Latest Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Stories

Are End-of-life Surgeries Overused?
2011-10-06 11:26:37

A new Harvard study has found that it is surprisingly common for older people to undergo surgery in the last year, month and even week of their life, which could fuel the debate over whether medical care is overused and needlessly driving up medical costs.

2011-09-27 11:35:01

A team of researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington has conducted the first comprehensive assessment of every gene in the genome of advanced, lethal prostate cancer.

2011-08-16 23:05:32

An international team of researchers led by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has identified five inherited genetic variants that are strongly associated with aggressive, lethal prostate cancer.

2011-08-12 11:49:00

SEATTLE, Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Adult smokers nationwide who want to kick the habit have until Aug.

2011-07-29 05:00:00

SEATTLE, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Using a "systems biology" approach - which focuses on understanding the complex relationships between biological systems - to look under the hood of an aggressive form of breast cancer, researchers for the first time have identified a set of proteins in the blood that change in abundance long before the cancer is clinically detectable.

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.

Word of the Day
  • A volcanic mudflow.
The word 'lahar' comes from Javanese.