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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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Tailoring immune cells to target leukemia

Promising early trial results show engineered immune cells may help buffer against cancer relapse after bone marrow transplantation

April 21, 2016 | By Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Phil Greenberg’s team at Fred Hutch has developed methods to genetically modify T cells, a type of immune cell, to specifically seek out cancer cells while they ignore healthy cells. On Wednesday, he presented results of an early-stage trial at the American Association for Cancer Research annual conference in New Orleans that appear to show promise in preventing disease relapse after blood stem cell transplantation.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

April 21, 2016

Women’s Health Initiative receives AACR Team Science Award; Andrew Hsieh awarded AACR NextGen Grant for Transformative Cancer Research; Designing an off-the-shelf nanoparticle-based immunotherapy; Fred Hutch’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division contributes to early study of promising Ebola vaccine

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