https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/rss2017-02-17T23:54:33.506ZCenter News RSS FeedAdobe Experience ManagerGood News: Dr. Keith Jerome, collaborators awarded amfAR grant for HIV cure researchDr. Keith Jerome, collaborators awarded amfAR grant for HIV cure research; NCI selects Hutch survivorship study among top 10 research highlights in 2016; and Dr. Nancy Davidson receives 2017 Women in Oncology Awardhttps://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2017/02/hiv-cure-research-grant-to-keith-jerome-and-collaborators2017-02-16T20:30:40.000Z2017-02-16T20:30:40.000ZLove in the time of cancer — three couples find romance despite diseaseGetting dumped after diagnosis isn’t the only plotline when it comes to love and cancer. Fred Hutch News Service talked to three couples who found romance despite disease. This Valentine's Day, we share their stories.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2017/02/valentines-day-love-in-the-time-of-cancer2017-02-14T21:09:12.000Z2017-02-14T21:09:12.000ZCake, candles and a wish for more HIV curesAt an HIV cure workshop, activists and researchers celebrated Timothy Ray Brown's 10th 'birthday.' A decade ago, Brown became the first and so far only person in the world to be cured of HIV after undergoing grueling bone marrow transplants to treat life-threatening leukemia. Over and over again on Sunday, he heard people say, "Timothy, you give me hope."https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2017/02/timothy-ray-brown-cake-candles-and-a-wish-for-more-hiv-cures2017-02-13T21:09:25.000Z2017-02-13T21:09:25.000ZGood News: Communications & Marketing wins 12 creativity awardsFred Hutch Communications & Marketing Department wins 12 awards for creativity in 7 categories; Paulovich Lab to lead protein-assay work for national Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2017/02/communications-marketing-wins-12-creativity-awards2017-02-09T21:05:10.000Z2017-02-09T21:05:10.000ZHappy 10th birthday, Timothy Ray BrownA decade after Timothy Ray Brown underwent a bone marrow transplant that made him the first person to be cured of HIV, scientists at Fred Hutch and other institutions are working hard to make sure he will not remain the only person cured. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2017/02/timothy-ray-brown-celebrates-10th-anniversary-of-hiv-cure2017-02-07T17:21:26.000Z2017-02-07T17:21:26.000ZProteowhatnow? 6 questions with a proteomics expertAs an oncologist, Dr. Mandy Paulovich ran into an "ethical dilemma" when treating her patients. Since then, she's dedicated her career to proteomics in her quest to solve it.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2017/02/proteomics-expert-amanda-paulovich2017-02-06T16:59:10.000Z2017-02-06T16:59:10.000ZGood News: Gene therapy for sickle cell disease, and moreNovel gene therapy for sickle cell disease and related disorders on the horizon; immunotherapy trial in rare skin cancer named one of 2016’s major advances in clinical cancer research and care; Dr. Cara McDermott receives AcademyHealth new investigator award; and study documents sperm changes years after chemotherapy.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2017/02/novel-gene-therapy-sickle-cell2017-02-02T23:23:27.000Z2017-02-02T23:23:27.000ZReawakening the X chromosome: New possible therapeutic targets for rare neurological disorderA research team led by Fred Hutch's Dr. Antonio Bedalov have uncovered 30 genes that could, one day, serve as therapeutic targets to reverse Rett syndrome, a rare neurological disorder that affects primarily girls and women. The new findings are described in a study published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2017/01/reawakening-x-chromosome-new-possible-target-rett-syndrome2017-01-30T19:43:09.000Z2017-01-30T19:43:09.000ZHow cancer survivors are teaching researchers — even decades laterEvery 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.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2017/01/how-cancer-survivors-teach-researchers-decades-after-treatment2017-01-27T22:43:18.000Z2017-01-27T22:43:18.000ZGood News: Medical tourism changing global medical landscape; Dr. Jarrod Dudakov wins ASH Scholar AwardFred Hutch/UW study provides insights into changing global medical landscape; Dr. Jarrod Dudakov wins second ASH Scholar Award.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2017/01/good-news-medical-tourism-dudakov-ash-scholar-award2017-01-27T20:32:05.000Z2017-01-27T20:32:05.000ZMiami Marlins pitcher Dustin McGowan honored as 52nd Hutch Award winnerRelief pitcher Dustin McGowan had what they call “a career year” last season for the Miami Marlins. That’s a remarkable achievement for a player who has weathered Tommy John elbow surgery as a minor leaguer, multiple injuries in the major leagues, and for the past 12 years has pitched with an insulin pump in his back pocket to keep his type 1 diabetes in check. It's that kind of pluck that also earned the 34-year-old the 52nd Hutch Award.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2017/01/miami-marlins-pitcher-dustin-mcgowan-hutch-award2017-01-26T18:35:58.000Z2017-01-26T18:35:58.000ZNew cancer mortality rate study highlights health disparities across the countryA new study by public health researchers at the UW shows cancer mortality rates have dropped 20 percent in the last 35 years. But some counties had significantly higher death rates than others. The lead author and a Fred Hutch health disparities expert explain why.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2017/01/new-cancer-mortality-rate-study-highlights-health-disparities2017-01-25T01:52:08.000Z2017-01-25T01:52:08.000ZChildhood cancer survivor still inspires Fred Hutch researcherDr. Jim Olson recalls the story of how a young patient with kidney cancer, the son of a Hutch research colleague, went on to intern in his lab and become a scientist himself.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2017/01/childhood-cancer-survivor-still-inspires-fred-hutch-researcher2017-01-20T19:13:47.000Z2017-01-20T19:13:47.000ZGood News at Fred HutchDr. Larry Corey wins $2.6 million grant to explore using CAR T cells for HIV cure; Immune responses against virus-related cancer may provide clues for improved immunotherapy; Hutch/UW symposium underscores Seattle's reputation as "infectious disease central"; Fred Hutch CIO Matthew Trunnell among speakers at SLU Collaborative seminar.
https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2017/01/good-news-hiv-cure-grant-merkel-cell-carcinoma-virology-seminar-big-data-seminar2017-01-19T23:45:41.000Z2017-01-19T23:45:41.000ZNearly half of U.S. men actively infected with HPV, study findsHPV-linked cancers on the rise in men, but nearly nine in 10 vaccine-eligible men are unvaccinated, new research shows.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2017/01/hpv-infection-half-american-men-study2017-01-19T16:00:00.000Z2017-01-19T16:00:00.000ZCapturing information from thousands of cells at onceResearchers have developed a new technique which allows them to examine huge amounts of information from a single cell or zoom out and see data patterns among thousands upon thousands of cells — all in a single experiment. The method could help researchers dive deep into the ecosystem of cancer. https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2017/01/bielas-single-cell-transcriptome-methodology2017-01-16T10:00:00.000Z2017-01-16T10:00:00.000ZGood News at Fred HutchCelebrating faculty and staff achievements https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2017/01/good-news-uthamanthil-hutch-awards2017-01-13T07:00:00.000Z2017-01-13T07:00:00.000ZNew library of HIV mutants could inform vaccine designFred Hutch researchers have created a library containing millions of mutant HIV viruses. Some of these mutants are very good at infecting human cells, no different from their “natural” viral ancestor. Some of them are worse. Together, they can teach researchers something important about HIV in humans.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2017/01/hiv-vaccine-design-may-be-informed-by-library-of-mutants2017-01-12T19:11:08.000Z2017-01-12T19:11:08.000ZNew screening study causes more mammogram confusionWe tapped experts at Fred Hutch and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance for their thoughts on a new study and commentary that have raised questions about the value of mammography and how it can sometimes lead to overtreatment.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2017/01/breast-cancer-screening-study-causes-mammography-muddle2017-01-11T20:01:32.000Z2017-01-11T20:01:32.000ZA Q&A with immunotherapy researcher Dr. Rachel PerretA postdoctoral research fellow training under the mentorship of immunotherapy expert Dr. Phil Greenberg, Dr. Rachel Perret is working toward an “off-the-shelf” version of T-cell therapy.https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2017/01/q-and-a-immunotherapy-researcher-rachel-perret2017-01-09T19:47:00.000Z2017-01-09T19:47:00.000Z