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Fred Hutch collaborates with new Allen Institute for Immunology

Multipartner initiative aims to map the immune system in health and disease

Dec. 12, 2018 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Researchers from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center will partner with the new Allen Institute for Immunology to chart the human immune system by harnessing big data and emerging technologies.

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'Exciting' but early results in trial of immunotherapy for myeloma

Cancer cells disappeared rapidly in patients with high-risk, treatment-resistant disease

Dec. 3, 2018 | by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

The patients were out of options to treat their advanced myelomas. Then, they enrolled on a new clinical trial of genetically reprogrammed immune cells called CAR T cells.

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Immune booster may awaken body’s defenses against skin cancer

First-in-human pilot of experimental immunotherapy in Merkel cell carcinoma

Nov. 28, 2018 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

A first-in-human pilot study of an intra-tumoral injection of an immune-boosting compound suggests it may help stimulate an anti-tumor immune response against Merkel cell carcinoma.

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Persistent HIV infection works a lot like cancer, study shows

Ecology-inspired analysis suggests why reservoirs of HIV linger in treated patients

Nov. 19, 2018 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

A study led by Drs. Joshua Schiffer and Daniel Reeves suggests that HIV persists in patients despite antiviral treatment through the natural duplication of blood cells that have HIV DNA embedded in their genes, and might be addressed by drugs that suppress such proliferation.

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Colette Chaney named ‘2018 Nurse of the Year for Research Advancement’

March of Dimes Washington honors the longtime immunotherapy clinical research nurse

Nov. 19, 2018 | By Jake Siegel / Fred Hutch News Service

The longtime immunotherapy clinical research nurse has received the March of Dimes Washington's 2018 Nurse of the Year for Research Advancement.

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Study aims to cure blood cancers with transplants that could block HIV, too

10 HIV-positive cancer patients to receive donated cord blood with rare resistance gene

Nov. 16, 2018 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch is about to lead a clinical trial offering cord blood transplants to blood cancer patients who also have HIV. The tranplants will carry a genetic trait that naturally confers resistance to HIV, so there is a possibility these transplants might also cure their HIV.

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