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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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Artificial intelligence and cancer

New study tests ability of natural language processing to search lung cancer patients’ records for treatable mutations

May 6, 2019 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Researchers at Fred Hutch are using a type of artificial intelligence called natural language processing, or NLP, to delve into the pathology reports of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer patients to find if they have two treatable mutations. Dr. Bernardo Goulart tells us why.

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Reducing the cancer burden for women around the globe

Dr. Nancy Davidson on improving outcomes for women with breast, lung and colorectal cancer

April 9, 2019 | By Jill Christensen / Fred Hutch News Service

These cancers affect more women worldwide than any others. How are researchers working to save women's lives from breast, lung and colon cancers?

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