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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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