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2010-05-26 12:11:00

SEATTLE, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The family of Frederick S. Kullman, a Bellingham resident who passed away after a battle with leukemia, has donated a rich collection of 20th century photographs to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. After attending an Ansel Adams exhibit in 1975, Kullman purchased the first piece in what would become a world-class collection. Now, thanks to the generosity of Kullman and his family, the Hutchinson Center is home to 47 masterworks by photographers...

2010-05-03 16:06:00

SEATTLE, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Institutes of Health has awarded $10.24 million to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to lead a five-year study that aims to understand and prevent breast cancer disparities in Hispanic women. The Hutchinson Center is among 10 institutions nationwide to receive funding as part of the NIH Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities program, which is launching a major new effort to understand and address inequities associated with...

2010-03-03 11:00:00

SEATTLE and BOZEMAN, Mont., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Bozeman Deaconess Hospital in Bozeman, Montana, has joined the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) Network to become the ninth Northwest community healthcare facility to enter into an affiliation agreement with the SCCA. The SCCA Network provides a structured program for supporting community-based oncology services to advance the level of care, including making leading-edge clinical trials available to local patients and offering...

2010-01-28 14:29:00

DALLAS, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Providing blood and marrow transplantation for older patients; using a broader range of donors than ever before and participating in innovative clinical trials are just a few of the advances made by the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at the Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Dallas. Physicians with the program recently performed the program's 4,000th transplant. Passing this milestone places the program among the top 10 centers in the...

2010-01-05 09:00:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following final regulatory review, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, a 281-bed full-service acute care hospital, has joined the UW Medicine Health System, effective January 1. The Northwest Hospital Board of Trustees and the University of Washington Board of Regents endorsed the agreement in September 2009, and the final agreements were signed in November. Now known as Northwest Hospital & Medical Center/UW Medicine, the facility joins...

2009-12-18 13:21:00

SEATTLE, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite a 100-fold increase in H1N1 influenza cases in the Seattle area during spring 2009, an aggressive infection control program to protect immunocompromised cancer patients and thorough screening measures resulted in no corresponding increase in H1N1 cases among the total patient population at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, according to a new study by researchers and physicians at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the SCCA. The findings...

2009-12-09 10:30:00

NCCN updates the NCCN Guidelines for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer to include guidance on maintenance therapy, several new therapeutic recommendations for specific patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, and a revised staging system. FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recently updated the NCCN Guidelines for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) to incorporate a new section about maintenance therapy, a number of new...

2009-11-23 05:00:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has received a pledge of $10 million to advance the promising field of immunotherapy research to treat and cure cancer, even in late stages. The donors, the Bezos family, are optimistic that their investment in immunotherapy - a direct outgrowth of the Hutchinson Center's Nobel Prize-winning work on bone marrow transplantation - will help change the face of cancer treatment. "Our commitment to Fred Hutchinson Cancer...

2009-11-16 16:00:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Constance Lehman, M.D., PhD, medical director of radiology and director of breast imaging, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance; and professor and vice chair of radiology, University of Washington School of Medicine. The statement is in response to new breast cancer mammography screening guideline recommendations announced today by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Among others, the task force said that screening mammography...

2009-11-10 18:35:19

A woman is six times more likely to be separated or divorced soon after a diagnosis of cancer or multiple sclerosis than if a man in the relationship is the patient, according to a study that examined the role gender played in so-called "partner abandonment." The study also found that the longer the marriage the more likely it would remain intact. The study confirmed earlier research that put the overall divorce or separation rate among cancer patients at 11.6 percent, similar to the...


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