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Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Dec. 14, 2017

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has announced awards totaling $1 million to nine of its scientists through the Evergreen Fund, a unique grant program that supports homegrown research projects deemed attractive to potential commercial partners. This is the second year of Evergreen Fund awards. This is the second year of Evergreen Fund awards. The Hutch’s Business Development & Strategy office created the program in 2016 in an effort to encourage scientists to pursue creative ideas with commercial appeal. The goal is to speed research from the bench to the bedside while generating income from patent rights and partnerships with the business sector.

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The latest in gynecological cancer research from the Pacific Northwest

Inaugural Northwest Gynecological Cancer Symposium brings together scientists studying ovarian, cervical and endometrial cancers

Dec. 6, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Monday, cancer researchers from around the Pacific Northwest gathered at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to discuss their latest efforts to better prevent, detect and treat cancers of the female reproductive tract in the inaugural Northwest Gynecological Cancer Symposium.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Nov. 30, 2017

The Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy announced that Dr. Phil Greenberg, head of the Program in Immunology at the Hutch, has joined its team of more than 300 scientists from the academic, nonprofit, biotech and pharma sectors.

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'Movember' a reminder for dudes to go to the doctor

Growing facial hair in November part of spotlight on men’s health awareness — and the lack thereof

Nov. 28, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Many men loathe going to the doctor — often to their detriment — but the global organization Movember is trying to change that by encouraging men to grow mustaches (or “mo’s”) during November to raise awareness and funds for men’s health research. Fred Hutch's Dr. Pete Nelson weighs in.

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Insights from infants could inform HIV vaccine design

Dr. Julie Overbaugh mines decades-old samples to find new clues to effective immune responses to HIV

Nov. 27, 2017 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Infant immune responses to HIV could provide clues to help build protective or therapeutic HIV vaccines.

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Understanding HIV’s evolutionary past — and future

Studies of how the virus evolved and how it might change down the road could help researchers develop vaccines or cures for the infection

Nov. 20, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

At approximately 100 years old, HIV is a relatively recent arrival on the human virus scene. But its roots stretch back much farther. Understanding where the virus has come from can help us understand where it’s going — and how to stop it — say evolutionary biologists.

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