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How mutations in a single gene alter the course of a deadly brain cancer

New laboratory study of glioma links more aggressive immune response to poorer prognosis

May 23, 2017 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study in the aggressive brain cancer known as glioma found that higher levels of immune cells correlated with poorer survival.

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Replenishing immune cells after remission

New approach, not yet tested in humans, aims to restore immune-powering B cells in cancer patients following successful CAR T-cell therapy

Oct. 17, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

Scientists at Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s Research Institute, and Technical University of Munich showed that activating a “kill switch” can turn off CAR T cells after doctors deem a cancer defeated, allowing normal B cells to again flourish.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Sept. 22, 2016

Dr. Candice Grzelak gets $180K to study breast cancer mets; Infectious Disease Sciences earns training grant; Drs. Jesse Bloom, Frederick "Erick" Matsen named HHMI-Simons Faculty Scholars

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

June 24, 2016

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On the other side of tragedy

People who endure life-changing stress seem to gain resilience — and think they look younger: study

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

Weathering life’s darkest storms and deepest traumas may equip some older adults with the internal armor to better cope with daily aggravations.

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Immunotherapy for pancreatic cancer boosts survival more than 75 percent in mice, study finds

Therapy using engineered immune cells offers promise for the ‘disease that desperately needs something new’

Oct. 29, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A certain type of immunotherapy can boost survival from the nearly-always deadly pancreatic cancer by more than 75 percent in mice, a new study finds.

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