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Lobular breast cancer comes into the spotlight

Research collaborations, patient advocates push to explore ‘sneaky,’ understudied subtype’s standing as a distinct disease

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

Lobular breast cancer is the sixth most common cancer in women yet many people have never heard of it. It doesn't image well, may not create a lump and is considered to be an "understudied" cancer. That's changing. Fred Hutch researchers and patient advocates break it down.

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10 highlights of Fred Hutch science in 2017

A look back at notable discoveries in cancer immunotherapy, HIV prevention and more

Dec. 28, 2017 | by Sabin Russell and Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

It's been a year of breakthroughs at Fred Hutch. Here are 10 of our favorites.

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Acupuncture can curb treatment-related joint pain in breast cancer patients

Large, randomized trial shows integrative approach relieves common side effect of estrogen-suppressing drug

Dec. 7, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Results from a large multicenter trial released Thursday at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium offer good news to early stage breast cancer patients dealing with painful side effects from powerful estrogen-squelching drugs known as aromatase inhibitors.

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We are failing black women with breast cancer

Fred Hutch experts cite nationwide shortcomings

Nov. 1, 2017 | By Drs. Beti Thompson and Nancy E. Davidson

As another Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to an end, a troubling inequity must remain front and center: Black women are being left behind by our efforts to end the suffering caused by this disease. This disparity can be narrowed with two steps: Boost research on the types of breast cancer that are more prevalent among black women, and improve outreach efforts to inform them.

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Cancer patients share thoughts on awareness

A common sentiment: 'Pink is a color, not a cure. We need research, not ribbons.'

Oct. 31, 2017 | By Fred Hutch News Service

As another Breast Cancer Awareness Month winds down, we asked patients and others who follow Fred Hutch on social media to tell us what they would like people to be aware of with regard to this high-profile cancer.

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Grappling with breast cancer around the globe

Fred Hutch global cancer initiative uses collaborations, common sense strategies to tackle health disparities in low- and middle-income countries

Oct. 27, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Each October in the U.S., women are accustomed to hearing messages about early detection and breast cancer awareness. But what’s the best way to raise breast cancer awareness in countries with no mammogram machines and few cancer treatment centers? Fred Hutch's Breast Health Global Initiative .

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