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3 big new leukemia research projects advance cutting-edge cell therapies, stem cell transplant

$20M renewal of 4-decade-long federal grant to Hutch scientists

May 31, 2018 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

The National Cancer Institute has awarded Hutch with five years and nearly $20 million in funding for research to develop better therapies for people with blood cancers. The award is the latest renewal of a grant that has been funded continuously for more than 40 years.

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‘Article of the Year’ nod to demo of machine learning for personalized medicine

Computer-generated algorithms could guide prevention, treatment of transplant complication, researchers showed

April 17, 2018 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

In its April issue, the American Journal of Epidemiology recognized a paper by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center faculty member Dr. Elizabeth Krakow as one of its 10 best articles published in 2017.

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What’s new in combatting chronic graft-vs.-host disease

Decades after the development of bone marrow transplant, researchers are making headway against one of its most common and deadly side effects

April 2, 2018 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Up to 40% of transplant recipients develop chronic graft-vs.-host disease, which can last for years. But chronic GVHD is treatable, and new therapies and preventive measures are arriving and being tested in trials.

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An opening night for heroes

Cancer survivor Rose Ibarra to be honored by Fred Hutch and Mariners at Safeco Field

March 29, 2018 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

A two-time survivor of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Rose Ibarra of West Seattle is the first of nine “Hutch Heroes” to be honored by the Mariners and Fred Hutch during Thursday home games this season.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Jan. 4, 2018

Increasing access to stem cell transplants; improving survival, QOL for those with scleroderma; biostatistician named chair-elect of AAAS Section on Statistics.

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Fred Hutch/SCCA transplant patient survival above the expected rate in U.S.

For 5th year in a row, bone marrow transplant program receives top recognition

Dec. 22, 2017 | By Molly McElroy

For the fifth year in a row, the Fred Hutch Bone Marrow Transplant Program at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance has been recognized by the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research as exceeding expectations for one-year survival rates. These survival rates specifically pertain to patients who have received transplants of blood-forming stem cells from healthy donors, a procedure pioneered at Fred Hutch.

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