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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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Big data in cancer research

New study in childhood leukemia illustrates challenges and power of cutting-edge genomic technologies’ huge data sets

Dec. 21, 2017 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Big data is the new reality in cancer research, yielding powerful insights into disease biology — as a recent study in pediatric leukemia showed. But how to store, share or even make sense of such vasts amounts of information?

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‘Remarkable’ distinctions in pediatric leukemia point toward improved treatment

Big new study in pediatric and young adult acute myeloid leukemia warns against ‘trickle-down therapeutics’

Dec. 11, 2017 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Researchers found key differences between the molecular signatures of AML in patients of different ages: So why should we keep assuming that therapies developed for the elderly will work for the young?

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A boy, his chicken and a bone marrow transplant

An experimental treatment — and an unconventional pet — offered both hope and healing for Andrew Adams’ rare and debilitating genetic disorder

June 23, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

It took a team of clinicians and years to get Andrew Adams to the other side of his life-threatening symptoms. Throughout it all, his beloved pet chicken Frightful kept his spirits up.

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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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'Not as many voices for them'

How stem cell transplant researchers are helping kids with rare non-malignant diseases

Nov. 30, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Patients like Idan Zablocki, born with the rare immune disorder known as Hyper IgM Syndrome, can be helped with treatments originally designed for cancer patients -- such as stem cell transplantation.

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