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Path to a targeted treatment for small-cell lung cancer?

Researchers show how common mutation in SCLC makes mouse tumors more vulnerable to certain cancer drugs

Sept. 4, 2018 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Work by Dr. David MacPherson could point the way toward a targeted treatment for a subset of small-cell lung cancers. He showed that SCLC tumors with a specific DNA mutation are more vulnerable to certain drugs.

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Brain cancer subtype caused by single gene fusion

Hutch researchers create genetically relevant model to examine the biology of supratentorial ependymomas

June 26, 2018 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Eric Holland and colleagues create a genetically relevant model to examine the biology of supratentorial ependymomas, a common brain cancer in children.

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Nanoparticles take immunotherapy in new direction

Hutch scientist to use nanoparticles to reprogram macrophages to tackle brain tumors

May 30, 2018 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Fan Zhang has received funding from the American Brain Tumor Association to develop nanoparticles that can tackle a type of brain cancer called glioblastoma.

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A focus on partnerships at Hutch/Merck summit

Research on the immune system aims to stop infectious diseases and cancer

May 11, 2018 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

Article about a daylong Infectious Disease Summit hosted by Fred Hutch May 10 in Seattle.

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Functional genomics provides a window into cancer's Achilles heels

Technique pinpoints unique tumor vulnerabilities — even when they are not written in tumor DNA

May 10, 2018 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

New findings by Dr. Christopher Kemp and colleagues demonstrate how functional genomics can highlight potential drug targets in patients with head and neck cancer.

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Study shows how glioblastomas get a leg up

New computational method sheds light on how cancer-contributing genes make brain tumors more aggressive and radiation-resistant

April 13, 2018 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Researchers at Fred Hutch and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have developed a computational method that sheds light on how cancer-contributing genes make brain tumors more aggressive and radiation-resistant.

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