Latest Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle Stories

2012-03-29 23:28:42

Findings may provide insight into HIV-vaccine development Women who have been infected by two different strains of HIV from two different sexual partners — a condition known as HIV superinfection — have more potent antibody responses that block the replication of the virus compared to women who've only been infected once. These findings, by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, are published online March 29 in PLoS Pathogens. "We found that women...

2012-03-12 10:44:49

A new study published Monday in the journal Cancer finds that circumcised men may have a slightly lower risk of developing prostate cancer than those who still have their foreskin, reports Reuters´ Frederik Joelving. The World Health Organization (WHO) has long recommended the controversial procedure based on research showing it lowers heterosexual men´s risk of contracting the HIV virus. Scientists reported last year that wives and girlfriends of circumcised men had lower rates...

2011-05-11 06:15:00

Frequent users of acetaminophen are at a slightly increased risk for blood cancers, according to new research from scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington. Although increased, the risk remains low overall, and it's still unclear what role the drug plays in the increase. Earlier research has shown that aspirin use might lower the odds of dying from colon cancer but increase the risk of bleeding ulcers. But for blood cancers, the picture has been less...

2011-01-30 08:50:00

Researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle found that the risk of breast cancer may be reduced to as much as 50 percent in women experiencing menopausal symptoms. "We know that hormones are important to breast cancer risk, and we also know that menopausal symptoms occur primarily because of changes in hormones that women experience as they go through menopause," lead author and breast cancer epidemiologist Dr. Christopher I. Li told USA Today.He said that...

2010-08-19 15:12:00

LEIDEN, The Netherlands, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly two decades after they identified the specific genetic flaw that causes a common type of muscular dystrophy, scientists believe they have figured out how that flaw brings about the disease. The finding by an international team of researchers settles a longstanding question about the roots of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy or FSHD. The work is published in the August 20 issue of Science. Unraveling how the genetic...

2010-01-28 15:11:28

Use of symptoms to trigger a medical evaluation for ovarian cancer does not appear to detect early-stage ovarian cancer earlier and would likely result in diagnosis in only 1 out of 100 women in the general population with such symptoms, according to an article published online January 28 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle assessed the predictive value of certain symptoms, including abdominal pain or bloating and...

2008-11-06 13:35:00

U.S. researchers said on Thursday that women who have a history of migraine headaches are far less likely to develop breast cancer than other women. This is the first study to examine the relationship between breast cancer and migraines and its findings may point to new ways of reducing a woman's breast cancer risk. Dr. Christopher Li of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle said women who had a history of migraines had a 30 percent lower risk of breast cancer compared to...

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