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'Movember' a reminder for dudes to go to the doctor

Growing facial hair in November part of spotlight on men’s health awareness — and the lack thereof

Nov. 28, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Many men loathe going to the doctor — often to their detriment — but the global organization Movember is trying to change that by encouraging men to grow mustaches (or “mo’s”) during November to raise awareness and funds for men’s health research. Fred Hutch's Dr. Pete Nelson weighs in.

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Targeted therapies push metastatic prostate cancer in new directions

Combination therapy could help stave off new “escape variant” of disease that arises in response to powerful treatments

Nov. 14, 2017 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Pete Nelson and colleagues found that as hormone-targeting treatments grow more potent, recurrent prostate tumors are more often finding a new way around the drugs.

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Removing barriers to precision treatment of metastatic prostate cancer

GENTleMEN study aims to help men with advanced disease access genetic testing and counseling

Oct. 30, 2017 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Oct. 19, 2017

Dr. Ruth Etzioni, a Fred Hutch biostatistician, has received a five-year National Institutes of Health grant to advance the science of cancer surveillance by developing, validating and deploying a scalable, automated approach for identifying cancer recurrence.

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The path to precision screening for cancer

For now, early detection of breast and prostate cancer means mammograms and PSAs, but a more tailored approach is on the horizon

Sept. 29, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

For now, screening for breast and prostate cancer involves mammograms, MRIs and PSAs, the best evidence-based tools available at this moment in time. But it won’t be this way forever. Fred Hutch researchers weigh in on where we are on the path to precision prevention.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Aug. 24, 2017

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center bioengineer and cancer researcher Dr. Cyrus Ghajar has focused much of his work on what causes breast cancer cells to metastasize. Now, with the help of a new $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation, Ghajar and his team are hoping to crack open a mystery that has long puzzled scientists in the field: Why do metastatic cells, which can proliferate in many organs, nearly always fail to grow in skeletal muscles, which account for as much as half the body mass of an adult?

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