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Remembering Dr. Steve Collins

Among 'a lot of brilliant guys,' the leukemia clinician-researcher stood out for his science — and much more

June 2, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Steven J. Collins' research into the molecular genetics of myeloid leukemias changed the way scientists thought about cancer cells and led to the development of one of the earliest targeted therapies.

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New library of HIV mutants could inform vaccine design

Laboratory manipulation of the AIDS-causing virus reveals evolutionary ‘dead-ends’

June 1, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch researchers have created a library containing millions of mutant HIV viruses. Some of these mutants are very good at infecting human cells, no different from their “natural” viral ancestor. Some of them are worse. Together, they can teach researchers something important about HIV in humans.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

May 25, 2017

A team of Fred Hutch researchers led by principal investigator Dr. Eric Holland has received $400,000 for a two-year pilot study to test several novel immunotherapy approaches for glioma, an aggressive brain cancer. The study was made possible by the generous support of the Bezos family, which since 2009 has donated and leveraged more than $40 million to Fred Hutch for immunotherapy research.

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How mutations in a single gene alter the course of a deadly brain cancer

New laboratory study of glioma links more aggressive immune response to poorer prognosis

May 23, 2017 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study in the aggressive brain cancer known as glioma found that higher levels of immune cells correlated with poorer survival.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

May 12, 2017 | By Kristen Woodward / Fred Hutch News Service

Eight Fred Hutch/University of Washington researchers receive pilot awards that support a range of innovative concepts with the potential to improve cancer patients' lives.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

May 4, 2017

First extensive immune profiling of sarcomas shows some types may be susceptible to immunotherapy; Fred Hutch hosts first-of-its-kind regional conference for science communicators; and Pathway that regulates organ size may also underlie tumors’ resistance to certain chemotherapy drugs.

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