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Teacher, mom — and living proof of principle

Three years ago she was out of options to treat her advanced cancer. Then, she enrolled in an immunotherapy clinical trial.

Sept. 8, 2017 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

When Tiffany's advanced cancer kept coming back, she decided to become the first person in the world to receive a still-experimental new immunotherapy.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Aug. 31, 2017

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has become the first U.S. cancer center to join a growing coalition pledging to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. On Aug. 25, Fred Hutch President and Director Dr. Gary Gilliland joined more than 270 CEOs nationwide who have taken the pledge as part of the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion.™

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Promising results in trial of engineered T cells in high-risk leukemia

High response rates to experimental immunotherapy in patients with treatment-resistant chronic lymphocytic leukemia

July 17, 2017 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Most patients with recurrent chronic lymphocytic leukemia who were enrolled in a small, early- phase trial saw their advanced tumors shrink or even disappear after an infusion of genetically engineered immune cells. Dr. Cameron Turtle, one of the study’s leaders, presented the results on Saturday at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology in San Diego.

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Bringing a leukemia treatment back to life with precision medicine

New research writes latest chapter in one drug's story

June 27, 2017 | by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

The leukemia drug gemtuzumab ozogamicin (Mylotarg) was pulled from the market seven years after initial approval. Now, new evidence may be bringing it back to life to treat a specific group of patients.

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Former VP Biden offers Cancer Moonshot updates, underscores need for research funding

At annual meeting of cancer researchers, Biden shared highlights of cancer effort so far ― and doled out encouragement in midst of threatened cuts to science

April 4, 2017 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

At an annual meeting of cancer researchers, Joe Biden shared highlights of cancer effort so far ― and doled out encouragement in midst of threatened cuts to science.

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The gift of a lifetime

30 years after an early BMT, a cancer survivor pays it forward by helping researchers ‘make it better for others’

March 29, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

The road to a cure was not easy for Mike Rubin, who underwent a bone marrow transplant in 1987. But 30 years after the lifesaving procedure, this survivor and Fred Hutch fundraiser is celebrating -- and paying it forward so others can do the same.

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