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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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Experimental drug makes some pancreatic cancers more vulnerable to chemo

Early trial shows possibility of knocking down a ‘daunting’ cancer’s defense

Dec. 12, 2017 | by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

An experimental drug that helps chemo penetrate pancreatic tumors lengthened progression-free survival in a Phase 2 trial.

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Health disparities may affect end-of-life experiences of minority blood cancer patients

A new study finds ethnic and racial minorities with leukemia or lymphoma are more likely to die in hospital, receive aggressive care in last weeks of life than white patients

Dec. 11, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study of nearly 9,500 blood cancer patients revealed that racial and ethnic minority patients have a different experience at the end of their lives than do their white counterparts.

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‘Remarkable’ distinctions in pediatric leukemia point toward improved treatment

Big new study in pediatric and young adult acute myeloid leukemia warns against ‘trickle-down therapeutics’

Dec. 11, 2017 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Researchers found key differences between the molecular signatures of AML in patients of different ages: So why should we keep assuming that therapies developed for the elderly will work for the young?

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Dec. 7, 2017

Fred Hutch Pancreatic cancer researcher Dr. Sunil Hingorani has won a three-year, $1.8 million grant from the federal Cancer Moonshot program, the signature initiative of former Vice President Joseph Biden. Hingorani is one of six collaborators nationwide who received funding this fall for a new research consortium focused on the biological context of pancreatic tumors — such as nearby immune cells or blood vessels — which can have a major impact on a tumor’s vulnerability to treatment.

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Acupuncture can curb treatment-related joint pain in breast cancer patients

Large, randomized trial shows integrative approach relieves common side effect of estrogen-suppressing drug

Dec. 7, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Results from a large multicenter trial released Thursday at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium offer good news to early stage breast cancer patients dealing with painful side effects from powerful estrogen-squelching drugs known as aromatase inhibitors.

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