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Cancer: Down, but not out

New American Cancer Society statistics show reasons to celebrate, yet more work remains

Jan. 12, 2015 | By Joely Johnson Mork / Fred Hutch News Service

U.S. cancer deaths have fallen 22 percent since 1991, according to the American Cancer Society. This drop in mortality rate is equivalent to upwards of 1.5 million lives spared.

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When diseases collide: Less than half of cancer survivors have been tested for HIV

Not knowing HIV status can affect treatment and prognosis of two debilitating conditions, finds CDC study of adults younger than 65

Nov. 13, 2014 | By JoNel Aleccia / Fred Hutch News Service

Despite known links between cancer and the virus that causes AIDS, less than half of cancer survivors in the U.S. younger than 65 have been tested for HIV, a first-ever government study finds.

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Vanquishing colon cancer

Screening credited for decline in incidence, mortality

March 18, 2014 | By Mary Engel

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Alcohol consumption: no impact on breast cancer survival

Study led by Polly Newcomb of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Public Health Sciences Division shows breast cancer survivors who consume alcohol in moderation may reduce risk of dying from heart disease

April 8, 2013 | By Dean Forbes

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Fred Hutch Cancer Prevention Program leader lauded by ASPO

American Society of Preventive Oncology honors Polly Newcomb, Public Health Sciences Division, for distinguished research, mentoring

March 20, 2013 | By Colleen Steelquist

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Burnett-Hartman wins AACR award

Andrea Burnett-Hartman of PHS focuses research on colorectal cancer precursor lesions

April 2, 2012 | By Colleen Steelquist

Dr. Andrea Burnett-Hartman of the Public Health Sciences Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has been selected as one of 30 Women in Cancer Research scholars by the American Association for Cancer Research. The award provides a travel stipend for Burnett-Hartman to attend AACR's annual meeting in Chicago, March 31-April 4, where she will present colorectal cancer research findings.

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