Nearly 14,000 die each year of brain cancer, but researchers are aiming to change that
June 2, 2015
| By Bill Briggs and Dr. Sabrina Richards
The family of Joseph “Beau” Biden III, son of Vice President Joe Biden, has not yet revealed the specific type of brain cancer that killed the 46-year-old father and Iraq veteran on Saturday. Nearly 14,000 people die annually from brain cancer, but researchers at Fred Hutch are trying to change that.
Recent notable accomplishments: HIDRA-based self-service analytical tool Argos launched; Dr. Derek Stirewalt and colleagues examine two of the most common genetic abnormalities in AML that are widely used as prognostic biomarkers
Natural language processing helps turn medical information into data computers can analyze to transform research, patient care
Nov. 4, 2014
| By Dr. Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service
At Fred Hutch, natural language processing is being used to find hidden patterns in medical information from thousands of consenting cancer patients, offering a body of data that can inform each patient's treatment.
Doctors will be able to tailor treatment to patients by seeing what has worked for others with similar tumors
June 3, 2014
| By Dr. Sabrina Richards
Fred Hutch's HIDRA is a massive database currently under construction that will combine clinical records with tumor genetics and molecular data with the aim of eventually helping doctors choose the best targeted treatment.