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How mutations in a single gene alter the course of a deadly brain cancer

New laboratory study of glioma links more aggressive immune response to poorer prognosis

May 23, 2017 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study in the aggressive brain cancer known as glioma found that higher levels of immune cells correlated with poorer survival.

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Bed to bench: Childhood cancer survivor still inspires Fred Hutch researcher

A budding scientist finds his calling in the lab — years after a Hutch internship with the doctor who diagnosed his rare childhood kidney cancer

Jan. 20, 2017 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Jim Olson recalls the story of how a young patient with kidney cancer, the son of a Hutch research colleague, went on to intern in his lab and become a scientist himself.

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'Kids are not little adults'

Why children with cancer need their own drugs and their own research

Nov. 28, 2016 | by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

It's a simple fact: Kids are different than the rest of us. The unique biology of children and childhood diseases, however ― combined with limited research funding ― makes it tough to find the right treatments for kids.

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‘A crack in the door’: Glimpses of hope for the future of brain cancer care

Fred Hutch researchers discuss brain tumor treatments in the works — and what’s coming next

March 24, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

From precision medicine to lighting up tumors to gene therapy to the promise of immunotherapy, Fred Hutch researchers discuss the future of brain cancer care and treatment.

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Toys to totems: Sacred artifacts keep lost loved ones close

Precious playthings of brain cancer patients inspire artful glass replicas

Oct. 8, 2015 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

After death, the mementos left behind are never enough. And yet they are everything. The favorite toys of three children who died from brain cancer have all inspired glass artwork to be unveiled Oct. 10 at Fred Hutch.

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‘It’s your own drive that makes a difference’

After three years of rehabilitation, 17-year-old brain tumor survivor gets his wish to walk through the doors of Fred Hutch

July 21, 2015 | By Megan Herndon / Fred Hutch News Services

Burke Tinsley could have gone to Disneyland or met his favorite celebrity, but when the Make-A-Wish Foundation came to him, the 17-year-old cancer survivor from Kentucky had other plans. He asked to come to Seattle to visit Microsoft Studios and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

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