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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. 26, 2018 | 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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Mourning the loss of Dr. Oliver 'Ollie' Press

Lymphoma physician-scientist, leader and mentor made lifesaving contributions to the development of targeted cancer therapies

Oct. 2, 2017 | by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Oliver Press died of complications from glioma, a brain cancer. Press was a physician-scientist who made foundational contributions to the development of targeted therapies for blood cancers.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Sept. 14, 2017

An immunotherapy technology developed by Dr. Brian Till with Dr. Oliver Press at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has been licensed by Mustang Bio Inc., a subsidiary of the biopharmaceutical company Fortress Biotech Inc. The exclusive, worldwide license, announced Sept. 14 by Mustang Bio, will allow a new type of CAR (chimeric antigen receptor) T-cell therapy to be tested in a clinical trial as a treatment for B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas. The novel immunotherapy targets CD20, a protein marker on cancer cells in lymphoma.

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