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Supper, sleep, circadian rhythms and cancer risk

Q&A: How going against our internal clock can trigger disease

July 19, 2018 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study out of Barcelona suggests when you eat may be just as critical as what you eat, at least with regard to breast and prostate cancer risk. We sat down with principal investigator Dr. Manolis Kogevinas, currently a visiting professor at Fred Hutch, for his insights on how circadian disruption can impact our health.

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Understanding the night shift-cancer connection

New Fred Hutch study sheds more light on how shift work damages our health — and points toward a potential workaround

June 26, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

For the past few years, Fred Hutch’s Dr. Parveen Bhatti has been trying to figure out why working at night is so bad for our health. His latest study confirms that the body repairs DNA damage more efficiently if you sleep during the night than it does if you sleep during the day — and offers insights as to why.

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Finding their calling: Why cancer caregivers join cause

Some family caregivers devote their lives to that larger work, shifting the health care landscape

Sept. 13, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

Inspired by months or years spent helping loved ones during cancer, many former family caregivers are devoting their lives to the larger caregiving mission.

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