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10 highlights of Fred Hutch science in 2017

A look back at notable discoveries in cancer immunotherapy, HIV prevention and more

Dec. 28, 2017 | by Sabin Russell and Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

It's been a year of breakthroughs at Fred Hutch. Here are 10 of our favorites.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Dec. 21, 2017

When it comes to cancer, there’s no shortage of potential drug targets — many molecules are thrown out of whack when tumors develop. But finding a drug that specifically works against these aberrant molecules is another task entirely. Now, a group led by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists has designed a small protein from scratch that specifically blocks a protein known as TEAD that plays a role in many different cancers.

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Experimental drug makes some pancreatic cancers more vulnerable to chemo

Early trial shows possibility of knocking down a ‘daunting’ cancer’s defense

Dec. 12, 2017 | by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

An experimental drug that helps chemo penetrate pancreatic tumors lengthened progression-free survival in a Phase 2 trial.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Dec. 7, 2017

Fred Hutch Pancreatic cancer researcher Dr. Sunil Hingorani has won a three-year, $1.8 million grant from the federal Cancer Moonshot program, the signature initiative of former Vice President Joseph Biden. Hingorani is one of six collaborators nationwide who received funding this fall for a new research consortium focused on the biological context of pancreatic tumors — such as nearby immune cells or blood vessels — which can have a major impact on a tumor’s vulnerability to treatment.

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The latest in gynecological cancer research from the Pacific Northwest

Inaugural Northwest Gynecological Cancer Symposium brings together scientists studying ovarian, cervical and endometrial cancers

Dec. 6, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Monday, cancer researchers from around the Pacific Northwest gathered at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to discuss their latest efforts to better prevent, detect and treat cancers of the female reproductive tract in the inaugural Northwest Gynecological Cancer Symposium.

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Insights from infants could inform HIV vaccine design

Dr. Julie Overbaugh mines decades-old samples to find new clues to effective immune responses to HIV

Nov. 27, 2017 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Infant immune responses to HIV could provide clues to help build protective or therapeutic HIV vaccines.

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