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2011-07-29 04:30:00

SEATTLE, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Cancer Institute has awarded $8.2 million over the next five years to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to extend its role as the coordinating hub of a nationwide research consortium that aims to better understand the link between obesity and cancer.

2011-06-27 15:00:00

Findings from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study led by St.

2011-06-24 11:09:00

SEATTLE, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Shanghai Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Shanghai CDC) and the Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI), headquartered at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, jointly will establish the Shanghai Breast Health Resource Center as BHGI's first "learning laboratory" in China.

2011-06-21 08:20:00

-- Pharma/biotech companies join together to fund Accelerating Cancer Cures, a new model of collaboration in cancer research led by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation -- $25 Million Fund to Support 50 Clinical Investigators Over Next Five Years -- Newest Clinical Investigator Award Winners Announced Today NEW YORK, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation today announced the formation of "Accelerating Cancer Cures," a historic...

2011-06-17 11:21:00

SEATTLE, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center announced today that it is relaunching an online study to help people quit smoking. The study, called WebQuit, is enrolling adult smokers nationwide.

2011-06-07 15:25:40

An analysis linking federal bankruptcy court records to cancer registry data from nearly 232,000 adult cancer cases in western Washington during a 14-year period has found a hidden cost to survival: Insolvency rates increase along with the length of survival.

2011-05-31 08:21:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cookies for Kids' Cancer, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to raising funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research, has awarded $200,000 in grants to the Cancer Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, one of the largest pediatric cancer centers in the United States, and home to the Center for Childhood Cancer Research. "Physician-scientists within the Center for Childhood Cancer Research at The Children's Hospital of...

2011-05-27 08:30:00

SEATTLE, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Overweight or obese women with less-than-optimal levels of vitamin D who lose more than 15 percent of their body weight experience significant increases in circulating levels of this fat-soluble nutrient, according to a new study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. "Since vitamin D is generally lower in persons with obesity, it is possible that low vitamin D could account, in part, for the link between obesity and diseases such as...

2011-05-23 13:02:53

Although chemotherapy is used to kill cancer cells, it can also have a strong toxic effect on normal cells such as bone marrow and blood cells, often limiting the ability to use and manage the chemotherapy treatment.

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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.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.