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Watch the story of Ava Lee, whose life was saved by a cord blood transplant. Her parents turned to the Hutch's Dr. Colleen Delaney when an adult ‪bone marrow‬ match could not be found for their daughter after her leukemia diagnosis.

http://kcts9.org/…/cancer-emperor-of-all-…/giving-life-twice
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For Jerry, the history of cancer treatment is as personal as it gets.

As the documentary "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies" debuts tonight on +PBS cancer survivor Jerry Liebermann shares his story of what it was like to be treated with bone marrow transplant three decades ago — and how advances in cancer research have continued to extend his life and those of others facing this disease.
In 1981, Dr. Jerry Liebermann became the first mismatched bone marrow transplant the Hutch ever did for someone with chronic myeloid leukemia. Today the 59-year-old marvels at the full life he didn't expect to have.
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The world now knows about #AngelinaJoliePitt's preventive surgeries. But her recent opinion piece in the New York Times also raised questions about hormone therapy, a procedure that preserves ovaries and more. Fred Hutch experts weigh in with some answers. 
Angelina Jolie Pitt's openness about her recent surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes is credited with raising awareness about genetic mutations that can drive cancer -- but also some questions. Fred Hutch experts offer answers and insight.
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Angelina Jolie Pitt's willingness to be public about her preventive surgeries to stave off her #cancer risk will "create awareness and likely save many lives,” said Dr. Julie Gralow, a clinical researcher and breast cancer oncologist at Fred Hutch and +Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. #BRCA   
Actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie Pitt announced Tuesday that she's had her ovaries and Fallopian tubes removed, her latest surgery to combat her high cancer risk due to the BRCA1 genetic mutation.
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Deputy director Dr. Fred Appelbaum became interested in cancer research at a young age, and he has devoted nearly four decades to Fred Hutch.
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How has a doctor with empathy made a difference in your well-being?

Read The Atlantic's take on new training programs that help docs and nurses learn this critical skill.
"Being a good doctor requires an understanding of people, not just science."
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Thanks to University Village and all the merchants and restaurants that participated in 2015 Shop & Dine to Make a Difference. Gross proceeds of more than $51,000 were raised to benefit women’s cancer research at Fred Hutch. ‪#‎ThankYouThursday‬

More about Shop & Dine: http://www.fredhutch.org/en/events/shop.html
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On the eve of PBS's debut of the documentary "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies," Fred Hutch's Dr. Fred Appelbaum sat down to talk about the early days of bone marrow transplants, how far we've come and promising new treatments ahead. ‪#‎FredHutch40‬ 
Dr. Fred Appelbaum has spent his career devoted bone marrow transplantation. On the eve of the Ken Burns/Barak Goodman "Cancer" documentary, Appelbaum sat down to talk about 40 years of transplants at Fred Hutch, from the early, heart-wrenching challenges to the latest innovations in immunotherapy.
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“I think it’s really useful bringing to a lot of women’s attention that ovaries are an important part of what’s happening if you have a BRCA1 mutation,” said Robyn Andersen, an expert in ovarian-cancer screening at Fred Hutch, to +The Seattle Times in response to Tuesday’s reveal that ‪#‎AngelinaJoliePitt‬ had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed.
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Fred Hutch is featured in today's blog post by National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Dr. Francis Collins for the work our researchers conducted that found the benefits of using aspirin and NSAIDs like ibuprofen to cut colorectal cancer risk actually hinge on a person’s particular DNA.

Read our original story here:http://bit.ly/18CvO6r
In recent years, scientific evidence has begun to accumulate that indicates taking aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) on a daily basis may lower the risk of developing ...
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The Women's Health Initiative is launching two large randomized controlled trials – the first in 10 years – designed to discover the health benefits (or risks) of two popular supplements, cocoa and multivitamins, as well as better understand how physical activity impacts the health of older women.
The Women's Health Initiative, based at Fred Hutch, is launching two large studies designed to discover the health benefits (or risks) of cocoa, multivitamins and exercise in older adults.
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This week in Good News at Fred Hutch: Dr. Derek Stirewalt and colleagues take another look at genetic predictors of prognosis in older patients with AML, and we announced the launch of Argos, the self-service user interface that provides easy access to the wealth of data stored in HIDRA.

http://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/03/good-news-ramsay-stirewalt.html
Recent notable accomplishments: HIDRA-based self-service analytical tool Argos launched; Dr. Derek Stirewalt and colleagues examine two of the most common genetic abnormalities in AML that are widely used as prognostic biomarkers
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