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New technological platform opens unexplored world of tiny proteins

'Cystine-dense peptides' largely untapped source of new therapeutics for tough diseases

Feb. 26, 2018 | by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

A new high-throughput system allows scientists to produce tiny, targeted proteins that are a promising source of new drugs to treat difficult cancers.

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Two parents, two sons named Justin, one cause

The mother of Seahawks' Justin Britt teamed up with a grieving father to learn about promising new research that could help others

July 15, 2016 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

On the day of their visit to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, a proud mother and a grieving father met one another for the first time, strangers connected by a football team, a name and a desire to raise awareness about cancer. It was their sons, both named Justin, who brought them together. Kelly Britt’s 25-year-old Justin will likely start this September as center for the Seattle Seahawks. Adam Lazara’s son, Justin, was an avid Seahawks fan. But after a nearly yearlong battle with brain cancer, he passed away earlier this month at age 3.

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‘A crack in the door’: Glimpses of hope for the future of brain cancer care

Fred Hutch researchers discuss brain tumor treatments in the works — and what’s coming next

March 24, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

From precision medicine to lighting up tumors to gene therapy to the promise of immunotherapy, Fred Hutch researchers discuss the future of brain cancer care and treatment.

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‘Turn it into something good’

Fred Hutch intern Margo Coxon shares the root of her desire to find a cure

Aug. 14, 2015 | By Megan Herndon / Fred Hutch News Service

For 19-year-old Margo Coxon, a summer internship at Fred Hutch wasn’t just something to add to her resume -- it was a chance to help find a cure for the disease that took her sister’s life.

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