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Dr. Paul Neiman, founding member of Fred Hutch, dies at 78

Physician-scientist led the charge in prioritizing fundamental research, built bridges between lab and clinic

Oct. 12, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Paul Neiman, a founding member of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and a transplant physician and cancer biologist, died Oct. 11 of complications from pancreatic cancer. He was 78. Neiman was also one of the founders and leaders of the Basic Sciences Division, one of the Hutch’s five scientific divisions, as well as the division that would later became the Human Biology Division. He served as director of Basic Sciences from 1983 to 1995. He retired from Fred Hutch in 2010.

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Fred Hutch president elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Gary Gilliland named as new member of country’s oldest learned societies

April 20, 2016 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch President and Director Dr. Gary Gilliland, a renowned expert in cancer genetics and precision medicine, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Read more about this honor.

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Doctor, researcher, patient and pathfinder

Dr. Paul Neiman reflects on 40 years of leadership, collaboration and curiosity

Sept. 28, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Paul Neiman spent much of his career living in two disparate worlds. He was a kind and compassionate doctor to patients living with — and often dying from — leukemia in the very early days of transplant medicine. And he was also a successful lab researcher studying the molecular details of oncogenesis, or how tumors come to be, despite lacking formal scientific training.

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How cells put themselves to sleep

Discoveries about hibernating yeast could help us understand why some cancers resist chemo

Aug. 20, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Biologists, by definition, study life. But a group of molecular biologists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have spent the past several years studying a physiological state that’s pretty much as un-lifelike as living systems get, a condition known as cellular quiescence.

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NCI Director Harold Varmus to step down

Fred Hutch researchers reflect on the Nobel laureate’s contributions to global health, cancer research

March 5, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Harold Varmus, director of the U.S. National Cancer Institute, has announced that he will step down. His influence was felt at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center during his time as director at NCI.

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Uncovering cancer’s metabolic quirks

Study reveals how many tumors fuel their rapid growth, suggesting possible new drug targets

Feb. 11, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A new Fred Hutch study has revealed why many cancers grow so rapidly, pointing to a possible Achilles’ heel -- involving how tumors change cells' metabolism -- that could be exploited in new cancer treatments.

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