancer vaccine-related work.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/12/breast-cancer-vaccine-shows-promise2014-12-04T01:00:00.000Z2014-12-04T01:00:00.000ZAfter more than 30 years, HIV stigma remains, from South Africa to SeattleMore than 30 years into the HIV pandemic, stigma — the fear, shaming, blaming and discrimination directed at people infected with or even associated with HIV — remains as persistent as the virus itself, whether among children or adults, gays or straights, in South Africa or Seattle.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/12/hiv-stigma-remains2014-12-01T18:00:00.000Z2014-12-01T18:00:00.000ZWarming trend: Holiday drive collects clothing for homeless youthTeen Feed, a holiday drive to collect food and supplies for homeless Seattle youth, coordinated by Fred 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 nonprofit, which was founded in 1987. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/11/holiday-drive-to-collect-clothing-for-homeless-youth2014-11-28T16:00:00.000Z2014-11-28T16:00:00.000ZResearchers 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-warrior2014-11-13T01:28:33.000Z2014-11-13T01:28:33.000Z