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Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

June 30, 2016

Dr. Anne McTernan named to HHS Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee; Dr. Harlan Robins mentoring two projects funded by Stand Up To Cancer

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Understanding physical activity in the elderly

New Hutchinson Center research will enlist 8,000 women over 80 to determine activity levels needed to maintain heart health and prevent injury from falls

June 11, 2012 | By Kristen Woodward

Eight thousand women over age 80 across the U.S. are being enlisted to help the Hutchinson Center’s Public Health Sciences researchers determine how much, how vigorous and what types of physical activity are necessary to maintain cardiovascular health and prevent injury from falls in later life.

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Community-based strength training classes safe, effective for cancer survivors

Karen Syrjala and colleagues find mind, body benefits for former patients who participated in YMCA Exercise and Thrive program

Jan. 17, 2012 | By Christi Ball Loso

A Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center study of community-based exercise for cancer survivors that focused on strength training found such activity is both safe and effective in terms of physical and psychosocial benefit. The findings are published online in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship.

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Diet plus exercise = more weight loss than either method alone

Randomized trial of postmenopausal women found those who combined a low-fat, low-calorie diet with regular aerobic exercise shed nearly 11 percent of their starting weight

April 18, 2011 | By Kristen Woodward

Everyone knows that eating a low-fat, low-calorie diet and getting regular exercise helps shed pounds, but a new study led by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center researchers has found that when it comes to losing weight and body fat, diet and exercise are most effective when done together as compared to either strategy alone.

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Obesity, inactivity may increase risk of breast cancers

Study finds women with highest body fat face higher risk of ’triple-negative’ and estrogen receptor-positive breast cancers; risk drops with fitness gains

March 14, 2011

Women’s Health Initiative researchers found a relationship between obesity, physical activity and triple-negative breast cancer, a subtype of breast cancer characterized by a lack of estrogen, progesterone and HER2 expression. Triple-negative breast cancers account for about 10 percent to 20 percent of all breast cancers and are associated with an extremely poor prognosis due to a lack of targeted drug therapies.

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First TREC conference draws international interest

150 researchers came to the Center to discuss diet, exercise and obesity's relationship to cancer survival

Oct. 12, 2009 | By Colleen Steelquist

A first-ever conference focused on the relationship of diet, physical activity and obesity to cancer survivorship and prognosis brought 150 attendees from around the world to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center last week.

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