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Julia Sweeney talks about her experience with cancer

Actress, writer, Washington state native and cancer survivor Julia Sweeney talks about her experience with cancer, research advances, and how breakthrough research at Fred Hutch is saving lives.

Julia Sweeney talks with Costco co-founder Jim Sinegal

Actress, writer, Washington state native and cancer survivor Julia Sweeney talks with Fred Hutch supporter and Costco co-founder and former CEO Jim Sinegal about how each of us in a small way can make a difference.

Julia Sweeney interviews Elizabeth Prescott

Julia Sweeney, actress, cancer survivor, and Washington State native talks with Elizabeth Prescott, cancer survivor and friend of Fred Hutch on the how breakthrough research saves lives.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths

Call 1-800-Quit-Now. Learn about smoking cessation options, personalized medicine, early detection and prevention and what's being done at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance in this interview with Dr. David Madtes, member of Fred Hutch's Clinical Research Division and Director of SCCA's Lung Cancer Early Detection and Prevention Clinic and Victoria Evans who oversees smoking cessation services at SCCA.

The Power of Precision Medicine

Drs. Fred Appelbaum and Jerry Radich from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center discuss precision medicine and how to get the right medicine to the right patient at the right time. The future of medicine is identifying the DNA of both a patient and their cancer to create targeted treatment.

The Importance of Private Funding

Dr. Ollie Press and donors James and Sherry Raisbeck discuss the importance of private funding on King 5's New Day Northwest.

Dr. Jim Olson's 'tumor paint' breakthrough

Dr. Jim Olson's invention of tumor paint that lights up cancer cells sounds like science fiction. But in reality, it could revolutionize cancer surgery and tumor detection.

How is infectious disease causing cancer in Uganda?

On New Day Northwest, Drs. Larry Corey (Fred Hutch president) and Corey Casper on infectious disease and the global burden of cancer.

Breakthrough Nina

Nina pushes science ahead to cure cancer.

New Day Northwest with Dr. Larry Corey

Margaret Larson from New Day Northwest talks to Dr. Larry Corey, Dr. Andrea LaCroix and Dr. Garnet Anderson about cancer breakthroughs at Fred Hutch and the groundbreaking Women's Health Initiative.

Evening Magazine with Colleen Delaney

Highlights Dr. Colleen Delaney's research into cord blood.

Breakthrough Jim

Jim combs the idea-sphere to help end cancer.

Evening Magazine with Sunil Hingorani

Jim Dever on Evening Magazine highlights Dr. Sunil Hingorani's recent pancreatic cancer breakthroughs and his passion behind the research.

Breakthrough Jen

Jen thinks outside the clock to help end cancer.

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