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‘The stakes are so very high’

Passion and hope drive Kelly O’Brien, Fred Hutch’s new fundraising chief

Dec. 30, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Kelly O’Brien, the newly named vice president of development for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has long been fascinated by the twin traits of perseverance and resilience, whether in climbing mountains, raising funds or fighting cancer.

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They touch 'em all: 10 MLB players nominated for 2015 Hutch Award

Big names, young stars tapped for good works away from game

Oct. 16, 2015 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

Ten nominees for the 2016 Hutch Award, one of Major League Baseball's most prestigious, off-field accolades, include Adam Wainwright, Adrian Beltre and Logan Morrison.

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Madame Peng Liyuan, first lady of China, visits Fred Hutch

Bill and Melinda Gates, Nobel-winner Dr. Linda Buck among luminaries meeting and touring Hutch HIV vaccine lab

Sept. 23, 2015 | By Linda Dahlstrom / Fred Hutch News Service

Her passion for improving the health of those in her country and beyond brought Madame Peng Liyuan, the wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle Wednesday. She met with Fred Hutch President and Director Dr. Gary Gilliland, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Co-Chairs and Trustees Bill and Melinda Gates, Fred Hutch Nobel Prize–winner Dr. Linda Buck and other key researchers during the visit. Peng and her delegation also toured a lab where critical HIV vaccine research is being done.

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Join us for Fred Hutch's 40th Anniversary Block Party

Science demonstrations, dignitaries, games, Mariner Moose and even a giant colon will be at the celebration from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday

Sept. 14, 2015 | By Fred Hutch News Staff

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Yep, e-cigarettes are a gateway to smoking

New study shows teens turn to tobacco after using e-cigs (and another one shows they’re using them to vape pot, too)

Sept. 8, 2015 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Two small but significant new studies are answering big questions regarding electronic cigarette use in teens and young adults. As suspected, the popular tobacco alternatives are a gateway to smoking. And they might also be tempting teens with a sneaky way to smoke pot, too.

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A little known side effect with a huge impact

Lymphedema affects millions of cancer patients, yet many don’t know their risk and treatment is not always covered

Sept. 3, 2015 | by Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Lymphedema has been called cancer’s “dirty little secret” since patients often don’t know they’re at risk for it, physicians may not recognize it and the condition can happen months or years after treatment. Compression garments vastly improve patients’ quality of life but Medicare and other insurers often don’t cover them.

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