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Stories tagged 'head neck cancers'

Functional genomics provides a window into cancer's Achilles heels

Technique pinpoints unique tumor vulnerabilities — even when they are not written in tumor DNA

May 10, 2018 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

New findings by Dr. Christopher Kemp and colleagues demonstrate how functional genomics can highlight potential drug targets in patients with head and neck cancer.

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First human antibody found to block Epstein-Barr virus

Early research could open new path for vaccine against EBV-related cancers, mononucleosis

April 17, 2018 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

The finding opens a new path to developing a vaccine against EBV, a virus best known for causing mono but which is associated with about 200,000 cancer cases a year.

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Early phase clinical trial shows promise for advanced head and neck cancer

Nine out of 10 patients treated with the experimental therapy saw their tumors shrink

April 13, 2018 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

When you look at Carla Stone, you might not guess that she was diagnosed with stage 4 head and neck cancer just two years ago. Stone participated in a clinical trial that shrank her advanced tumor down to nothing, allowing her to undergo a minimally invasive surgery.

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Galloway and Hartwell to enter Washington Life Science Hall of Fame

Awards recognize power of basic research, leadership in driving advances for patients

March 27, 2018 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Basic researchers Drs. Denise Galloway and Lee Hartwell to enter Washington Life Science Hall of Fame.

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$7 million grants boost functional genomics team science

Dr. Chris Kemp’s 2 NCI awards will help support drug-target discovery and commercialization for personalized oncology

March 15, 2018 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Christopher Kemp and colleagues have received two grants from the National Cancer Institute totaling more than $7M to support their functional genomics research.

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Remembering Dr. Eddie Méndez

Hutch friends and colleagues recall brilliant physician-scientist and ‘bright, shining star’

Jan. 11, 2018 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Remembering Dr. Eddie Mendez, brilliant surgeon and researcher dedicated to helping patients with head-and-neck cancer.

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