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Health disparities may affect end-of-life experiences of minority blood cancer patients

A new study finds ethnic and racial minorities with leukemia or lymphoma are more likely to die in hospital, receive aggressive care in last weeks of life than white patients

Dec. 11, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study of nearly 9,500 blood cancer patients revealed that racial and ethnic minority patients have a different experience at the end of their lives than do their white counterparts.

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Poor quality of life in 1 in 5 caregivers of bone marrow transplant survivors

Largest-ever study IDs risk factors, paves way for interventions to help

Dec. 9, 2017 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Being the caregiver of a loved one with a serious illness can be a tough job — and one that's too often under the radar. In a new study, Fred Hutch researchers take a hard look at how some of these "silent supporters" are doing.

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Dr. Stephanie Lee elected vice president of American Society of Hematology

Her one-year term will be followed by successive terms as president-elect and president

Nov. 1, 2017 | By Molly McElroy / Fred Hutch News Service

The American Society of Hematology has elected Dr. Stephanie Lee, a member of the Clinical Research Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, to be its vice president. The one-year term will begin after the 2017 ASH Annual Meeting Dec. 9–12 in Atlanta. It will be followed by successive one-year terms as president-elect and then as president. ASH announced the news Nov. 1.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Aug. 17, 2017

Dr. Filippo Milano and colleagues in the Cord Blood Program at Fred Hutch have received funding from the Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation to support a clinical trial to improve the use of umbilical cord blood as a treatment for leukemia ... and more good news at Fred Hutch.

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How cancer survivors are teaching researchers — even decades later

Tracking survivors long after treatment ends helps inform medical decisions for today’s patients and much more

Jan. 27, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Every year since its inception in the early 1980s, the Fred Hutch Long-term Follow-up Program sends out a detailed questionnaire to every transplant survivor. The answers to these questions inform a host of research topics on the long-term effects of transplantation, from graft-vs.-host disease to cataracts, from secondary cancers to infertility and sexual dysfunction.

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Which cells to choose?

New study explores whether stem cells from bone marrow or blood offer transplant patients better quality of life

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

A new study of blood stem-cell transplant patients found no difference in survival between patients who received transplants derived from bone marrow versus those who received transplants derived from circulating blood stem-cells. However, the bone marrow transplant patients did experience fewer related symptoms and side effects.

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