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Want to make better T-cell therapies? First, figure out how they work.

New study maps out activities, effects of widely used components in cellular immunotherapies

Aug. 21, 2018 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

This work "gives us a direction" to create better, next-gen versions of this type of cancer immunotherapy, called CAR T-cell therapy, the researchers said.

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Dr. Geoffrey Hill 3rd recipient of José Carreras/E. Donnall Thomas Endowed Chair for Cancer Research

Endowments provide faculty with freedom and flexibility to pursue critical research endeavors

Aug. 14, 2018 | By Kristen Woodward / Fred Hutch News Service

Hematologist Dr. Geoffrey Hill, a physician-scientist who was recently recruited from Australia to lead Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation at Fred Hutch, is the third and most recent recipient of the José Carreras/E. Donnall Thomas Endowed Chair for Cancer Research.

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Dr. Yingqi Zhao receives SWOG Coltman Fellowship early-career award

She plans to use the funds to develop new surveillance and diagnostic strategies for immunotherapy trials

Aug. 8, 2018 | By Colin Petersdorf / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center biostatistician Dr. Yingqi Zhao has been awarded the Dr. Charles A. Coltman Jr. Fellowship, which recognizes and funds prolific early- and mid-career scientists from affiliated institutions within SWOG, a national clinical trials network.

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Improving cancer vaccines with T-cell programming nanoparticles

Dr. Matthias Stephan receives grant to develop cancer vaccine–optimizing, TCR-programming nanotechnology

July 31, 2018 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch immunobioengineer Dr. Matthias Stephan has received an award to support the development of a combined T-cell programming, cancer-vaccine strategy to treat cancer.

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3 new projects map out immune responses to cancers

Scientists aim to gather knowledge that improves future immunotherapies

July 30, 2018 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

The immune system has the potential to eradicate cancer. But cancers are expert escape artists, with numerous tools for shutting down or hiding from immune attack. Three research teams at Fred Hutch have launched new projects aimed at revealing some of these secrets and laying the groundwork for developing better immune-harnessing cancer therapies, or immunotherapies.

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The legacy of a pioneering transplant immunologist

‘So much to be learned’: Dr. John Hansen reflects on the lives he’s saved and the answers still to come

July 11, 2018 | by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Among his many contributions to bone marrow transplantation, Hansen helped define the rules for matching donors and patients and was a founding father of volunteer donor registries.

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