https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/rss2015-04-16T19:41:30.406ZNews Releases RSS FeedAdobe Experience ManagerGenetic counseling linked to increased use of preventive ovary removal in women at high risk for ovarian cancerA randomized clinical trial conducted by M. Robyn Andersen, Ph.D., M.P.H., and colleagues at Fred Hutch has found, for the first time, that proactively offering genetic counseling to women at high risk of ovarian cancer can increase the use of prophylactic oophorectomy, or preventive ovary removal.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2015/04/genetic-counseling-increases-preventive-ovary-removal2015-04-24T17:29:29.000Z2015-04-24T17:29:29.000ZStudy finds that microinjection platform enables assessment of multiple cancer drugs directly in tumors, predicts systemic responseA newly developed technology for simultaneously comparing response to multiple cancer drugs or combinations while a tumor is still in a patient’s body has been shown to accurately predict systemic response to the drugs, according to researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Presage Biosciences. The patented technology, called CIVO™, consists of an arrayed microinjection drug delivery device and quantitative analysis methodology.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2015/04/microinjection-platform-enables-assessment-multiple-cancer-drugs2015-04-22T07:00:00.000Z2015-04-22T07:00:00.000ZObesity significantly increases prostate cancer risk in African-American men, study findshttps://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2015/04/obesity-ups-prostate-cancer-risk-in-black-men2015-04-16T16:27:08.000Z2015-04-16T16:27:08.000ZSelenide protects heart muscle in the wake of cardiac arrestDamage to heart muscle from insufficient blood supply during cardiac arrest and reperfusion injury after blood flow is restored can be reduced by nearly 90 percent if selenide, a form of the essential nutrient selenium, is administered intravenously in the wake of the attack, according to a new preclinical study by Mark Roth, Ph.D., and colleagues at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2015/04/selenide-protects-heart-in-cardiac-arrest2015-04-09T18:08:33.000Z2015-04-09T18:08:33.000ZFred Hutch’s Obliteride announces a fun new ride benefiting women’s cancer researchFred Hutch’s Obliteride launches a new ride for people who are passionate about ending cancer, especially those afflicting women. The 10-mile pedal will take people on a controlled course around Lake Union Aug. 9, 2015, starting at Fred Hutch and ending at Gas Works Park for a celebration party. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2015/04/obliteride-announces-new-ride-benefiting-cancer-research2015-04-09T17:56:03.000Z2015-04-09T17:56:03.000ZThe link between aspirin, NSAIDs and colon cancer prevention may hinge on genetic variationshttps://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2015/03/aspirin-colon-cancer-prevention-link2015-03-17T17:55:37.000Z2015-03-17T17:55:37.000ZFred Hutch unleashes powerful databases with launch of ArgosFred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, in conjunction with LabKey Software, has developed and launched Argos, an application that provides the interface and analytical power that researchers and clinicians will use to search for important patterns in cancer development, progression and treatment response.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2015/03/fred-hutch-launches-argos2015-03-16T22:04:41.000Z2015-03-16T22:04:41.000ZThree local organizations receive grants from Fred Hutch’s Health Disparities Research CenterA trio of local community organizations will tackle various public health challenges thanks to three small grants from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Health Disparities Research Center, or HDRC. The grants, co-funded by the National Institutes of Health and the HDRC, were awarded to three of six Seattle-area community-health organizations that participated in a recent grant-writing workshop sponsored by Fred Hutch.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2015/03/three-local-organizations-receive-fred-hutch-grants2015-03-16T19:30:58.000Z2015-03-16T19:30:58.000ZFred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center announces 2015 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student AwardeesThirteen graduate students from institutes throughout the United States and the United Kingdom have been chosen to receive the 2015 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award sponsored by the Basic Sciences Division of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2015/03/fred-hutch-announces-weintraub-graduate-student-awardees2015-03-10T19:48:18.000Z2015-03-10T19:48:18.000ZFred Hutch health economist Gary Lyman edits essential reference book for clinical oncologistshttps://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2015/02/gary-lyman-edits-clinical-oncology-book2015-02-27T23:01:21.000Z2015-02-27T23:01:21.000ZFred Hutch approved for a $7.75M award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research InstituteA research team led by Scott Ramsey, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research, or HICOR, has been approved for a $7.75 million, four-year funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, or PCORI, an independent, nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. The award will be used to conduct a pragmatic clinical trial evaluating the use of colony stimulating factors to reduce the risk of serious infection in patients undergoing chemotherapy for breast, colorectal or lung cancer.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2015/02/7M-award-to-fred-hutch-pragmatic-trial2015-02-25T01:23:57.000Z2015-02-25T01:23:57.000ZFred Hutch researcher Gerald Smith named a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiologyhttps://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2015/02/gerald-smith-named-fellow-of-aam2015-02-24T21:17:54.000Z2015-02-24T21:17:54.000ZFred Hutch researcher Robert Eisenman named a fellow of the American Association for Cancer Research Academyhttps://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2015/02/robert-eisenman-named-fellow-of-aacr-academy2015-02-18T19:23:48.000Z2015-02-18T19:23:48.000ZFred Hutch researcher Steven Henikoff awarded the Genetics Society of America MedalThe Genetics Society of America (GSA) announced today that Steven Henikoff, Ph.D., researcher at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has been awarded the Genetics Society of America Medal in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of genetics during the past 15 years.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2015/01/fred-hutch-researcher-steven-henikoff-gsa-medal2015-01-27T19:08:48.000Z2015-01-27T19:08:48.000ZFred Hutch bone marrow transplant program at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance recognized nationally for outstanding survival ratesThe Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Bone Marrow Transplant Program at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) was recently recognized for outperforming its anticipated one-year survival rate for allogeneic transplant patients. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2015/01/fred-hutch-bone-marrow-transplant-program-seattle-cancer-care-alliance-recognized-nationally2015-01-26T16:44:06.000Z2015-01-26T16:44:06.000ZFred Hutch researcher Sue Biggins awarded the Genetics Society of America’s Novitski PrizeThe Genetics Society of America (GSA) announced today that Dr. Sue Biggins, Ph.D., researcher at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has been awarded the Society's Edward Novitski Prize. The award recognizes Biggins' extraordinary level of creativity and intellectual ingenuity in solving significant problems in genetics research—namely, her groundbreaking research on the molecular mechanisms of chromosome segregation, a process essential for cell division and frequently impaired in cancer.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2015/01/fred-hutch-researcher-sue-biggins-awarded-novitski-prize2015-01-21T16:21:34.000Z2015-01-21T16:21:34.000Z‘Mother of bone marrow transplantation’ Dorothy ‘Dottie’ Thomas diesDorothy “Dottie” Thomas, wife and research partner to 1990 Nobel laureate E. Donnall Thomas, M.D., died the evening of Friday, Jan. 9. She was 92. Don Thomas, pioneer of the bone marrow transplant and former director of the Clinical Research Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, preceded her in death on Oct. 20, 2012, also at 92.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2015/01/dottie-thomas-mother-of-bmt-dies2015-01-11T01:22:00.000Z2015-01-11T01:22:00.000ZGetting ready to quit smoking in the new year? https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2014/12/ready-to-quit-smoking-in-the-new-year2014-12-22T18:15:07.000Z2014-12-22T18:15:07.000ZHealthy for the holidays: Tips for reducing stress and staying well throughout the seasonThe holiday season can be a mixed blessing. While many look forward to the glittering lights, festive music, decadent treats, jovial office parties and family gatherings, they may equally dread the stress of decorating, entertaining, cooking, shopping, wrapping presents, traveling and dealing with obnoxious Uncle Harry. Far from being a mild annoyance, stress – particularly prolonged stress – can have profound physical effects. It can compromise immune function and increase susceptibility to the common cold, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart disease. It can slow wound healing and speed tumor growth. It can increase the risk of unhealthy behaviors such as smoking, and skipping exercise and overeating, which can lead to weight gain.
Symptoms of stress can include sleeping difficulties, headaches, backaches, irritability, anger, indigestion and poor concentration, among many other things. To help avoid these negative consequences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center behavioral psychologists Bonnie McGregor, Ph.D., and Karen Syrjala, Ph.D., offer a variety of tips for reducing stress and staying healthy throughout the holiday season – and beyond.
https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2014/12/healthy-for-the-holidays2014-12-17T18:47:37.000Z2014-12-17T18:47:37.000ZResolve to make a difference in the New YearThose seeking a little extra incentive to make a difference in 2015 might consider volunteering for a research study at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/releases/2014/12/volunteer-for-research-study-in-new-year2014-12-15T19:08:29.000Z2014-12-15T19:08:29.000Z