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Proton Therapy
Proton therapy is a next-generation radiation treatment that precisely targets tumors, sparing healthy tissues and minimizing side effects. Visit the new Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy, A ProCure Center, at a March 9 open house.
For Your Health
From keeping a food journal to setting realistic goals, Fred Hutch experts offer advice on shedding pounds.
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French fries and doughnuts tempt, but Dr. Janet Stanford has found deep-fried foods may boost the risk of aggressive prostate cancer.
Postponing having children for 15 years after first menstruation may limit risk for certain breast cancers by up to 60 percent.
Many of today's female smokers started the habit earlier, smoke more cigarettes per day, and face a much greater risk of death from lung cancer compared with women smokers in the 1960s.
Science Matters
9 Discoveries
From linking obesity and cancer to pancreatic cancer breakthroughs, Fred Hutch scientists have recently made game-changing discoveries.
Fred Hutch is collaborating with GlaxoSmithKline PLC to create new treatments for a common form of muscular dystrophy.
Hear how our scientists are battling a cancer epidemic in the developing world.
Get to Know Us
Julia Sweeney
Actress and cancer survivor Julia Sweeney and fellow cancer survivor Elizabeth Prescott share how our discoveries save lives.
Dr. Larry Corey
Dr. Larry Corey spearheaded development of safe and effective antivirals for herpes viruses, HIV and hepatitis infections. Now as Fred Hutch’s president and director, he helps drive a broad spectrum of lifesaving discoveries.
 Fred Hutch in the News
HIV 'may have an ancient origin'
BBC News, Jan. 25, 2013
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