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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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Vice President Joe Biden to visit Fred Hutch

Biden will meet with researchers, learn about latest science as part of his National Cancer Moonshot ‘listening tour’

March 15, 2016 | By Linda Dahlstrom / Fred Hutch News Service

Vice President Joe Biden will meet with researchers and learn about the latest science as part of his National Cancer Moonshot ‘listening tour.’

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HIV cure: From pipe dream to promising

A longtime activist offers cautious optimism on the eve of HIV cure conference

Aug. 13, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Curing HIV – which less than a decade ago was considered so unlikely it was not even a serious candidate for research – is now the focus of a conference drawing community advocates, students and many of the nation’s leading scientists working on HIV. Nobel Laureate Dr. David Baltimore, who has made major contributions to both HIV and cancer research and is now working to develop gene therapy cures for both, will deliver the keynote talk this morning.

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