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6 things to know about glioblastoma

Following Sen. John McCain’s diagnosis, Fred Hutch experts offer ‘the long view’ on brain cancer research

July 21, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Our experts at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center offer the long view on glioblastoma diagnosis, treatment and research in light of Sen. John McCain's recent diagnosis.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

May 25, 2017

A team of Fred Hutch researchers led by principal investigator Dr. Eric Holland has received $400,000 for a two-year pilot study to test several novel immunotherapy approaches for glioma, an aggressive brain cancer. The study was made possible by the generous support of the Bezos family, which since 2009 has donated and leveraged more than $40 million to Fred Hutch for immunotherapy research.

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How mutations in a single gene alter the course of a deadly brain cancer

New laboratory study of glioma links more aggressive immune response to poorer prognosis

May 23, 2017 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study in the aggressive brain cancer known as glioma found that higher levels of immune cells correlated with poorer survival.

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The rooms that remain

Some parents grieve children lost to cancer by preserving precious spaces – their kids’ bedrooms

Oct. 12, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

The preserved bedrooms represent the three essential elements of time following a devastating loss: a past to be cherished, a present marked by a loving placeholder for a missing child, a future never to be realized.

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Where faith meets cancer

About half of those with cancer face a religious struggle; a patient, chaplain and grieving mom reveal how cancer reshaped their views

Sept. 28, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

In cancer, faith is commonly cited as a cornerstone to wellbeing. Science has found that prayerful people who struggle with their beliefs can have worse outcomes.

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Meet 3 'Obliteriders'

For Nancy Evans, Brian Tracy and Dr. Jerry Radich, this weekend’s fundraising bike ride is personal

Aug. 12, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

The fourth annual Obliteride, the fundraising bike ride that supports research at Fred Hutch, is taking place this weekend. More than 1,400 riders, many of whom are living with cancer or are cancer survivors, have signed up to participate. Here are three of their stories.

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