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Health disparities in breast cancer and beyond

A Q & A with Dr. Beti Thompson and patient advocate Bridgette Hempstead about the science of equity and how to empower the underserved

Oct. 20, 2017 | By Fred Hutch News Service staff

How do Fred Hutch researchers combat health disparities? By partnering directly with vulnerable communities here in Seattle and elsewhere. In this video, writer Diane Mapes chats with Dr. Beti Thompson, head of the Hutch Health Disparities Research Center and one of her community partners, Bridgette Hempstead of Cierra Sisters.

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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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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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The power of sharing your story

Patient stories provide a powerful medium for healing, as well as learning about disease, new study confirms

Sept. 2, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Sharing a cancer story can be powerful, especially within communities of color. A new study out from Fred Hutch's Health Disparities Research Center confirms that sharing stories of cancer and other illness help patients heal and provide hope, strength and encouragement to others.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

May 12, 2016

on and Dottie Thomas inducted into Washington Life Science Hall of Fame; Dr. Beverly Torok-Storb a 2016 Women in Life Sciences honoree; Dr. Linda Ko receives $2.5M NIH grant to combat childhood obesity in Lower Yakima Valley; Dr. Ruth Etzioni receives American Statistical Association award; and Global Oncology fellow Dr. Innocent Mutyaba named one of IARC’s ‘cancer research leaders of the future’.

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