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Immunotherapy for pancreatic cancer boosts survival more than 75 percent in mice, study finds

Therapy using engineered immune cells offers promise for the ‘disease that desperately needs something new’

Oct. 29, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A certain type of immunotherapy can boost survival from the nearly-always deadly pancreatic cancer by more than 75 percent in mice, a new study finds.

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'Elite controllers’ may carry key to HIV vaccine

Julie McElrath, HIV Vaccine Trials Unit contribute to research breakthrough that may explain how some HIV-positive people control the virus with immune system alone

Nov. 15, 2010 | By Kristen Woodward

An international research consortium involving Dr. Julie McElrath and other clinical researchers from the Seattle HIV Vaccine Trials Unit—a joint program of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington—is a significant step closer to understanding the genetics of "elite controllers."

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230 students attend Hutch High

Michael Miyauchi Foundation funds annual science symposium for high schoolers from across the state

Nov. 8, 2010 | By Christi Ball Loso

Hutch High science symposium attendees traveled to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center from 27 schools to attend a program that offers hands-on laboratory experiences along with valuable information about pursuing a career in science.

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T-cell receptors reveal immune system similarities

Finding may lead to new cancer detection, diagnostic and treatment methods

Sept. 7, 2010 | By Dean Forbes

When it comes to the mechanics of the human immune system, we are all more alike than previously thought, according to a new Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center study.

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Pregnancy may lower rheumatoid arthritis risk

Mothers nearly 40 percent less likely to have the disease

April 12, 2010 | By Colleen Steelquist

A new study by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists finds that women who give birth may have a lower risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis than women who remain childless, but the potential protective effect seems to fade over the years.

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SMART study still seeks recruits

McGregor seeks volunteers with family history of breast cancer for study on the effects of stress-management techniques on immune function

Feb. 22, 2010

Led by Dr. Bonnie McGregor of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Health SMART is a study to see how stress-reduction workshops can help women with a family history of breast cancer manage their everyday stresses and cancer-risk concerns. The goal of the study, funded by the National Cancer Institute, is to see whether various stress-management and coping techniques reduce stress and improve immune function.

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