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Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Sept. 2, 2016

Global Oncology wins NCI grant; 1100 Eastlake Building honored; Bish Paul pens essay in Science; Dr. Joseph Unger leads finasteride study.

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HPV vaccine boosts immune memory

A single dose of the HPV vaccine can strengthen immune memory in people who’ve previously been infected with HPV — and potentially help prevent re-infection

Aug. 10, 2016 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

It’s long been known that the vaccine against the human papilloma virus offers protection when administered to those who’d never experienced HPV infection. But new research suggests the possibility that it could also help those who’d been previously infected to guard against re-infection, according to results recently published in EBioMedicine.

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HPV debate reframed to focus on cancer

U.S. cancer centers unanimously call for increase in vaccine use for cancer prevention

Jan. 27, 2016 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

All 69 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers are joining together to voice their frustration at the low uptake of the HPV vaccine — with the hope of refocusing the lens of the vaccination discussion on cancer prevention.

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'It's been an incredible ride'

Dr. Denise Galloway reflects on a career — and a life — touched by cancer

Dec. 4, 2015 | By Dr. Denise Galloway, as told to Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

'I can say that working in cancer research doesn’t prevent you from getting cancer.' -- Fred Hutch virologist Dr. Denise Galloway on losing her scientist-husband to the disease.

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More early cervical cancer cases being detected under Affordable Care Act

New study finds higher rates of young women covered by parents' private insurance being diagnosed, treated earlier

Nov. 24, 2015 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study suggests that young women covered under the Affordable Care Act are finding, and treating, their cervical cancers earlier. A Fred Hutch expert weighs in.

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Seahawk Earl Thomas’ parents visit Fred Hutch

Debbie Thomas, cervical cancer survivor, met Dr. Denise Galloway and discussed HPV vaccine

July 31, 2015 | Photos by Bo Jungmayer / story by Sabin Russell

Debbie Thomas, a cervical cancer survivor and the mother of Seattle Seahawks' Earl Thomas III, visited Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on Friday, accompanied by her husband and granddaughter. She met Dr. Denise Galloway, who played a critical role in discovering HPV’s association with cancer, paving the way for the vaccine.

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