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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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Toys to totems: Sacred artifacts keep lost loved ones close

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.

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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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‘It’s your own drive that makes a difference’

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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