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New insights into CAR T-cell therapy's potential side effects

Detailed study of cytokine release syndrome and neurologic toxicities could help make emerging cancer immunotherapies safer

Dec. 11, 2017 | By Fred Hutch staff

Detailed studies of two potential side effects of an emerging cancer immunotherapy could eventually help make this strategy, CAR T-cell therapy, safer for patients. The studies examined cytokine release syndrome and neurologic toxicities.

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Health disparities may affect end-of-life experiences of minority blood cancer patients

A new study finds ethnic and racial minorities with leukemia or lymphoma are more likely to die in hospital, receive aggressive care in last weeks of life than white patients

Dec. 11, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study of nearly 9,500 blood cancer patients revealed that racial and ethnic minority patients have a different experience at the end of their lives than do their white counterparts.

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‘Remarkable’ distinctions in pediatric leukemia point toward improved treatment

Big new study in pediatric and young adult acute myeloid leukemia warns against ‘trickle-down therapeutics’

Dec. 11, 2017 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Researchers found key differences between the molecular signatures of AML in patients of different ages: So why should we keep assuming that therapies developed for the elderly will work for the young?

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Poor quality of life in 1 in 5 caregivers of bone marrow transplant survivors

Largest-ever study IDs risk factors, paves way for interventions to help

Dec. 9, 2017 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Being the caregiver of a loved one with a serious illness can be a tough job — and one that's too often under the radar. In a new study, Fred Hutch researchers take a hard look at how some of these "silent supporters" are doing.

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Dr. Stephanie Lee elected vice president of American Society of Hematology

Her one-year term will be followed by successive terms as president-elect and president

Nov. 1, 2017 | By Molly McElroy / Fred Hutch News Service

The American Society of Hematology has elected Dr. Stephanie Lee, a member of the Clinical Research Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, to be its vice president. The one-year term will begin after the 2017 ASH Annual Meeting Dec. 9–12 in Atlanta. It will be followed by successive one-year terms as president-elect and then as president. ASH announced the news Nov. 1.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

American Society of Hematology to recognize Dr. Oliver Press for outstanding mentorship

Aug. 24, 2017

The American Society of Hematology, or ASH, announced that Fred Hutch’s Dr. Oliver “Ollie” Press, an internationally known expert in lymphoma and other blood cancers, will receive an award for outstanding mentorship Dec. 10 at the 59th ASH Annual Meeting and Exposition in Atlanta.

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