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The latest in gynecological cancer research from the Pacific Northwest

Inaugural Northwest Gynecological Cancer Symposium brings together scientists studying ovarian, cervical and endometrial cancers

Dec. 6, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Monday, cancer researchers from around the Pacific Northwest gathered at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to discuss their latest efforts to better prevent, detect and treat cancers of the female reproductive tract in the inaugural Northwest Gynecological Cancer Symposium.

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First systematic study of infections after CAR T-cell therapy

“Benchmark” research could help reduce complications of emerging immunotherapy

Nov. 6, 2017 | by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

The first detailed study of infections after CAR T-cell therapy could help researchers improve the safety of this emerging type of genetically engineered cell therapy for cancer.

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Dr. Carl June weaves together HIV and cancer research to advance cures for both

CAR T-cell pioneer and one-time bone marrow transplant fellow will give keynote at HIV cure conference

Aug. 17, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Being in two camps — HIV and cancer research — at one time "made a huge, huge impact on me," says immunotherapy researcher Dr. Carl June.

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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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Triple therapy for rare skin cancer shows promise in small, early-stage trial

Combo of T-cell therapy, newly FDA-approved drug and another immune booster kept cancer at bay for three of four patients with metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma

May 31, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

In a small, ongoing clinical trial testing a combination of three therapies, three of four patients with advanced Merkel cell carcinoma went into complete remission.

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When do we say cure?

A loaded word for cancer patients, but researchers view ‘cure’ through lens of statistics

July 8, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

An individual patient may not hear the word "cure" on their oncologist's lips, but that doesn't mean the word has no meaning to researchers. It's just that it's very difficult to apply it to an individual person.

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