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'It's a great mission'

Partnering with Fred Hutch Global Oncology, Burkitt’s Lymphoma Fund for Africa carries on its founder’s passion

Dec. 23, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Steve Kussick, president of the board for the Seattle-based Burkitt’s Lymphoma Fund for Africa, partners with Fred Hutch Global Oncology to bring cancer care to children in Uganda and Kenya.

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In Uganda, strengthening a partnership against cancer

A ‘compelling and inspiring visit’ yields renewed commitment by Fred Hutch, Ugandan leaders

Dec. 2, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

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A little card with a big task: Saving lives from CML

Researchers develop low-cost, paper-based diagnostic for use in low-income countries

Nov. 18, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Researchers have developed a method to diagnose CML accurately from dried blood spots on special paper shipped by “snail mail” — at a tiny fraction of the price of FedEx-ing fresh tubes of blood halfway around the world.

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Gene therapy goes global: Portable device could make future cancer, HIV cures affordable

Portable 'gene therapy in a box' could make future cancer, HIV cures affordable in developing countries

Oct. 20, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

"Gene therapy in a box," developed by Fred Hutch's Dr. Jennifer Adair, suggests a solution to one of the most vexing challenges of gene therapy: How to make these emerging, high-tech treatments accessible and affordable beyond a handful of specialized research centers to clinics worldwide.

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‘We’re all people’: Life lessons from a world away

Far from home at Christmas, a Ugandan researcher finds more unites than divides us

Dec. 24, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Margaret Lubwama is the latest physician-scientist from Uganda to undergo training as a research fellow with Fred Hutch's Global Oncology Program. Like the fellows before her, she is getting a cultural as well as an academic education. Far from home at Christmas, she has found that more unites than divides us.

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Madame Peng Liyuan, first lady of China, visits Fred Hutch

Bill and Melinda Gates, Nobel-winner Dr. Linda Buck among luminaries meeting and touring Hutch HIV vaccine lab

Sept. 23, 2015 | By Linda Dahlstrom / Fred Hutch News Service

Her passion for improving the health of those in her country and beyond brought Madame Peng Liyuan, the wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle Wednesday. She met with Fred Hutch President and Director Dr. Gary Gilliland, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Co-Chairs and Trustees Bill and Melinda Gates, Fred Hutch Nobel Prize–winner Dr. Linda Buck and other key researchers during the visit. Peng and her delegation also toured a lab where critical HIV vaccine research is being done.

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