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Squelching ovarian cancer: the not-so-silent killer

The search continues for new biomarkers, better outcomes and, yes, cures for this deadly disease

Sept. 17, 2018 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, but Fred Hutch researchers are working year-round to find ways to detect the disease early and shut it down for good. Read on for a handful of ovarian cancer research highlights.

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Parsing the deadliness of prostate cancer

Fred Hutch researcher zeroes in on biomarkers to better predict aggressive form of the disease

Sept. 4, 2018 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Prostate cancers are not all the same. Some are extremely aggressive: They can and do kill. Others are slow-growing and don’t kill: Men die with them, not of them. How can doctors and patients discern which one is which? Fred Hutch's Dr. Janet Stanford believes she may have found a way.

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Path to a targeted treatment for small-cell lung cancer?

Researchers show how common mutation in SCLC makes mouse tumors more vulnerable to certain cancer drugs

Sept. 4, 2018 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Work by Dr. David MacPherson could point the way toward a targeted treatment for a subset of small-cell lung cancers. He showed that SCLC tumors with a specific DNA mutation are more vulnerable to certain drugs.

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Want to make better T-cell therapies? First, figure out how they work.

New study maps out activities, effects of widely used components in cellular immunotherapies

Aug. 21, 2018 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

This work "gives us a direction" to create better, next-gen versions of this type of cancer immunotherapy, called CAR T-cell therapy, the researchers said.

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Dr. James Dai receives $2.1M NCI grant for cancer biomarker research

Biostatistician plans to use funds to develop statistical models to further precision cancer prevention and treatment

Aug. 20, 2018 | By Colin Petersdorf / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch biostatistician Dr. James Dai recently was awarded a $2.1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop new analytical methods for identifying genetic and epigenetic alterations that drive cancers. He hopes this work will facilitate the discovery of molecular cancer drivers — biomarkers — and the development of new preventive, diagnostic and prognostic techniques.

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Lyani Valle: Leukemia survivor, Obliteride walker

'Cancer was a huge wake-up call to what is important in life'

Aug. 3, 2018 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

Obliteride walker Lyani Valle, a program manager at Amazon, survived a rare form of leukemia using a therapy made possible by Fred Hutch research.

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