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7 misconceptions about lung cancer

Myths and misinformation still keep many people in the dark – and that’s bad news for their health

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

November may be Lung Cancer Awareness Month but many people are unaware that this disease affects nonsmokers or that there is an effective way to screen for it. Take a deep breath an check out these common lung cancer misconceptions.

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Science-based tips for making and keeping healthy New Year’s resolutions

Hit the road to good health in 2018 with advice on diet, exercise, sleep and more from Fred Hutch experts

Jan. 2, 2018 | By Kristen Woodward and Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Looking for motivation to help you get off the fat-laden holiday freeway and onto the highway to good health? Check out these science-based tips from Fred Hutch's crackerjack team of public health researchers.

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Smoking after a cancer diagnosis

Lighting up can be a source of shame and treatment complications for cancer patients, but Fred Hutch researchers are here to help them quit

Nov. 16, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Many cancer patients try to quit smoking after diagnosis but can’t because of nicotine’s stronghold on their bodies. Others are so stressed they continue to use cigarettes as a crutch. Researchers at Fred Hutch and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance know that smoking cessation is even more important after a cancer diagnosis and are coming up with new ways to help patients stop.

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E-cigs, apps and the FDA’s push to limit nicotine

Smoking cessation expert Dr. Jonathan Bricker weighs in on new studies and a federal effort to regulate an ‘astonishingly addictive’ drug

Aug. 1, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch smoking cessation expert Dr. Jonathan Bricker weighs in on the FDA's new proposal to limit the amount of nicotine in combustible cigarettes.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Jan. 5, 2017

Dr. Jonathan Bricker offers 5 steps for keeping resolutions in the new year; Dr. Trevor Bedford a finalist for first-ever Open Science Prize; 425 Magazine salutes HIV researcher Dr. Larry Corey and community advocate Michael Louella

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SmartQuit 2.0 helps twice as many smokers cut habit, study finds

Smoking-cessation app developed via Fred Hutch research also helped three quarters of trial users reduce smoking habit

Nov. 17, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

A smoking-cessation app developed through Fred Hutch research helped 21 percent of study users quit cigarettes — a success rate nearly three times higher than other methods.

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