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Moonshot meeting: Q&A with nurse on panel with VP Joe Biden

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance’s Dr. Angelique Richard shared her thoughts with the vice president when the moonshot ‘listening tour’ came to Fred Hutch

March 30, 2016 | By Linda Dahlstrom / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Angelique Richard, chief nurse executive and vice president of clinical operations at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, talks about her meeting with Vice President Joe Biden during his "moonshot" visit to Fred Hutch and lessons learned from her years as an oncology nurse.

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‘Close to criminal’

A Fred Hutch researcher speaks out on the human cost of the ‘unfettered, unbridled greed’ within our health care system

Feb. 11, 2016 | By Dr. Gary Lyman, as told to Diane Mapes

As an oncologist, I've had patients delay or actually stop treatment because of the high cost. They're stopping and they're dying as a result. That's why I've taken a stand with many of my colleagues around the country to call attention to these pricing issues and how unsustainable and devastating they are to our patients.

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