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‘I want this to be something everyone can get’

New Fred Hutch spinoff to commercialize cord blood stem cell therapies based on work by Drs. Colleen Delaney, Irwin Bernstein

Dec. 3, 2015 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

A new Fred Hutch spinoff, Nohla Therapeutics, will commercialize cord blood stem cell therapies based on work by Dr. Colleen Delaney and Dr. Irwin Bernstein. In preliminary studies, the company’s first product helps stem cells engraft more quickly after transplant and protects patients from deadly infections during this vulnerable period.

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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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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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