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‘We have an army’: Vice President Joe Biden delivers 'Cancer Moonshot' goals

Top priority, catalyzing scientific breakthroughs, calls for interdisciplinary approaches to speed cures

Oct. 17, 2016 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

Vice President Joe Biden delivered the final report Monday of his Cancer Moonshot Task Force, outlining the challenge ahead by saying: 'There’s only one moon. There are 200 cancers.”

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Pilot grants awarded to Consortium investigators

Eleven Consortium investigators win funds for new, interdisciplinary cancer research collaborations

Oct. 19, 2009

The Fred Hutchinson/University of Washington Cancer Consortium has announced 11 pilot studies that will be funded at $40,000 each to Consortium investigators. The awards will support cancer-related research in 2009-10.

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Sage plants roots at the Center

Stephen Friend heads Sage Bionetworks, a new nonprofit developing an open-access Internet database to share genomic data and disease models across academia and industry

Aug. 31, 2009 | By Brad Broberg

That’s why Friend has left industry to start Sage Bionetworks, a nonprofit institute hoasted by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center working to create an open-access Internet database for researchers worldwide to share their genomic data and casual disease models—a public commons of sorts for human biology.

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Tobias Hohl: Helping the immune system fight fungus

New VIDI investigator tracks down the cells and molecules used by human immune system to battle invasive fungal infections to improve care for immunocompromised patients

Aug. 24, 2009

Dr. Tobias Hohl came to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute in May with a mission: to track down the cells and molecules used by human immune system to battle invasive fungal infections, in an effort to improve care for immunocompromised patients who contract fungal diseases. Hohl's win of a Young Investigator Award from the American Society for Microbiology in July underscores his progress in a challenging field—challenging because, compared to bacterial and viral pathogens, fungal diseases are understudied and difficult to diagnose and treat.

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