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Dr. Steve Pergam receives Dr. Ali Al-Johani Award

An expert in infection prevention who is also a 'passionate patient care advocate and an outstanding physician'

Feb. 7, 2018 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Infectious disease physician-researcher Dr. Steve Pergam is recognized for exceptional medical care and compassion to transplant patients and families.

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Fred Hutch/SCCA transplant patient survival above the expected rate in U.S.

For 5th year in a row, bone marrow transplant program receives top recognition

Dec. 22, 2017 | By Molly McElroy

For the fifth year in a row, the Fred Hutch Bone Marrow Transplant Program at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance has been recognized by the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research as exceeding expectations for one-year survival rates. These survival rates specifically pertain to patients who have received transplants of blood-forming stem cells from healthy donors, a procedure pioneered at Fred Hutch.

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Bezos family gives $35 million to Fred Hutch

‘What we are really giving is the gift of time’; funds will be invested in more world-class faculty to speed cures for cancer patients

March 30, 2017 | By Linda Dahlstrom / Fred Hutch News Service

The single, largest gift to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center will be invested in hiring more world-class faculty to speed cures for cancer patients, said President and Director Dr. Gary Gilliland.

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'Back to normal life'

Sorting stem cells before transplant helps lower the risk of graft-vs.-host disease, researcher reports

Dec. 5, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

Patients in a clinical trial, including Dr. Curtis Mack, had lower rates of graft-vs.-host disease when researchers filtered stem cells before transplant, scientists reported Monday.

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'Not as many voices for them'

How stem cell transplant researchers are helping kids with rare non-malignant diseases

Nov. 30, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Patients like Idan Zablocki, born with the rare immune disorder known as Hyper IgM Syndrome, can be helped with treatments originally designed for cancer patients -- such as stem cell transplantation.

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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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