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Lack of diversity in genetic research is risky

Using primarily white populations to draw broad conclusions is misleading and exacerbates health disparities – but it’s fixable

June 19, 2019 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

A new analysis led by Fred Hutch researchers found even more evidence that large-scale genomic studies — used for everything from drug development to figuring out an individual’s disease risk — need to include diverse, multi-ethnic populations. And that not doing this is misleading, and potentially dangerous.

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Reducing the cancer burden for women around the globe

Dr. Nancy Davidson on improving outcomes for women with breast, lung and colorectal cancer

April 9, 2019 | By Jill Christensen / Fred Hutch News Service

These cancers affect more women worldwide than any others. How are researchers working to save women's lives from breast, lung and colon cancers?

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Prevention community mourns Dr. Alan Kristal, cancer epidemiologist

Pioneering researcher studied how diet can lower cancer risk

March 28, 2019 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Alan Kristal, a Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center epidemiologist and a trained chef whose zest for life was matched by his zeal to discover ways to reduce the risk of cancer, died Friday in Seattle. He was 66.

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