Resolve to make a difference in the New Year

Volunteer for a Fred Hutch research study

SEATTLE – Dec. 15, 2014 – Many people start the New Year with well-intentioned resolutions that by mid-January often seem as stale as the gingerbread cookie crumbs hiding under the sofa. Those seeking a little extra incentive to get off the couch and make a difference in 2015 might consider volunteering for a research study at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Several studies are seeking local healthy participants, including one that is testing the effect of a concentrated cocoa extract and multivitamin supplements on reducing the risks of cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Other projects recruiting participants include a study looking at how flaxseed affects the colon and a study evaluating the effectiveness of an online quit-smoking program.

Fred Hutch is also recruiting African American breast cancer survivors and oncology professionals to participate in focus groups to hear about their experiences as they transition from being a cancer patient to everyday life.

In addition to cancer research, Fred Hutch is also is looking for HIV-negative volunteers to participate in HIV vaccine trials.

To learn more about volunteering for Fred Hutch studies that are accepting eligible participants, click here.

Kristen Woodward