https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/rss2015-06-26T22:24:55.430ZCenter News RSS FeedAdobe Experience ManagerSkin cancer: 9 things to know to lower your riskThe how-to’s of skin cancer prevention haven’t changed much in recent years — avoid too much ultraviolet light via sun or tanning beds and take care not to burn or tan — but that message is clearly not reaching enough people, according to Fred Hutch researchers.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/07/9-things-to-lower-skin-cancer-risk2015-07-02T22:38:48.000Z2015-07-02T22:38:48.000ZGood News at Fred HutchSolid-tumor faculty retreat fuels immunotherapy and precision-oncology research; Dr. Johnnie Orozco selected to participate in American Society of Hematology faculty-development programhttps://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/07/good-news-sttr-retreat-orozco2015-07-02T17:40:24.000Z2015-07-02T17:40:24.000ZTanning bed use declines, new study showsThe rate of indoor tanning – a habit linked to skin cancers – dipped slightly from 5.5 percent to 4.2 percent among American adults between 2010 and 2013, according to new report.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/07/tanning-bed-use-declining-study2015-07-02T01:05:14.000Z2015-07-02T01:05:14.000Z10 years to cancer cures 'actually plausible,' Fred Hutch president saysThe future of cancer therapy looks “incredibly promising,” Dr. D. Gary Gilliland, president and director of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, said Tuesday.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/06/cancer-cures-10-years-out2015-07-01T00:01:00.000Z2015-07-01T00:01:00.000Z'We look for that spark'More than 20 rising high school seniors are participating in Fred Hutch's summer science internship program, which is geared toward, but not limited to, students from racial, ethnic and economic backgrounds often underrepresented in science.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/06/fred-hutch-welcomes-high-school-summer-interns2015-06-30T18:16:22.000Z2015-06-30T18:16:22.000ZGood News at Fred HutchDr. Cyrus Ghajar receives $4.1M grant to study metastatic breast cancer; Dr. Chris Peterson wins HIV cure prize; Dr. Stephen Schwartz appointed to NCI boardhttps://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/06/good-news-ghajar-peterson-schwartz2015-06-26T18:00:08.000Z2015-06-26T18:00:08.000ZCancer treatment quackery fuels concern among doctors, FDAA global crackdown on Internet merchants hawking counterfeit or bogus medicines and medical devices coincides with the surge of unproven cancer “cures” hawked by online sellers, federal health officials warn. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/06/cancer-treatment-quackery-fuels-concern2015-06-25T17:24:06.000Z2015-06-25T17:24:06.000ZNew guide helps patients, doctors make decisions on cancer drugs A new decision guide, published Monday by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, seeks to help provide patients and their doctors more clarity on the impact of new cancer drugs on health outcomes, side effects and finances. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/06/new-guide-helps-with-cancer-drug-decisions2015-06-24T17:50:07.000Z2015-06-24T17:50:07.000Z‘Can’t sit and wait’: Gene therapy trial aims to cure rare Fanconi anemiaTen-year-old Behzad Hathiram and his parents, Marzban and Mahazareen Hathiram, traveled from Mumbai, India to Seattle so he could be the first child to enroll in a phase 1 Fred Hutch gene therapy study to try and correct his Fanconi anemia. This rare genetic disorder often leads to bone marrow failure and leukemia in adulthood.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/06/Gene_therapy_aims_to_cure_Fanconi_Anemia2015-06-22T17:20:43.000Z2015-06-22T17:20:43.000ZCatching a killer earlyIn Uganda and throughout sub-Saharan Africa, cervical cancer is the most common cancer and the No. 1 cancer killer in women. Dr. Noleb Mugisha aims to help change that by taking advantage of a health care system that is already in place but until recently has focused solely on HIV prevention.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/06/catching-a-killer-early2015-06-18T23:45:22.000Z2015-06-18T23:45:22.000ZGood News at Fred HutchDr. Aude Chapuis named Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator; Dr. Jonathan Bricker receives $3.1M NCI grant to test quit-smoking smartphone app; Dr. Hans-Peter Kiem appointed chair of NIH Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee; Dr. Julie Overbaugh receives award from Association for Women in Sciencehttps://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/06/good-news-chapuis-bricker-kiem-overbaugh2015-06-18T16:55:19.000Z2015-06-18T16:55:19.000ZScience looks before viruses leapTo understand how viruses leap from monkey to human, researchers at Fred Hutch and the University of Washington are studying the Bedey people, a semi-nomadic group that travels around Bangladesh, giving performances for cash with their trained monkeys.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/06/science-looks-before-viruses-leap2015-06-15T18:31:29.000Z2015-06-15T18:31:29.000ZGood sleep may improve breast cancer survivalA new study by Fred Hutch public health researchers suggests good sleep isn’t just important for overall health – it may also improve your chances of breast cancer survival.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/06/good-sleep-may-improve-breast-cancer-survival2015-06-11T22:34:07.000Z2015-06-11T22:34:07.000ZGood News at Fred HutchVIDD researchers receive $1.7M grant to study post-transplant infections; Dr. Joshua Roth receives scientific achievement award; Dr. Patrick Mitchell receives microbiology award; Dr. Jesse Bloom named Pew scholarhttps://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/06/good-news-hill-roth-mitchell-bloom2015-06-11T17:24:29.000Z2015-06-11T17:24:29.000ZSorting stem cells before transplant helps lower risk of graft-vs.-host disease, study showsPatients in a clinical trial, including Dr. Curtis Mack, had lower rates of graft-vs.-host disease when researchers filtered stem cells before transplant, a new study shows. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/06/magnets-lower-risk-graft-host-disease2015-06-08T20:22:40.000Z2015-06-08T20:22:40.000ZViruses on a plane! How flu travels around the worldInfluenza viruses that infect mainly children circulate more slowly worldwide than those that infect mainly adults. The difference may be explained by an increasingly important factor in the spread of infectious diseases: modern air travel.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/06/how-flu-viruses-travel-around-world2015-06-08T15:02:50.000Z2015-06-08T15:02:50.000ZNeed help? New database points cancer patients to resourcesLaunched late last month, a new Web portal developed at Fred Hutch offers a host of patient resources in one easy-to-use – and searchable – database.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/06/new-database-resource-for-cancer-patients2015-06-05T18:30:00.000Z2015-06-05T18:30:00.000ZGood News at Fred HutchDr. Jim Olson's Tumor Paint advances to clinical trial for children with brain cancer; Dr. Li Hsu delivers annual Prentice Lecture; Dr. Jesse Bloom receives Burroughs Wellcome awardhttps://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/06/good-news-olson-bloom-hsu2015-06-05T17:45:52.000Z2015-06-05T17:45:52.000ZAn 'audacious and ambitious' buildingAt the grand opening of the new UCI-Fred Hutch Cancer Centre in Kampala last month, leaders of both the Uganda Cancer Institute and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center made clear that the celebration was as much about the people involved in the decade-long collaboration as it was about the alliance’s new state-of-the-art facility.
That said, the building really is awesome.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/06/an-audacious-ambitious-building2015-06-04T22:04:53.000Z2015-06-04T22:04:53.000ZMore than hair: Cancer researcher with cancer writes about identityA breast and ovarian cancer researcher with breast cancer writes about identity, family and being outed by her own hair. Dr. Kiran Dhillon chronicles her experience in this occasional series. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/06/cancer-researcher-with-breast-cancer-hair-identity2015-06-03T23:26:48.000Z2015-06-03T23:26:48.000Z