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Glory's gift

A young woman’s resolve to help find a better way to detect colon cancer led to a years-long relationship between her family and a researcher across the country

Jan. 13, 2016 | by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Just 23 years old, Glory Gensch was fighting for her life against stage 4 colon cancer. In the final weeks of her life, she resolved to help save other young people from the disease.

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Amanda Paulovich wins $2.2 million for rapid radiation diagnostic

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center clinical researcher is working to develop a biomarker test that could screen many people quickly for radiation injury after nuclear accident; could also screen patients for cancer treatment toxicity

Aug. 27, 2012 | By Rachel Tompa

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McTiernan, Guenthoer awarded Komen grants for breast cancer research

Anne McTiernan's $250,000 grant extends her vitamin D work; Jamie Guenthoer to develop early detection blood test with $180,000 award

May 29, 2012

Drs. Anne McTiernan and Jamie Guenthoer of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center recently garnered grants from Susan G. Komen for the Cure, part of the organization's $58 million in new research funding for 2012.

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HIV 'superinfection' boosts immune response

Overbaugh, Cortez-led study shows women infected by two different HIV strains exhibit strong antibody response; findings may aid vaccine development

April 2, 2012 | By Kristen Woodward

Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center found that women who have been infected by two different strains of HIV from two different sexual partners-a condition known as HIV superinfection-have more potent antibody responses that block the replication of the virus compared to women who've only been infected once.

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Metabolomics expert Raftery joins PHS

Daniel Raftery brings research on cancer metabolism and early detection, and metabolomics profiling services to the Hutchinson Center's proteomics shared resource

March 5, 2012 | By Rachel Tompa

Metabolomics expert Dr. Daniel Raftery recently joined the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center faculty with an appointment in the Public Health Sciences Division. Raftery will be continuing his search, started six years ago at Purdue University, to detect the earliest stages of cancer by observing changes in cells' metabolism.

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Tapscott team discovers genes, mechanisms of common muscular dystrophy

Discoveries may result in biomarker test for facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, a disease that initially affects the skeletal muscles of the face, scapula and upper arms

Jan. 30, 2012 | By Dean Forbes

Continuing a series of groundbreaking discoveries begun in 2010 about the genetic causes of the third most common form of inherited muscular dystrophy, an international team of researchers led by the Hutchinson Center's Dr. Stephen Tapscott has identified the genes and proteins that damage muscle cells, as well as the mechanisms that can cause the disease.

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