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Path to a targeted treatment for small-cell lung cancer?

Researchers show how common mutation in SCLC makes mouse tumors more vulnerable to certain cancer drugs

Sept. 4, 2018 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Work by Dr. David MacPherson could point the way toward a targeted treatment for a subset of small-cell lung cancers. He showed that SCLC tumors with a specific DNA mutation are more vulnerable to certain drugs.

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Dr. Alice Berger receives $200K grant for lung cancer research

Award to fund genome sequencing on lung tumors found in female ‘never-smokers’

March 7, 2018 | By Kristen Woodward / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Alice Berger, a translational researcher at Fred Hutch, has received a $200K award to advance her scientific focus on the genetics of lung cancer in women who have never smoked.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Jan. 18, 2018

Metastatic breast cancer researchers receive postdoc scholarships; Hutch receives three state CARE Fund grants for cancer research; HemOnc Today names Dr. Damian Green a Next Gen Innovator.

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The lung cancer blame game

The shame, blame and stigma surrounding this deadly disease affects everything from patient follow-through to research funding

Nov. 21, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Most people know that lung cancer is an aggressive killer, triggered by everything from smoking to genetic mutations to environmental toxins. But more and more patients, doctors and researchers are pointing to another harmful influence contributing to the suffering, delayed diagnosis and possibly even early deaths of those hit with the disease: stigma.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Nov. 9, 2017

Dr. Sue Biggins, associate director of the Hutch's Basic Sciences Division, has been named a fellow of the American Society for Cell Biology. Fellows awards are meant to honor scientists who have made lifetime achievements in the field of cell biology and have contributed significantly to the ASCB.

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Links between air pollution and cancer risk

An environmental exposure researcher on how the air we breathe can raise risk of lung and other cancers — and what to do about it

Aug. 18, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Regular air pollution boosts our long-term risk of lung cancer. As wildfire season heats up from climate change, the Western U.S. air quality could suffer.

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