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03/26/2017 at 19:18. Facebook
American Indians/Alaska Natives share one additional barrier with all those infected with HIV: the stigma that still surrounds the virus, even today. Bill Hall knows about the stigma firsthand. A Tlingit from Southeast Alaska, he tested positive in 1986, he told the group on Monday, and has been living with HIV for more than 30 years.

“There’s great stigma attached to HIV in this community...
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American Indians and Alaska Natives tackle HIV stigma, talk cure

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03/25/2017 at 19:28. Facebook
Dr. Gary Gilliland, president and director of Fred Hutch, published an op-ed in The Seattle Times regarding the impact of National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the proposed budget cuts. From the piece:

"Although the potential harm may be averted as congressional leaders from both parties rally against the measure, the Trump administration’s proposal represents a failure to grasp how severe...
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Does President Trump realize he stands in the way of cancer cures?

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03/24/2017 at 18:37. Facebook
After being diagnosed in 2013 with the skin cancer Merkel cell carcinoma, Tom Judd’s cancer jumped from his face throughout his body, growing until it interfered dangerously with organ function. By early 2015, the cancer that some of his doctors had never heard of had nearly killed him despite surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.

But almost two years ago, Judd received his first of many...
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Immunotherapy drug becomes first therapy approved by FDA for rare skin cancer

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03/24/2017 at 13:02. Facebook
“Environmental exposures can influence cancer risk in many ways,” Dr. Ross Prentice said to STAT, including whether cells repair cancer-causing mutations and whether the immune system destroys tumor cells before they cause actual disease. Prentice is a renowned cancer biostatistician at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

Most cancer mutations due to 'bad luck,' but many cases still preventable

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03/24/2017 at 00:26. Facebook
The first annual Slayride Banked Slalom at Stevens Pass hosted 300 skiers and snowboarders all in the spirit of supporting cancer research at Fred Hutch. When it was all said and done, nearly $30,000 was raised for the Hutch from donors throughout the United States. Thanks to Stevens Pass, the many event volunteers and all sponsors who supported the inaugural Slayride Banked Slalom....
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03/23/2017 at 22:50. Facebook
From the Washington Post:
Some researchers were skeptical, echoing the criticism of the 2015 work. “They say randomness is a major cause of cancer, and they said it last time,” said Anne McTiernan, an internist and epidemiologist at Fred Hutch. “But the data doesn't convince me.”

She said that environmental causes of cancer have long been underestimated and that estimates on their...
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More than two-thirds of cancer mutations are due to random DNA copying errors, study says

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03/23/2017 at 18:02. Facebook
After a bone marrow transplant, patients have weakened immune systems. This puts them at risk for infections that aren't a major threat to healthy people. But until now, the common cold (rhinovirus) had been overlooked in these patients, according to Fred Hutch's Dr. Michael Boeckh. (via U.S. News and World Report)

Common Cold Can Be Dangerous After Bone Marrow Transplant

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03/23/2017 at 17:23. Facebook
Kathy Briant, a community health educator with Fred Hutch’s Health Disparities Research Center, talks with us about how they use an inflatable colon to spread awareness of colon cancer. To learn more visit fredhutch.org/healthdisparities #ScreenToSave
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03/22/2017 at 22:19. Facebook
Through its annual community symposium, the Institute for Prostate Cancer Research helps patients and their families keep on top of the latest developments in prostate cancer.

The IPCR is a collaborative effort of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UW Medicine. At the sixth annual symposium March 18 on the Fred Hutch campus, researchers from these two institutions presented their...
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What’s new in prostate cancer? 5 things to watch

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03/22/2017 at 18:32. Facebook
Dr. Leland “Lee” H. Hartwell, Nobel laureate and former president and director of Fred Hutch, has received Research!America’s Geoffrey Beene Builders of Science Award for “his leadership and determination in building an outstanding scientific research organization.” He received the award in honor of his leadership as president and director of the Hutch from 1997 to 2010.

Good News: Dr. Lee Hartwell receives Research!America award

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Dr. Gary Gilliland, president and director of Fred Hutch, published an op-ed in The Seattle Times regarding the impact of National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the proposed budget cuts. From the piece:

"Although the potential harm may be averted as congressional leaders from both parties rally against the measure, the Trump administration’s proposal represents a failure to grasp how severe...
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Does President Trump realize he stands in the way of cancer cures?

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03/21/2017 at 19:16. Facebook
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) announced that Fred Hutch’s Dr. Nancy Davidson, an internationally acclaimed breast cancer oncologist, is among its newly elected class of Fellows of the AACR Academy. Davidson, vice president and director of the Clinical Research Division at Fred Hutch, also serves as AACR’s president.

Good News: Dr. Nancy Davidson elected to 2017 Class of Fellows of AACR Academy

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03/21/2017 at 01:33. Facebook
“We are at an inflection point in our efforts to develop cures for cancer and related diseases,” said Dr. Gary Gilliland, president and director of Fred Hutch. He called the proposed cuts “indefensible” and warned that they “would severely impede our progress.”

20% cut to NIH budget would leave Americans more vulnerable to cancer and other diseases, experts warn

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“If successful, the treatment would provide a unique approach that could benefit the 30,000 people each year diagnosed with multiple myeloma and could potentially be adapted for other cancers,” said Fred Hutch clinical researcher Dr. Damian Green. Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells, which are found in the bone marrow and play a crucial role in the immune system.

Good News: Damian Green awarded $3.2M to test radioimmunotherapy for multiple myeloma ... and more

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Many thanks to the Palm Desert Science Spectrum host committee and event hosts, Phil and Karla Boshaw, for the wonderful event at the lovely Toscana Country Club. Donors and friends of Fred Hutch gathered in southern California to hear from Hutch president and director, Dr. Gary Gilliland, and several other scientists who are working on groundbreaking research to find a cure for cancer.
Register now for Fred Hutch’s 2nd Symposium on Infectious Disease in the Immunocompromised Host, featuring internationally renowned scholars discussing a broad range of topics including vaccines, immunotherapy, fungal infections, the microbiome, respiratory viruses, and CMV. Travel stipends available to medical students, residents, fellows and especially trainees from diverse groups and...
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Infectious Disease Symposium

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Fred Hutch's Dr. Amanda Phipps was live for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month discussing colorectal cancer, prevention tips and her research. To learn more about colorectal cancer, visit [ Fredhutch.org Link ]
“These cuts are devastating and unacceptable. We will work with our partner institutions, with our delegation, and with other advocacy groups to push back against these proposed cuts. We cannot slow our urgent quest to find cures.” – Dr. Gary Gilliland, president and director of Fred Hutch.

Fred Hutch Statement Regarding Proposed Budget Cuts

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