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Dr. Steve Pergam receives Dr. Ali Al-Johani Award

An expert in infection prevention who is also a 'passionate patient care advocate and an outstanding physician'

Feb. 7, 2018 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Infectious disease physician-researcher Dr. Steve Pergam is recognized for exceptional medical care and compassion to transplant patients and families.

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Flu season tips for cancer patients

It’s bad out there. Here are 7 things you need to know to protect yourself — and others

Feb. 6, 2018 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

7 things cancer and other immunocompromised patients should know about this year's flu season.

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What we can learn about global flu evolution from individual infections

Study of 10-year-old flu samples finds virus’s evolution in individual transplant patients partially mirrors later global trends

June 27, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

When it comes to the flu, a few infected people may speak for the multitude. Evolutionary biologists have found that evolution in individual infections has parallels to the virus's later global evolution.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Sept. 22, 2016

Dr. Candice Grzelak gets $180K to study breast cancer mets; Infectious Disease Sciences earns training grant; Drs. Jesse Bloom, Frederick "Erick" Matsen named HHMI-Simons Faculty Scholars

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How the SCCA successfully suppressed pandemic flu

Aggressive infection-control program protected Seattle Cancer Care Alliance patients from acquiring clinic-based H1N1 influenza

Dec. 21, 2009 | By Dean Forbes

According to a study by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, aggressive infection-control and screening measures at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance during the spring 2009 H1N1 influenza epimedic protected immunocompromised cancer patients from the flu. While the Seattle area had a 100-fold increase in H1N1 cases, there was no corresponding increase among the patient population.

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Mayor helps open SCCA House

When the new Seattle Cancer Care Alliance-owned facility opens Sept. 28, it will help fill the demand for temporary lodging for cancer patients and their caregivers

Sept. 21, 2009 | By Dean Forbes

When the SCCA House officially opens at the end of the month, patients will enter a facility carefully monitored for people with some degree of immunosuppression.

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