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Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

March 23, 2017

HIV researcher Julie Overbaugh leads Hutch graduate education; Dr. Janghee Woo named second CTI BioPharma International Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Nixon's War on Cancer: Why it mattered

Some view it as a boondoggle — but it helped set a critical course that is still playing out, a half century later

Sept. 21, 2016 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

Nearly 45 years after President Richard Nixon signed the bill that would be called his War on Cancer, cancer is still right behind heart disease as the leading cause of death in the United States. Was the bill a failure? Fred Hutch News Service examines its lasting impact.

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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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When do we say cure?

A loaded word for cancer patients, but researchers view ‘cure’ through lens of statistics

July 8, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

An individual patient may not hear the word "cure" on their oncologist's lips, but that doesn't mean the word has no meaning to researchers. It's just that it's very difficult to apply it to an individual person.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

May 12, 2016

on and Dottie Thomas inducted into Washington Life Science Hall of Fame; Dr. Beverly Torok-Storb a 2016 Women in Life Sciences honoree; Dr. Linda Ko receives $2.5M NIH grant to combat childhood obesity in Lower Yakima Valley; Dr. Ruth Etzioni receives American Statistical Association award; and Global Oncology fellow Dr. Innocent Mutyaba named one of IARC’s ‘cancer research leaders of the future’.

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A life in tune

Erlinda Santos balances science and song after more than four decades at Fred Hutch

Jan. 6, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

Erlinda Santos, a research tech supervisor, has logged more than 40 years hunting for cures at Fred Hutch. She may also be the only Filipino-born scientist in the nation whose research is partially rooted in American crooners. Perry Como. Pat Boone. Elvis. In her childhood home outside Manila, her father was an electronics technician who bought and placed jukeboxes in local restaurants, maintaining the machines and reaping the coins patrons plunked in to hear 1950s dinner tunes. "We were brought up from those jukeboxes," she said.

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