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Kids like Rita: A doctor’s drive to save children from deadly blood cancers

Pediatric transplant pioneer Dr. Jean Sanders reflects on a lifetime of dedicated focus, all for ‘her kids’

Dec. 23, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Jean Sanders helped pioneer bone marrow transplants for children with blood cancers -- and worked to ensure that they lived their healthiest lives afterward too.

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Q&A: Dr. Susan Love

The influential advocate, surgeon and survivor talks trends, treatment and ways to fast-track breast cancer research

Oct. 9, 2015 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Instantly recognizable, sometimes controversial, Dr. Susan Love may just be the most famous cancer advocate on the planet. The surgeon, researcher, activist and author talked to Fred Hutch News Service about research trends, cancer treatment and her research cohort, Army of Women.

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One life — and a world of possibilities

The numbers are so vast, the hope and healing they embody seem difficult to grasp. Globally, doctors have performed more than 1 million bone marrow / stem cell transplants — a procedure pioneered at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Aug. 21, 2015 | By Bill Briggs

Each life saved since Dr. E. Donnall Thomas pioneered bone marrow transplantation offers untold promise. Meet Savanna Acosta, a toddler who has a full life ahead thanks to a transplant.

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A pioneering procedure’s expanding influence

Developed to treat leukemia, stem cell transplants gave rise to new therapies for an ever-growing number of patients and conditions

Aug. 21, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa

Developed to treat leukemia, stem cell transplants gave rise to new therapies for an ever-growing number of patients and conditions.

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Bone marrow transplant reunion draws hundreds to Fred Hutch

BMT survivors and donors huddle, hug amid weekend celebration

July 25, 2015 | Fred Hutch News Service

Hundreds of people gathered this weekend for the party of many lifetimes – the seventh Bone Marrow Transplant Survivor Reunion at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

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'Got my life back': Bone marrow transplant shows promise as Crohn's disease cure

New trial, old love fueling one woman's rejuvenation

July 8, 2015 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

One year after receiving a bone marrow transplant to treat her severe Crohn's disease, Elise Elholm is eating new foods, enjoying new energy and feeling well or the first time in decades.

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