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For cancer patients with HIV, immunotherapy appears safe

Checkpoint inhibitor study suggests new treatment options for patients long excluded from cancer immunotherapy clinical trials

Nov. 7, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Checkpoint inhibitor study suggests new treatment options for patients long excluded from cancer immunotherapy clinical trials.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Feb. 2, 2017

Novel gene therapy for sickle cell disease and related disorders on the horizon; immunotherapy trial in rare skin cancer named one of 2016’s major advances in clinical cancer research and care; Dr. Cara McDermott receives AcademyHealth new investigator award; and study documents sperm changes years after chemotherapy.

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How research and industry partnerships can advance cancer care

Fred Hutch, Merck co-host inaugural ‘Oncology Summit’ to capture non-profit and for-profit outlooks on cancer care

Sept. 27, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Inaugural 'Oncology Summit,' co-hosted by Fred Hutch and Merck, allowed investors, key players in life sciences to collaborate and share scientific stories.

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'Finally showing hope'

Immunotherapy trial results transforming care for rare skin cancer

April 19, 2016 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

With few remaining options for treating his aggressive Merkel cell carcinoma, Stan Collender joined a clinical trial of the immune-modulating drug pembrolizumab. The trial's results are giving new hope to people with this rare cancer.

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Scratching the surface of a rare skin cancer

Immune-boosting therapy shows promise for advanced Merkel cell carcinoma

Oct. 6, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Skin cancer researcher Dr. Paul Nghiem is leading a clinical trial testing the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab for patients with advanced Merkel cell carcinoma, a rare and aggressive skin cancer. Early results from the trial are showing great promise for these patients.

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What Uganda is teaching us about cancer

Fred Hutch-Uganda alliance builds a new cancer center on the shoulders of giants

May 12, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

"it's been a long, long journey here," said Uganda Cancer Institute physician Dr. Fred Okuku, referring to the grand opening of the UCI-Fred Hutch Cancer Centre on May 21 in Kampala.

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