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Antimicrobial stewardship preserves a ‘shared resource’

Gains in cancer survival at risk due to surge in multi-drug resistant superbugs

May 4, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Antibiotics and other antimicrobials are unique among medications, a “shared resource” that we need to preserve, much as we steward our environment and natural resources, says Fred Hutch clinician-infectious disease researcher Dr. Catherine Liu. Overuse or misuse can lead to drug-resistant bugs that can then spread to new hosts and in some cases even spread their resistance genes to different microorganisms, posing a risk to society at large.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Dec. 22, 2016

For fourth year in a row, Fred Hutch/SCCA transplant rates among best in the U.S.; immuntherapy symposium available on video for those who couldn't attend the event

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‘A place where miracles happen’: Opening of Bezos Family Immunotherapy Clinic highlights patient-focused science

Research symposium and ribbon cutting celebrates first-of-its-kind facility for experimental immunotherapies

Dec. 16, 2016 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Lymphoma survivor Stephanie Florence said she wouldn't be alive if not for the science done at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. This week, she cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the Bezos Family Immunotherapy Clinic, which will make it possible for twice as many patients like Florence to receive treatment.

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A career of connections

New top hire Dr. Nancy Davidson will continue to build bridges as scientist, physician and leader at Fred Hutch, SCCA, UW

Dec. 1, 2016 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Today, Dr. Nancy Davidson, an internationally acclaimed breast cancer oncologist, became the senior vice president and director of the Clinical Research Division of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. She is also the president and executive director of the Hutch’s patient-care arm, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance; and the professor and head of the Division of Medical Oncology of the University of Washington School of Medicine.

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Medical myth busting: Separating fact from fiction about colds and flu

We ask an infection prevention expert to bust myths and offer tips on staying healthy during cold and flu season

Nov. 16, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

With flu season approaching and cold season already well underway, we asked Dr. Steve Pergam, an assistant member of Fred Hutch’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division and director of infection prevention at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, to offer tips on how to stay healthy – and, failing that – how not to infect others when germs are on the march.

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'A life changer'

Losing her partner to cancer helped shape life path for Fred Hutch’s new vice president and chief human resources officer

Nov. 15, 2016 | By Linda Dahlstrom / Fred Hutch News Service

Lynne Kornblatt knows firsthand the urgent need for new and better treatments and cures for cancer. Early in her career she worked as a nurse; later she lost her partner of 17 years to cancer. Now Kornblatt, who is also a lawyer, is bringing her unique expertise to Fred Hutch and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance as the new vice president and chief human resources officer.

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