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Looking back at the future

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.

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The quest to better understand the deadliest childhood leukemia

Oncologists are beginning to leverage unique genomic characteristics of pediatric AML to improve treatment and prognosis

Dec. 7, 2016 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Acute myeloid leukemia is the deadliest leukemia among children. Only 60 percent of patients will achieve long-term remission. But scientists see change on the horizon.

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'Kids are not little adults'

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.

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A new model for pancreatic cancer clinical research

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.

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The cancer killers

Across research centers, scientists and innovators shelve competition to target a common enemy

June 15, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

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Big takeaways from ASCO

Immunotherapy, precision medicine and patient-powered research among the highlights of the world’s largest cancer conference

June 9, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

The world's largest cancer conference just ended. Fred Hutch experts and others weigh in on some of the big takeaways.

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