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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Dec. 14, 2017

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has announced awards totaling $1 million to nine of its scientists through the Evergreen Fund, a unique grant program that supports homegrown research projects deemed attractive to potential commercial partners. This is the second year of Evergreen Fund awards. This is the second year of Evergreen Fund awards. The Hutch’s Business Development & Strategy office created the program in 2016 in an effort to encourage scientists to pursue creative ideas with commercial appeal. The goal is to speed research from the bench to the bedside while generating income from patent rights and partnerships with the business sector.

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Immune cells share their insides with tumors to promote cancer spread

New study in zebrafish and mice shows immune cells interact with melanoma and transfer their contents to spur metastasis

Dec. 4, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study using mice and tiny transparent fish as models of human cancer, published in Developmental Cell, has shed light on the very first stages of metastasis in the skin cancer melanoma.

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Science without borders

At Fred Hutch and other U.S. research centers, a global village works to cure cancer and other diseases

Oct. 16, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch Research Center

Fred Hutch, like other major U.S. cancer research centers, attracts top scientists from around the world working to cure cancer, HIV and other diseases

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Mentors matter, but how do you find one?

Making the mentoring relationship — or better, relationships — work

April 14, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Mentoring has almost a mystical status in biomedical research. But the relationship can also be so idealized that it all but invites dashed expectations. Postdoctoral fellow Dr. Athea Vichas and her mentor, developmental biologist Dr. Cecilia Moens, talk about what makes a mentoring relationship work.

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Can we talk about doing science and raising children?

Researchers open up about the unique challenges of starting families during training — and offer tips for juggling the dual demands

Feb. 22, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch researchers open up about the unique challenges of starting families during training — and offer tips for juggling the dual demands

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