https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/rss2014-09-09T19:10:20.086ZCenter News RSS FeedAdobe Experience ManagerCatching 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-disease2014-09-17T18:29:28.000Z2014-09-17T18:29:28.000ZGrowing girth: U.S. waistlines expand, casting doubt on obesity plateauAmerica’s collective waistline is bigger than ever, casting doubt on the notion that obesity in the United States may have plateaued, government researchers reported Tuesday. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/09/Waistlines-grow-obesity-plateau2014-09-16T18:38:36.000Z2014-09-16T18:38:36.000ZReach of enterovirus infection may have spread to Washington stateUW, Fred Hutch researchers prepare for this and other emerging viruses.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/09/Enterovirus-EV-D68-Washington-State2014-09-12T19:32:47.000Z2014-09-12T19:32:47.000ZFinding a better way to take a bite out of malaria’s powerFred Hutch and collaborators launch new trials to infect – and quickly treat – volunteers to test experimental drugs.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/09/Malaria-drug-trial-treat-prevent-disease-fred-hutch2014-09-11T00:22:02.000Z2014-09-11T00:22:02.000ZEbola cases could top 10,000 by month’s end, Fred Hutch researchers sayThe deadly Ebola epidemic raging across West Africa will likely get far worse before it gets better, more than doubling the number of known cases by the end of this month, according to researchers at Northeastern University and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/09/Ebola-cases-10000-September_Fred-Hutch2014-09-09T23:27:30.000Z2014-09-09T23:27:30.000ZBras cause breast cancer? No support for that claim, Fred Hutch study findsWearing a bra can be a rite of passage or a royal pain, a fashion statement or a political stance. But one thing it’s not is a cause of breast cancer, a new Seattle study finds – despite persistent rumors to the contrary.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/09/Bras-dont-cause-breast-cancer-hutch-study2014-09-05T15:00:00.000Z2014-09-05T15:00:00.000ZA final interview with Andrew MadoffJust a week before his death, Andrew Madoff spoke to Fred Hutch about choosing Seattle for his cancer treatment, his health and his imprisoned father, Bernie Madoff.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/09/Fred-Hutch-transplant-helped-Andrew-Madoff-battle-cancer2014-09-03T22:07:24.000Z2014-09-03T22:07:24.000ZWho’s choosing preventive mastectomy? Results are surprising, study findsGrowing numbers of women diagnosed with cancer in one breast are choosing to remove them both, despite evidence that the double surgery doesn’t boost chances of survival over other options, a large California study finds.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/09/Number-women-choosing-preventive-mastectomy-jumps2014-09-02T20:11:42.000Z2014-09-02T20:11:42.000ZHutch team helps raise awareness of mysterious cluster of babies born with anencephalyOutreach workers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center are drawing on years of community connections in south central Washington state to raise awareness about a devastating cluster of severe birth defects that no one can explain.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/09/Hutch-raises-awareness-birth-defect-cluster-anencephaly2014-09-02T17:16:44.000Z2014-09-02T17:16:44.000ZLife-jacket lottery: Most adults take their chances on the water, study findsNearly three-quarters of Seattle-area motor boaters admitted they skipped life vests on the day they were surveyed, according to a study by scientists at the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. And only one in 10 said they always use the devices when they go boating. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/08/Most-adults-dont-wear-life-jackets-study2014-08-29T19:02:11.000Z2014-08-29T19:02:11.000Z6 questions with Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, the woman who discovered HIVNobel laureate Dr. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, the French virologist who been a leader in HIV research since her 1983 co-discovery of the virus, spent two days at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center this week as part of the Conference on Cell and Gene Therapy for HIV Cure. She sat down with Hutch writer Mary Engel to talk about her work.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/08/6-questions-Nobel-scientist-Francoise-Barre-Sinoussi-discovered-HIV2014-08-28T19:32:45.000Z2014-08-28T19:32:45.000ZHaving discovered HIV, Dr. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi wants a cureFrench virologist Dr. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, who shared the Nobel prize in medicine for her 1983 discovery of the retrovirus that causes AIDS, told a packed auditorium at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Tuesday that she is “personally convinced we can reach permanent remission—a functional cure” for HIV.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2014/08/Quest-for-HIV-cure-Francoise-Barre-Sinoussi2014-08-27T00:12:28.000Z2014-08-27T00:12:28.000ZThe HPV cancer vaccine: Are two doses as good as three?How do you get more people to take advantage of the cancer-busting HPV vaccine? One way might be to lower the number of doses, a hot topic among public health researchers attending HPV2014, the 29th International Papillomavirus Conference, which came to a close Monday in Seattle.