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Winter 2012 (Vol. 6, No. 4)

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Survivie and Thrive E-Newsletter FHCRC logo 2011Dear Friends,

This edition of Survive and Thrive looks at the controversy surrounding the consumption of soy by cancer survivors. Nutritionist Ami Karnosh helps dispel some myths about soy’s risks and provides evidence-based reasons why soy can be part of a healthy diet.

Also, many of you have likely read about the controversy surrounding Lance Armstrong’s cycling career and may wonder about the impact on the Livestrong Foundation, the organization he helped found. Ongoing support from Livestrong has been instrumental in building the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Survivorship Program, making possible a clinical program for survivors and free outreach and education programs that reach more than 2,000 people each year in the Pacific Northwest. Livestrong also helps fund research that targets the survival, health and well-being of people affected by cancer.

As an organization, Livestrong has made significant contributions to advance research, advocacy and patient-centered care for cancer survivors, and we anticipate they will continue to do so. Our Survivorship Program remains a member of the Livestrong Survivorship Center of Excellence Network. We are proud of our affiliation with Livestrong and its commitment to supporting cancer survivors and cancer research.

Wishing you well,

K. Scott Baker, M.D.
Director, Survivorship Program
Karen Syrjala, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Survivorship Program

Kathy Johnson

Survivor Profile
Childhood AML survivor Kathy Johnson addresses her adult concerns and connects with cancer-aware specialists with the help of the Survivorship Program.
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Soy: Is it safe for cancer survivors?

Consuming soy is an easy, inexpensive and healthy way to add more protein, vegetables and fiber to your diet, but many cancer survivors are mistakenly told to avoid it.
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Frequently asked questions

• Has soy been shown to cause breast cancer?
• Can I eat soy if I'm taking Tamoxifen, Herceptin, or other medications to lower my estrogen levels?
• How can I make soy easier to digest?
• What about soy convenience foods like bars?
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Studio audience volunteers sought

Show your support for the Hutchinson Center and get a front row seat on the latest cancer research by joining the studio audience for “New Day Northwest.” On Dec. 13 and 17, Fred Hutch scientists will be featured on the show. Volunteers will receive a free T-shirt to wear during the morning taping in Seattle plus giveaways from the show.
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Learn more about the Survivorship Program

For more information about the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Survivorship Program, call (866) 543-4272, email us at or visit our website. To schedule an appointment for yourself, a friend or family member, at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Survivorship Clinic, call (206) 288-1024.

Support the Survivorship Program

Your support of the Hutchinson Center Survivorship Program funds research on survivor issues and concerns and provides information and support to cancer survivors.


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