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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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Replenishing immune cells after remission

New approach, not yet tested in humans, aims to restore immune-powering B cells in cancer patients following successful CAR T-cell therapy

Oct. 17, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

Scientists at Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s Research Institute, and Technical University of Munich showed that activating a “kill switch” can turn off CAR T cells after doctors deem a cancer defeated, allowing normal B cells to again flourish.

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The rooms that remain

Some parents grieve children lost to cancer by preserving precious spaces – their kids’ bedrooms

Oct. 12, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

The preserved bedrooms represent the three essential elements of time following a devastating loss: a past to be cherished, a present marked by a loving placeholder for a missing child, a future never to be realized.

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