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Poor quality of life in 1 in 5 caregivers of bone marrow transplant survivors

Largest-ever study IDs risk factors, paves way for interventions to help

Dec. 9, 2017 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Being the caregiver of a loved one with a serious illness can be a tough job — and one that's too often under the radar. In a new study, Fred Hutch researchers take a hard look at how some of these "silent supporters" are doing.

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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. 27, 2017 | 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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'We were constantly learning': Judy Campbell reflects on 45 years as a transplant nurse

Colleagues, patients praise long-term follow-up nurse as professional, compassionate and ‘calm to the core’

Nov. 5, 2014 | By JoNel Aleccia / Fred Hutch News Service

When Judy Campbell moved to Seattle in the spring of 1969, she was a 24-year-old nurse keenly interested in helping high-risk leukemia patients – at least for a little while. Monday marked Campbell’s last day as a clinical nurse with the center’s Long-Term Follow-Up program. Now 69, Campbell reflects on her long 45-year career.

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LTFU attending physician assumes program leadership July 1

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Dr. Stephanie Lee, Clinical Research Division, will direct the program, which provides monitoring, care for bone marrow and stem cell transplant survivors

May 6, 2013 | By Colleen Steelquist

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