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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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When bad bugs jump from farm to bedside

‘Big Chicken’ author, infectious disease researchers take aim at antibiotic resistance driven by agriculture, medicine

Jan. 26, 2018 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

At Fred Hutch's 'Farm to Bedside' symposium, infectious disease experts from around the state took aim at antibiotic resistance.

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MERS remains primarily a camel virus — for now

Fred Hutch researchers use genetic sequence data to show virus reaches ‘dead end’ in humans

Jan. 16, 2018 | Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch researchers used genetic sequence data to confirm that the virus does not spread easily between humans.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

June 29, 2017

Dr. Amanda Paulovich of Fred Hutch has been selected to lead a multi-institution effort to develop a biological test to predict which treatments will work for patients with ovarian cancer.

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Antimicrobial stewardship preserves a ‘shared resource’

Gains in cancer survival at risk due to surge in multi-drug resistant superbugs

May 4, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Antibiotics and other antimicrobials are unique among medications, a “shared resource” that we need to preserve, much as we steward our environment and natural resources, says Fred Hutch clinician-infectious disease researcher Dr. Catherine Liu. Overuse or misuse can lead to drug-resistant bugs that can then spread to new hosts and in some cases even spread their resistance genes to different microorganisms, posing a risk to society at large.

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