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Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Sept. 30, 2016

Good News: Dr. Jeff Whiteaker wins NCI Research Specialist Award; Human Biology gains four new faculty members

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Inherited mutations tied to advanced prostate cancer

Genetic screening could help men with prostate cancer find better treatments — and alert family members to their own cancer risk

July 6, 2016 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study shows men with metastatic prostate cancer are five times likelier to harbor inherited mutations in BRCA1/2 and other DNA-repair genes than the general population, irrespective of age or family history of prostate cancer.

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Study sheds new light on molecular pathways behind marrow disorders

How a single alteration in fundamental cellular machinery drives blood diseases and cancers

May 11, 2015 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Researchers have now uncovered how a single mutation can trigger myelodysplastic syndrome, or MDS, a disorder akin to leukemia in which the bone marrow overproduces some blood cell precursors but can’t convert them to healthy blood cells.

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