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Standard myeloma treatment reveals itself as an immunotherapy

Mouse study shows how transplanting patients’ own healthy blood stem cells can curb cancer, opening door to better treatments

Oct. 9, 2018 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Despite conventional wisdom, a standard treatment for myeloma — autologous transplant — may be a type of immunotherapy, new research shows.

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Nanoparticles open doors to cancer-fighting CAR T cells

Tiny liposome-based drug carriers make tumors more vulnerable to targeted immunotherapy

July 2, 2018 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have developed a cheap way to make cancers temporarily vulnerable to immune attack using liposome-based nanoparticles to carry immune-boosting drugs deep into tumors.

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How the immune system’s key organ regenerates itself

Watch: Hutch researcher discusses harnessing the thymus’s knack for self-repair to boost immune function and help patients

Jan. 12, 2018 | By Susan Keown (text) and Robert Hood (video) / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Jarrod Dudakov's discoveries about thymus regeneration could lead to new therapies to improve immune system function in old age and make immunotherapies more effective.

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How cancer fools healthy neighboring cells

‘Tumor microenvironment’ research underscores why we need cancer immunotherapy — and how to make it work for more patients

July 18, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Like tiny con men, cancer cells have many tricks to fool healthy cells into helping them. Research into the "tumor microenvironment" is uncovering new avenues for treatment.

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Dissolving implant could bring immunotherapy to solid tumors

A biopolymer sponge delivers cancer-shrinking T-cell therapy in preclinical study

April 24, 2017 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

A dissolving scaffold developed by Dr. Matthias Stephan delivers engineered anti-tumor immune cells to crowded masses of tumor cells and recruits the native immune system to mount a second-wave attack on the cancer.

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‘A place where miracles happen’: Opening of Bezos Family Immunotherapy Clinic highlights patient-focused science

Research symposium and ribbon cutting celebrates first-of-its-kind facility for experimental immunotherapies

Dec. 16, 2016 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Lymphoma survivor Stephanie Florence said she wouldn't be alive if not for the science done at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. This week, she cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the Bezos Family Immunotherapy Clinic, which will make it possible for twice as many patients like Florence to receive treatment.

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