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Which of our lives has not been touched by cancer? Each of us has a loved one, colleague, or friend who has dealt with hearing that dreaded word, cancer, uttered into their lives. Perhaps you have had your own physical battle with it. The buildings you see in this photo comprise the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, or "The Hutch" as most Seattlites refer to this renown biotech complex. The researchers inside this unassuming little fortress on the east shore of Lake Union are attempting to mount effective attacks against this common enemy in all its forms. My husband died at a young age last year from glioblastoma mutilforme, a fast growing and particularly nasty form of brain cancer which at this time, sadly, is nearly always fatal. In time new treatments may be forged through the hard work and investigation of folks at the Hutch and other of Seattle's labs and medical centers. Or breast cancer! October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the USA. My best wishes are with everyone who is dealing with cancer in their lives, and with those seeking to eradicate it.