https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/rss2014-10-23T19:18:36.373ZCenter News RSS FeedAdobe Experience Manager'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.
https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/10/3d-mammography-for-dense-breasts2014-10-28T22:02:10.000Z2014-10-28T22:02:10.000ZHIV vaccine trial passes first hurdle in South AfricaThe first in a series of clinical trials designed to build on the promise of an HIV vaccine that showed modest protection when tested in Thailand has passed a key hurdle, according to a new study. It paves the way for larger HIV vaccine trials to move forward in South Africa.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/10/thai-hiv-vaccine-south-africa2014-10-28T17:42:41.000Z2014-10-28T17:42:41.000ZChest radiation to beat childhood Wilms tumor may boost later risk of breast cancerhttps://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/10/wilms-tumor-treatment-affects-later-cancer-risk2014-10-27T04:01:00.000Z2014-10-27T04:01:00.000ZLiving 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-cancer2014-10-24T21:20:43.000Z2014-10-24T21:20:43.000ZA conversation with Joe HutchinsonJoe Hutchinson discusses the death of his father, Fred Hutchinson, and his Uncle Bill's remarkable response in creating the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/10/conversation-joe-hutchinson-fred-hutchinson2014-10-23T18:46:54.000Z2014-10-23T18:46:54.000Z‘I have the chance to fight back’: Choosing a preventive double mastectomyTwo years ago, Justine Avery Sands decided to have her breasts removed in a surgery known as prophylactic, or preventive, double mastectomy – a choice prompted by her family’s history of breast cancer. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/10/preventive-double-mastectomy-lowers-cancer-risk2014-10-22T17:59:33.000Z2014-10-22T17:59:33.000ZWhen a cold can kill: Cancer, transplant patients at risk from ordinary infectionsOrdinary viral infections can pose an extraordinary risk to people with compromised immune systems.
From the germs that cause influenza to those that trigger the common cold, respiratory viruses can cause severe illness, costly complications and even death in patients already battling disease.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/10/cancer-patients-at-risk-for-colds2014-10-21T18:28:54.000Z2014-10-21T18:28:54.000ZWhy the flu hit hardest in middle-aged adults last yearLast year’s flu season was particularly brutal, and a surprising population was hit the hardest: young and middle-aged adults. New research suggests that an immune response unique to this age group may be to blame for last year’s flu toll and points to possible improvements to the annual vaccine.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/10/flu-hit-hardest-last-year2014-10-20T22:00:00.000Z2014-10-20T22:00:00.000ZTo 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-nominees2014-10-04T01:05:57.000Z2014-10-04T01:05:57.000Z