https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/rss2016-05-27T22:16:19.800ZCenter News RSS FeedAdobe Experience ManagerAlternative reality: Patients who spurn chemo for natural remediesWhat oncologists do – and say – when their patients choose holistic treatments over conventional cures. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016/05/patients-spurn-chemo-natural-remedies2016-05-27T18:36:23.000Z2016-05-27T18:36:23.000ZFilling in the ‘missing biology’ of breast cancerA new study demonstrates important role of proteomics in personalized medicine.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016/05/study-critical-role-proteomics-cancer-personalized-medicine2016-05-25T16:53:00.000Z2016-05-25T16:53:00.000ZA new handle on researchDr. Corrie Painter first turned to Facebook to find others who shared her rare, aggressive cancer. It was her first step on a path from the bench to the bed to the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, where as a scientist-turned-patient-turned-advocate, she directs an unusual collaboration between patients and researchers called the Metastatic Breast Cancer Project. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016/05/metastatic-breast-cancer-project2016-05-24T20:40:01.000Z2016-05-24T20:40:01.000ZPhone therapy helps older women get their sleepA new study out of Fred Hutch and the University of Washington found a simple phone intervention significantly helped to reduce insomnia in menopausal women.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016/05/phone-therapy-helps-menopausal-women-beat-insomnia2016-05-23T21:05:09.000Z2016-05-23T21:05:09.000ZThe postdoc lifeBeing a postdoc is an essential training ground for academic scientists, the unsung hearts and hands behind many of the research discoveries you read about in the newspaper, the people who actually “do” research, or a cheap source of labor to propel the machine of scientific progress.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016/05/the-postdoc-life2016-05-19T20:35:49.000Z2016-05-19T20:35:49.000ZGood News at Fred HutchFred Hutch receives $50M grant to extend Women’s Health Initiative Clinical Coordinating Center for another five years; Dr. Effie Petersdorf honored for career achievements in transplantation immunogenetics; Fred Hutch President Gary Gilliland receives inaugural Champions for Children Award; Grad student Bish Paul from Kiem Lab among inaugural class of Husky 100.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016/05/50-million-grant-to-extend-whi-coordinating-center2016-05-19T07:00:00.000Z2016-05-19T07:00:00.000ZExperimental HIV vaccine clinical trial to expand in South AfricaScientists give the go-ahead for what could become the first licensed vaccine against the AIDS virus.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016/05/hiv-vaccine-trial-expands-south-africa2016-05-19T02:53:39.000Z2016-05-19T02:53:39.000ZExercise curbs risk of 13 cancersA new study involving nearly 1.5 million participants has found that exercise is associated with lower risk in a substantial number of cancers, bolstering previous evidence of exercise’s role in cancer risk reduction. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016/05/exercise-curbs-risk-13-cancers-study2016-05-16T14:26:54.000Z2016-05-16T14:26:54.000ZGood News at Fred Hutchon 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’.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016/05/don-dottie-thomas-inducted-wash-life-science-hall-of-fame2016-05-12T19:17:38.000Z2016-05-12T19:17:38.000ZChef Dan Barber is a man on a missionChef Dan Barber is a man on a mission, and his mission is to change how we eat for our own health and for the health of the planet, which he sees as intertwined.
it was after surviving testicular cancer at 24 that Barber decided to become, as he puts it, a cook. He was driven in part by questions many cancer patients ask: What caused his cells to go rogue? Was diet involved? Could he keep it from happening again?https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016/05/chef-dan-barber-man-on-a-mission2016-05-12T00:02:47.000Z2016-05-12T00:02:47.000ZInternal pressure makes pancreatic tumors hard to treatThe blood vessel-crushing, chemo-blocking pressure inside pancreatic tumors is almost entirely due to water trapped in gel form, a new study shows.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016/05/pancreatic-cancer-tumor-pressure-gel2016-05-10T15:49:52.000Z2016-05-10T15:49:52.000ZReal-time tool for predicting outbreaks wins Open Science PrizeA software tool for tracking viral disease outbreaks developed by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Max Planck Institutes has won the first phase of the first-ever Open Science Prize, an international competition aimed at making both the results and the process of research widely accessible to the public.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016/05/tool-predicts-outbreaks-open-science-prize-nextstrain2016-05-09T14:30:00.000Z2016-05-09T14:30:00.000Z‘Whatever happens to me, my baby can be OK’Parenting a baby or small child is often all-consuming, even for healthy mothers and fathers. And so is going through cancer and its associated draining, destructive treatments. Here, in honor of Mother's Day, three women share their stories of when cancer and motherhood collide. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016/05/stories-of-cancer-and-motherhood2016-05-06T20:42:00.000Z2016-05-06T20:42:00.000ZGood News at Fred HutchApplicants wanted for most inclusive fellowship program among top cancer centers; Dr. Oliver Press honored as new Giuliani/Press Endowed Chair; possible new path to targeted therapies for certain leukemias, myelodysplastic syndrome.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016/05/hutch-united-fellowship-program-seeks-applicants2016-05-05T21:04:19.000Z2016-05-05T21:04:19.000ZDoubling down for cancer curesIn a commentary, Dr. Gary Gilliland writes: If ever there was a moment to double down on our national cancer-research investment, the time is now.
https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016/05/fred-hutch-president-double-cancer-research-funding-nih-cures2016-05-05T19:26:58.000Z2016-05-05T19:26:58.000ZBeyond immunotherapy: Xconomy forum covers breadth of Seattle’s life sciences sceneIt was a dizzying round-up of Seattle’s life sciences research and biotech scene, from designer proteins to the looming threat of the Zika virus. This year’s forum was titled “Life Sciences Disruptors,” though Lash and the other speakers didn’t focus on the technology buzzword theme, but if there was one common thread to the afternoon’s whirlwind tour of Seattle’s public and private life sciences work it was that which is new and unexpected — and a look to the future of healthcare.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016/05/xconomy-forum-seattle-life-sciences2016-05-03T19:47:10.000Z2016-05-03T19:47:10.000ZFred Hutch names new chief operating officerAfter a nationwide search, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has named as its new executive vice president and chief operating officer Steve Stadum, a lawyer by training and a Portland native with a track record of accomplishment at Oregon Health & Science University.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016/04/steve-stadum-fred-hutch-coo2016-04-29T18:31:00.000Z2016-04-29T18:31:00.000ZThe science of cancer spreadMetastasis, or cancer spread, is complex and still largely mysterious. What do researchers know -- and what do they still need to know to stop metastasis?https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016/04/science-of-cancer-metastasis2016-04-28T20:33:57.000Z2016-04-28T20:33:57.000ZGood News at Fred HutchDr. Lily Selim receives inaugural CTI BioPharma International Postdoctoral Research Fellowship; Kiem Lab scientists, associates will give 8 presentations at ASGCT conference; Nicole Robinson, VP of Industry Relations and Business Development, a GeekWire Award finalisthttps://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016/04/lily-selim-receives-research-fellowship2016-04-28T17:53:15.000Z2016-04-28T17:53:15.000ZNew strides in metastatic breast cancer research give patients hopeMetastatic breast cancer kills around 40,000 women (and men) a year, but a handful of MBC patients who visited Fred Hutch recently say they're more encouraged than ever. Find out why.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2016/04/strides-in-metastatic-breast-cancer-research-give-patients-hope2016-04-27T19:53:40.000Z2016-04-27T19:53:40.000Z