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Dr. Geoffrey Hill 3rd recipient of José Carreras/E. Donnall Thomas Endowed Chair for Cancer Research

Endowments provide faculty with freedom and flexibility to pursue critical research endeavors

Aug. 14, 2018 | By Kristen Woodward / Fred Hutch News Service

Hematologist Dr. Geoffrey Hill, a physician-scientist who was recently recruited from Australia to lead Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation at Fred Hutch, is the third and most recent recipient of the José Carreras/E. Donnall Thomas Endowed Chair for Cancer Research.

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Dr. Jay Sarthy receives Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Cancer Fellowship Award

He will use the funding to study brain tumors in children

Aug. 2, 2018

Dr. Jay F. Sarthy has received a prestigious Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Cancer Fellowship Award to advance his study of brain tumors in children.

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Improving cancer vaccines with T-cell programming nanoparticles

Dr. Matthias Stephan receives grant to develop cancer vaccine–optimizing, TCR-programming nanotechnology

July 31, 2018 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch immunobioengineer Dr. Matthias Stephan has received an award to support the development of a combined T-cell programming, cancer-vaccine strategy to treat cancer.

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3 new projects map out immune responses to cancers

Scientists aim to gather knowledge that improves future immunotherapies

July 30, 2018 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

The immune system has the potential to eradicate cancer. But cancers are expert escape artists, with numerous tools for shutting down or hiding from immune attack. Three research teams at Fred Hutch have launched new projects aimed at revealing some of these secrets and laying the groundwork for developing better immune-harnessing cancer therapies, or immunotherapies.

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Dr. Jen Adair honored for STEM workshop

Boys & Girls Clubs honors board president for middle school ‘Gene Therapist for a Day,’ leadership

July 5, 2018 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

The local Boys & Girls Clubs chapter recognized Adair's role in creating and hosting a Gene Therapist for a Day workshop for elementary and middle-school students.

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Nanoparticles open doors to cancer-fighting CAR T cells

Tiny liposome-based drug carriers make tumors more vulnerable to targeted immunotherapy

July 2, 2018 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have developed a cheap way to make cancers temporarily vulnerable to immune attack using liposome-based nanoparticles to carry immune-boosting drugs deep into tumors.

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