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Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Aug. 24, 2017

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center bioengineer and cancer researcher Dr. Cyrus Ghajar has focused much of his work on what causes breast cancer cells to metastasize. Now, with the help of a new $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation, Ghajar and his team are hoping to crack open a mystery that has long puzzled scientists in the field: Why do metastatic cells, which can proliferate in many organs, nearly always fail to grow in skeletal muscles, which account for as much as half the body mass of an adult?

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

May 25, 2017

A team of Fred Hutch researchers led by principal investigator Dr. Eric Holland has received $400,000 for a two-year pilot study to test several novel immunotherapy approaches for glioma, an aggressive brain cancer. The study was made possible by the generous support of the Bezos family, which since 2009 has donated and leveraged more than $40 million to Fred Hutch for immunotherapy research.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Sept. 22, 2016

Dr. Candice Grzelak gets $180K to study breast cancer mets; Infectious Disease Sciences earns training grant; Drs. Jesse Bloom, Frederick "Erick" Matsen named HHMI-Simons Faculty Scholars

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The science of cancer spread

The how and why of metastasis — and what it might take to stop it

April 28, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Metastasis, or cancer spread, is complex and still largely mysterious. What do researchers know -- and what do they still need to know to stop metastasis?

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‘I feel like this is the year’

New strides in metastatic breast cancer research and advocacy give patients, scientists hope

April 27, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Metastatic breast cancer kills around 40,000 women (and men) a year, but a handful of MBC patients who visited Fred Hutch recently say they're more encouraged than ever. Find out why.

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I'm here because ...

Fred Hutch researchers share what motivates them

Dec. 28, 2015 | By Fred Hutch staff

Eliminating cancer and related diseases is more than an idea — it’s what keeps our researchers motivated every day. Fred Hutch scientists share what keeps them going.

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