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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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Path to a targeted treatment for small-cell lung cancer?

Researchers show how common mutation in SCLC makes mouse tumors more vulnerable to certain cancer drugs

Sept. 4, 2018 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Work by Dr. David MacPherson could point the way toward a targeted treatment for a subset of small-cell lung cancers. He showed that SCLC tumors with a specific DNA mutation are more vulnerable to certain drugs.

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Dr. Marie Bleakley named Gerdin Family Endowed Chair for Leukemia Research

Pediatric cancer physician-scientist feted at rooftop reception

Aug. 30, 2018 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch pediatric leukemia specialist Dr. Marie Bleakley has been named the Gerdin Family Endowed Chair for Leukemia Research, which was funded by the generosity of a patient family from Iowa.

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Dr. Tera Levin receives Pathway to Independence Award

Malik Lab postdoc studies evolutionary arms race between the bacteria that causes Legionnaire’s disease and its host amoeba

Aug. 24, 2018 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch postdoc Dr. Tera Levin has received a K99 Pathway to Independence Award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which provides the foundation for her independent research career.

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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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Fred Hutch receives $1.26M grant to boost science-education efforts

National Institute of General Medical Sciences award aims to attract underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics

Aug. 15, 2018 | By Tom Kim / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has received a $1.26 million, five-year Science Education Partnership Award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, or NIGMS. The award will fund a new science education and training program called “Frontiers in Cancer Research."

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