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2012-03-21 00:38:11

New study shows how to defeat chemotherapy barrier in nation's 4th deadliest cancer Scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) have discovered a literal 'break through' in pancreatic cancer. A unique biological barrier that pancreatic cancer tumors build around themselves have made them especially resistant to chemotherapy treatments, according to the Hutchinson Center/TGen study published today in the highly-regarded...

2012-03-19 16:54:33

Research study reports extending survival in mice by 70 percent; initial studies in humans are under way Pancreas cancer tumors spread quickly and are notoriously resistant to treatment, making them among the deadliest of malignancies. Their resistance to chemotherapy stems in part from a unique biological barrier the tumor builds around itself. Now scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have found a way to break through that defense, and their research represents a potential...

2012-01-11 21:52:20

Such a diet also increases a hormone that helps regulate metabolism of fat and sugar Among overweight and obese adults, a diet rich in slowly digested carbohydrates, such as whole grains, legumes and other high-fiber foods, significantly reduces markers of inflammation associated with chronic disease, according to a new study by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Such a "low-glycemic-load" diet, which does not cause blood-glucose levels to spike, also increases a hormone that helps...

2011-11-23 08:00:00

Seattle Chocolates supports breast cancer awareness through sales of select truffle bars, but this year they took their efforts several thousand feet further. This summer, Jean Thompson (owner and CEO), Niel Campbell (President) and Joe Slye (Controller) successfully made it to the 19,339ft summit of Mt Kilimanjaro and raised money for the Fred Hutchinson Centerâs Climb for the Cure. Seattle, WA. (PRWEB) November 23, 2011 Seattle Chocolates announces its donation of $20,000 to...

2011-11-01 21:26:56

Study details outcomes of patients who received the 'mini transplant' developed at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Age alone no longer should be considered a defining factor when determining whether an older patient with blood cancer is a candidate for stem cell transplantation. That's the conclusion of the first study summarizing long-term outcomes from a series of prospective clinical trials of patients age 60 and over who were treated with the mini-transplant, a "kinder, gentler"...


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kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'