https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/rss2015-04-16T19:41:30.406ZCenter News RSS FeedAdobe Experience Manager'Have we come a long way'Linda Donnelly Gontko called Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in March with a special request. She was visiting Seattle and wondered if we could help her find a bench that had been donated in gratitude for her late son’s treatment here in 1983. Yes, we could, and we did. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/04/mother-remembers-sons-1983-leukemia-transplant2015-04-17T23:20:00.000Z2015-04-17T23:20:00.000ZGood news at Fred HutchRecent notable accomplishments: Dr. Jonathan Bricker a finalist for ‘Geek of the Year Award' for using technology to make a positive impact; Women’s Health Initiative receives 2015 Team Science Award; Hutch-UW team develops new method to detect rare mutations; Dr. Beti Thompson named 2015 Health Champion for health disparities work https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/04/good-news-bricker-schmitt-whi-thompson2015-04-16T16:17:00.000Z2015-04-16T16:17:00.000ZUnderstanding Rita Wilson's diagnosisOncologist Dr. V.K. Gadi explains the actress's type of breast cancer: lobular carcinoma in situhttps://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/04/understanding-rita-wilson-breast-cancer2015-04-15T19:55:59.000Z2015-04-15T19:55:59.000Z6 things men need to know about prostate cancerOn Saturday, prostate cancer experts shared their knowledge about screening, treatment and clinical trials at the fourth annual symposium for patients and families held at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The event was hosted by the Institute for Prostate Cancer Research ― a joint program of Fred Hutch and UW Medicine. To help distill the latest recommendations and research, here are six things men need to know.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/04/what-to-know-about-prostate-cancer2015-04-14T20:22:36.000Z2015-04-14T20:22:36.000ZCord blood: 'The biggest blessing ever'Jenna Gibson, 12, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia when she was 9 years old. She was treated with a cord blood transplant. She and her mother, Julie, shared their story.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/04/cord-blood-transplant-lifesaving-option-for-those-without-matched-donor2015-04-10T23:30:46.000Z2015-04-10T23:30:46.000ZGood news at Fred HutchRecent notable accomplishments: Dr. Mario Kratz receives $1M grant to study link between high-fat dairy and prevention of metabolic syndrome; Dr. Scott Ramsey pens editorial about factors behind the high cost of cancer drugshttps://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/04/good-news-kratz-ramsey2015-04-09T22:24:23.000Z2015-04-09T22:24:23.000ZHow babies may help researchers build a better HIV vaccineData from a study done 20 years ago on maternal-infant HIV transmission give clues that could lead to better HIV vaccine design.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/04/babies-clues-better-HIV-vaccine2015-04-09T16:24:02.000Z2015-04-09T16:24:02.000ZFalse positives in prenatal tests: Study reveals reason for flawsHarmless variations in mothers’ DNA can trigger false positives in screen for chromosomal defects. A new study points to an immediate fix test manufacturers can make.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/04/false-positives-prenatal-screenings-reason2015-04-06T20:28:14.000Z2015-04-06T20:28:14.000ZEbola lessons applied to vaccine clinical trialsIn a perspective published today in the journal Science, researchers from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and other institutions drew on lessons learned in the ongoing Ebola epidemic in West Africa to suggest guidelines for conducting vaccine clinical trials during an infectious disease emergency.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/04/ebola-lessons-inform-vaccine-research2015-04-02T23:48:52.000Z2015-04-02T23:48:52.000ZBoosting women in STEM, ‘one girl at a time’U.S. democratic Sen. Patty Murray visited Fred Hutch yesterday to discuss the importance of women in science, technology, education and math, or STEM, with some female scientists and students.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/04/sen-patty-murray-stem-visit2015-04-02T19:29:38.000Z2015-04-02T19:29:38.000ZClosing the cancer divide: Global oncology summit seeks to make cancer a priority worldwideMore than 200 physicians, researchers, policymakers, patient advocates, and medical and public health students from around the nation and the world came to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Tuesday to talk about how to make cancer a priority globally, not just in wealthy countries. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/04/global-oncology-summit-making-cancer-priority2015-04-02T00:02:12.000Z2015-04-02T00:02:12.000ZEasing cancer’s heavy financial burdenThe Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research, or HICOR, on Monday hosted its second annual Value in Cancer Care Summit, a working meeting designed to address cancer care and cost-focused issues. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/04/hicor-reducing-cancer-costs2015-04-01T21:07:29.000Z2015-04-01T21:07:29.000ZAn unexpected life: Patient, doctor recount bone marrow transplant progressIn 1981, Dr. Jerry Liebermann became the first mismatched bone marrow transplant the Hutch ever did for someone with chronic myeloid leukemia. Today the 59-year-old marvels at the full life he didn't expect to have.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/03/an-unexpected-life2015-03-30T19:18:00.000Z2015-03-30T19:18:00.000ZGood news at Fred Hutch: Celebrating our achievementsRecent notable accomplishments: Dr. Anne McTiernan on expert panel that reports strong link between alcohol consumption and liver cancerhttps://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/03/good-news-mctiernan2015-03-27T20:47:40.000Z2015-03-27T20:47:40.000Z‘The successes kept you going’: 40 years of bone marrow transplantationDr. Fred Appelbaum has spent his career devoted bone marrow transplantation. On the eve of the Ken Burns/Barak Goodman "Cancer" documentary, Appelbaum sat down to talk about 40 years of transplants at Fred Hutch, from the early, heart-wrenching challenges to the latest innovations in immunotherapy.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/03/40-years-bone-marrow-transplantation2015-03-27T20:04:08.000Z2015-03-27T20:04:08.000ZUnderstanding Angelina Jolie Pitt’s medical choicesAngelina Jolie Pitt's openness about her recent surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes is credited with raising awareness about genetic mutations that can drive cancer -- but also some questions. Fred Hutch experts offer answers and insight.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/03/understanding-angelina-jolie-pitts-medical-choices2015-03-26T01:04:36.000Z2015-03-26T01:04:36.000Z'On the threshold of extraordinary advances'Dr. D. Gary Gilliland spoke to a crowd of about 300 on Wednesday when he gave the keynote speech to the Rotary Club of Seattle, one of the largest chapters in the world. One of the most dramatic advances in recent years for treating cancer has been in the area of immunotherapy, he said. It’s showing incredible promise for treating melanoma and other cancers. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/03/fred-hutch-president-looks-toward-future2015-03-26T00:29:43.000Z2015-03-26T00:29:43.000ZAngelina Jolie Pitt reveals she had ovaries removedActress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie Pitt announced Tuesday that she's had her ovaries and Fallopian tubes removed, her latest surgery to combat her high cancer risk due to the BRCA1 genetic mutation.
https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/03/angelina-jolie-pitt-ovaries-removed-cancer2015-03-24T21:43:23.000Z2015-03-24T21:43:23.000ZWhen the doctor is the patientAs director of infection control at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and an infectious disease researcher at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Dr. Steve Pergam works to protect a subset of people who are particularly vulnerable to infectious diseases: cancer patients.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/03/when-doctor-is-patient2015-03-23T18:22:00.000Z2015-03-23T18:22:00.000ZOn the quest for truthThe Women's Health Initiative, based at Fred Hutch, is launching two large studies designed to discover the health benefits (or risks) of cocoa, multivitamins and exercise in older adults.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/03/cocoa-multivitamin-exercise-studies2015-03-20T22:42:58.000Z2015-03-20T22:42:58.000Z