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Fred Hutch Medical Tipsheet for July

The July tipsheet from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center includes eight research, cancer moonshot, HIV vaccine, global health and healthcare policy story ideas.To arrange interviews, please email media@fredhutch.org.
7-Jul-2016 1:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Testing for Inherited Mutations Could Benefit Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer

This groundbreaking study revealed that more than 10 percent of men with aggressive prostate cancer that has spread outside of the prostate have inherited mutations in DNA repair genes — more than four times the rate of the general population and...
1-Jul-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New “Game Plan” for Oncologists Reflects Rapid Advances and Need for Immediate Information

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Getting information to oncologists in an accessible, timely and readable manner at the point of care is crucial, say the authors of an embargoed article to be published July 5 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. “It is time to [click] and drag...
30-Jun-2016 8:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Dr. Anne McTiernan Named to HHS 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee

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Dr. Anne McTiernan, a breast cancer epidemiologist and cancer prevention expert at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has been appointed to the 2018 Physical Guidelines Advisory Committee of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
29-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Upcoming Cancer ‘Moonshot’ Summit at Fred Hutch in Seattle

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center will host one of hundreds of summits held around the country on June 29 in conjunction with the Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Summit in Washington, DC. The goal of the Cancer Moonshot is to...
23-Jun-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Novel Study in Nairobi Infants May Accelerate Path to HIV Vaccine

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The first and only study to look at isolate HIV-neutralizing antibodies from infants has found that novel antibodies that could protect against many variants of HIV can be produced relatively quickly after infection compared to adults.
21-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Combo Immunotherapy for Advanced Melanoma: Two Therapies may be Better Than One

A new metastatic melanoma study suggests that a combination of two immunotherapies may be better than one: One treatment uses a patient’s own T cells modified in the lab to more powerfully recognize and attack tumors; The other treatment, a...
3-Jun-2016 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Telephone-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Significantly Improves Menopause Symptoms

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Chatting on the phone with a “sleep coach” and keeping a nightly sleep diary significantly improve sleep quality and reduce insomnia in women through all stages of menopause, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The...
19-May-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Embargoed Research: In Fred Hutch Study, Obese Women Who Lost Weight Significantly Lowered Levels of Proteins in the Blood That Help Certain Tumors Grow

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12-Jul-2016 12:05 AM EDT

Fred Hutch Expert Available to Discuss New Recommendations for Colorectal Cancer Screening

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15-Jun-2016 6:05 PM EDT

Fred Hutch Expert Available to Discuss NEJM Article on Biomarker Tests for Molecularly Targeted Therapies

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Gary H. Lyman, MD, MPH, an internationally recognized oncologist and health economist at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and a member of a committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), is available to...
14-Jun-2016 1:05 AM EDT

Expert Available to Discuss New Study About the Future of Personalized Breast Cancer Treatment

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If you’re seeking an expert to discuss a new study (in Nature) about the future of personalized breast cancer treatment, Dr. Amanda (Mandy) Paulovich, Oncologist and Geneticist at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and one of the study’s...
25-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT

Experimental HIV Vaccine Regimen to Be Tested in Large-Scale Clinical Trial; Could Lead to First Licensed AIDS Vaccine.

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18-May-2016 7:05 PM EDT

#Exercise and #Cancer Risk: @Fredhutch Expert Can Comment on Study in Today's JAMA Internal Medicine

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16-May-2016 12:05 PM EDT

Cancer and Mental Health Disorders: @FredHutch Survivorship Expert Available to Discuss New Findings

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28-Apr-2016 12:05 PM EDT

Malaria Expert Available: Volunteers Roll Up Sleeves and Get Infected to Test Experimental Drug in Seattle

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25-Apr-2016 4:05 PM EDT

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