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Q & A with Dr. Peggy Porter: Targeted breast cancer treatments require diverse research data

Breast cancer researcher discusses need to extend research and results to minority women

Oct. 26, 2017 | By Sabrina Richards and Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Personalized breast cancer treatments must come to everyone -- and that requires study data from diverse populations, says breast cancer researcher Dr. Peggy Porter.

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Health disparities in breast cancer and beyond

A Q & A with Dr. Beti Thompson and patient advocate Bridgette Hempstead about the science of equity and how to empower the underserved

Oct. 20, 2017 | By Fred Hutch News Service staff

How do Fred Hutch researchers combat health disparities? By partnering directly with vulnerable communities here in Seattle and elsewhere. In this video, writer Diane Mapes chats with Dr. Beti Thompson, head of the Hutch Health Disparities Research Center and one of her community partners, Bridgette Hempstead of Cierra Sisters.

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Combating breast cancer health disparities with education, support

'Knowledge, empowerment — that's what we do': Breast cancer patient Bridgette Hempstead shares her inspiring Cierra Sisters story

Oct. 17, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Breast cancer patients Sandra Evans and Bridgette Hempstead tell the story of the African-American cancer support group Cierra Sisters, which has gone on to help hundreds of Seattle men and women since Hempstead founded it shortly after her diagnosis.

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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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