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'Pinktober': What Breast Cancer Awareness Month means to patients, care providers and others

Some see it as invaluable for education and advocacy while others, including male breast cancer patients, may feel left out

Oct. 12, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Breast Cancer Awareness Month definitely means different things to different people. For some, it’s about celebrating strength and survival. For others, it's about advocacy and a push to educate people about the realities of the disease. Read on for a few thoughts about BCAM from breast cancer patients, researchers and caregivers.

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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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Filling in the gaps on an ‘understudied population’

First-ever estimate of women living with metastatic breast cancer shows these patients are living longer with disease

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

Researchers at the National Cancer Institute and Fred Hutch have provided a first-ever estimate of how many women in the U.S. are currently living with metastatic breast cancer.

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What's new in breast cancer research?

Collaborations, combined therapies and machine learning offer promising strategies for boosting early detection, potential cures

Oct. 28, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Combination therapies. collaborations with patients and partner institutions, a friendly competition to better mammography through machine learning — we talked to a handful of breast cancer researchers about what's happening here at Fred Hutch. There's a lot.

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Living with stage 4

In a culture focused on survivorship, those with metastatic breast cancer who will be in treatment for the rest of their lives can feel isolated and misunderstood

Oct. 13, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

In a culture focused on survivorship, those with metastatic breast cancer who will be in treatment for the rest of their lives can feel isolated and misunderstood.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Sept. 22, 2016

Dr. Candice Grzelak gets $180K to study breast cancer mets; Infectious Disease Sciences earns training grant; Drs. Jesse Bloom, Frederick "Erick" Matsen named HHMI-Simons Faculty Scholars

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