Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center bioengineer and cancer researcher Dr. Cyrus Ghajar has focused much of his work on what causes breast cancer cells to metastasize. Now, with the help of a new $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation, Ghajar and his team are hoping to crack open a mystery that has long puzzled scientists in the field: Why do metastatic cells, which can proliferate in many organs, nearly always fail to grow in skeletal muscles, which account for as much as half the body mass of an adult?
Clinical trial in Uganda will test alternative diagnostic tool and oral chemotherapy, study genetic differences
Aug. 15, 2017
| By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service
Researchers from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Uganda Cancer Institute are launching a clinical study in the Ugandan capital Kampala that could change the way breast cancer in sub-Saharan Africa is diagnosed and treated.
Fred Hutch's Dr. Slobodan Beronja and colleagues published new findings that show healthy skin cells can fight off the cancerous tendencies of nearby cells that harbor cancer-causing mutations. Dr. Jeremy Roop, a postdoc conducting HIV research in the McElrath Lab and Computational biology in the Bloom Lab, has been named a Damon Runyan Fellow.
Study of 10-year-old flu samples finds virus’s evolution in individual transplant patients partially mirrors later global trends
June 27, 2017
| By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service
When it comes to the flu, a few infected people may speak for the multitude. Evolutionary biologists have found that evolution in individual infections has parallels to the virus's later global evolution.