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How research and industry partnerships can advance cancer care

Fred Hutch, Merck co-host inaugural ‘Oncology Summit’ to capture non-profit and for-profit outlooks on cancer care

Sept. 27, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Inaugural 'Oncology Summit,' co-hosted by Fred Hutch and Merck, allowed investors, key players in life sciences to collaborate and share scientific stories.

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Designing drugs with a whole new toolbox

Researchers develop methods to design small, targeted proteins with shapes not found in nature

Sept. 14, 2016 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

For the first time, a team led by UW scientists designed certain peptides, or small proteins, that have chemical properties that would make them starting points for new drugs.

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Taking steps to cure cancer

Scaling mountains to fund research is just another way to rescue lives for this intrepid 'Climb to Fight Cancer' team

Aug. 25, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Since 1997, more than a thousand participants have signed up to "climb a mountain, save a life" through Climb to Fight Cancer, which directly funds Fred Hutch research. Meet the intrepid Montrose Search and Rescue team out of Los Angeles, which has been climbing for the Hutch since 2007.

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Two parents, two sons named Justin, one cause

The mother of Seahawks' Justin Britt teamed up with a grieving father to learn about promising new research that could help others

July 15, 2016 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

On the day of their visit to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, a proud mother and a grieving father met one another for the first time, strangers connected by a football team, a name and a desire to raise awareness about cancer. It was their sons, both named Justin, who brought them together. Kelly Britt’s 25-year-old Justin will likely start this September as center for the Seattle Seahawks. Adam Lazara’s son, Justin, was an avid Seahawks fan. But after a nearly yearlong battle with brain cancer, he passed away earlier this month at age 3.

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‘A crack in the door’: Glimpses of hope for the future of brain cancer care

Fred Hutch researchers discuss brain tumor treatments in the works — and what’s coming next

March 24, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

From precision medicine to lighting up tumors to gene therapy to the promise of immunotherapy, Fred Hutch researchers discuss the future of brain cancer care and treatment.

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Toys to totems: Sacred artifacts keep lost loved ones close

Precious playthings of brain cancer patients inspire artful glass replicas

Oct. 8, 2015 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

After death, the mementos left behind are never enough. And yet they are everything. The favorite toys of three children who died from brain cancer have all inspired glass artwork to be unveiled Oct. 10 at Fred Hutch.

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