Some parents grieve children lost to cancer by preserving precious spaces – their kids’ bedrooms
Oct. 12, 2016
| By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service
The preserved bedrooms represent the three essential elements of time following a devastating loss: a past to be cherished, a present marked by a loving placeholder for a missing child, a future never to be realized.
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.
Dr. Colleen Delaney leads first test of "off-the-shelf" cord blood cell product outside the transplant setting; Dr. Justin Taylor receives Hartwell Foundation award to research alternative to RSV vaccine
Drs. Colleen Delaney, Harlan Robins named 2016 Leaders in Health Care; Hutch study finds CMV viral load can act as surrogate endpoint for clinical trials; A new target for Tumor Paint: BLZ-100 lights up head and neck cancers; Dr. Stephen Tapscott appointed to NIAMS advisory council