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'A chance to hope': Leukemia survivor, family reunite with favorite doctor

Ex-patient’s wife recalls how her sacred mission to save her husband led her to Fred Hutch

Aug. 26, 2015 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

After her husband, Hugh, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia, Aimee Fagan filled a notebook with doctors' names, study results, and this mantra: 'It's you and me against cancer, do you think it has a chance?'

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A pioneering procedure’s expanding influence

Developed to treat leukemia, stem cell transplants gave rise to new therapies for an ever-growing number of patients and conditions

Aug. 21, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa

Developed to treat leukemia, stem cell transplants gave rise to new therapies for an ever-growing number of patients and conditions.

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‘How do you thank someone for saving your life?’

Stem cell donor, recipient meet each other – and researchers who made transplant possible

April 29, 2015 | By Linda Dahlstrom / Fred Hutch News Service

Leukemia survivor Mark Tose had one burning question for Dr. Mary Flowers: How much of the connection he feels with the donor for the transplant that saved his life is because they were biologically a perfect match — or is something else at play? "It feels like we've known each other forever," he said.

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‘How do you thank someone for saving your life?’

Stem cell donor, recipient meet each other – and researchers who made transplant possible

April 29, 2015 | By Linda Dahlstrom / Fred Hutch News Service

Leukemia survivor Mark Tose had one burning question for Dr. Mary Flowers: How much of the connection he feels with the donor for the transplant that saved his life is because they were biologically a perfect match — or is something else at play? "It feels like we've known each other forever," he said.

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Patient profile: 'This little bag of cells is going to save her life'

A girl and her mom remember a lifesaving transplant

April 27, 2015 |  

Jenna Gibson, 12, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia when she was 9 years old. She was treated with a cord blood transplant. She and her mother, Julie, shared their story.

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'The biggest blessing ever'

Cord blood: a lifesaving option for those in need of a transplant but cannot find a matched donor

April 10, 2015 | By Jenna and Julie Gibson, as told to Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Jenna Gibson, 12, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia when she was 9 years old. She was treated with a cord blood transplant. She and her mother, Julie, shared their story.

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