Why children with cancer need their own drugs and their own research
Nov. 28, 2016
| by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service
It's a simple fact: Kids are different than the rest of us. The unique biology of children and childhood diseases, however ― combined with limited research funding ― makes it tough to find the right treatments for kids.
Some parents grieve children lost to cancer by preserving precious spaces – their kids’ bedrooms
Oct. 12, 2016
| By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service
The preserved bedrooms represent the three essential elements of time following a devastating loss: a past to be cherished, a present marked by a loving placeholder for a missing child, a future never to be realized.
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.
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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