https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/rss2015-03-30T18:11:19.300ZCenter News RSS FeedAdobe Experience ManagerEasing cancer’s heavy financial burdenThe Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research, or HICOR, on Monday hosted its second annual Value in Cancer Care Summit, a working meeting designed to address cancer care and cost-focused issues. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/04/hicor-reducing-cancer-costs2015-04-01T21:07:29.000Z2015-04-01T21:07:29.000ZAn unexpected life: Patient, doctor recount bone marrow transplant progressIn 1981, Dr. Jerry Liebermann became the first mismatched bone marrow transplant the Hutch ever did for someone with chronic myeloid leukemia. Today the 59-year-old marvels at the full life he didn't expect to have.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/03/an-unexpected-life2015-03-30T19:18:00.000Z2015-03-30T19:18:00.000ZGood news at Fred Hutch: Celebrating our achievementsRecent notable accomplishments: Dr. Anne McTiernan on expert panel that reports strong link between alcohol consumption and liver cancerhttps://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/03/good-news-mctiernan2015-03-27T20:47:40.000Z2015-03-27T20:47:40.000Z‘The successes kept you going’: 40 years of bone marrow transplantationDr. Fred Appelbaum has spent his career devoted bone marrow transplantation. On the eve of the Ken Burns/Barak Goodman "Cancer" documentary, Appelbaum sat down to talk about 40 years of transplants at Fred Hutch, from the early, heart-wrenching challenges to the latest innovations in immunotherapy.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/03/40-years-bone-marrow-transplantation2015-03-27T20:04:08.000Z2015-03-27T20:04:08.000ZUnderstanding Angelina Jolie Pitt’s medical choicesAngelina Jolie Pitt's openness about her recent surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes is credited with raising awareness about genetic mutations that can drive cancer -- but also some questions. Fred Hutch experts offer answers and insight.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/03/understanding-angelina-jolie-pitts-medical-choices2015-03-26T01:04:36.000Z2015-03-26T01:04:36.000Z'On the threshold of extraordinary advances'Dr. D. Gary Gilliland spoke to a crowd of about 300 on Wednesday when he gave the keynote speech to the Rotary Club of Seattle, one of the largest chapters in the world. One of the most dramatic advances in recent years for treating cancer has been in the area of immunotherapy, he said. It’s showing incredible promise for treating melanoma and other cancers. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/03/fred-hutch-president-looks-toward-future2015-03-26T00:29:43.000Z2015-03-26T00:29:43.000ZAngelina Jolie Pitt reveals she had ovaries removedActress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie Pitt announced Tuesday that she's had her ovaries and Fallopian tubes removed, her latest surgery to combat her high cancer risk due to the BRCA1 genetic mutation.
https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/03/angelina-jolie-pitt-ovaries-removed-cancer2015-03-24T21:43:23.000Z2015-03-24T21:43:23.000ZWhen the doctor is the patientAs director of infection control at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and an infectious disease researcher at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Dr. Steve Pergam works to protect a subset of people who are particularly vulnerable to infectious diseases: cancer patients.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/03/when-doctor-is-patient2015-03-23T18:22:00.000Z2015-03-23T18:22:00.000ZOn the quest for truthThe Women's Health Initiative, based at Fred Hutch, is launching two large studies designed to discover the health benefits (or risks) of cocoa, multivitamins and exercise in older adults.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/03/cocoa-multivitamin-exercise-studies2015-03-20T22:42:58.000Z2015-03-20T22:42:58.000ZGood news at Fred Hutch: Celebrating your achievementsRecent notable accomplishments: HIDRA-based self-service analytical tool Argos launched; Dr. Derek Stirewalt and colleagues examine two of the most common genetic abnormalities in AML that are widely used as prognostic biomarkershttps://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/03/good-news-ramsay-stirewalt2015-03-19T18:27:56.000Z2015-03-19T18:27:56.000ZMuscle or neuron? A simple swap can redirect cell fateScientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center discovered that the power to turn precursor stem cells into muscle cells or neurons lies in one small section of the gene-orchestrating proteins. When they replaced this segment of the muscle-specific protein, called MyoD, with the corresponding segment from the neuronal protein, MyoD transformed into a protein that pushed cells down the path of neuronal development. The team’s findings, published March 19 in Cell Reports, could have wider implications for researchers looking to hobble the genetic programs cancer cells coopt in order to grow unrestrainedly.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/03/protein-swap-redirects-cell-fate2015-03-19T16:01:00.000Z2015-03-19T16:01:00.000ZPBS filmmaker: ‘We’re at a threshold moment’ Fred Hutch's Drs. Fred Appelbaum and Phil Greenberg joined "Emperor of All Maladies" filmmaker Barak Goodman for a preview screening and discussion about the upcoming PBS cancer documentary.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/03/emperor-cancer-film-town-hall2015-03-18T21:31:55.000Z2015-03-18T21:31:55.000ZDoes aspirin prevent colorectal cancer? Depends on your DNAA new study by public health researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has discovered that the benefits of using aspirin and NSAIDs like ibuprofen to cut colorectal cancer risk actually hinge on a person’s particular DNA.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/03/does-aspirin-prevent-colorectal-cancer2015-03-17T16:00:00.000Z2015-03-17T16:00:00.000ZGood news at Fred Hutch: Celebrating our achievementsNotable accomplishments: Dr. Hans-Peter Kiem and colleagues explore new source of stem cells and gene therapy; Dr. Justin Taylor publishes a paper describing the path or paths individual naive B cells can take to maturity; Graduate student Nitobe London among 2015 Weintraub award winners
https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/03/good-news-kiem-taylor-london2015-03-12T16:23:03.000Z2015-03-12T16:23:03.000ZFamily history of prostate cancer raises a woman's risk of breast cancerA large new study using data from the Women’s Health Initiative has found that women whose fathers, brothers and sons had prostate cancer may also have a higher risk for breast cancer. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/03/prostate-breast-cancer-connection2015-03-11T22:23:44.000Z2015-03-11T22:23:44.000ZWomen on the front lines of the HIV/AIDS pandemicThe role of women as researchers, clinicians, caregivers and advocates is a little-told story of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. In honor of today’s 10th annual National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a panel at Fred Hutch will focus on the contribution that women have made to understanding, preventing, treating and – one day – ending HIV.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/03/women-front-lines-HIV-AIDS2015-03-11T00:33:55.000Z2015-03-11T00:33:55.000ZYour body, after cancerDiane Mapes was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 and went through a double mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation and breast reconstruction surgery. Here, she reports on the seldom-covered issue of coming to terms with a post-cancer body, by sharing her own story and those of others.
https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/03/your-body-after-cancer2015-03-06T17:15:00.000Z2015-03-06T17:15:00.000ZNCI director Harold Varmus to step downDr. Harold Varmus, director of the U.S. National Cancer Institute, has announced that he will step down. His influence was felt at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center during his time as director at NCI. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/03/nci-director-harold-varmus-to-step-down2015-03-05T23:17:46.000Z2015-03-05T23:17:46.000ZStudy reveals how cells’ nuclei keep their shapeScientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have found a protein that helps shape the nucleus, a special compartment within cells that houses and controls genetic information. When cells are missing that protein, known as Wash, nuclei lose their classic plump shape and become wrinkled and puckered. Nuclei pucker in the natural aging process and in certain diseases including progeria, a rare and fatal genetic disorder that dramatically speeds up aging. Whether Wash plays a role in progeria or aging is still unclear, but these findings are an intriguing hint that it might, said Dr. Susan Parkhurst, a biologist at Fred Hutch. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/03/study-reveals-how-nuclei-maintain-shape2015-03-05T18:36:36.000Z2015-03-05T18:36:36.000ZMacGyvering lab equipmentBasic scientists are often pursuing research so cutting edge that the tools they need haven’t even been invented yet. So they do it themselves, sometime creating their own lab equipment out of a collection of unlikely and disparate parts, just as the TV character Angus MacGyver was famous for doing. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/03/macgyvering-lab-equipment2015-03-03T22:32:34.000Z2015-03-03T22:32:34.000Z