Article about the research of Fred Hutch's Dr. Maxine Linial, a virologist who studies the enigma of why macaque trainers in Bangladesh are often bitten by their monkeys but rarely become infected by a particular simian retrovirus
Bloomberg Business (from The Seattle Times), June 17, 2015
Article about Seattle's robust biotech industry quotes Robert Nelsen of Arch Venture Partners, who helped launch Juno Therapeutics, an immunotherapy company spun off from research at Fred Hutch, Seattle Children's and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Article about Fred Hutch recruiting its new vice president and chief information officer, Matthew Trunnell, from the Broad Institute also mentions the recent hire of Nicole Robinson, head of licensing and commercialization
Article about a new clinical trial of "Tumor Paint" drug BLZ-100 for pediatric brain cancer patients quotes its inventor, Dr. Jim Olson, a clinical researcher at Fred Hutch and neuro-oncologist at Seattle Children's
Dr. Cameron Turtle, an immunotherapy researcher at Fred Hutch, was interviewed about encouraging new results from treating blood cancer patients with "souped-up" immune cells; he presented the findings recently at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Article highlights new technology developed at Fred Hutch in collaboration with Presage Biosciences: a microinjection platform that delivers small doses of up to eight drugs into tumors to assess each drug's ability to kill cancer cells
Article about new class of Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators mentions Dr. Sue Biggins, associate head of the Basic Sciences Division at Fred Hutch, is among 26 scientists to receive this prestigious honor
Quotes Dr. Corey Casper, director of Global Oncology at Fred Hutch, and Dr. Jackson Orem, director of the Uganda Cancer Institute; both are co-directors of the new Fred Hutch-UCI Cancer Centre in Kampala, Uganda
Quotes Fred Hutch President and Director Dr. Gary Gillland; Dr. Corey Casper, head of Global Oncology at Fred Hutch and co-director of the UCI/Hutchinson Center Cancer Alliance; and Dr. Jackson Orem, director of the UCI and co-director of the UCI/Hutchinson Center Cancer Alliance
Article about a company called DataStat, which helps researchers automate their workflow, mentions its clients include Fred Hutch, which uses the software to help workers in Zambia organize HIV and AIDS data collection across 21 communities
Quotes Dr. Anne McTiernan about an expert panel she participated on that found a strong association between high alcohol intake and increased risk of liver cancer as well as a protective effect with regard to coffee consumption
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, April 22, 2015
Article covers immunotherapy presentations at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, including one by Fred Hutch's Dr. Phil Greenberg, who spoke about his work with genetically engineered T cells that kill cancer
Herald-Tribune (Sarasota, Florida), April 18, 2015
Article about the legacy of baseball great Fred Hutchinson mentions the lifesaving work being done at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in the U.S. and Uganda and also mentions the Hutch is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year
Fred Hutch's Dr. Jonathan Bricker, who studies the use of technology, such as smartphone apps, to improve health, is among five finalists for GeekWire's annual Geek of the Year Award; cast your vote today!
Dr. Nancy Davidson, former president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, comments that Ken Burns' PBS cancer documentary "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies" could have linked bone-marrow transplant to Fred Hutch, where the procedure was developed to treat leukemia
A conversation with Dr. Anthony Back, a clinical researcher at Fred Hutch who practices at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and co-directs the Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence at the University of Washington
Show explores the breakthroughs Fred Hutch scientists are making, and how Hutch physician-scientists are pioneering new treatments in immunotherapy and cord blood transplantation to fight some of the deadliest forms of cancer
Article about genetic chimerism -- when an individual carries two or more genetically distinct cell lines in different parts of their body -- quotes Fred Hutch's Dr. William Chan, who conducted a study that found male DNA in the brains of autopsied females
Article about proposed legislation by Washington state Sen. Cyrus Habib and Rep. Ross Hunter that would raise the cigarette tax to support cancer research at Fred Hutch, UW and other local research institutions
Article about Fred Hutch awarding grants to three Seattle-area community organizations to help reduce cancer disparities. The article featured grantee Bridgette Hempstead of Cierra Sisters Inc., a breast cancer advocacy organization based in Renton.
Coverage of Seattle Town Hall panel discussion with Fred Hutch's Drs. Fred Appelbaum and Philip Greenberg and "Emperor of All Maladies" cancer documentary director Barak Goodman in advance of its nationwide debut
Article about a University of Washington-led study, involving researchers from Fred Hutch, which found inconsistencies in the accuracy of breast biopsy results across the U.S. for certain types of breast cancer, particularly the noninvasive kind
Profile of Seattle set designer Jennifer Zeyl, who referenced how Intiman theater's collaboration with Fred Hutch on Tony Kushner's "Angels in America" production about HIV/AIDS was an example of good contemporary art that speaks to issues outside the art community
Article about the $2.3 billion sale of Fred Hutch spinout Ikaria to global biopharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt mentions the company was founded by cell biologist Dr. Mark Roth, who also has founded Faraday Pharmaceuticals to develop drugs for treating acute injuries
Article about the link between calorie restriction, endogenous hydrogen sulfide and longevity mentions the research of Dr. Mark Roth, who found that slightly elevated levels of hydrogen sulfide in the air can increase the lifespans of roundworms by 70 percent and can even put mice into a state of suspended animation
Quotes Dr. Gary Gilliland, president and director of Fred Hutch, and Dr. Fred Appelbaum, executive vice president and deputy director, about the contributions of Don and Dottie Thomas to the field of bone marrow transplantation
News roundup mentions that Dr. Sue Biggins of the Basic Sciences Division recently won the Genetics Society of America's Edward Novitski Prize for her work on the kintechore, the molecular machinery that regulates chromosome segregation during cell division
Interview with Dr. Jonathan Bricker about ways to kick the smoking habit in the new year, including participating in his WebQuit.org online study (his segment starts about 16 minutes into the show and runs about 16 minutes)
Roundup of Seahawks fever includes footage of Fred Hutch and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance employees showing their spirit on the Friday before Sunday's big NFC Championship playoff game with the Green Bay Packers
Article about the importance of support groups for young cancer patients mentions Fred Hutch study that found an estimated 70,000 people between the ages of 15 and 39 are diagnosed with cancer each year in the U.S.
Profile of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance patient Paul LaGrange of Kelowna, B.C., who celebrated Christmas with his family while staying at SCCA House. The Fred Hutch News Service article originally ran on fredhutch.org
Article about the do's and don'ts of training with a cold mentions a Fred Hutch study that found women who exercised moderately and consistently experienced half as many colds as those in a sedentary control group
The Daily (University of Washington), Nov. 20, 2014
Article about a collaboration between Seattle artist Catherine Mayer and Fred Hutch behavioral psychologist Dr. Bonnie McGregor using art to help reduce stress among breast and ovarian cancer survivors
Article about how supermarkets subconsciously influence consumer behavior through stimuli such as music and scents mentions the research of Fred Hutch's Dr. Linda Buck, who won the Nobel Prize for her work in understanding the mechanisms behind the sense of smell.
Quotes Dr. Jonathan Bricker about SmartQuit, a smoking-cessation app based on his research that was launched last week. The article also mentioned he's recruiting smokers nationwide for an Internet-based study called WebQuit.
List of biotech hubs includes Seattle for two of its spin-off companies: Juno Therapeutics Inc. and Adaptive Biotechnologies, which have raised more than $300 and $100 million in financing, respectively
Dr. Norman Breslow was interviewed about his Wilms tumor research, which found a strong association between radiation therapy to the chest in childhood and an increased risk of breast cancer in adulthood
Article about Juno Therapeutics Inc., an immuno-oncology biotech company launched last year by Fred Hutch, Seattle Children's Research Institute and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center that raised $176 million in venture capital funding within six months
Segment with Drs. Peggy Porter and Julie Gralow and breast cancer patient Ashley Ehlers Walker shows how Safeway donations support breast cancer research at Fred Hutch, UW Medicine and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Article about Fred Hutch's STAR Study, which is recruiting African-American breast cancer survivors and oncologists for focus groups. The article quoted study leader Dr. Rachel Ceballos and community adviser and breast cancer advocate Bridgette Hempstead.
Article about a recent study by Fred Hutch's Dr. Bonnie McGregor and researchers at Indiana University that found menopausal women experience fewer hot flashes and night sweats if they have children under age 13 at home
Dr. Bonnie McGregor of Fred Hutch and Seattle artist Catherine Mayer joined host Margaret Larson to discuss the health benefits of stress reduction and "LAUGH" therapy for survivors of breast and other cancers. Also on the show was breast cancer survivor and former SCCA patient Roseanne Gialanella, who talked about how the healing power of music helped her through treatment.
Interview with two-time breast cancer survivor Bridgette Hempstead, founder of Cierra Sisters, a support organization for African-American breast cancer survivors. Hempstead, who is a community advisor for Fred Hutch's STAR Study, has been invited to sing the national anthem at the Seattle Seahawks game on Sunday.
Quotes Dr. Christopher Li about breast cancer screening and mentions that Fred Hutch is recruiting Seattle-area African-American women and oncology professionals for focus groups as part of its STAR Study (Staying on Track After Recovery)
Article looks back at the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine that Fred Hutch's Dr. Lee Hartwell received in 2001 for understanding how cells divide in yeast. He shared the honor with Drs. Tim Hunt and Paul Nurse of Cancer Research UK.
Interview with Dr. Rachel Ceballos and community advocate Bridgette Hempstead about a Fred Hutch study that seeks Seattle-area African-American breast cancer survivors and oncology professionals to participate in a focus group
Article about the consequences of obesity in cancer patients quotes Dr. Gary Lyman, co-director of the Hutchinson Institute of Cancer Outcomes Research (HICOR), on how underdosing of chemotherapy in obese patients may help explain why they have a higher risk of recurrence and mortality than patients of normal weight
Quotes Dr. Jim Olson about his discovery of Tumor Paint, which makes tumor cells light up during surgery. The drug, under development by his biotech company Blaze Bioscience, just got FDA approval for a Phase 1 clinical trial.
Dr. Betz Halloran quoted in article about Fred Hutch receiving $12.5M from National Institute of General Medical Sciences and designation as a MIDAS Center of Excellence for infectious disease research
Dr. James Kublin, executive director of the Fred Hutch-based HIV Vaccine Trials Network, joined "Angels in America" director Andrew Russell in the studio to discuss the partnership between Fred Hutch and Intiman Theater in support of AIDS awareness and HIV research
Article about reducing inflammation mentions a Fred Hutch study that found when overweight/obese women dropped at least 5 percent of their body weight, they had measurable declines in markers of inflammation
Quotes Dr. Stephen Friend of Sage Bionetworks, which is based at Fred Hutch, about studying DNA from healthy people with genetic mutations that normally would make them sick. The article also links to a recent TED talk Friend gave about the project.
Article about Johns Hopkins scientist Robert Siliciano's take on a potential HIV cure via marrow transplantation mentions his visit to Fred Hutch, where researchers are studying gene therapy as a potential cure for the disease
Article about careers in emerging areas of cancer research mentions immunotherapy and Juno Therapeutics Inc., a spin-off of Fred Hutch, Memorial Sloan-Kettering and Seattle Children's Research Institute
Article about pregnancy-related obesity mentions a Fred Hutch study that found women who followed a low-cal diet and did 45 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise five days a week were able to lose roughly 20 pounds
Article about molecular signals that guide embryo development quotes Drs. Olga Klezovitch and Valeri Vasioukhin of the Human Biology Division, who authored a commentary about a paper published in Development Cell
President and Director Dr. Larry Corey, Dr. Kiran Dhillon of the Human Biology Division and former Fred Hutch lab technician Kanan Lathia were interviewed for a segment in a series called “The Big Reset: How the Puget Sound Region Has Emerged From the Recession”
Video interview with Dr. Jeffrey Bland, president of the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute, and Dr. Deanna Minich, vice president of the institute, about a recent Fred Hutch study that found an association between a high level of omega-3 fatty acids and prostate cancer risk
GMA host Robin Roberts, a breast cancer and MDS survivor who recently underwent a stem cell transplant, presents her doctor with the inaugural Dr. E. Donnall Thomas Award at The Bone Marrow Foundation gala in New York City. Thomas, “the father of bone marrow transplantation,” pioneered the procedure at Fred Hutch.
Story about actress Angelina Jolie’s decision to have her breasts and ovaries removed as a preventive measure includes interviews with Fred Hutch researcher Dr. Bonnie McGregor and SCCA physician Dr. Elizabeth Swisher
Story about Seattle Cancer Care Alliance study of how it implemented its Death with Dignity program includes video interview with Dr. Linda Ganzini, the country’s foremost expert on death with dignity programs.
Story about Seattle Cancer Care Alliance study of its implementation of Washington’s Death with Dignity law includes interviews with study author Dr. Elizabeth Loggers and the partner of an SCCA patient who participated in the SCCA Death with Dignity program
Podcast produced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services interviewed Dr. Janet Stanford about her study that found an association between regular consumption of deep-fried food and an increased risk of prostate cancer
Article about plans to replace the outdated lymphoma clinic at the Uganda Cancer Institute with a new facility as part of a collaboration between Fred Hutch and UCI to study and treat infectious disease-related cancers and train the next generation of cancer specialists in Uganda