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Bringing a leukemia treatment back to life with precision medicine

New research writes latest chapter in one drug's story

June 27, 2017 | by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

The leukemia drug gemtuzumab ozogamicin (Mylotarg) was pulled from the market seven years after initial approval. Now, new evidence may be bringing it back to life to treat a specific group of patients.

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The gift of a lifetime

30 years after an early BMT, a cancer survivor pays it forward by helping researchers ‘make it better for others’

March 29, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

The road to a cure was not easy for Mike Rubin, who underwent a bone marrow transplant in 1987. But 30 years after the lifesaving procedure, this survivor and Fred Hutch fundraiser is celebrating -- and paying it forward so others can do the same.

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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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What's new in blood diseases

Four things to watch from the 2016 annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology

Dec. 20, 2016 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

For a few days earlier this month, a small city’s-worth of health professionals and researchers from nations across the globe converged for the world’s biggest conference in hematology. Fred Hutch News Service was on the ground at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology Dec. 3-6 in San Diego, California. From immunotherapy for advanced blood cancers to new approaches to treating sickle cell disease, here’s our top four things to watch from the meeting.

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The quest to better understand the deadliest childhood leukemia

Oncologists are beginning to leverage unique genomic characteristics of pediatric AML to improve treatment and prognosis

Dec. 7, 2016 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Acute myeloid leukemia is the deadliest leukemia among children. Only 60 percent of patients will achieve long-term remission. But scientists see change on the horizon.

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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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