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Researchers ‘shocked’ to see how often experts misdiagnose certain brain tumors in kids

New study: Molecular tests reveal critical differences in cancers thought to be the same, highlight implications for treatment

Oct. 19, 2018 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Traditional methods of diagnosing certain pediatric brain cancers are flawed, a new study shows. As a result, some misdiagnosed patients have gotten the wrong treatments.

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Lobular breast cancer comes into the spotlight

Research collaborations, patient advocates push to explore ‘sneaky,’ understudied subtype’s standing as a distinct disease

Feb. 15, 2018 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Lobular breast cancer is the sixth most common cancer in women yet many people have never heard of it. It doesn't image well, may not create a lump and is considered to be an "understudied" cancer. That's changing. Fred Hutch researchers and patient advocates break it down.

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