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A Q&A with Fred Hutch postdoctoral research fellow Dr. Rachel Perret

As part of a world-class immunotherapy research team, Perret is working her ‘dream job’ — trying to bring T-cell therapy to all who need it

Jan. 9, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A postdoctoral research fellow training under the mentorship of immunotherapy expert Dr. Phil Greenberg, Dr. Rachel Perret is working toward an “off-the-shelf” version of T-cell therapy.

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So you're BRCA, now what?

A Fred Hutch researcher and breast cancer survivor talks about her inherited mutation and how it helped guide her decisions

Nov. 8, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

As research sheds ever more light on hereditary cancers and the genes that cause them, a portion of the population is being faced with some very difficult choices. Do you test or not test? Share information about deadly mutations with relatives or keep it to yourself? Get preventive surgery or blindly hope cancer doesn’t strike? A Fred Hutch researcher, BRCA carrier and cancer survivor, takes us through her decision-making process.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Oct. 6, 2016

Good News: Hutch internship program widens educational clout; outpatient clinics open in Uganda; Dr. Stefan Radtke earns DGTI award.

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More than 'Angelina Jolie Effect': BRCA tests spike among breast cancer patients

Search for gene mutations began rising before actress revealed surgeries; better insurance coverage, access cited by experts

Feb. 11, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

The frequency of BRCA testing has vastly increased among younger women diagnosed with breast cancer, a study finds. Is it 'the Angelina Jolie Effect?'

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'Coming out' with cancer

From going public on Facebook to friends who ‘ghost,’ patients and experts discuss the ins and outs of sharing a diagnosis

Jan. 8, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

From going public on Facebook to friends who ‘ghost,’ patients and experts discuss the ins and outs of sharing a diagnosis.

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What's your cancer color?

There’s a cascade of cancer-awareness colors, but how do they get decided and do they divide or unite?

Dec. 10, 2015 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

Nearly 30 cancer types have inspired a growing collage of hues and patterns. Many people wear their shade proudly to represent their own disease or back a loved one. Others fear the river of colors represents unneeded divisions.

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