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Researchers ‘shocked’ to see how often experts misdiagnose certain brain tumors in kids

New study: Molecular tests reveal critical differences in cancers thought to be the same, highlight implications for treatment

Oct. 19, 2018 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Traditional methods of diagnosing certain pediatric brain cancers are flawed, a new study shows. As a result, some misdiagnosed patients have gotten the wrong treatments.

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A little card with a big task: Saving lives from CML

Researchers develop low-cost, paper-based diagnostic for use in low-income countries

Nov. 18, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Researchers have developed a method to diagnose CML accurately from dried blood spots on special paper shipped by “snail mail” — at a tiny fraction of the price of FedEx-ing fresh tubes of blood halfway around the world.

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Fredricks elected to infectious diseases society

David Fredricks of VIDD honored by Infectious Diseases Society of America for leadership, service

Aug. 29, 2011

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division’s Dr. David Fredricks was recently elected as a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

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