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At Obliteride, finding strength amid the fear of cancer

Childhood cancer survivor turned oncology nurse rides to raise money for research

Aug. 7, 2017 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Childhood cancer survivor Katie Bunker, now a pediatric oncology nurse at Seattle Children's Hospital, will be participating this weekend in her second Obliteride, riding 50 miles as a member of Team Baldy Tops.

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Bed to bench: Childhood cancer survivor still inspires Fred Hutch researcher

A budding scientist finds his calling in the lab — years after a Hutch internship with the doctor who diagnosed his rare childhood kidney cancer

Jan. 20, 2017 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Jim Olson recalls the story of how a young patient with kidney cancer, the son of a Hutch research colleague, went on to intern in his lab and become a scientist himself.

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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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Dr. Nancy Davidson of U Pitt to lead clinical oncology for Fred Hutch / University of Washington Cancer Consortium

She will serve as bridge builder across treatment, clinical and translational cancer research at Fred Hutch, UW Medicine, Seattle Children’s and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance to work toward ‘a world without cancer’

Oct. 10, 2016 | By Kristen Woodward / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Nancy Davidson will serve as a bridge builder across treatment, clinical and translational cancer research at Fred Hutch, UW Medicine, Seattle Children’s and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance to work toward ‘a world without cancer’.

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