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January 11, 2018

Dr. Eduardo Mendez, a UW Medicine surgical oncologist and Fred Hutch researcher known for extraordinary talent and compassion with patients, died Jan. 5 with family at his side.  He was 45 and had battled cancer himself for two years.

December 29, 2017

A recent national news story called attention to an “epidemic” of unnecessary cancer screenings among senior citizens in the Unite

September 26, 2017

Beginning four years ago, 15 women with incurable (metastatic triple-negative) breast cancer were enrolled in a unique clinical trial.

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[Editor’s note: UW Medicine writer Brian Donohue visited with Northwest artist David Boxley several times during the six-month totem pole project.

A group of Washington state soccer players who developed cancer did not do so at a higher-than-expected rate, compared with all soccer players of a similar age range and playing experience, the state Department of Health announced today.

A growing body of evidence indicates that the trillions of microbes that live on and inside our bodies—what’s called our "microbiome"—affect our health.

Primary-care doctors make first-line decisions about which patients – say, with an abnormal mole or a gastric complaint – should be referred out for cancer tests that are often expensive, invasive or difficult to schedule quickly.

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