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Childhood cancer survivors pay more for health care, more likely to be denied insurance coverage

Adult survivors of childhood cancer suffer from ‘financial toxicity’ decades later, a study conducted at the dawn of the Affordable Care Act found

Sept. 26, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Before the Affordable Care Act's rollout, adult survivors of childhood cancer were more likely to be denied health care coverage than those without a history of cancer, paid more out-of-pocket and were more likely to borrow money to pay their medical bills, a new study has found.

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Bed to bench: Childhood cancer survivor still inspires Fred Hutch researcher

A budding scientist finds his calling in the lab — years after a Hutch internship with the doctor who diagnosed his rare childhood kidney cancer

Jan. 20, 2017 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Jim Olson recalls the story of how a young patient with kidney cancer, the son of a Hutch research colleague, went on to intern in his lab and become a scientist himself.

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'Kids are not little adults'

Why children with cancer need their own drugs and their own research

Nov. 28, 2016 | by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

It's a simple fact: Kids are different than the rest of us. The unique biology of children and childhood diseases, however ― combined with limited research funding ― makes it tough to find the right treatments for kids.

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