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Immune cells share their insides with tumors to promote cancer spread

New study in zebrafish and mice shows immune cells interact with melanoma and transfer their contents to spur metastasis

Dec. 4, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study using mice and tiny transparent fish as models of human cancer, published in Developmental Cell, has shed light on the very first stages of metastasis in the skin cancer melanoma.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Sept. 16, 2016

Hyundai Hope on Wheels gives $250K grant for pediatric cancer research; Drs. Amanda Paulovich and Jeff Whiteaker facilitate "first step" in expanding NCI’s Protein Assay Portal.

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After chemotherapy, immune system recovery may be slower than believed

Chemo weakens the immune system for up to nine months, especially in smokers, one study finds

Jan. 26, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

A small observational study out of the U.K. of breast cancer patients found that certain types of chemotherapy can weaken part of the immune system for up to nine months after treatment.

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