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Revealing a new way that cancer can evade immunotherapy — and, maybe, how to stop it

How a new technology solved a mystery and honors one man’s legacy

Sept. 24, 2018 | by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Before his aggressive cancer took his life, he donated his tissue samples to research. Now scientists think that new insights from his cells could save lives.

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The legacy of a pioneering transplant immunologist

‘So much to be learned’: Dr. John Hansen reflects on the lives he’s saved and the answers still to come

July 11, 2018 | by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Among his many contributions to bone marrow transplantation, Hansen helped define the rules for matching donors and patients and was a founding father of volunteer donor registries.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

May 19, 2016

Fred Hutch receives $50M grant to extend Women’s Health Initiative Clinical Coordinating Center for another five years; Dr. Effie Petersdorf honored for career achievements in transplantation immunogenetics; Fred Hutch President Gary Gilliland receives inaugural Champions for Children Award; Grad student Bish Paul from Kiem Lab among inaugural class of Husky 100.

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Finding a better (mis)match

New way to pair blood stem cell donors with recipients promises to lower risk of potentially devastating transplant side effect

Aug. 28, 2015 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Soon, many patients coming to Seattle for blood stem cell transplants will have a lower risk of a potentially life-threatening complication thanks to additional genetic testing, which will be built on findings published this month by a team of Fred Hutch researchers led by Dr. Effie Wang Petersdorf.

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