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‘How do you thank someone for saving your life?’

Stem cell donor, recipient meet each other – and researchers who made transplant possible

April 29, 2015 | By Linda Dahlstrom / Fred Hutch News Service

Leukemia survivor Mark Tose had one burning question for Dr. Mary Flowers: How much of the connection he feels with the donor for the transplant that saved his life is because they were biologically a perfect match — or is something else at play? "It feels like we've known each other forever," he said.

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Enterovirus D68 seen in cancer, stem cell transplant patients

Virus behind outbreak that sickened children also caused illness in immunocompromised adults

Jan. 16, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

The virus behind outbreak in children also caused illness in immunocompromised adults, a new study shows.

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Stopping Stiff Person Syndrome: Alabama woman turns to stem cell transplant for help

Experimental Fred Hutch treatment aims to ease symptoms of rare, debilitating condition that causes rigid limbs, searing pain

Nov. 18, 2014 | By JoNel Aleccia / Fred Hutch News Service

A young Alabama woman with a rare disorder that leaves her body literally as stiff as a board is the first Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center patient to receive a stem cell transplant in hopes of helping – if not curing – her devastating condition.

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