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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...

2009-11-02 17:06:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- (ongoing until further notice) WHAT: Are you stressed? Do you have a family history of breast cancer? Health SMART is a study is being conducted by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to see how stress-reduction workshops can help women with a family history of breast cancer manage their everyday stresses and cancer-risk concerns. The goal of the study, funded by the...

2009-10-30 10:28:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- When the prestigious British medical journal The Lancet Oncology this week published six cancer treatment guideline papers aimed at the resource-diverse nations of Asia, it used as its model the economic template developed by the Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI) based at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. It was an important affirmation that the BHGI's unique resource-stratification approach to cancer treatment guidelines for low- and...

2009-10-26 16:04:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on the strengths of two institutions separated by nearly 9,000 miles over two continents - both renowned in their work in the fight against cancer - the United States Agency for International Development has awarded a $500,000 grant to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to aid in the construction of the first American cancer clinic and medical-training facility in Africa. "This is the first true collaboration between an African and a U.S....

2009-10-20 19:10:07

Treatment can take place in primary-care settings Depression in older cancer patients can be effectively treated with collaborative approach in primary-care settings Depression in older cancer patients is very common, and has debilitating effects on their quality of life both during and after treatment. University of Washington (UW) researchers are showing that there are ways to better this situation. "Little is known about the optimal approach to treating depression in this population, and...

2009-10-19 07:31:00

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recently updated the NCCN Guidelines for Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), the most common acute leukemia affecting adults. Noteworthy updates include the incorporation of risk stratification based on white blood cell count, the alternative to use cord blood in allogeneic stem cell transplants, and new treatment options for adults over the age of 60 with AML FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Comprehensive...

2009-10-09 14:52:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Group Health Research Institute and the University of Washington schools of Public Health and Pharmacy have been selected to lead four projects backed by approximately $16 million in federal stimulus funding for comparative-effectiveness research in cancer. The grants establish Seattle as a national hub for conducting such research, which aims to objectively analyze cancer diagnostic tools, screening...

2009-10-05 12:00:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Group Health Research Institute and the University of Washington schools of Public Health and Pharmacy have been selected to lead four projects backed by approximately $16 million in federal stimulus funding for comparative-effectiveness research in cancer. The grants establish Seattle as a national hub for conducting such research, which aims to objectively analyze cancer diagnostic tools, screening...

2009-10-01 10:38:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Getting a mammogram is one of the most important things a woman can do to protect her health. Unfortunately, many women over age 40 do not get the annual exams. Recent studies show that nationally the percentage of women over 40 who get annual mammograms has fallen below 70 percent. That's why Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine, University Village, and glassybaby are sponsoring the first annual Make a...

2009-09-17 17:18:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, a 281-bed full service acute care hospital, will expand its program agreement with UW Medicine to become an integral part of the UW Medicine health system. The University of Washington Board of Regents endorsed the expanded affiliation agreement at its Sept. 17 meeting. When the final documents are completed, Northwest Hospital will become the newest entity of UW Medicine, joining the current six entities...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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