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Dr. David Maloney

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Imagine a day when a cancer diagnosis is followed not with surgery or months of chemotherapy or radiation or all three but โ€” possibly โ€” with a therapy administered at an outpatient clinic that eliminates the disease and feels no worse, perhaps, than a case of the flu. Scientists across the country are beginning to talk frankly about the future of immunotherapy in just such a way. With the help of generous funding from the Bezos family and thousands of other supporters, researchers at Fred Hutch are working to make it happen.

In the fall of 2013, researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center gathered at the bedside of a lymphoma patient about to undergo a new cancer treatment โ€” the very first human in a first-in-human trial.

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Melting Tumors: CT scans of a patient with stage 4 lymphoma before and five months after treatment with T cells show how tumors melted away

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