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'Kids are not little adults'

Why children with cancer need their own drugs and their own research

Nov. 28, 2016 | by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

It's a simple fact: Kids are different than the rest of us. The unique biology of children and childhood diseases, however ― combined with limited research funding ― makes it tough to find the right treatments for kids.

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Designing drugs with a whole new toolbox

Researchers develop methods to design small, targeted proteins with shapes not found in nature

Sept. 14, 2016 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

For the first time, a team led by UW scientists designed certain peptides, or small proteins, that have chemical properties that would make them starting points for new drugs.

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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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