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5 highlights from American Association for Cancer Research conference

Immunotherapy, health disparities, funding cuts among hot topics at annual meeting

April 7, 2017 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Immunotherapy, health disparities and funding cuts were among hot topics at the annual meeting attended by more than 21,000 cancer researchers.

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Immunotherapy for ovarian cancer shows promise in mouse model, but hurdles remain

‘Tumor microenvironment’ poses unique challenges for T-cell therapy in solid tumors

April 4, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A major roadblock to adopting T-cell therapy to solid tumors is what’s known as the tumor microenvironment, the local milieu of non-cancerous cells and molecules in and around the tumor. Fred Hutch researcher Dr. Kristin Anderson and her colleagues in Dr. Phil Greenberg's lab are working to overcome those barriers.

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Former VP Biden offers Cancer Moonshot updates, underscores need for research funding

At annual meeting of cancer researchers, Biden shared highlights of cancer effort so far ― and doled out encouragement in midst of threatened cuts to science

April 4, 2017 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

At an annual meeting of cancer researchers, Joe Biden shared highlights of cancer effort so far ― and doled out encouragement in midst of threatened cuts to science.

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With immunotherapy trial, ‘a real paradigm shift’ in rare skin cancer

Investigators report ‘extraordinarily’ long-lasting treatment responses in patients with chemo-resistant, metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma

April 3, 2017 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Investigators report ‘extraordinarily’ long-lasting treatment responses in patients with chemo-resistant, metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma.

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Deploying an ancient defense to kill cancer

In a small sarcoma trial, signs of immune attack after injections of a bacteria-inspired drug

April 3, 2017 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

A small sarcoma trial showed signs of the immune system attacking cancer after injections of a bacteria-inspired drug.

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Finding ways to deliver on the promise of precision oncology

‘Functional genomics’ method aims to marry three powerful techniques to speed personalized cancer treatments to patients

March 31, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Christopher Kemp is confident that the answer to personalized cancer treatment is written in the molecules inside each patient’s tumor, we just need to figure out how to separate the wheat from the chaff.

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