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Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Dec. 14, 2017

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has announced awards totaling $1 million to nine of its scientists through the Evergreen Fund, a unique grant program that supports homegrown research projects deemed attractive to potential commercial partners. This is the second year of Evergreen Fund awards. This is the second year of Evergreen Fund awards. The Hutch’s Business Development & Strategy office created the program in 2016 in an effort to encourage scientists to pursue creative ideas with commercial appeal. The goal is to speed research from the bench to the bedside while generating income from patent rights and partnerships with the business sector.

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A new option for high-risk multiple myeloma?

Study of three-step treatment approach reopens question of donor bone marrow transplant

Nov. 9, 2017 | by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study offers a clue for solving a long-standing controversy in multiple myeloma: namely, whether a bone marrow transplant from a donor could be beneficial for patients with this disease and, if so, for which patients.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

March 17, 2017

Dr. Damian Green awarded $3.2 million to test radioimmunotherapy for multiple myeloma; CVS Health Foundation teams up with Fred Hutch and SCCA to help cancer patients kick the habit; Dr. Nancy Davidson elected to 2017 Class of Fellows of AACR Academy; and Dr. Lee Hartwell receives Research!America award

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'A life changer'

Losing her partner to cancer helped shape life path for Fred Hutch’s new vice president and chief human resources officer

Nov. 15, 2016 | By Linda Dahlstrom / Fred Hutch News Service

Lynne Kornblatt knows firsthand the urgent need for new and better treatments and cures for cancer. Early in her career she worked as a nurse; later she lost her partner of 17 years to cancer. Now Kornblatt, who is also a lawyer, is bringing her unique expertise to Fred Hutch and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance as the new vice president and chief human resources officer.

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Finding their calling: Why cancer caregivers join cause

Some family caregivers devote their lives to that larger work, shifting the health care landscape

Sept. 13, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

Inspired by months or years spent helping loved ones during cancer, many former family caregivers are devoting their lives to the larger caregiving mission.

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Can Rx monopolies be tamed?

Why prescription drugs cost twice as much in U.S. versus other advanced nations ― and what might be done about it

Aug. 23, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study blames “government-protected monopolies” granted to drug makers for fueling the surge in prescription prices ― a trend that’s hitting American patients hardest of all.

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