Tracking survivors long after treatment ends helps inform medical decisions for today’s patients and much more
Jan. 26, 2018
| By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service
Every year since its inception in the early 1980s, the Fred Hutch Long-term Follow-up Program sends out a detailed questionnaire to every transplant survivor. The answers to these questions inform a host of research topics on the long-term effects of transplantation, from graft-vs.-host disease to cataracts, from secondary cancers to infertility and sexual dysfunction.
Largest-ever study IDs risk factors, paves way for interventions to help
Dec. 9, 2017
| By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service
Being the caregiver of a loved one with a serious illness can be a tough job — and one that's too often under the radar. In a new study, Fred Hutch researchers take a hard look at how some of these "silent supporters" are doing.
Colleagues, patients praise long-term follow-up nurse as professional, compassionate and ‘calm to the core’
Nov. 5, 2014
| By JoNel Aleccia / Fred Hutch News Service
When Judy Campbell moved to Seattle in the spring of 1969, she was a 24-year-old nurse keenly interested in helping high-risk leukemia patients – at least for a little while. Monday marked Campbell’s last day as a clinical nurse with the center’s Long-Term Follow-Up program. Now 69, Campbell reflects on her long 45-year career.