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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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Dr. Sita Kugel receives $100K grant to study pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors

She will use preclinical models to study the role of DNA packaging in cancer development and metastasis

March 29, 2018 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

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Experimental drug makes some pancreatic cancers more vulnerable to chemo

Early trial shows possibility of knocking down a ‘daunting’ cancer’s defense

Dec. 12, 2017 | by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

An experimental drug that helps chemo penetrate pancreatic tumors lengthened progression-free survival in a Phase 2 trial.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Dec. 7, 2017

Fred Hutch Pancreatic cancer researcher Dr. Sunil Hingorani has won a three-year, $1.8 million grant from the federal Cancer Moonshot program, the signature initiative of former Vice President Joseph Biden. Hingorani is one of six collaborators nationwide who received funding this fall for a new research consortium focused on the biological context of pancreatic tumors — such as nearby immune cells or blood vessels — which can have a major impact on a tumor’s vulnerability to treatment.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Aug. 24, 2017

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center bioengineer and cancer researcher Dr. Cyrus Ghajar has focused much of his work on what causes breast cancer cells to metastasize. Now, with the help of a new $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation, Ghajar and his team are hoping to crack open a mystery that has long puzzled scientists in the field: Why do metastatic cells, which can proliferate in many organs, nearly always fail to grow in skeletal muscles, which account for as much as half the body mass of an adult?

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

June 29, 2017

Dr. Amanda Paulovich of Fred Hutch has been selected to lead a multi-institution effort to develop a biological test to predict which treatments will work for patients with ovarian cancer.

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