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New clues to treating deadly skin cancer

Small clinical trial finds two forms of immunotherapy may be better than one for treating metastatic melanoma

June 6, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Matthew Flood, a retired EMT from the Tacoma Fire Department, is one of 10 patients with metastatic melanoma treated with an experimental combination of immunotherapies between 2011 and 2013. In a study published today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the research team described the small clinical trial and how the patients have fared in the years following their treatment. Flood is now in complete remission five years after receiving the combo immunotherapy.

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$1.2 million Dream Team to explore 'new frontiers in immunotherapy'

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Drs. Cassian Yee, Phillip Greenberg and Stan Riddell join Stand Up to Cancer's three-year, international translational cancer research project

Dec. 17, 2012 | By Dean Forbes

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Sixth-grade scientists partner with Center researchers to tackle cancer

Aided by six Hutchinson Center 'doctor partners,' local grade schoolers explore possible cancer cures, visit campus

May 29, 2012 | By Colleen Steelquist

Budding sixth-grade scientists from Snohomish's Dutch Hill Elementary School recently spent the day on the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center campus, the culmination of a yearlong exploratory partnership with Center researchers.

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Investigational immunotherapy halts advanced melanoma

Cassian Yee study shows progress in using patients' own tumor-fighting cells to knock back late-stage skin cancer

March 5, 2012 | By Dean Forbes

A small, early-phase clinical trial, led by Dr. Cassian Yee of the Hutchinson Center's Clinical Research Division, to test the effectiveness of treating patients with advanced melanoma using billions of clones of their own tumor-fighting cells combined with a specific type of chemotherapy has shown that the approach has promise. One patient of the 11 experienced a long-term, complete remission that has lasted more than three years, and in four others with progressive disease, the melanoma temporarily stopped growing. The results of the study appear in the March 5 early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Yee Lab’s McIntyre wins $10,000 research scholar grant

Amanda Claire McIntyre will use the national award from the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation to complete her doctorate in the UW’s Molecular & Cellular Biology program

April 18, 2011 | By Dean Forbes

Amanda Claire McIntyre, a University of Washington graduate student in the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Yee Lab, was one of seven graduate students nationally chosen to receive a competitive $10,000 research scholar award by the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation.

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Immunologists’ ‘team science’ honored

Collaborative achievements in T-cell immunotherapies cited

Oct. 11, 2010

Two dozen researchers from the Fred Hutchinson/University of Washington Cancer Consortium received first-ever Team Science awards from the International Society for Biological Therapy of Cancer on Oct. 3 at the organization’s 25th annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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