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'He really wanted to fight this cancer': A stem cell researcher remembers his first patient in a gene therapy clinical trial

Feb. 24, 2016 | By Dr. Hans-Peter Kiem, as told to Mary Engel

"He really wanted to fight this cancer": A stem cell researcher remembers his first patient in a gene therapy clinical trial for a deadly brain cancer and reflects on his own journey toward translating science into medical treatments.

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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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Study sheds new light on molecular pathways behind marrow disorders

How a single alteration in fundamental cellular machinery drives blood diseases and cancers

May 11, 2015 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Researchers have now uncovered how a single mutation can trigger myelodysplastic syndrome, or MDS, a disorder akin to leukemia in which the bone marrow overproduces some blood cell precursors but can’t convert them to healthy blood cells.

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‘The successes kept you going’

On the eve of ‘Emperor’ cancer documentary, Dr. Fred Appelbaum recounts 40 years of difficult and exhilarating advances in bone marrow transplantation

March 27, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Fred Appelbaum has spent his career devoted bone marrow transplantation. On the eve of the Ken Burns/Barak Goodman "Cancer" documentary, Appelbaum sat down to talk about 40 years of transplants at Fred Hutch, from the early, heart-wrenching challenges to the latest innovations in immunotherapy.

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Q&A: Bone marrow transplantation

'The successes kept you going'

March 27, 2015 | By Mary Engel

Dr. Fred Appelbaum recounts 40 years of difficult and exhilarating advances in bone marrow transplantation.

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Beyond blood drives: Stem cell donors help fuel scientific discovery

Volunteers for the little-known procedures earn up to $800 – and the chance to contribute to cutting-edge research

Oct. 31, 2014 | By JoNel Aleccia / Fred Hutch News Service

Most people know they can donate blood, or even blood plasma, in order to help people in need of transfusions. But they typically don’t know there’s also a huge demand for blood cells to fuel a growing field of laboratory research and other studies.

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