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Q&A with the author of ‘The Radium Girls’: A new story chronicles century-old fight for workplace safety

Author Kate Moore in conversation with cancer researcher Dr. Anne McTiernan

May 23, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

U.K. author Kate Moore joined Fred Hutch's Dr. Anne McTiernan for a conversation about Moore's new book, "The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women."

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More is not always better

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.

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Chest radiation to beat childhood Wilms tumor may boost later risk of breast cancer

Treatment now cures nearly 90 percent of children with rare disease, but effects linger into adulthood, new study finds

Oct. 26, 2014 | By JoNel Aleccia / Fred Hutch News Service

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Amanda Paulovich wins $2.2 million for rapid radiation diagnostic

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

Aug. 27, 2012 | By Rachel Tompa

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Atomic bomb study exposes second cancer risks

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.

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Center leads new Chernobyl study

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.

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