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US cancer death rate has declined for at least 25 years

Fred Hutch experts weigh in on milestone report from American Cancer Society

Jan. 10, 2019 | By Fred Hutch News Service staff

The U.S. cancer death rate has dropped 27 percent over the past 25 years. The encouraging stats come from the American Cancer Society’s latest annual report. Fred Hutch experts dive deeper into the data and explain how we can accelerate progress against cancer for everyone.

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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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Highlights of Fred Hutch science in 2018

A look back at notable advances in immunotherapy, precision screening and more

Dec. 18, 2018 | By Fred Hutch News Service staff

From basic biology to survivors’ pocketbooks, our researchers explore every angle of cancer. Here are just a few of the strides our teams made in 2018.

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