https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/rss2015-05-20T17:02:01.631ZCenter News RSS FeedAdobe Experience ManagerGood News at Fred HutchDr. Peter Nelson principal researcher on prostate cancer 'Dream Team'; Dr. Kathi Malone honored by Komen Puget Sound; Dr. Eric Chow leads study of cardioprotective drug that addresses chemo concerns in children; and Dr. Linda Buck receives honorary doctorate from Harvard.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/05/good-news-nelson-malone-chow-buck2015-05-28T17:43:13.000Z2015-05-28T17:43:13.000ZHIV vaccine: Could a few special cells help protect millions of people?There are several kinds of immune responses that could protect against HIV infection. A new analysis has now found that a small but important subset of the immune cells known as T cells may be important for a working HIV vaccine. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/05/rare-immune-cells-linked-hiv-vaccine-effectiveness2015-05-28T15:47:00.000Z2015-05-28T15:47:00.000ZThe right tools for the job: taking immunotherapy to the next levelDr. Matthias Stephan is a pioneer in the field of immunobioengineering, working where “materials science meets immunology” to create unconventional solutions to treating cancer. He is devising inventive strategies to circumvent the hurdles that prevent immunotherapy from being cost-effective, widely available and effective against many types of cancer.
https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/05/taking-immunotherapy-to-next-level2015-05-22T21:28:16.000Z2015-05-22T21:28:16.000ZSinging, dancing, dignitaries mark opening of UCI-Fred Hutch Cancer Centre With dancers from every corner of Uganda and speeches by dignitaries including Uganda President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the Uganda Cancer Institute, or UCI, and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on Thursday celebrated the opening of a new, state-of-the-art home for their decade-long alliance.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/05/uci-fred-hutch-cancer-centre-opens2015-05-21T17:31:53.000Z2015-05-21T17:31:53.000ZResearchers discover tumor molecule that causes spread of pancreatic cancerFred Hutch researchers have found that a tumor molecule called RUNX3 acts like a traffic cop of sorts, determining whether pancreatic cancer cells will spread, or metastasize, to distant parts of the body or whether they will stay put. They published their discovery today in the journal Cell.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/05/tumor-molecule-causes-pancreas-cancer-spread2015-05-21T16:00:00.000Z2015-05-21T16:00:00.000ZGood News at Fred HutchDr. Jean Sanders named volunteer of the year; Desert Horse-Grant a 'woman to watch in life science'; study by Dr. Jihong Bai sheds new light on how neurons communicate; Hutch design team wins five awardshttps://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/05/good-news-sanders-design-bai-horse-grant2015-05-21T15:00:00.000Z2015-05-21T15:00:00.000Z'The people make us shine': Fred Hutch-UCI building poised to open, but staff is the heartOn the day before the opening of the first comprehensive cancer center jointly constructed by U.S. and African institutions in sub-Saharan Africa, leaders of both the Uganda Cancer Institute and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center were clear about one thing: It’s not just about a building.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/05/fred-hutch-uci-uganda-new-cancer-center2015-05-20T19:42:45.000Z2015-05-20T19:42:45.000ZThe quest for care: Ugandan cancer patients face huge transportation obstacles Fred Hutch’s Mary Engel reports on the challenges patients face getting to treatment -- and what Fred Hutch and the Uganda Cancer Institute are doing about it.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/05/transportation-obstacles-uci-uganda-cancer-care2015-05-19T22:08:06.000Z2015-05-19T22:08:06.000ZPatients take starring role to define, shape palliative careCancer patients were the star participants at a palliative care summit held May 15 in Seattle. The Palliative Care Quality Measurement Summit, co-sponsored by Fred Hutch and the University of Washington, was the latest in a series of community meetings designed to increase value and decrease the human and financial cost of cancer care.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/05/patients-help-shape-palliative-care2015-05-19T20:21:29.000Z2015-05-19T20:21:29.000Z‘Every day something new’: Dr. Sue Biggins selected as HHMI investigatorBiologist Dr. Sue Biggins, associate director of the Basic Sciences Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has been selected as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/05/sue-biggins-named-hhmi-investigator2015-05-19T10:00:00.000Z2015-05-19T10:00:00.000ZSaving Naula: One child's recovery from Burkitt lymphomaSix-year-old Naula Kamondi's father traveled miles from their rural Uganda home to get her care for Burkitt lymphoma. Two pediatric cancer nurses and a Fred Hutch writer and photgrapher visit nearly a year later.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/05/saving-naula-ugandan-child-recovery-burkitt-lymphoma2015-05-18T19:55:17.000Z2015-05-18T19:55:17.000ZDo e-cigarettes really help smokers quit tobacco? Evidence not there, study finds Science still lacks hard proof that electronic cigarettes help people quit smoking, concludes a new meta-analysis that bucks the fervent claims of many vaping disciples who swear e-cigs snuffed their tobacco addictions. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/05/e-cigarettes-dont-help-smokers-quit2015-05-17T17:45:00.000Z2015-05-17T17:45:00.000Z‘I pray that God will help me’: Treating Kaposi sarcoma in UgandaKaposi sarcoma, now rare in the United States, is a common cancer in Uganda, where researchers and physicians from the Uganda Cancer Institute and Fred Hutch are partnering to try to better learn how to treat infection-related cancers. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/05/treating-kaposi-sarcoma-uganda-uci-fred-hutch2015-05-15T17:37:49.000Z2015-05-15T17:37:49.000ZGood News at Fred HutchRecent notable accomplishments: Dr. Brian Reid invited speaker at NCI Excellence in Molecular Diagnostics lecture series; Dr. Katherine Tarlock earns grant to pursue treatments for childhood cancerhttps://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/05/good-news-reid-tarlock2015-05-14T22:02:27.000Z2015-05-14T22:02:27.000ZJoining together to treat patients a half a world awayDoctors in Uganda and Seattle meet virtually each month to do rounds and discuss patient care as part of the Uganda Cancer Institute's partnership with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/05/treating-patient-half-world-away-uganda-uci2015-05-14T19:44:45.000Z2015-05-14T19:44:45.000ZA chef's offering to her fatherhttps://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/05/chef-suzanne-goin-to-keynote-premier-chefs-dinner2015-05-13T19:54:58.000Z2015-05-13T19:54:58.000ZHPV vaccinations save men’s lives, tooHealth officials have long urged boys to get HPV vaccinations to shield women from the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus that causes cervical cancer, but a new study shows such immunization campaigns also cut guys’ risks for contracting HPV-related cancers.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/05/hpv-vaccinations-save-mens-lives2015-05-12T22:45:00.000Z2015-05-12T22:45:00.000ZWhat Uganda is teaching us about cancer"it's been a long, long journey here," said Uganda Cancer Institute physician Dr. Fred Okuku, referring to the grand opening of the UCI-Fred Hutch Cancer Centre on May 21 in Kampala.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/05/what-Uganda-is-teaching-about-cancer2015-05-12T18:28:01.000Z2015-05-12T18:28:01.000ZStudy sheds new light on molecular pathways behind marrow disordersResearchers have now uncovered how a single mutation can trigger myelodysplastic syndrome, or MDS, a disorder akin to leukemia in which the bone marrow overproduces some blood cell precursors but can’t convert them to healthy blood cells. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/05/from-molecules-to-cancer2015-05-11T18:00:00.000Z2015-05-11T18:00:00.000ZGood News at Fred HutchRecent notable accomplishments: Dr. Oliver Press receives inaugural Research Visionary Champion Award from Washington/Alaska chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; Space Needle, in partnership with Fred Hutch, opens registration for first public stair climb in the landmark's historyhttps://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2015/05/good-news-press-base-2-space2015-05-08T23:03:00.000Z2015-05-08T23:03:00.000Z