https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/rss2014-12-19T23:10:16.102ZNews Releases RSS FeedAdobe Experience ManagerHealthy 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-injury2014-11-07T18:58:52.000Z2014-11-07T18:58:52.000ZFred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center takes part in recruitment event for U.S. servicemen and womenFred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center recently took part in the Washington State Service Member for Life Transition Summit at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2014/10/fred-hutch-recruitment-event-service-members2014-10-31T22:23:49.000Z2014-10-31T22:23:49.000ZFred Hutch receives Visionary Award in EnergyFred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center recently was honored as the winner of the Visionary Award in Energy from the 2030 Districts, an interdisciplinary public-private collaborative working to create a groundbreaking building district in downtown Seattle. Fred Hutch was called out for the performance of its 1100 Eastlake Building, which houses its 10,000-square-foot data center and the staff, faculty and laboratories of its Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division.
https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2014/10/fred-hutch-receives-visionary-award-in-energy2014-10-29T18:19:37.000Z2014-10-29T18:19:37.000ZFred Hutch's Obliteride races past $2 millionIn its second year, the Obliteride bike event raised $2.25 million for lifesaving research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2014/10/obliteride-raises-more-than-two-million-dollars2014-10-22T17:54:23.000Z2014-10-22T17:54:23.000ZFiber-based laxatives linked to decreased risk of colorectal cancer: studyA large, prospective study involving more than 75,000 adults in western Washington has found that frequent use of fiber-based laxatives is associated with a decreased risk of colorectal cancer while the use of non-fiber laxatives is linked to significantly increased risk of the disease. The study also found no association between bowel-movement frequency and constipation with regard to colorectal cancer risk.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2014/10/fiber-laxatives-decrease-colorectal-cancer-risk2014-10-06T23:07:34.000Z2014-10-06T23:07:34.000Z10 baseball players nominated for 50th annual Hutch Awardhttps://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2014/10/baseball-players-nominated-50th-hutch-award2014-10-04T00:45:00.000Z2014-10-04T00:45:00.000ZPuget Sound-area African-American breast cancer survivors, oncology professionals needed for Fred Hutch focus groupsPuget Sound-area African-American breast cancer survivors, as well as oncology professionals who treat them, are needed to participate in focus groups as part of a Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center study called Staying on Track After Recovery, or STAR.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2014/10/african-american-breast-cancer-survivors-needed-for-study2014-10-01T19:55:00.000Z2014-10-01T19:55:00.000ZInsect genomes’ analysis challenges universality of essential cell division proteinsScientists from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have found that one of the foundational proteins in cell division, previously shown to be essential in organisms as diverse as yeast, flies and humans, has been surprisingly lost on multiple occasions during insect evolution.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2014/09/insect-genomes-analysis-challenges-universality-cell-division-proteins2014-09-23T15:55:08.000Z2014-09-23T15:55:08.000ZFred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center designated MIDAS Center of ExcellenceResearchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center received a five-year, $12.5 million award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences that designates the Seattle campus as a MIDAS Center of Excellence. Models of Infectious Disease Agency Study (MIDAS) centers are designated to play a role in planning for national emergencies such as a pandemic or an act of bioterrorism.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2014/09/fred-hutch-designated-midas-center-of-excellence2014-09-17T07:00:00.000Z2014-09-17T07:00:00.000ZFred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle BioMed team up on malaria clinical trialsResearchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Seattle Vaccine Trials Unit (a program of Fred Hutch) have begun a collaboration with Seattle BioMed and its Malaria Clinical Trials Center (MCTC) for upcoming malaria clinical research studies of experimental drugs that may prevent and/or treat malaria, which include a malaria challenge. As part of these studies, malaria will be delivered to participants by the bites of five infected mosquitos.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2014/09/fred-hutch-seattle-biomed-malaria-clinical-trials2014-09-09T21:06:28.000Z2014-09-09T21:06:28.000ZActionable Genome Consortium forms with cross disciplinary leaders from world-renowned cancer institutions https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2014/09/actionable-genome-consortium-world-renowned-cancer-institutions2014-09-08T16:25:35.000Z2014-09-08T16:25:35.000ZGene therapy boosts chemotherapy tolerance and effectiveness of medications that attack brain cancerUsing gene therapy and a cocktail of powerful chemotherapy drugs, researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have been able to boost the tolerance and effectiveness of medications that attack brain cancer while also shielding healthy cells from their devastating effects. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2014/08/gene-therapy-boosts-chemotherapy-tolerance2014-08-08T20:50:47.000Z2014-08-08T20:50:47.000ZFred Hutch's Obliteride rolls across western Washington this weekendObliteride gains momentum in its second year as cancer survivors, cyclists, researchers and others determined to end cancer ride this weekend to raise money for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. In its inaugural year, Obliteride 2013 raised nearly $2 million for lifesaving cancer research at Fred Hutch. With the community’s help, organizers hope to collect even more in 2014. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2014/08/obliteride-rolls-across-western-washington-this-weekend2014-08-05T17:25:52.000Z2014-08-05T17:25:52.000ZFred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center researcher Veena Shankaran to receive ‘40 Under 40’ awardThe Puget Sound Business Journal has recognized Veena Shankaran, M.D., a medical oncologist and health economist at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, as one of 40 individuals under age 40 who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership within their field. Shankaran will accept the award, now in its 16th year, at a PSBJ reception honoring all 40 recipients later this fall.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2014/07/fred-hutch-researcher-veena-shankaran-40-under-40-award2014-07-25T21:42:08.000Z2014-07-25T21:42:08.000Z