New U.S. Preventive Services Task Force breast cancer screening guidelines seek to balance risk, benefit
Jan. 11, 2016
| By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service
New breast cancer screening guidelines released by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force are designed to balance mammography's benefits (catching cancer early when it is easiest to treat) with risks such as unnecessary biopsies, stressful false positives, and overdiagnosis.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center clinical researcher is working to develop a biomarker test that could screen many people quickly for radiation injury after nuclear accident; could also screen patients for cancer treatment toxicity
First large-scale radiation study reveals similar risk in the development of first and second subsequent cancers
Sept. 20, 2010
| By Kristen Woodward
The first large-scale study of the relationship between radiation dose and risk of multiple cancers among atomic bomb survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, reveals a similar risk in the development of first and second subsequent cancers. The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Public Health Sciences Division’s Dr. Chris Li led the study in collaboration with PHS colleagues Drs. Scott Davis and Kenneth Kopecky and graduate research assistants Jean McDougall and Erin Semmens. They worked with investigators at the Radiation Effects Research Foundation in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the National Cancer Institute.
Five-year project will examine effects of radiation exposure on premenopausal breast-cancer risk and whether such risk differs according to the breast-cancer characteristics
May 12, 2008
| By Colleen Steelquist
Researchers from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Public Health Sciences Division have launched a first-ever population-based epidemiological study of breast cancer in several areas of the former Soviet Union that were contaminated by radiation from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident in 1986.