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How to be a curestarter

A longtime Fred Hutch booster helps a promising genetic researcher parlay $100K into a $2.2M grant to explore innovative new therapies

Feb. 24, 2017 | By Diane Mapes and Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Funding for novel and unexpected findings isn’t always forthcoming, especially in a climate in which only the top 7 percent or so grants submitted to the National Institutes of Health are given a green light. This is a story of how a longtime Fred Hutch booster helped a promising cancer geneticist parlay $100K into a $2.2M grant.

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Can we talk about doing science and raising children?

Researchers open up about the unique challenges of starting families during training — and offer tips for juggling the dual demands

Feb. 22, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch researchers open up about the unique challenges of starting families during training — and offer tips for juggling the dual demands

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Love in the time of cancer

Getting dumped after diagnosis isn’t the only story out there; meet three couples who found romance despite disease

Feb. 14, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Getting dumped after diagnosis isn’t the only plotline when it comes to love and cancer. Fred Hutch News Service talked to three couples who found romance despite disease. This Valentine's Day, we share their stories.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Feb. 2, 2017

Novel gene therapy for sickle cell disease and related disorders on the horizon; immunotherapy trial in rare skin cancer named one of 2016’s major advances in clinical cancer research and care; Dr. Cara McDermott receives AcademyHealth new investigator award; and study documents sperm changes years after chemotherapy.

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The health haves and have nots

New study on county-by-county cancer deaths highlights significant health disparities across the nation

Jan. 24, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study by public health researchers at the UW shows cancer mortality rates have dropped 20 percent in the last 35 years. But some counties had significantly higher death rates than others. The lead author and a Fred Hutch health disparities expert explain why.

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Capturing information from thousands of cells at once

New technology allows scientists to peek inside nearly 70,000 cells in single experiment

Jan. 16, 2017 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Researchers have developed a new technique which allows them to examine huge amounts of information from a single cell or zoom out and see data patterns among thousands upon thousands of cells — all in a single experiment. The method could help researchers dive deep into the ecosystem of cancer.

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