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Meet Global Oncology's deputy program head

Key early experiences shaped Dr. Thomas Uldrick's path toward HIV-associated cancers, global health

Feb. 22, 2018 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Thomas Uldrick brings expertise in HIV-related cancers and experience in — and a passion for — developing clinical trials to his new position at Fred Hutch Global Oncology.

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How new drugs become available to more patients

Filling in the unknowns on the balance between risk and benefit

Feb. 9, 2018 | by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Often, new drugs are only approved to treat patients with advanced disease. But that can change as evidence accrues on the drugs’ risks and benefits.

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New insights into CAR T-cell therapy's potential side effects

Detailed study of cytokine release syndrome and neurologic toxicities could help make emerging cancer immunotherapies safer

Dec. 11, 2017 | By Fred Hutch staff

Detailed studies of two potential side effects of an emerging cancer immunotherapy could eventually help make this strategy, CAR T-cell therapy, safer for patients. The studies examined cytokine release syndrome and neurologic toxicities.

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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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One family, two sides of cancer

Basic scientist Dr. Wenying Shou’s parents were both treated for — and cured of — their cancers. The similarities end there.

Oct. 6, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Both of Dr. Wenying Shou's parents were diagnosed with - and cured of - cancer. The similarities end there.

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Teacher, mom — and living proof of principle

Three years ago she was out of options to treat her advanced cancer. Then, she enrolled in an immunotherapy clinical trial.

Sept. 8, 2017 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

When Tiffany's advanced cancer kept coming back, she decided to become the first person in the world to receive a still-experimental new immunotherapy.

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