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New insights into advanced bladder cancer

First-of-its-kind rapid autopsy program helps reveal deadly disease’s potential vulnerabilities

June 11, 2019 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

"In order to target metastatic disease, we need to understand it. In order to understand it, we need to be able to study it, and in order to study it, we need to have access to these precious and rare tissues,” said Dr. Andrew Hsieh.

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Breaking down HIV exclusions in cancer clinical trials

As an eligibility barrier cracks, a lung cancer patient gets a new lease on life

June 7, 2019 | By Fred Hutch News Service staff

A new study led by physicians at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center shows that patients with HIV and one of a variety of potentially deadly cancers can be safely treated with the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab, also known by its brand name, KEYTRUDA®.

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Special delivery: Gold nanoparticles ship CRISPR cargo

Fred Hutch scientists used their new golden courier to edit genes tied to HIV, genetic blood disorders

May 27, 2019 | By Jake Siegel / Fred Hutch News Service

Forget UPS and FedEx: Tiny golden delivery trucks created at Fred Hutch can ship CRISPR into human blood stem cells, offering a potential way to treat diseases like HIV and sickle cell anemia in patients around the world.

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