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Taking steps to cure cancer

Scaling mountains to fund research is just another way to rescue lives for this intrepid 'Climb to Fight Cancer' team

Aug. 25, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Since 1997, more than a thousand participants have signed up to "climb a mountain, save a life" through Climb to Fight Cancer, which directly funds Fred Hutch research. Meet the intrepid Montrose Search and Rescue team out of Los Angeles, which has been climbing for the Hutch since 2007.

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Chef Dan Barber is a man on a mission

Cancer led him to the kitchen. Now he aims to save the rest of us — and the planet too

May 11, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Chef Dan Barber is a man on a mission, and his mission is to change how we eat for our own health and for the health of the planet, which he sees as intertwined. it was after surviving testicular cancer at 24 that Barber decided to become, ­as he puts it, ­a cook. He was driven in part by questions many cancer patients ask: What caused his cells to go rogue? Was diet involved? Could he keep it from happening again?

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What's your cancer color?

There’s a cascade of cancer-awareness colors, but how do they get decided and do they divide or unite?

Dec. 10, 2015 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

There are nearly 30 colors for different types of cancer. Many people wear their cancer colors proudly, but others fear the many colors represent unneeded divisions.

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More than 1,000 Obliteride riders rally to support Fred Hutch

Third-annual fundraising weekend marked with hugs, tears and commitment to end cancer

Aug. 10, 2015 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

By ones and twos and threes and fives, more than a thousand Obliteride riders rolled into Seattle’s Gas Works Park on Sunday, marking the end of a triumphant weekend of bicycle-borne determination to fight back against cancer.

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Third-annual Obliteride weekend is here

More than 1,000 people signed up to pedal, volunteer, fundraise for Fred Hutch

Aug. 9, 2015 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

The countdown is over. Obliteride is here. After a glorious kick-off party that lit up Seattle’s Gas Works Park on Friday evening, the first contingent of 125 hard-core bicyclists hit the road at 7 a.m. on Saturday on their first leg of a two-day, 150-mile trek to raise money for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

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Fred Hutch announces Dr. Gary Gilliland as new president and director

'Everything I've done in my career has pointed here,' says the renowned physician-scientist

Nov. 20, 2014 | By Linda Dahlstrom / Fred Hutch News Service

On Jan. 2, Dr. Gary Gilliland will become the new president and director of Fred Hutch where he’ll play a key role in helping those cures he once dreamed of become reality.

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