How to see in the dark

After a car accident left her blind, virologist Maxine Linial learned to continue her pioneering research without sight
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Catching up with the flu

Research sheds light on why we need yearly flu shots and suggests the possibility of a single, lifetime vaccine
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Tumor Paint approved for first U.S. trial

Dye that highlights cancer cells for surgery was pioneered by Fred Hutch’s Dr. Jim Olson
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Is it Alzheimer’s? Early memory problems linked to later dementia, study finds

But lifestyle changes like diet and exercise may stave off cognitive decline, expert says

Flu shot strategy sends health worker jabs soaring at SCCA

Vaccination rate climbs to 97 percent, protects vulnerable patients, infection expert says
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A 10-year-old girl’s fearless approach to life with a brain tumor inspired Dr. Jim Olson and new “citizen science” at Fred Hutch.
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HICOR takes an innovative approach to improve the effectiveness of cancer prevention, treatment and therapy while stemming the high costs of cancer care.
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A database that will enable scientists and physicians to learn from every new patient who comes through the door.
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The Solid Tumor Translational Research network is pursuing new therapies for tumors affecting nearly a dozen major organs.
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Media Coverage

  • The Seattle Times, Sept. 30, 2014
    Article quotes Drs. Sylvia Lee and Aude Chapuis about Fred Hutch's pioneering work in T-cell therapy for melanoma
  • The Seattle Times, Sept. 30, 2014
    Interview with gynecologic oncologist Dr. Charles Drescher about a controversial fibroid-removal procedure called morcellation
  • Cancer Today, Fall 2014
    Article about the consequences of obesity in cancer patients quotes Dr. Gary Lyman, co-director of the Hutchinson Institute of Cancer Outcomes Research (HICOR), on how underdosing of chemotherapy in obese patients may help explain why they have a higher risk of recurrence and mortality than patients of normal weight

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Bioengineer and cancer researcher
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