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'A life changer'

Losing her partner to cancer helped shape life path for Fred Hutch’s new vice president and chief human resources officer

Nov. 15, 2016 | By Linda Dahlstrom / Fred Hutch News Service

Lynne Kornblatt knows firsthand the urgent need for new and better treatments and cures for cancer. Early in her career she worked as a nurse; later she lost her partner of 17 years to cancer. Now Kornblatt, who is also a lawyer, is bringing her unique expertise to Fred Hutch and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance as the new vice president and chief human resources officer.

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Living with stage 4

In a culture focused on survivorship, those with metastatic breast cancer who will be in treatment for the rest of their lives can feel isolated and misunderstood

Oct. 13, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

In a culture focused on survivorship, those with metastatic breast cancer who will be in treatment for the rest of their lives can feel isolated and misunderstood.

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Dr. Nancy Davidson of U Pitt to lead clinical oncology for Fred Hutch / University of Washington Cancer Consortium

She will serve as bridge builder across treatment, clinical and translational cancer research at Fred Hutch, UW Medicine, Seattle Children’s and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance to work toward ‘a world without cancer’

Oct. 10, 2016 | By Kristen Woodward / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Nancy Davidson will serve as a bridge builder across treatment, clinical and translational cancer research at Fred Hutch, UW Medicine, Seattle Children’s and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance to work toward ‘a world without cancer’.

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Beyond Ben Stiller's advice on PSA screening

The actor said a ‘prostate cancer test saved my life’; experts weigh in on when (and if) men should be screened

Oct. 5, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Actor Ben Stiller wrote in a new essay that a "prostate cancer test saved my life." Two cancer experts weigh in on when (and if) men should get the controversial screening test.

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What you should — and shouldn't — say to a breast cancer patient

Tips from the trenches on how to be supportive to a loved one in treatment

Oct. 4, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Many people are at a loss for words when a friend or family member is diagnosed with breast cancer, which may explain tone-deaf comments like "Hey, at least you get a free boob job." Wondering what you should or shouldn't say to someone who's been diagnosed? We've got some great tips from the trenches.

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HPV vaccine boosts immune memory

A single dose of the HPV vaccine can strengthen immune memory in people who’ve previously been infected with HPV — and potentially help prevent re-infection

Aug. 10, 2016 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

It’s long been known that the vaccine against the human papilloma virus offers protection when administered to those who’d never experienced HPV infection. But new research suggests the possibility that it could also help those who’d been previously infected to guard against re-infection, according to results recently published in EBioMedicine.

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