A roundup of some of our favorite 2016 stories on research at Fred Hutch
Dec. 30, 2016
| By Fred Hutch News Service staff
At Fred Hutch News Service, our writers witness daily the excitement of covering new developments in the science of cancer and the human immune system. As 2016 draws to a close, we asked them to sort through the stories about Fred Hutch research they had written this year, and offer our readers a selection of those they felt were most meaningful and important.
Why children with cancer need their own drugs and their own research
Nov. 28, 2016
| by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service
It's a simple fact: Kids are different than the rest of us. The unique biology of children and childhood diseases, however ― combined with limited research funding ― makes it tough to find the right treatments for kids.
Flexible, precision-medicine trial ‘driven by doing what is best for the individual patient’
Oct. 4, 2016
| By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service
Called “Precision Promise,” this new nationwide precision-medicine trial in pancreatic cancer seeks to turn the concept of clinical trials on its head: Rather than finding participants for a given experimental treatment study, the approach finds the right treatment for a given patient at a given time.