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How to talk to parents about HPV vaccines

Fred Hutch public health researcher shares science-based tips to help doctors navigate crucial cancer-prevention conversations

June 20, 2019 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

A health care provider's recommendation is “uniquely powerful” for getting vaccinations, according to Dr. Parth Shah, a Fred Hutch public health researcher and HPV expert. Shah shares his tips on how best to talk to parents about getting their kids vaccinated so they are protected against cervical, head and neck, and other devastating cancers.

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Lack of diversity in genetic research is risky

Using primarily white populations to draw broad conclusions is misleading and exacerbates health disparities – but it’s fixable

June 19, 2019 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

A new analysis led by Fred Hutch researchers found even more evidence that large-scale genomic studies — used for everything from drug development to figuring out an individual’s disease risk — need to include diverse, multi-ethnic populations. And that not doing this is misleading, and potentially dangerous.

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New data on cancer disparities in Washington

Health equity, patient voices and patient-engaged research hot topics at Value in Cancer Care Summit

May 20, 2019 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Where a person lives has a big impact on whether they will live following a cancer diagnosis in our state, according to new data released by researchers at the Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research (HICOR). Fred Hutch's health economics group held its annual Value in Cancer Summit last week.

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