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One family, two sides of cancer

Basic scientist Dr. Wenying Shou’s parents were both treated for — and cured of — their cancers. The similarities end there.

Oct. 6, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Both of Dr. Wenying Shou's parents were diagnosed with - and cured of - cancer. The similarities end there.

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MacGyvering lab equipment

From old bicycle wheels to an in-house metalworking shop, scientists get creative when the research tools they need don’t exist

March 3, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Basic scientists are often pursuing research so cutting edge that the tools they need haven’t even been invented yet. So they do it themselves, sometime creating their own lab equipment out of a collection of unlikely and disparate parts, just as the TV character Angus MacGyver was famous for doing.

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Shou nabs New Innovator Award

Basic Sciences researcher’s innovative mathematical analysis of fundamental biology garners $1.5 million in funding

Sept. 28, 2009 | By Colleen Steelquist

For her novel work analyzing cooperative systems and cheater mechanisms in yeast cells, Dr. Wenying Shou is the first Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center investigator to win a National Institutes of Health New Innovator Award. The three-year-old program, which encourages high-risk research and innovation for early stage investigators, granted 55 awards nationwide. Shou’s five-year award is worth up to $1.5 million.

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Wenying Shou joins Basic Sciences Division faculty

Sept. 1, 2007

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