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An ‘audacious and ambitious’ building

Seattle celebrates the opening of the new Uganda-Fred Hutch cancer center

June 4, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

At the grand opening of the new UCI-Fred Hutch Cancer Centre in Kampala last month, leaders of both the Uganda Cancer Institute and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center made clear that the celebration was as much about the people involved in the decade-long collaboration as it was about the alliance’s new state-of-the-art facility. That said, the building really is awesome.

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‘I pray that God will help me’: Treating Kaposi sarcoma in Uganda

Researchers are partnering to better understand infection-related cancers

May 15, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Kaposi sarcoma, now rare in the United States, is a common cancer in Uganda, where researchers and physicians from the Uganda Cancer Institute and Fred Hutch are partnering to try to better learn how to treat infection-related cancers.

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What Uganda is teaching us about cancer

Fred Hutch-Uganda alliance builds a new cancer center on the shoulders of giants

May 12, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

"it's been a long, long journey here," said Uganda Cancer Institute physician Dr. Fred Okuku, referring to the grand opening of the UCI-Fred Hutch Cancer Centre on May 21 in Kampala.

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When the doctor is the patient

A kidney transplant and a cancer diagnosis helped shape the career of infection-control expert Steve Pergam

March 23, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

As director of infection control at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and an infectious disease researcher at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Dr. Steve Pergam works to protect a subset of people who are particularly vulnerable to infectious diseases: cancer patients.

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