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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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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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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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Matt McIlwain named vice chair of Hutch board

The director of Madrona Ventures Group has a passion for innovation – and a personal motivation

July 11, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Matt McIlwain, who was named vice chair of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s board of trustees on Monday, believes that cancer breakthroughs will increasingly be found at the intersection of the biological sciences, computer science and data science.

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Double down on cancer cures

Fred Hutch president urges twofold boost in US cancer-research funding

May 5, 2016 | By Dr. Gary Gilliland

In a commentary, Dr. Gary Gilliland writes: If ever there was a moment to double down on our national cancer-research investment, the time is now.

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St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright receives 51st Hutch Award

Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk offers annual ceremony’s keynote speech at Safeco Field

Jan. 27, 2016 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

A crowd of baseball fans at Safeco Field cheered Wednesday not for Adam Wainwright’s wicked cutter but for his off-field work to help people in need. He was honored with the Hutch Award for his humanitarian efforts.

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