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How to boost cancer clinical trial participation

New study suggests loosening strict comorbidity criteria would open trials to thousands of previously exempt patients

Jan. 10, 2019 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Low clinical trial participation is a problem that’s plagued cancer research for decades, with most estimates putting adult cancer patient involvement at less than 5 percent. Fred Hutch's Dr. Joseph Unger, a biostatistician whose research focuses on improving access to trials, led a new study on how comorbidities squelch patient participation -- and what we might be able to do about it.

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Study unveils 40 new mutations linked to colorectal cancer

Q&A: Dr. Riki Peters on what this large genome-wide association study means for patients and the public

Dec. 3, 2018 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Scientists at 130 institutions, including Fred Hutch, found 40 new inherited mutations linked to colorectal cancer risk. Dr. Riki Peters explains the genome-wide association study's results.

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7 misconceptions about lung cancer

Myths and misinformation still keep many people in the dark – and that’s bad news for their health

Nov. 15, 2018 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

November may be Lung Cancer Awareness Month but many people are unaware that this disease affects nonsmokers or that there is an effective way to screen for it. Take a deep breath an check out these common lung cancer misconceptions.

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