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Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Sept. 16, 2016

Hyundai Hope on Wheels gives $250K grant for pediatric cancer research; Drs. Amanda Paulovich and Jeff Whiteaker facilitate "first step" in expanding NCI’s Protein Assay Portal.

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Designing drugs with a whole new toolbox

Researchers develop methods to design small, targeted proteins with shapes not found in nature

Sept. 14, 2016 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

For the first time, a team led by UW scientists designed certain peptides, or small proteins, that have chemical properties that would make them starting points for new drugs.

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'Every basic scientist's dream'

How Dr. Barry Stoddard's lab work helped create an experimental drug for glioblastoma — the same disease that killed his mother

July 27, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Barry Stoddard's research to modify a protein from yeast is now helping to fuel a promising therapy for glioblastoma — the disease that killed his mother.

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Filling in the ‘missing biology’ of breast cancer

Study demonstrates important role of proteomics in personalized medicine

May 25, 2016 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study demonstrates important role of proteomics in personalized medicine.

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Fantastic failures: Scientific setbacks can fuel big gains

Whether solving the mysteries of outer space or cancer cells, many major advances followed messy moments

Aug. 18, 2015 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

The dirty dance of a fruitful lab investigation often goes this way: One step back, two steps forward. Numerous scientific leaps, in fact, looked for a time like basic blunders or even full flops - from Einstein to Pauling.

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Center leads new Chernobyl study

Five-year project will examine effects of radiation exposure on premenopausal breast-cancer risk and whether such risk differs according to the breast-cancer characteristics

May 12, 2008 | By Colleen Steelquist

Researchers from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Public Health Sciences Division have launched a first-ever population-based epidemiological study of breast cancer in several areas of the former Soviet Union that were contaminated by radiation from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident in 1986.

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