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Metastatic breast cancer patients gather in Seattle

300 patients, advocates and researchers talk science, health disparities and filling in crucial data gaps at 'mets' conference

Sept. 26, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

More than 300 metastatic breast cancer patients, researchers, advocates and caregivers gathered in Seattle over the weekend to discuss promising new therapies, patient-researcher partnerships, big data, advocacy, and, yes, cures.

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Closing the breast cancer divide in sub-Saharan Africa

Clinical trial in Uganda will test alternative diagnostic tool and oral chemotherapy, study genetic differences

Aug. 15, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Researchers from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Uganda Cancer Institute are launching a clinical study in the Ugandan capital Kampala that could change the way breast cancer in sub-Saharan Africa is diagnosed and treated.

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Top cancer groups team up to take on health disparities

Four national organizations push for richer data, more inclusive research to better serve the underserved

July 24, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Four leading cancer organizations joined forces to decry the country's longstanding health disparities and offer recommendations to ensure our most vulnerable populations also benefit from cancer research. Fred Hutch's Dr. Christopher Li, a co-author, talks about the importance of this effort.

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Understanding cancer health disparities

Researchers and community advocates discuss causes, countermeasures at annual Science of Community Equity Symposium

May 22, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch public health researcher Dr. Beti Thompson and a quartet of community health advocates discussed ways to eliminate health disparities Friday at the Science of Community Equity Symposium.

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Should prostate cancer screening be different for black men?

New study confirms prostate cancer is more common and more deadly in African-Americans

April 23, 2017 | By Linda Carroll for Fred Hutch News Service

Newly published research from Fred Hutch shows black men may be at heightened risk not only of developing prostate cancer but also of having a more aggressive form at a younger age.

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'As Natives, it's what we do'

American Indians and Alaska Natives tackle HIV stigma, talk cure

March 23, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Bill Hall, a Tlingit from Southeast Alaska, has a message for other Alaska Natives and American Indians about his work as a member of the Fred Hutch-based defeatHIV community advisory board. “For efforts like ours to succeed,” he said, “it’s going to take every community affected by HIV/AIDS to become involved in the search for a cure.”

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