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From building toys to developing cures

At 80, transplant scientist Dr. Rainer Storb can't stop tinkering with — and solving — medical puzzles

Dec. 21, 2015 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Rainer Storb loves seeing and catching up with his former patients - men and women saved by his own research. He's 80 with big research goals still ahead.

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Life with graft-vs.-host disease: When the transplant is just the beginning

How researchers are trying to combat this common, often debilitating side effect of treatment

April 21, 2015 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Up to 70 percent of transplant recipients, such as Greg Grappone, develop acute graft-vs.-host disease, which crops up within the first few months of treatment, and 40 percent get chronic GVHD, the form that appears more than 100 days post-transplant. As the name implies, the chronic condition can last for years — or a lifetime — and its symptoms range from mildly annoying to disabling to life-threatening.

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