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The lung cancer blame game

The shame, blame and stigma surrounding this deadly disease affects everything from patient follow-through to research funding

Nov. 21, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Most people know that lung cancer is an aggressive killer, triggered by everything from smoking to genetic mutations to environmental toxins. But more and more patients, doctors and researchers are pointing to another harmful influence contributing to the suffering, delayed diagnosis and possibly even early deaths of those hit with the disease: stigma.

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Immunotherapy for ovarian cancer shows promise in mouse model, but hurdles remain

‘Tumor microenvironment’ poses unique challenges for T-cell therapy in solid tumors

April 4, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A major roadblock to adopting T-cell therapy to solid tumors is what’s known as the tumor microenvironment, the local milieu of non-cancerous cells and molecules in and around the tumor. Fred Hutch researcher Dr. Kristin Anderson and her colleagues in Dr. Phil Greenberg's lab are working to overcome those barriers.

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Is metastatic prostate cancer tailor-made for precision oncology?

New study shows a single biopsy could provide enough molecular information to guide individualized therapy for prostate cancer patients

Feb. 29, 2016 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study from scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington suggests metastatic prostate cancer may present just the pair of characteristics needed for precision oncology: Metastases from different patients varied widely in their genetic characteristics, and metastases within a single patient were remarkably similar.

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Crafting a better T cell for immunotherapy

New technology, not yet tested in humans, aims to reduce patients’ waiting time, increase potency of T-cell therapy

Feb. 22, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch immunotherapy researchers Drs. Stan Riddell and Steven Liu have collaborated with others to devise a new approach to T-cell therapy that could both speed up and boost the effectiveness of the experimental new treatment.

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Researchers discover tumor molecule that causes spread of pancreatic cancer

Testing could help guide treatment

May 21, 2015 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch researchers have found that a tumor molecule called RUNX3 acts like a traffic cop of sorts, determining whether pancreatic cancer cells will spread, or metastasize, to distant parts of the body or whether they will stay put. They published their discovery today in the journal Cell.

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A chef's offering to her father

Premier Chefs Dinner keynote speaker Suzanne Goin reflects on mentorship, family meals, love and loss

May 13, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

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