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'Back to normal life'

Sorting stem cells before transplant helps lower the risk of graft-vs.-host disease, researcher reports

Dec. 5, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

Patients in a clinical trial, including Dr. Curtis Mack, had lower rates of graft-vs.-host disease when researchers filtered stem cells before transplant, scientists reported Monday.

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'Not as many voices for them'

How stem cell transplant researchers are helping kids with rare non-malignant diseases

Nov. 30, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Patients like Idan Zablocki, born with the rare immune disorder known as Hyper IgM Syndrome, can be helped with treatments originally designed for cancer patients -- such as stem cell transplantation.

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'A life changer'

Losing her partner to cancer helped shape life path for Fred Hutch’s new vice president and chief human resources officer

Nov. 15, 2016 | By Linda Dahlstrom / Fred Hutch News Service

Lynne Kornblatt knows firsthand the urgent need for new and better treatments and cures for cancer. Early in her career she worked as a nurse; later she lost her partner of 17 years to cancer. Now Kornblatt, who is also a lawyer, is bringing her unique expertise to Fred Hutch and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance as the new vice president and chief human resources officer.

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