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Dr. Sita Kugel named 2018 V Scholar

Pancreatic cancer researcher will focus on development of targeted therapeutics

Nov. 20, 2018 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center pancreatic cancer researcher Dr. Sita Kugel has been named a 2018 V Scholar by the V Foundation for Cancer Research. The two-year, $200,000 award will support Kugel’s goal of developing a targeted therapy for an aggressive subtype of pancreatic cancer.

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Breast Cancer Research Foundation funds 8 Fred Hutch/UW Cancer Consortium scientists

Nearly $2M will go toward potential therapies for metastatic disease and better risk reduction through diet and exercise

Nov. 9, 2018 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Researchers in the Fred Hutchinson/University of Washington Cancer Consortium received grants totaling nearly $2 million from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, or BCRF, funding that will continue to fuel their research through 2019. Most of the grants will go toward new therapies for patients with metastatic cancers.

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Researchers identify new way skin stops tumor growth

‘Oncogene-induced differentiation’ joins two other strategies for counteracting potentially cancer-causing DNA changes

Oct. 22, 2018 | by Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Slobodan Berjona and colleagues at Fred Hutch have identified a new way that skin stops tumor growth: oncogene-induced differentiation.

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Bringing personalized oncology to cancer prediction — and prevention

Unique $2.4M NCI-NIEHS award teams Hutch cancer geneticists, epidemiologists and oncologists to use mutation rate to predict individual cancer risk

Oct. 1, 2018 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Drs. Christopher Li, Jason Bielas and colleagues are teaming up on a $2.4 million project that seeks to better understand the link between personal mutation rate and individual cancer risk.

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Fred Hutch metastatic breast cancer researcher gets 3-year Komen grant

Dr. Kevin Cheung’s work focuses on shutting down tumor cell clusters which seed new metastases

Sept. 26, 2018 | by Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

With the award, Cheung will conduct a preclinical study designed to prevent metastasis by eradicating tumor cell clusters.

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H. pylori test hints at risk factor for stomach cancer

Pilot study suggests specific strain of bacteria may be found more often in East Asian patients with stomach cancer

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

A pilot study by Dr. Nina Salama at Fred Hutch hints that carrying a specific strain of H. pylori could be a risk factor for stomach cancer in East Asian patients.

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