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Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Oct. 19, 2017

Dr. Ruth Etzioni, a Fred Hutch biostatistician, has received a five-year National Institutes of Health grant to advance the science of cancer surveillance by developing, validating and deploying a scalable, automated approach for identifying cancer recurrence.

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'Pinktober': What Breast Cancer Awareness Month means to patients, care providers and others

Some see it as invaluable for education and advocacy while others, including male breast cancer patients, may feel left out

Oct. 12, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Breast Cancer Awareness Month definitely means different things to different people. For some, it’s about celebrating strength and survival. For others, it's about advocacy and a push to educate people about the realities of the disease. Read on for a few thoughts about BCAM from breast cancer patients, researchers and caregivers.

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Antimicrobial stewardship preserves a ‘shared resource’

Gains in cancer survival at risk due to surge in multi-drug resistant superbugs

May 4, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Antibiotics and other antimicrobials are unique among medications, a “shared resource” that we need to preserve, much as we steward our environment and natural resources, says Fred Hutch clinician-infectious disease researcher Dr. Catherine Liu. Overuse or misuse can lead to drug-resistant bugs that can then spread to new hosts and in some cases even spread their resistance genes to different microorganisms, posing a risk to society at large.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Dec. 22, 2016

For fourth year in a row, Fred Hutch/SCCA transplant rates among best in the U.S.; immuntherapy symposium available on video for those who couldn't attend the event

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‘A place where miracles happen’: Opening of Bezos Family Immunotherapy Clinic highlights patient-focused science

Research symposium and ribbon cutting celebrates first-of-its-kind facility for experimental immunotherapies

Dec. 16, 2016 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Lymphoma survivor Stephanie Florence said she wouldn't be alive if not for the science done at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. This week, she cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the Bezos Family Immunotherapy Clinic, which will make it possible for twice as many patients like Florence to receive treatment.

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A career of connections

New top hire Dr. Nancy Davidson will continue to build bridges as scientist, physician and leader at Fred Hutch, SCCA, UW

Dec. 1, 2016 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Today, Dr. Nancy Davidson, an internationally acclaimed breast cancer oncologist, became the senior vice president and director of the Clinical Research Division of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. She is also the president and executive director of the Hutch’s patient-care arm, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance; and the professor and head of the Division of Medical Oncology of the University of Washington School of Medicine.

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