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Big support for the littlest patients

Fred Hutch Holiday Gala brings in more than $13 million to grow pediatric cancer research and develop needed therapies for children

Dec. 5, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

The Hutch Holiday Gala, the single largest fundraiser for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, raised more than $13 million to expand pediatric cancer research and develop new therapies for children. Read about the Saturday evening soiree here.

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For high-risk leukemia patients, umbilical cord blood transplant associated with lower risk of relapse

Study compares ‘alternative’ donor source vs. traditional transplantation of blood stem cells from an adult, unrelated donor

Sept. 7, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study by Fred Hutch researchers, published today in The New England Journal of Medicine, has found that umbilical cord blood transplants may have advantages beyond being an alternative source of stem cells for patients without a traditional donor match. They also are associated with a lower risk of relapse in high-risk leukemia patients.

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‘I want this to be something everyone can get’

New Fred Hutch spinoff to commercialize cord blood stem cell therapies based on work by Drs. Colleen Delaney, Irwin Bernstein

Dec. 3, 2015 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

A new Fred Hutch spinoff, Nohla Therapeutics, will commercialize cord blood stem cell therapies based on work by Dr. Colleen Delaney and Dr. Irwin Bernstein. In preliminary studies, the company’s first product helps stem cells engraft more quickly after transplant and protects patients from deadly infections during this vulnerable period.

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