The shame, blame and stigma surrounding this deadly disease affects everything from patient follow-through to research funding
Nov. 21, 2017
| By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service
Most people know that lung cancer is an aggressive killer, triggered by everything from smoking to genetic mutations to environmental toxins. But more and more patients, doctors and researchers are pointing to another harmful influence contributing to the suffering, delayed diagnosis and possibly even early deaths of those hit with the disease: stigma.
But a Fred Hutch expert asserts e-cigs should remain in toolkits of those looking to kick the habit
May 17, 2015
| By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service
Science still lacks hard proof that electronic cigarettes help people quit smoking, concludes a new meta-analysis that bucks the fervent claims of many vaping disciples who swear e-cigs snuffed their tobacco addictions.
Recent notable accomplishments: Dr. Jonathan Bricker a finalist for ‘Geek of the Year Award' for using technology to make a positive impact; Women’s Health Initiative receives 2015 Team Science Award; Hutch-UW team develops new method to detect rare mutations; Dr. Beti Thompson named 2015 Health Champion for health disparities work