https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/rss2016-10-25T21:53:47.214ZCenter News RSS FeedAdobe Experience ManagerState-by-state stats on smoking deathsA new study published today by the American Cancer Society provides a state-by-state breakdown of smoking-related cancer deaths in the U.S. Fred Hutch weighs in on this first-of-a-kind report.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016/10/state-by-state-stats-on-smoking-deaths2016-10-24T22:25:46.000Z2016-10-24T22:25:46.000ZEmpowering ‘millions of women’ against HIVThe AMP study in sub-Saharan Africa will test whether an antibody infusion protects women against HIV. If it does, the finding will have particular significance for an epidemic that hits women on that continent especially hard and for which they have few prevention options.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016/10/AMP-study-empowers-women-against-HIV2016-10-22T06:03:08.000Z2016-10-22T06:03:08.000ZGene therapy goes global: Portable device could make future cancer, HIV cures affordable"Gene therapy in a box," developed by Fred Hutch's Dr. Jennifer Adair, suggests a solution to one of the most vexing challenges of gene therapy: How to make these emerging, high-tech treatments accessible and affordable beyond a handful of specialized research centers to clinics worldwide.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016/10/gene-therapy-in-a-box-goes-global2016-10-20T18:21:45.000Z2016-10-20T18:21:45.000ZPhysician-scientist Dr. Bruce Clurman named executive vice president and deputy director of Fred HutchIn his 25th year as a physician and researcher working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Dr. Bruce Clurman is getting ready to step into his newest role — executive vice president and deputy director of the Hutch.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016/10/bruce-clurman-named-executive-vice-president-and-deputy-director2016-10-18T17:00:00.000Z2016-10-18T17:00:00.000ZVice President Joe Biden delivers 'Cancer Moonshot' recommendationsVice President Joe Biden delivered the final report Monday of his Cancer Moonshot Task Force, outlining the challenge ahead by saying: 'There’s only one moon. There are 200 cancers.”https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016/10/joe-biden-makes-recommendations-for-cancer-moonshot2016-10-18T00:04:29.000Z2016-10-18T00:04:29.000ZNew approach aims to restore immune-powering B cells in cancer patients following successful immunotherapy with CAR T cells Scientists at Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s Research Institute, and Technical University of Munich showed that activating a “kill switch” can turn off CAR T cells after doctors deem a cancer defeated, allowing normal B cells to again flourish.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016/10/depleting-car-t-cells-after-tumor-treatment-reverses-b-cell-deficiency2016-10-17T17:58:30.000Z2016-10-17T17:58:30.000ZHIV prevention gains bring hope — and challengesAn injectable form of PrEP and other options are in the pipeline as the HIV field enters a new era of prevention. But such advances, as welcome as they are, come with a twist: They complicate the task of designing the clinical trials needed to test additional tools. Fred Hutch's Dr. Deborah Donnell explains. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016/10/HIV-prevention-gains-like-injectable-PrEP-bring-hope-and-clinical-trial-challenges2016-10-14T20:09:40.000Z2016-10-14T20:09:40.000ZGood News: Dr. David Maloney named cellular immunotherapy medical director at Fred Hutch, SCCA; Dr. Jim Kublin gets grant to study how gut bugs alter HIV vaccine responseDr. David Maloney named cellular immunotherapy medical director at Fred Hutch, SCCA; Dr. Jim Kublin gets grant to study how gut bugs alter HIV vaccine response.
https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016/10/david-maloney-cellular-immunotherapy-medical-director-immunotherapy-clinic-jim-kublin-grant-study-gut-bugs-microbiome-HIV-vaccine-response2016-10-13T22:00:00.000Z2016-10-13T22:00:00.000ZLiving with Stage 4: The breast cancer no one understandsIn a culture focused on survivorship, those with metastatic breast cancer who will be in treatment for the rest of their lives can feel isolated and misunderstood.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/10/stage-4-metastatic-misunderstood-breast-cancer2016-10-13T21:20:00.000Z2016-10-13T21:20:00.000ZThe rooms that remain: Coping with grief after a child diesThe preserved bedrooms represent the three essential elements of time following a devastating loss: a past to be cherished, a present marked by a loving placeholder for a missing child, a future never to be realized. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016/10/parents-grieving-children-lost-to-cancer-by-preserving-bedrooms2016-10-12T16:13:39.000Z2016-10-12T16:13:39.000ZThe cancer waiting game: When the recommended treatment is nothingFor certain slow-growing cancers, doctors recommend a “watch and wait” approach, also known as active surveillance, rather than aggressive early treatment. But it can be stressful for patients to be told they have cancer in the same breath as a recommendation against immediate treatment. Here are some tips on how to cope with the stress by asking the right questions. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016/10/cancer-waiting-game-when-the-recommended-treatment-is-watch-and-wait2016-10-11T22:07:47.000Z2016-10-11T22:07:47.000ZDr. Nancy Davidson of U Pitt to lead clinical oncology for Fred Hutch / University of Washington Cancer ConsortiumDr. Nancy Davidson will serve as a bridge builder across treatment, clinical and translational cancer research at Fred Hutch, UW Medicine, Seattle Children’s and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance to work toward ‘a world without cancer’.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016/10/dr-nancy-davidson-lead-fred-hutch-uw-cancer-consortium2016-10-10T16:22:09.000Z2016-10-10T16:22:09.000ZGood News: Hutch internship program widens educational clout; outpatient clinics open in Uganda; Dr. Stefan Radtke earns DGTI awardGood News: Hutch internship program widens educational clout; outpatient clinics open in Uganda; Dr. Stefan Radtke earns DGTI award.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016/10/internship-program-widens-educational-clout-outpatient-clinic-uganda-stefan-radtke-dgti-award2016-10-06T20:08:45.000Z2016-10-06T20:08:45.000ZBeyond Ben Stiller’s advice: What the experts say about PSA screening Actor Ben Stiller wrote in a new essay that a "prostate cancer test saved my life." Two cancer experts weigh in on when (and if) men should get the controversial screening test.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016/10/ben-stiller-advice-experts-prostate-cancer-screening2016-10-06T02:56:47.000Z2016-10-06T02:56:47.000ZWhat you should — and shouldn't — say to a breast cancer patient Many people are at a loss for words when a friend or family member is diagnosed with breast cancer, which may explain tone-deaf comments like "Hey, at least you get a free boob job." Wondering what you should or shouldn't say to someone who's been diagnosed? We've got some great tips from the trenches.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/10/what-not-say-breast-cancer-patient2016-10-04T21:51:00.000Z2016-10-04T21:51:00.000ZA new model for pancreatic cancer research: Flexible, precision-medicine trial 'driven by doing what is best for the individual patient'Called “Precision Promise,” this new nationwide precision-medicine trial in pancreatic cancer seeks to turn the concept of clinical trials on its head: Rather than finding participants for a given experimental treatment study, the approach finds the right treatment for a given patient at a given time.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016/09/precision-promise-pancreatic-cancer-trial2016-10-04T09:59:00.000Z2016-10-04T09:59:00.000ZScience Education Partnership celebrates 25 years bringing cutting-edge biology to Washington state classroomsUnder Dr. Nancy Hutchison's leadership, the Hutch's Science Education Partnership has worked with about 500 teachers from throughout Washington. The molecular biologist and science educator is retiring after a 34-year career at the Hutch. SEP 'success story' Jeanne Chowning will take over as the program's new director.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016/09/science-education-partnership-celebrates-25-years-in-Washington-classrooms2016-09-30T22:42:16.000Z2016-09-30T22:42:16.000ZGood News: Dr. Jeff Whiteaker wins NCI Research Specialist Award; Human Biology gains four new faculty membersGood News: Dr. Jeff Whiteaker wins NCI Research Specialist Award; Human Biology gains four new faculty membershttps://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016/09/jeff-whiteaker-wins-nci-research-specialist-award-four-join-human-biology-faculty2016-09-30T22:16:00.000Z2016-09-30T22:16:00.000ZAbout half with cancer face a religious struggle; a patient, chaplain and grieving mom reveal how cancer reshaped their viewsIn cancer, faith is commonly cited as a cornerstone to wellbeing. Science has found that prayerful people who struggle with their beliefs can have worse outcomes. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016/09/cancer-survivors-patients-reveal-how-diagnosis-prognosis-shaped-beliefs-on-prayer-healing2016-09-28T18:14:07.000Z2016-09-28T18:14:07.000ZInaugural 'Oncology Summit' addresses academic-industry partnershipsInaugural 'Oncology Summit,' co-hosted by Fred Hutch and Merck, allowed investors, key players in life sciences to collaborate and share scientific stories. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016/09/inaugural-oncology-summit-academic-industry-partnerships2016-09-27T17:07:23.000Z2016-09-27T17:07:23.000Z