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Fred Hutchinson Researches Risk Reduction of Esophageal Cancer

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Mon, Jul 01, 2013

A new study by science researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center found that a number of lifestyle changes may be able to reduce the risk of or manage esophageal cancer. People who don’t smoke, keep their weight down, get regular exercise, eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, don’t eat four hours before they go to sleep, and avoid foods and beverages that give you heartburn (including caffeine, alcohol, chocolate, peppermint, onions, green peppers and foods that are high in fat) have a greatly reduced risk of getting esophageal cancer. Another Fred Hutchinson study found that cholesterol-reducing drugs are also associated with reduced risk.

“Many Barrett’s patients are subjected to overdiagnosis and overtreatment,” said Director of the Seattle Barrett’s Esophagus Program Brian Reid, M.D., Ph.D. “These findings ultimately may help us identify high-risk patients who truly require frequent surveillance and low-risk patients who need no or less-frequent surveillance.” Barrett’s esophagus is a precancerous condition, according to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center report on the study.

Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center conduct a great number of potentially life-saving studies every year. Lab suppliers interested in marketing their life science solutions and increasing scientific product sales leads at life science marketing events may also be interested in the latest NIH and NSF funding statistics at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. In 2012, Fred Hutchinson received $251.2 million from the NSF and NIH. The NSF awarded Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center $878,057 in research funding in 2012. This NSF funding was distributed among departments in the life science field, including behavioral systems, evolutionary processes and genetic mechanisms.

 

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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In addition to receiving NSF funding, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center received $250.3 million from the NIH in 2012. The departments receiving funding ranged among numerous research disciplines. In 2011, the NIH ranked Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center 21st in the country for direct plus indirect research costs in the life sciences, excluding R&D contracts and ARRA awards. The total costs were $239.3 million.

If you are a lab supplier interested in marketing your life science solutions and increasing scientific produce sales leads at life science marketing events, don’t miss out on getting to network with researchers, lab managers and purchasing agents at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center! Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. invites you to attend our annual Hutchinson Center BioResearch Product Faire™ Event on October 23, 2013. Last year, the Hutchinson Center BioResearch Product Faire™ Event attracted 151 attendees, of which 18 were purchasing agents, professors and post docs, and 8 were lab managers. The visitors came from 10 different research buildings and 20 departments across campus.

Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. is a full-service science research marketing and events-planning company that organizes life science marketing events at top research institutions across the country. To learn more about the Hutchinson Center BioResearch Product Faire™ Event, or for more funding statistics on Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, click on the button below. If you’d like to market your life science solutions and increase scientific product sales leads at life science marketing events closer to home, we encourage you to view our 2013 calendar of events.

 

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