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Three's a charm in a triple-drug combination for transplant patients

A drug with a storied past offers a new edge against an old foe

Dec. 4, 2016 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

Discovered nearly 45 years ago in the volcanic soils of fabled Easter Island in the Pacific, a drug first thought of as an antifungal agent has found a new purpose by boosting the survival of leukemia patients after blood stem cell transplants. In a clinical trial conducted by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the addition of a third drug, sirolimus, to a standard two-drug regimen effectively cut in half the incidence of acute graft-vs.-host disease, or GVHD, a common and dangerous complication of these lifesaving procedures.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Oct. 13, 2016

Dr. David Maloney named cellular immunotherapy medical director at Fred Hutch, SCCA; Dr. Jim Kublin gets grant to study how gut bugs alter HIV vaccine response.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

June 24, 2016

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