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Big support for the littlest patients

Fred Hutch Holiday Gala brings in more than $13 million to grow pediatric cancer research and develop needed therapies for children

Dec. 5, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

The Hutch Holiday Gala, the single largest fundraiser for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, raised more than $13 million to expand pediatric cancer research and develop new therapies for children. Read about the Saturday evening soiree here.

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For high-risk leukemia patients, umbilical cord blood transplant associated with lower risk of relapse

Study compares ‘alternative’ donor source vs. traditional transplantation of blood stem cells from an adult, unrelated donor

Sept. 7, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study by Fred Hutch researchers, published today in The New England Journal of Medicine, has found that umbilical cord blood transplants may have advantages beyond being an alternative source of stem cells for patients without a traditional donor match. They also are associated with a lower risk of relapse in high-risk leukemia patients.

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‘I want this to be something everyone can get’

New Fred Hutch spinoff to commercialize cord blood stem cell therapies based on work by Drs. Colleen Delaney, Irwin Bernstein

Dec. 3, 2015 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

A new Fred Hutch spinoff, Nohla Therapeutics, will commercialize cord blood stem cell therapies based on work by Dr. Colleen Delaney and Dr. Irwin Bernstein. In preliminary studies, the company’s first product helps stem cells engraft more quickly after transplant and protects patients from deadly infections during this vulnerable period.

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'The biggest blessing ever'

Cord blood: a lifesaving option for those in need of a transplant but cannot find a matched donor

April 10, 2015 | By Jenna and Julie Gibson, as told to Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Jenna Gibson, 12, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia when she was 9 years old. She was treated with a cord blood transplant. She and her mother, Julie, shared their story.

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Gratitude, guilt and surviving cancer

Living through cancer is life-changing — often in unimagined and challenging ways, says leukemia survivor Jessie Quinn

Jan. 26, 2015 | By Dr. Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Jessie Quinn was just 35 when she was diagnosed with leukemia. Happily married, engaged in an active outdoor career as a wildlife biologist in California and just getting her parental sea legs as the mother of an 18-month-old daughter, she saw her life unfolding along a happy, rewarding — and healthy — path. But cancer sent her life spinning down unexpected and uncharted byways.

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‘It made me more grateful’

An extraordinary girl contends with a rare, life-threatening blood disease — and undergoes a made-to-order clinical study in cord-blood transplantation

Jan. 5, 2015 | By Ellie Sheldon / Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Since being diagnosed with aplastic anemia in 2009, Kyra Diaz, 11, has stood tall through a series of demanding medical treatments to arrest and, finally, cure her disease. Ultimately, in October 2013, she received a transplant of stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood developed by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center that saved her life.

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