Actress’ impact on genetic testing for breast, ovarian cancer is ‘global and long lasting’
Sept. 18, 2014
| By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service
The so-called Angelina Jolie effect not only is real but has been “global and long lasting,” leading to a twofold increase in the number of women getting genetic testing to help determine their risk for hereditary breast cancer, according to new studies from the United Kingdom and Canada.
75 percent of those at high risk for BRCA mutations have no idea they may have increased chance of ovarian cancer, Hutch study shows
Aug. 21, 2014
| By JoNel Aleccia / Fred Hutch News Service
Any woman who’s watched her mother or sister struggle with breast cancer knows that she’s likely at high risk for the disease herself. But what she probably doesn’t realize is that she may have an increased chance of ovarian cancer as well, according to a new study by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists.
Study to examine how integrative medicine affects breast cancer outcomes
Aug. 2, 2010
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Bastyr University, a natural health sciences institution in Kenmore, Wash., received a joint $3.1 million grant for the study of complementary and integrative care for breast cancer from the National Institutes of Health and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.