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Grad student Andrea Lim wins NCI award to study cancer metastasis

She studies how lymph nodes regulate tumor dormancy

Oct. 3, 2018 | By Jill Christensen / Fred Hutch News Service

Andrea Lim, a fifth-year molecular and cellular biology graduate student at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, recently won a National Cancer Institute Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award.

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Bringing personalized oncology to cancer prediction — and prevention

Unique $2.4M NCI-NIEHS award teams Hutch cancer geneticists, epidemiologists and oncologists to use mutation rate to predict individual cancer risk

Oct. 1, 2018 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Drs. Christopher Li, Jason Bielas and colleagues are teaming up on a $2.4 million project that seeks to better understand the link between personal mutation rate and individual cancer risk.

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Fred Hutch metastatic breast cancer researcher gets 3-year Komen grant

Dr. Kevin Cheung’s work focuses on shutting down tumor cell clusters which seed new metastases

Sept. 26, 2018 | by Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

With the award, Cheung will conduct a preclinical study designed to prevent metastasis by eradicating tumor cell clusters.

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Washington’s Andy Hill Cancer Research Endowment awards $1.5M to 3 Fred Hutch researchers

Scientists will use funds to expand research in graft-vs.-host disease, chemoprevention and cancer immunology

Sept. 14, 2018 | By Jill Christensen / Fred Hutch News Service

Three Fred Hutch researchers recently were awarded a total of $1.5 million from the Andy Hill Cancer Research Endowment, a public-private partnership that supports cancer research in Washington.

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Dr. James Dai receives $2.1M NCI grant for cancer biomarker research

Biostatistician plans to use funds to develop statistical models to further precision cancer prevention and treatment

Aug. 20, 2018 | By Colin Petersdorf / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch biostatistician Dr. James Dai recently was awarded a $2.1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop new analytical methods for identifying genetic and epigenetic alterations that drive cancers. He hopes this work will facilitate the discovery of molecular cancer drivers — biomarkers — and the development of new preventive, diagnostic and prognostic techniques.

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Closing the rural-urban cancer survival gap

‘Guideline care’ in clinical trials erased cancer death-rate disparities

Aug. 17, 2018 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

Cancer patients in rural areas of the United States die of their disease at significantly higher rates than those residing in U.S. cities, and scientists at Fred Hutch are trying to find out why.

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