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How to be a curestarter

A longtime Fred Hutch booster helps a promising genetic researcher parlay $100K into a $2.2M grant to explore innovative new therapies

Feb. 24, 2017 | By Diane Mapes and Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Funding for novel and unexpected findings isn’t always forthcoming, especially in a climate in which only the top 7 percent or so grants submitted to the National Institutes of Health are given a green light. This is a story of how a longtime Fred Hutch booster helped a promising cancer geneticist parlay $100K into a $2.2M grant.

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Chef Dan Barber is a man on a mission

Cancer led him to the kitchen. Now he aims to save the rest of us — and the planet too

May 11, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Chef Dan Barber is a man on a mission, and his mission is to change how we eat for our own health and for the health of the planet, which he sees as intertwined. it was after surviving testicular cancer at 24 that Barber decided to become, ­as he puts it, ­a cook. He was driven in part by questions many cancer patients ask: What caused his cells to go rogue? Was diet involved? Could he keep it from happening again?

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Carrying on his grandfather's legacy

Scott Hutchinson, grandson of Fred Hutch founder, gives back by volunteering at the Hutch

April 20, 2015 | By Scott Hutchinson, as told to Susan Keown

"When I had the opportunity to join the Hutch Award committee, I jumped at it because I knew I wanted to get involved to see what the Hutch was all about. Helping others is something that I’ve learned from the beginning from my family, but I never really knew how to give back and carry on my grandfather’s legacy until I started volunteering at the Hutch," said Scott Hutchinson, the grandson of Fred Hutch founder Dr. Bill Hutchinson

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