Tag Archives: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Money and worry are part of our research

Patients coping with cancer face burdens outside of the doctor’s office. But talking openly with their doctor may help. In two separate research studies published in March, SCCA Drs. Veena Shankaran and Jesse Fann examine these wider issues. Dr. Shankaran looked at money issues for colon cancer patients. Dr. Fann argues for more integration of […]

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Enzyme may bust pancreatic cancer barrier

In an early study in mice, scientists have seen remarkable progress at getting past the defenses of stubborn pancreatic cancer.  The breakthrough is worth noting because Stage IV pancreatic cancer has had such a poor prognosis for such a long time. SCCA’s own Sunil Hingorani, MD, was one of a team that reported these findings […]

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End Colon Cancer Now!

Did you know? Colon cancer is preventable. Colon-cancer screening saves lives- if all colon-cancer cases were detected at their earliest stages, five-year overall survival rates would jump from 65% to 95% Colon-cancer screening is cost-effective and safe. Legislation in Washington state ensures that colon-cancer screening is covered by insurance. Community leaders across Washington joined forces […]

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Child views – imagination rules

Here are some great views from children in the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s special school, which operates for children and their siblings who are under treatment and need a school environment. These children were drawing pictures of what cancer “cannot do.” “Cancer cannot take away climbing trees.” (Holly, age 8 ) “Cancer cannot take […]

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Tony Back Recognized for Palliative Care Program

Both the Regence Foundation and the American Cancer Society gave Dr. Tony Back awards related to taking care of patients in what is called palliative care. The word palliative conveys that the treatment is aimed at relief and comfort. A professor of oncology at the UW, Back cares for SCCA colorectal, liver, pancreatic and stomach […]

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