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ASCO endorses integrative oncology guidelines for breast cancer patients

Yoga, meditation, acupuncture and more can be safely used to relieve side effects of standard treatment

June 11, 2018 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Breast cancer patients looking to relieve the side effects of conventional treatment may be happy to learn that the world's leading professional organization of cancer doctors, ASCO, has just endorsed a handful of integrative therapies as evidenced-based ways to manage treatment-related fatigue, pain, nausea, anxiety and more.

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Cancer database for Washington state and national SEER registry renewed for up to 10 years

Fred Hutch’s cancer registry has been a mainstay of epidemiological research since 1974

May 24, 2018 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s award-winning Cancer Surveillance System database, or CSS, which folds into the larger national cancer registry, the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Program, or SEER, has received a contract renewal of up to 10 years from the National Cancer Institute.

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When scientific hypotheses don’t pan out

Research studies are often built around an educated guess. What happens when those guesses are wrong?

Feb. 16, 2018 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Researchers are always prepared for the possibility of a disproven hypothesis. But what happens when a beloved idea or dogma is shattered is less technical, less predictable. More human.

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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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A legacy of learning

Former Fred Hutch IT expert, whose own education was cut short, leaves funds used to establish an endowment to help young scientists continue theirs

May 11, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch epidemiologist Dr. Chu Chen shares the story of her little brother, Yeuliang Chen, a brilliant economist-in-training whose education was cut short by a stroke. Thirteen years after his death, his legacy and love of learning live on.

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Being pregnant — and diagnosed with cancer

Inaugural retreat explores painful issues, unanswered questions surrounding cancer, fertility and pregnancy

April 22, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Emily Cousins was diagnosed with breast cancer at 32, when she was nine months pregnant. On Thursday, 13 years after that wrenching period of her life, Cousins joined a group of cancer researchers, fertility specialists, survivors and patient advocates to discuss the unique issues at the intersection of cancer and reproduction at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s inaugural cancer and pregnancy retreat.

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