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Scientists-turned-entrepreneurs share lessons learned launching startups

From venture capital to office space to acquisitions, academics starting companies face a steep learning curve — but there’s help to be found

Nov. 13, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Scientists who make the leap from academia to founding their own companies face a steep learning curve. There's a lot to learn and a lot to take in. But help is available.

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The ripples of a life

20 years after Dr. Harold Weintraub’s death, his life — and his research — are still making a difference

May 1, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Twenty years after his death at the age of 49, friends, family and colleagues remember Dr. Hal Weintraub — and gather today at the Weintraub Graduate Student Award symposium established in his honor.

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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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Gratitude, guilt and surviving cancer

Living through cancer is life-changing — often in unimagined and challenging ways, says leukemia survivor Jessie Quinn

Jan. 26, 2015 | By Dr. Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Jessie Quinn was just 35 when she was diagnosed with leukemia. Happily married, engaged in an active outdoor career as a wildlife biologist in California and just getting her parental sea legs as the mother of an 18-month-old daughter, she saw her life unfolding along a happy, rewarding — and healthy — path. But cancer sent her life spinning down unexpected and uncharted byways.

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‘It made me more grateful’

An extraordinary girl contends with a rare, life-threatening blood disease — and undergoes a made-to-order clinical study in cord-blood transplantation

Jan. 5, 2015 | By Ellie Sheldon / Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Since being diagnosed with aplastic anemia in 2009, Kyra Diaz, 11, has stood tall through a series of demanding medical treatments to arrest and, finally, cure her disease. Ultimately, in October 2013, she received a transplant of stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood developed by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center that saved her life.

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A lasting Mother's Day gift -- baby's cells

Baby's and mom's cells mingle during pregnancy and those that stick around have broad impacts on health -- from cancer to diabetes

May 9, 2014 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa

As every new mother knows, having children changes you – your time and life are irrevocably no longer solely your own. Neither, it turns out, are your cells.

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