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Washington’s Andy Hill Cancer Research Endowment awards $1.5M to 3 Fred Hutch researchers

Scientists will use funds to expand research in graft-vs.-host disease, chemoprevention and cancer immunology

Sept. 14, 2018 | By Jill Christensen / Fred Hutch News Service

Three Fred Hutch researchers recently were awarded a total of $1.5 million from the Andy Hill Cancer Research Endowment, a public-private partnership that supports cancer research in Washington.

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Dr. James Dai receives $2.1M NCI grant for cancer biomarker research

Biostatistician plans to use funds to develop statistical models to further precision cancer prevention and treatment

Aug. 20, 2018 | By Colin Petersdorf / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch biostatistician Dr. James Dai recently was awarded a $2.1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop new analytical methods for identifying genetic and epigenetic alterations that drive cancers. He hopes this work will facilitate the discovery of molecular cancer drivers — biomarkers — and the development of new preventive, diagnostic and prognostic techniques.

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Closing the rural-urban cancer survival gap

‘Guideline care’ in clinical trials erased cancer death-rate disparities

Aug. 17, 2018 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

Cancer patients in rural areas of the United States die of their disease at significantly higher rates than those residing in U.S. cities, and scientists at Fred Hutch are trying to find out why.

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Dr. Yingqi Zhao receives SWOG Coltman Fellowship early-career award

She plans to use the funds to develop new surveillance and diagnostic strategies for immunotherapy trials

Aug. 8, 2018 | By Colin Petersdorf / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center biostatistician Dr. Yingqi Zhao has been awarded the Dr. Charles A. Coltman Jr. Fellowship, which recognizes and funds prolific early- and mid-career scientists from affiliated institutions within SWOG, a national clinical trials network.

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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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Computational biologist Dr. Raphael Gottardo receives 2018 Mortimer Spiegelman Award

American Public Health Association recognizes Fred Hutch researcher for his contributions to health statistics biology

July 13, 2018 | By Tom Kim / Fred Hutch News Service

The American Public Health Association has named Dr. Raphael Gottardo, a computational biologist at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the winner of its 2018 Mortimer Spiegelman Award.

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