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Fetal cells may be double-edged cancer sword for women

Gadi, colleagues find presence of circulating fetal cells in women after childbirth lowers breast cancer risk, raises colon cancer risk

May 14, 2012 | By Dean Forbes

Scientists have found what could be a first-ever causative link between the concentration of circulating Y-chromosome fetal cells in women who gave birth and their risk of later developing breast cancer and colon cancer. Dr. V.K. Gadi of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Clinical Research Division was senior author of the study, which was recently published online in the European Journal of Cancer.

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Weight loss reduces inflammation related to cancer

Anne McTiernan-led study shows that postmenopausal women who lost at least 5 percent of their body weight reduced inflammation markers related to several cancers

May 7, 2012

According to a study led by Dr. Anne McTiernan of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, postmenopausal women who were overweight or obese and lost at least 5 percent of their body weight had a measurable reduction in markers of inflammation.

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Circumcision may reduce prostate cancer risk

Jonathan Wright-led study shows males circumcised before first sexual intercourse 15 percent less likely to develop prostate cancer

March 12, 2012

A new analysis led by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center researchers found circumcision before a male's first sexual intercourse may help protect against prostate cancer. Published online March 12 in the journal Cancer, the study suggests that circumcision can hinder infection and inflammation that may lead to this malignancy.

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Low-glycemic-load foods may reduce inflammation in overweight adults

'Not all carbohydrates are created equal'; study led by Marian Neuhouser and Johanna Lampe finds a 'slow carb' diet may reduce heart disease, cancer risk

Jan. 17, 2012 | By Kristen Woodward

Among overweight and obese adults, a diet rich in slowly digested carbohydrates, such as whole grains, legumes and other high-fiber foods, significantly reduces markers of inflammation associated with chronic disease, according to a new study by Hutchinson Center researchers. Such a low-glycemic-load diet, which does not cause blood-glucose levels to spike, also increases a hormone that helps regulate the metabolism of fat and sugar.

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PHS postdoc wins cancer prevention fellowship

Scott Adams to study effects of inflammatory conditions on colon cancer outcomes

July 26, 2010 | By Colleen Steelquist

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center researcher, Dr. Scott Adams, a postdoctoral fellow in the Public Health Sciences Division, recently received a two-year fellowship grant worth $80,000 to study the impact of inflammatory bowel disease on mortality following a colorectal cancer diagnosis.

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Proteins may predict breast-cancer survival

Markers for inflammation discovered in breast-cancer survivors are linked to survival

June 1, 2009 | By Dean Forbes

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center-led research has identified two proteins in the blood that could become important prognostic markers for long-term survival in breast-cancer patients. The proteins are associated with chronic inflammation, which is known to contribute to cancer development and progression.

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