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Grad student Andrea Lim wins NCI award to study cancer metastasis

She studies how lymph nodes regulate tumor dormancy

Oct. 3, 2018 | By Jill Christensen / Fred Hutch News Service

Andrea Lim, a fifth-year molecular and cellular biology graduate student at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, recently won a National Cancer Institute Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award.

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Immune cells share their insides with tumors to promote cancer spread

New study in zebrafish and mice shows immune cells interact with melanoma and transfer their contents to spur metastasis

Dec. 4, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study using mice and tiny transparent fish as models of human cancer, published in Developmental Cell, has shed light on the very first stages of metastasis in the skin cancer melanoma.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Aug. 24, 2017

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center bioengineer and cancer researcher Dr. Cyrus Ghajar has focused much of his work on what causes breast cancer cells to metastasize. Now, with the help of a new $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation, Ghajar and his team are hoping to crack open a mystery that has long puzzled scientists in the field: Why do metastatic cells, which can proliferate in many organs, nearly always fail to grow in skeletal muscles, which account for as much as half the body mass of an adult?

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