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Forum at Fred Hutch focuses on the hottest developments in cancer immunotherapy

Immune-based treatments move from the fringes to the spotlight

June 16, 2017 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

What's new in cancer immunotherapy? Five hot topics, from new combination therapies to cost.

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Using a virus to teach the immune system to kill cancer

‘Exciting’ results from early trial spurs further development of novel vaccine for sarcoma

June 2, 2017 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

This cancer vaccine uses a virus to teach sarcoma patients’ immune systems to kill tumor cells. It was tested in an early-stage clinical trial.

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Triple therapy for rare skin cancer shows promise in small, early-stage trial

Combo of T-cell therapy, newly FDA-approved drug and another immune booster kept cancer at bay for three of four patients with metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma

May 31, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

In a small, ongoing clinical trial testing a combination of three therapies, three of four patients with advanced Merkel cell carcinoma went into complete remission.

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‘He transformed my life’: A cancer doctor’s work comes full circle

The impact of Dr. Oliver Press, pioneering researcher, beloved physician and influential mentor

May 1, 2017 | by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Once a boy with an obsession for animals, he's now a doctor and researcher known around the world for his dedication to saving patients' lives. (And he's still obsessed with animals.) Meet Dr. Oliver Press.

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Tiny tech reprograms immune cells to fight cancer

Nanoparticles turn immune cells into leukemia-fighting powerhouses while they’re still inside the body

April 17, 2017 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Matthias Stephan has designed nanoparticles that have the potential to make cellular immunotherapy quicker, cheaper, easier to administer and more widely available, by carrying anti-cancer genes to immune cells still inside the body.

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5 highlights from American Association for Cancer Research conference

Immunotherapy, health disparities, funding cuts among hot topics at annual meeting

April 7, 2017 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Immunotherapy, health disparities and funding cuts were among hot topics at the annual meeting attended by more than 21,000 cancer researchers.

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