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Science to watch in 2018: From immunotherapy to gene therapy, big data to new tech

Fred Hutch experts lend their predictions for the coming year’s advances

Jan. 12, 2018 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

We asked Fred Hutch researchers for their predictions on scientific advances to watch in the coming year. Look for their tips on what's next in cancer immunotherapy, precision oncology, gene editing, infectious disease research, cancer prevention and more.

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10 highlights of Fred Hutch science in 2017

A look back at notable discoveries in cancer immunotherapy, HIV prevention and more

Dec. 28, 2017 | by Sabin Russell and Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

It's been a year of breakthroughs at Fred Hutch. Here are 10 of our favorites.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Dec. 21, 2017

When it comes to cancer, there’s no shortage of potential drug targets — many molecules are thrown out of whack when tumors develop. But finding a drug that specifically works against these aberrant molecules is another task entirely. Now, a group led by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists has designed a small protein from scratch that specifically blocks a protein known as TEAD that plays a role in many different cancers.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Dec. 7, 2017

Fred Hutch Pancreatic cancer researcher Dr. Sunil Hingorani has won a three-year, $1.8 million grant from the federal Cancer Moonshot program, the signature initiative of former Vice President Joseph Biden. Hingorani is one of six collaborators nationwide who received funding this fall for a new research consortium focused on the biological context of pancreatic tumors — such as nearby immune cells or blood vessels — which can have a major impact on a tumor’s vulnerability to treatment.

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Immune cells share their insides with tumors to promote cancer spread

New study in zebrafish and mice shows immune cells interact with melanoma and transfer their contents to spur metastasis

Dec. 4, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study using mice and tiny transparent fish as models of human cancer, published in Developmental Cell, has shed light on the very first stages of metastasis in the skin cancer melanoma.

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Science without borders

At Fred Hutch and other U.S. research centers, a global village works to cure cancer and other diseases

Oct. 16, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch Research Center

Fred Hutch, like other major U.S. cancer research centers, attracts top scientists from around the world working to cure cancer, HIV and other diseases

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