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New technological platform opens unexplored world of tiny proteins

'Cystine-dense peptides' largely untapped source of new therapeutics for tough diseases

Feb. 26, 2018 | by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

A new high-throughput system allows scientists to produce tiny, targeted proteins that are a promising source of new drugs to treat difficult cancers.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Dec. 21, 2017

When it comes to cancer, there’s no shortage of potential drug targets — many molecules are thrown out of whack when tumors develop. But finding a drug that specifically works against these aberrant molecules is another task entirely. Now, a group led by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists has designed a small protein from scratch that specifically blocks a protein known as TEAD that plays a role in many different cancers.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

July 20, 2017

CBS'Sunday Morning" features Dr. Jim Olson's tumor paint research, Hutch researchers received HIV cure research grants to investigate approaches to overcoming the main barrier to an HIV cure: reducing reservoirs of virus that lie dormant in some of the longest-lived cells of the body.grants.

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Bed to bench: Childhood cancer survivor still inspires Fred Hutch researcher

A budding scientist finds his calling in the lab — years after a Hutch internship with the doctor who diagnosed his rare childhood kidney cancer

Jan. 20, 2017 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Jim Olson recalls the story of how a young patient with kidney cancer, the son of a Hutch research colleague, went on to intern in his lab and become a scientist himself.

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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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'Kids are not little adults'

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.

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