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H. pylori test hints at risk factor for stomach cancer

Pilot study suggests specific strain of bacteria may be found more often in East Asian patients with stomach cancer

Sept. 12, 2018 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

A pilot study by Dr. Nina Salama at Fred Hutch hints that carrying a specific strain of H. pylori could be a risk factor for stomach cancer in East Asian patients.

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How cancer fools healthy neighboring cells

‘Tumor microenvironment’ research underscores why we need cancer immunotherapy — and how to make it work for more patients

July 18, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Like tiny con men, cancer cells have many tricks to fool healthy cells into helping them. Research into the "tumor microenvironment" is uncovering new avenues for treatment.

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Finding ways to deliver on the promise of precision oncology

‘Functional genomics’ method aims to marry three powerful techniques to speed personalized cancer treatments to patients

March 31, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Christopher Kemp is confident that the answer to personalized cancer treatment is written in the molecules inside each patient’s tumor, we just need to figure out how to separate the wheat from the chaff.

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I speak computer: Making medical information Big Data-ready

Natural language processing helps turn medical information into data computers can analyze to transform research, patient care

Nov. 4, 2014 | By Dr. Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

At Fred Hutch, natural language processing is being used to find hidden patterns in medical information from thousands of consenting cancer patients, offering a body of data that can inform each patient's treatment.

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