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Data drives life sciences boom in Seattle

Hutch leaders, entrepreneurs stress importance of partnerships at Life Science Innovation Northwest conference

March 30, 2018 | By Sabin Russell and Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

At a conference in Seattle, health researchers and entrepreneurs said partnerships are key as bioscience converges with data science and computer technology.

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Finasteride can reduce prostate cancer risk long term

Fred Hutch study taps big data to tease out extended cancer-prevention benefit of drug used for enlarged prostate, hair loss

March 21, 2018 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch public health researcher Dr. Joe Unger used an innovative trial design to confirm finasteride, a drug used to treat enlarged prostate or hair loss in men, has a long-term protective effect against prostate cancer.

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Big data in cancer research

New study in childhood leukemia illustrates challenges and power of cutting-edge genomic technologies’ huge data sets

Dec. 21, 2017 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Big data is the new reality in cancer research, yielding powerful insights into disease biology — as a recent study in pediatric leukemia showed. But how to store, share or even make sense of such vasts amounts of information?

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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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Will the flu vaccine work for you? Answer may be in your genes

Set of 9 genes that predicts flu response in adults under 35 could be first step to personalized vaccine

Aug. 31, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A newly uncovered set of genes that predicts whether the flu shot will work or not could be the first step toward a personalized flu vaccine.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Jan. 19, 2017

Dr. Larry Corey wins $2.6 million grant to explore using CAR T cells for HIV cure; Immune responses against virus-related cancer may provide clues for improved immunotherapy; Hutch/UW symposium underscores Seattle's reputation as "infectious disease central"; Fred Hutch CIO Matthew Trunnell among speakers at SLU Collaborative seminar.

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