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'Finally showing hope'

Immunotherapy trial results transforming care for rare skin cancer

April 19, 2016 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

With few remaining options for treating his aggressive Merkel cell carcinoma, Stan Collender joined a clinical trial of the immune-modulating drug pembrolizumab. The trial's results are giving new hope to people with this rare cancer.

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6 questions in cancer immunotherapy

From cancer vaccines to engineered T cells, experts weigh in on the big unknowns

March 18, 2016 | by Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch immunotherapy experts share their perspectives on a few of the big questions in cancer immunotherapy research — and the steps that they and their colleagues are taking to answer them as quickly as they can.

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Scratching the surface of a rare skin cancer

Immune-boosting therapy shows promise for advanced Merkel cell carcinoma

Oct. 6, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Skin cancer researcher Dr. Paul Nghiem is leading a clinical trial testing the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab for patients with advanced Merkel cell carcinoma, a rare and aggressive skin cancer. Early results from the trial are showing great promise for these patients.

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