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The gift of a lifetime

30 years after an early BMT, a cancer survivor pays it forward by helping researchers ‘make it better for others’

March 29, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

The road to a cure was not easy for Mike Rubin, who underwent a bone marrow transplant in 1987. But 30 years after the lifesaving procedure, this survivor and Fred Hutch fundraiser is celebrating -- and paying it forward so others can do the same.

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How cancer survivors are teaching researchers — even decades later

Tracking survivors long after treatment ends helps inform medical decisions for today’s patients and much more

Jan. 27, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Every year since its inception in the early 1980s, the Fred Hutch Long-term Follow-up Program sends out a detailed questionnaire to every transplant survivor. The answers to these questions inform a host of research topics on the long-term effects of transplantation, from graft-vs.-host disease to cataracts, from secondary cancers to infertility and sexual dysfunction.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Dec. 22, 2016

For fourth year in a row, Fred Hutch/SCCA transplant rates among best in the U.S.; immuntherapy symposium available on video for those who couldn't attend the event

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Dec. 8, 2016

Good News: $475K gift fuels expansion of antibody technology; Dr. Hansen honored for BMT work; Senate passes 21st Century Cures Act, sends to Obama

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'Can't sit and wait': Gene therapy trial aims to cure rare Fanconi anemia

At annual hematology meeting, Fred Hutch researchers updated their treatment of 11-year-old Behzad

Dec. 4, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

Behzad, 11, and his mom traveled from Mumbai, India to Seattle so he could be the first child to enroll in a Phase 1 Fred Hutch gene therapy study to try to correct his Fanconi anemia.

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The cost of survival

Treatment complications can impact lives for years after cure but some cancers survivors are reluctant to reveal their pain

Nov. 4, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

Some survivors say it’s hard for those untouched by cancer to understand the scales of life don’t always balance with survival on one side and a jumble of complications heaped on the other.

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