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Could a prostate cancer drug save lives from radiation injury?

Early research shows potential for approved hormone-blocking drug to protect from deadly effects of nuclear blast

Jan. 9, 2018 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study used a hormone-blocking prostate cancer drug called degarelix to save the lives of mice exposed to a deadly level of radiation. Could it do the same for people caught in a nuclear blast?

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Dr. Hans-Peter Kiem

'He really wanted to fight this cancer': A stem cell researcher remembers his first patient in a gene therapy clinical trial

Feb. 24, 2016 | By Dr. Hans-Peter Kiem, as told to Mary Engel

"He really wanted to fight this cancer": A stem cell researcher remembers his first patient in a gene therapy clinical trial for a deadly brain cancer and reflects on his own journey toward translating science into medical treatments.

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Dramatic remissions seen in immunotherapy trial of blood cancer patients

Experimental, living T-cell therapy shows promise for treating advanced disease, making immunotherapy a ‘pillar’ of cancer care

Feb. 16, 2016 | By Andrea Detter / Fred Hutch News Service

Many patients with advanced blood cancers who are receiving experimental, “living” immunotherapy as part of a clinical trial are experiencing sustained remissions, according to preliminary results of the ongoing study at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

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Study sheds new light on molecular pathways behind marrow disorders

How a single alteration in fundamental cellular machinery drives blood diseases and cancers

May 11, 2015 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Researchers have now uncovered how a single mutation can trigger myelodysplastic syndrome, or MDS, a disorder akin to leukemia in which the bone marrow overproduces some blood cell precursors but can’t convert them to healthy blood cells.

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‘The successes kept you going’

On the eve of ‘Emperor’ cancer documentary, Dr. Fred Appelbaum recounts 40 years of difficult and exhilarating advances in bone marrow transplantation

March 27, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Fred Appelbaum has spent his career devoted bone marrow transplantation. On the eve of the Ken Burns/Barak Goodman "Cancer" documentary, Appelbaum sat down to talk about 40 years of transplants at Fred Hutch, from the early, heart-wrenching challenges to the latest innovations in immunotherapy.

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Q&A: Bone marrow transplantation

'The successes kept you going'

March 27, 2015 | By Mary Engel

Dr. Fred Appelbaum recounts 40 years of difficult and exhilarating advances in bone marrow transplantation.

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