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Health Disparities Research Center awards pilot grants for 2 new public health projects

Projects focus on breast health and promoting health education

March 9, 2018 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Two community nonprofits, one focused on breast health and another promoting health education, are the latest recipients of pilot grants from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Health Disparities Research Center, or HDRC.

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We are failing black women with breast cancer

Fred Hutch experts cite nationwide shortcomings

Nov. 1, 2017 | By Drs. Beti Thompson and Nancy E. Davidson

As another Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to an end, a troubling inequity must remain front and center: Black women are being left behind by our efforts to end the suffering caused by this disease. This disparity can be narrowed with two steps: Boost research on the types of breast cancer that are more prevalent among black women, and improve outreach efforts to inform them.

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Top cancer groups team up to take on health disparities

Four national organizations push for richer data, more inclusive research to better serve the underserved

July 24, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Four leading cancer organizations joined forces to decry the country's longstanding health disparities and offer recommendations to ensure our most vulnerable populations also benefit from cancer research. Fred Hutch's Dr. Christopher Li, a co-author, talks about the importance of this effort.

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Q&A: Complex lessons about cancer risk from Holocaust survivors

Dr. Beti Thompson discusses studying the links between extreme traumatic events and disease

July 12, 2017 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Beti Thompson, of Fred Hutch's Health Disparities Research Center, discusses her editorial in Cancer about an Israeli study showing higher cancer risk among Holocaust survivors.

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Understanding cancer health disparities

Researchers and community advocates discuss causes, countermeasures at annual Science of Community Equity Symposium

May 22, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch public health researcher Dr. Beti Thompson and a quartet of community health advocates discussed ways to eliminate health disparities Friday at the Science of Community Equity Symposium.

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The science of empowerment

Health disparities workshops build bridges to better serve marginalized communities

March 13, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Through an innovative grant-training program, Fred Hutch’s Health Disparities Research Center aims to even the playing field for traditional "health have-nots."

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