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.
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.
Precious playthings of brain cancer patients inspire artful glass replicas
Oct. 8, 2015
| By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service
After death, the mementos left behind are never enough. And yet they are everything. The favorite toys of three children who died from brain cancer have all inspired glass artwork to be unveiled Oct. 10 at Fred Hutch.
After three years of rehabilitation, 17-year-old brain tumor survivor gets his wish to walk through the doors of Fred Hutch
July 21, 2015
| By Megan Herndon / Fred Hutch News Services
Burke Tinsley could have gone to Disneyland or met his favorite celebrity, but when the Make-A-Wish Foundation came to him, the 17-year-old cancer survivor from Kentucky had other plans. He asked to come to Seattle to visit Microsoft Studios and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
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