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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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New guide helps clinicians navigate immunotherapy revolution in Merkel cell carcinoma

‘Real-world’ review accompanies new clinical care guidelines in rare skin cancer

June 28, 2018 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center researchers have published a new guide to help clinicians navigate a recent revolution in care for advanced Merkel cell carcinoma, a rare and deadly skin cancer.

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Poor quality of life in 1 in 5 caregivers of bone marrow transplant survivors

Largest-ever study IDs risk factors, paves way for interventions to help

June 28, 2018 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Being the caregiver of a loved one with a serious illness can be a tough job — and one that's too often under the radar. In a new study, Fred Hutch researchers take a hard look at how some of these "silent supporters" are doing.

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His immune system eradicated his melanoma. Could other patients’ bodies be taught to do the same thing?

How one man’s T cells are guiding the development of next-gen immunotherapies

June 19, 2018 | by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Chris Pope's immune system eradicated his stage 4 melanoma on an immunotherapy clinical trial. Is it possible to genetically reprogram other patients' to do the same thing?

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Dr. Joshua Hill receives Amy Strelzer Manasevit grant award

Award will help fund ‘paradigm shift’ in diagnosing post-transplant infections

June 6, 2018 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Joshua Hill, a physician-researcher at Fred Hutch who studies post-transplant complications, has received one of the most coveted honors in the transplantation field.

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Immunotherapy has long-term benefit for patients with advanced Merkel cell carcinoma

‘Incredibly big change’ in treatment of deadly skin cancer, new data show

June 4, 2018 | by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Immunotherapy drugs have transformed the treatment of a deadly skin cancer, Merkel cell carcinoma. New trial results show these drugs help many patients survive much longer than would otherwise be possible.

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