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3 big new leukemia research projects advance cutting-edge cell therapies, stem cell transplant

$20M renewal of 4-decade-long federal grant to Hutch scientists

May 31, 2018 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

The National Cancer Institute has awarded Hutch with five years and nearly $20 million in funding for research to develop better therapies for people with blood cancers. The award is the latest renewal of a grant that has been funded continuously for more than 40 years.

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Pacific NW Magazine profiles Fred Hutch’s pursuit of cancer cures

Seattle Times’ Sunday feature looks at the melding of expertise, drive and technology making new cures possible

May 17, 2018 | By Fred Hutch staff

Cover story of Seattle Times’ Pacific NW Magazine explores why Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is closing in on cancer cures.

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Immunotherapy strategy for ovarian cancer aims to rewire a ‘kill switch’ to ramp-up signal

T cells bearing a new engineered protein boost immunotherapy’s effectiveness in laboratory models of AML, ovarian, pancreatic cancers

April 16, 2018 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

In an effort to improve the efficacy of immunotherapy for solid tumors, Fred Hutch researchers have engineered a new type of protein that can rewire a 'kill switch' to stimulate T cells' activity instead.

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How does leukemia escape from immunotherapy?

New tech enables deep dive into mysterious results, sets stage for future improvements

April 16, 2018 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

“We don’t stop asking what we can do better”: Fred Hutch researchers delve into failures to learn how to improve an experimental cancer immunotherapy.

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An opening night for heroes

Cancer survivor Rose Ibarra to be honored by Fred Hutch and Mariners at Safeco Field

March 29, 2018 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

A two-time survivor of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Rose Ibarra of West Seattle is the first of nine “Hutch Heroes” to be honored by the Mariners and Fred Hutch during Thursday home games this season.

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Big data in cancer research

New study in childhood leukemia illustrates challenges and power of cutting-edge genomic technologies’ huge data sets

Dec. 21, 2017 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Big data is the new reality in cancer research, yielding powerful insights into disease biology — as a recent study in pediatric leukemia showed. But how to store, share or even make sense of such vasts amounts of information?

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