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Biologist Bradley joins Center

Robert Bradley brings expertise in understanding alternative splicing to Basic Sciences and Public Health Sciences divisions

Aug. 15, 2011 | By Colleen Steelquist

Dr. Robert Bradley joined the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center faculty this month, with a joint appointment in the Public Health Sciences Division’s Herbold Computational Biology Program and the Basic Sciences Division.

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Systems biology may improve early detection of aggressive breast cancer

Chris Kemp and Sam Hanash’s study is the first to examine how blood protein levels change as cancer develops—long before the disease is clinically detectable

Aug. 1, 2011 | By Kristen Woodward

Fred Hutchinosn Cancer Research Center researchers for the first time have identified a set of proteins in the blood that change in abundance long before aggressive breast cancer is clinically detectable.

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Jerome, Kiem lead $20 million study to cure HIV

Five-year, federally funded research will test transplantation of gene-modified immune cells

July 11, 2011 | By Dean Forbes

Armed with a $20 million, five-year research award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center researchers intend to find out.

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New squamous cell carcinoma drug target discovered

Vasioukhin and colleagues find alpha-catenin protein acts as a tumor suppressor, cell growth control mechanism revealed

May 30, 2011 | By Kristen Woodward

Hutchinson Center researchers have discovered a new drug target for squamous cell carcinoma, the second most common form of skin cancer. Scientists in the Human Biology Division laboratory of Dr. Valeri Vasioukhin found a protein called alpha-catenin acts as a tumor suppressor and they also have unlocked the mechanism by which this protein controls cell proliferation.

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Brain cell migration may offer clues to cancer metatasis

Cooper, Jossin find surprising new role for N-cadherin; finding could shed light on how normal and cancerous cells migrate within the body

April 25, 2011 | By Kristen Woodward

By shedding new light on how cells migrate in the developing brain, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists may have found a new mechanism by which other types of cells, including cancer cells, travel within the body. The findings by the Basic Sciences Division's Dr. Jonathan Cooper and Dr. Yves Jossin, a research fellow in the Cooper Lab—published online April 24 in Nature Neuroscience—could lead to a better understanding of neurological development and, possibly, cancer metastasis.

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$4.8 million grant launches massive proteomics feasibility study

Paulovich’s goal of measuring all human proteins similar to Human Genome Project

Nov. 2, 2009

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Clinical Research Division’s Dr. Mandy Paulovich has received $4.8 million in federal stimulus funding from the National Cancer Institute to co-lead a pilot study to assess the feasibility and scalability of a project that aims to measure all of the proteins in the human body.

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