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Crafting a better T cell for immunotherapy

New technology, not yet tested in humans, aims to reduce patients’ waiting time, increase potency of T-cell therapy

Feb. 22, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch immunotherapy researchers Drs. Stan Riddell and Steven Liu have collaborated with others to devise a new approach to T-cell therapy that could both speed up and boost the effectiveness of the experimental new treatment.

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Dramatic remissions seen in immunotherapy trial of blood cancer patients

Experimental, living T-cell therapy shows promise for treating advanced disease, making immunotherapy a ‘pillar’ of cancer care

Feb. 16, 2016 | By Andrea Detter / Fred Hutch News Service

Many patients with advanced blood cancers who are receiving experimental, “living” immunotherapy as part of a clinical trial are experiencing sustained remissions, according to preliminary results of the ongoing study at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

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Kids like Rita: A doctor’s drive to save children from deadly blood cancers

Pediatric transplant pioneer Dr. Jean Sanders reflects on a lifetime of dedicated focus, all for ‘her kids’

Dec. 23, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Jean Sanders helped pioneer bone marrow transplants for children with blood cancers -- and worked to ensure that they lived their healthiest lives afterward too.

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From building toys to developing cures

At 80, transplant scientist Dr. Rainer Storb can't stop tinkering with — and solving — medical puzzles

Dec. 21, 2015 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Rainer Storb loves seeing and catching up with his former patients - men and women saved by his own research. He's 80 with big research goals still ahead.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

CTI BioPharma and Fred Hutch announce international research fellowship in blood cancers; Dr. Julie Overbaugh receives $2.5M NIDA grant for HIV research; Dr. Johnnie Orozco wins grant to develop less-toxic cancer treatment; Dr. Philip Greenberg named editor-in-chief of Cancer Immunology Research; CFO Randy Main receives AIRI lifetime achievement award

Oct. 1, 2015 | By Fred Hutch staff

CTI BioPharma and Fred Hutch announce international research fellowship in blood cancers; Dr. Julie Overbaugh receives $2.5M NIDA grant for HIV research; Dr. Johnnie Orozco wins grant to develop less-toxic cancer treatment; Dr. Philip Greenberg named editor-in-chief of Cancer Immunology Research; CFO Randy Main receives AIRI lifetime achievement award

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‘It made me more grateful’

An extraordinary girl contends with a rare, life-threatening blood disease — and undergoes a made-to-order clinical study in cord-blood transplantation

Jan. 5, 2015 | By Ellie Sheldon / Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Since being diagnosed with aplastic anemia in 2009, Kyra Diaz, 11, has stood tall through a series of demanding medical treatments to arrest and, finally, cure her disease. Ultimately, in October 2013, she received a transplant of stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood developed by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center that saved her life.

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