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Top cancer groups team up to take on health disparities

Four national organizations push for richer data, more inclusive research to better serve the underserved

July 24, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Four leading cancer organizations joined forces to decry the country's longstanding health disparities and offer recommendations to ensure our most vulnerable populations also benefit from cancer research. Fred Hutch's Dr. Christopher Li, a co-author, talks about the importance of this effort.

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Aspirin and its cousins linked to longer survival after colorectal cancer

Large study of preventive drugs for colorectal cancer survivors finds link to decreased mortality — but only for those with certain tumor genetics

June 15, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Aspirin and other NSAIDs are linked to decreased mortality in colorectal cancer survivors, a new study finds -- but just for those with the most common tumor subtype.

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Finding ways to deliver on the promise of precision oncology

‘Functional genomics’ method aims to marry three powerful techniques to speed personalized cancer treatments to patients

March 31, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Christopher Kemp is confident that the answer to personalized cancer treatment is written in the molecules inside each patient’s tumor, we just need to figure out how to separate the wheat from the chaff.

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Taking care of business

New colorectal cancer screening guidelines push for adults 50 and older to get screened — somehow

June 16, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

“The best screening test is the one that gets done,” wrote the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in their new colorectal cancer screening guidelines. Our researchers weigh in.

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‘Whatever happens to me, my baby can be OK’

Young patients and survivors share their stories of cancer and motherhood

May 6, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Parenting a baby or small child is often all-consuming, even for healthy mothers and fathers. And so is going through cancer and its associated draining, destructive treatments. Here, in honor of Mother's Day, three women share their stories of when cancer and motherhood collide.

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Progress in ‘precision prevention’ for colorectal cancer

New risk prediction model — not yet ready for clinical use — incorporates genetic, lifestyle and environmental risk factors

April 18, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

In work presented Monday at the American Association for Cancer Research’s annual meeting in New Orleans, researchers from Fred Hutch, the University of Michigan and other institutes debuted their latest progress in precision prevention — an in-the-works method to predict risk of colorectal cancer that integrates genetic, lifestyle and environmental risk factors.

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