https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/rss2015-03-30T18:11:19.300ZNews Releases RSS FeedAdobe Experience ManagerThe link between aspirin, NSAIDs and colon cancer prevention may hinge on genetic variationshttps://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2015/03/aspirin-colon-cancer-prevention-link2015-03-17T17:55:37.000Z2015-03-17T17:55:37.000ZFred Hutch unleashes powerful databases with launch of ArgosFred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, in conjunction with LabKey Software, has developed and launched Argos, an application that provides the interface and analytical power that researchers and clinicians will use to search for important patterns in cancer development, progression and treatment response.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2015/03/fred-hutch-launches-argos2015-03-16T22:04:41.000Z2015-03-16T22:04:41.000ZThree local organizations receive grants from Fred Hutch’s Health Disparities Research CenterA trio of local community organizations will tackle various public health challenges thanks to three small grants from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Health Disparities Research Center, or HDRC. The grants, co-funded by the National Institutes of Health and the HDRC, were awarded to three of six Seattle-area community-health organizations that participated in a recent grant-writing workshop sponsored by Fred Hutch.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2015/03/three-local-organizations-receive-fred-hutch-grants2015-03-16T19:30:58.000Z2015-03-16T19:30:58.000ZFred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center announces 2015 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student AwardeesThirteen graduate students from institutes throughout the United States and the United Kingdom have been chosen to receive the 2015 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award sponsored by the Basic Sciences Division of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2015/03/fred-hutch-announces-weintraub-graduate-student-awardees2015-03-10T19:48:18.000Z2015-03-10T19:48:18.000ZFred Hutch health economist Gary Lyman edits essential reference book for clinical oncologistshttps://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2015/02/gary-lyman-edits-clinical-oncology-book2015-02-27T23:01:21.000Z2015-02-27T23:01:21.000ZFred Hutch approved for a $7.75M award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research InstituteA research team led by Scott Ramsey, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research, or HICOR, has been approved for a $7.75 million, four-year funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, or PCORI, an independent, nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. The award will be used to conduct a pragmatic clinical trial evaluating the use of colony stimulating factors to reduce the risk of serious infection in patients undergoing chemotherapy for breast, colorectal or lung cancer.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2015/02/7M-award-to-fred-hutch-pragmatic-trial2015-02-25T01:23:57.000Z2015-02-25T01:23:57.000ZFred Hutch researcher Gerald Smith named a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiologyhttps://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2015/02/gerald-smith-named-fellow-of-aam2015-02-24T21:17:54.000Z2015-02-24T21:17:54.000ZFred Hutch researcher Robert Eisenman named a fellow of the American Association for Cancer Research Academyhttps://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2015/02/robert-eisenman-named-fellow-of-aacr-academy2015-02-18T19:23:48.000Z2015-02-18T19:23:48.000ZFred Hutch researcher Steven Henikoff awarded the Genetics Society of America MedalThe Genetics Society of America (GSA) announced today that Steven Henikoff, Ph.D., researcher at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has been awarded the Genetics Society of America Medal in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of genetics during the past 15 years.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2015/01/fred-hutch-researcher-steven-henikoff-gsa-medal2015-01-27T19:08:48.000Z2015-01-27T19:08:48.000ZFred Hutch bone marrow transplant program at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance recognized nationally for outstanding survival ratesThe Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Bone Marrow Transplant Program at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) was recently recognized for outperforming its anticipated one-year survival rate for allogeneic transplant patients. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2015/01/fred-hutch-bone-marrow-transplant-program-seattle-cancer-care-alliance-recognized-nationally2015-01-26T16:44:06.000Z2015-01-26T16:44:06.000ZFred Hutch researcher Sue Biggins awarded the Genetics Society of America’s Novitski PrizeThe Genetics Society of America (GSA) announced today that Dr. Sue Biggins, Ph.D., researcher at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has been awarded the Society's Edward Novitski Prize. The award recognizes Biggins' extraordinary level of creativity and intellectual ingenuity in solving significant problems in genetics research—namely, her groundbreaking research on the molecular mechanisms of chromosome segregation, a process essential for cell division and frequently impaired in cancer.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2015/01/fred-hutch-researcher-sue-biggins-awarded-novitski-prize2015-01-21T16:21:34.000Z2015-01-21T16:21:34.000Z‘Mother of bone marrow transplantation’ Dorothy ‘Dottie’ Thomas diesDorothy “Dottie” Thomas, wife and research partner to 1990 Nobel laureate E. Donnall Thomas, M.D., died the evening of Friday, Jan. 9. She was 92. Don Thomas, pioneer of the bone marrow transplant and former director of the Clinical Research Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, preceded her in death on Oct. 20, 2012, also at 92.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2015/01/dottie-thomas-mother-of-bmt-dies2015-01-11T01:22:00.000Z2015-01-11T01:22:00.000ZGetting ready to quit smoking in the new year? https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2014/12/ready-to-quit-smoking-in-the-new-year2014-12-22T18:15:07.000Z2014-12-22T18:15:07.000ZHealthy for the holidays: Tips for reducing stress and staying well throughout the seasonThe holiday season can be a mixed blessing. While many look forward to the glittering lights, festive music, decadent treats, jovial office parties and family gatherings, they may equally dread the stress of decorating, entertaining, cooking, shopping, wrapping presents, traveling and dealing with obnoxious Uncle Harry. Far from being a mild annoyance, stress – particularly prolonged stress – can have profound physical effects. It can compromise immune function and increase susceptibility to the common cold, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart disease. It can slow wound healing and speed tumor growth. It can increase the risk of unhealthy behaviors such as smoking, and skipping exercise and overeating, which can lead to weight gain.
Symptoms of stress can include sleeping difficulties, headaches, backaches, irritability, anger, indigestion and poor concentration, among many other things. To help avoid these negative consequences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center behavioral psychologists Bonnie McGregor, Ph.D., and Karen Syrjala, Ph.D., offer a variety of tips for reducing stress and staying healthy throughout the holiday season – and beyond.
https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2014/12/healthy-for-the-holidays2014-12-17T18:47:37.000Z2014-12-17T18:47:37.000ZResolve to make a difference in the New YearThose seeking a little extra incentive to make a difference in 2015 might consider volunteering for a research study at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2014/12/volunteer-for-research-study-in-new-year2014-12-15T19:08:29.000Z2014-12-15T19:08:29.000ZSeattle researchers are a significant step closer to an HIV vaccineA team of researchers have discovered a vaccine candidate that is expected to stimulate the production of neutralizing antibodies that defend against infection from a broad spectrum of HIV strains. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2014/12/researchers-significant-step-closer-HIV-vaccine2014-12-12T21:32:57.000Z2014-12-12T21:32:57.000ZFred Hutch researcher Rainer Storb named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of ScienceRainer Storb, M.D., head of the Transplant Biology Program at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2014/11/fred-hutch-rainer-storb-named-aaas-fellow2014-11-26T18:52:18.000Z2014-11-26T18:52:18.000ZFred Hutch recruits D. Gary Gilliland as its new president and directorFred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, a world leader in lifesaving research to prevent, detect and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other deadly diseases, announced today that it has named an internationally renowned expert in cancer genetics and precision medicine as its new president and director. D. Gary Gilliland, M.D., Ph.D., a physician-scientist with a background in academic medicine and the pharmaceutical industry, will take the helm as Fred Hutch’s new leader on Jan. 2.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2014/11/fred-hutch-recruits-gary-gilliland-new-president-director2014-11-20T14:00:31.000Z2014-11-20T14:00:31.000ZRoyals left fielder Alex Gordon named 50th Hutch Award winnerhttps://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2014/11/royals-alex-gordon-named-hutch-award-winner2014-11-11T17:29:00.000Z2014-11-11T17:29:00.000ZIodide protects against dangerous reperfusion injury after heart attackhttps://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2014/11/iodide-protects-against-heart-attack-injury2014-11-07T18:58:52.000Z2014-11-07T18:58:52.000Z