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First HIV, then cancer

As people with HIV live longer, they are developing cancers at higher rates than the general population

Oct. 5, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

HIV/AIDS and cancer: As people with HIV live longer, they are developing cancers at higher rates than the general population, a new study shows.

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How the SCCA successfully suppressed pandemic flu

Aggressive infection-control program protected Seattle Cancer Care Alliance patients from acquiring clinic-based H1N1 influenza

Dec. 21, 2009 | By Dean Forbes

According to a study by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, aggressive infection-control and screening measures at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance during the spring 2009 H1N1 influenza epimedic protected immunocompromised cancer patients from the flu. While the Seattle area had a 100-fold increase in H1N1 cases, there was no corresponding increase among the patient population.

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Swine flu: Aggressive plan may prevent pandemic

Longini study finds that vaccination of children and 70 percent of U.S. population could control pandemic H1N1 influenza

Sept. 14, 2009 | By Dean Forbes

According to computer modeling and analysis of observational studies conducted by researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute, an aggressive vaccination program that first targets children and ultimately reaches 70 percent of the U.S. population would mitigate pandemic H1N1 influenza that is expected this fall.

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Pandemic flu may be well mitigated until vaccine is available

Researchers model flu to help guide national pandemic planning

March 17, 2008 | By Kristen Woodward

The lead author Dr. Elizabeth (Betz) Halloran and co-author Dr. Ira Longini, both researchers in the Center's Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute and professors of biostatistics at the University of Washington, use mathematical and statistical methods to study the natural course of infectious diseases.

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