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When do we say cure?

A loaded word for cancer patients, but researchers view ‘cure’ through lens of statistics

July 8, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

An individual patient may not hear the word "cure" on their oncologist's lips, but that doesn't mean the word has no meaning to researchers. It's just that it's very difficult to apply it to an individual person.

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93 percent of advanced leukemia patients in remission after immunotherapy

‘Exciting’ but early results from trial of engineered immune cells

April 25, 2016 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

After her immune cells were genetically engineered to target her cancer, Kristin Kleinhofer's leukemia disappeared. The trial was her and her family's 'last hope'.

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