David Dunnington talks about his struggle with a rare melanoma and his success with an immunotherapy clinical trial at Fred Hutch’s clinical care partner, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. He will be riding in Obliteride in August as a survivor!
When Andrew Adams was 8, he got his first pet chicken. A few months later, his mother overheard him telling his beloved bird that he thought his body was trying to kill him. Andrew is autistic – but something else was going on. He had bouts of pain and fevers that kept getting worse and worse. Read on for more about Andrew's story and his amazing chicken, Frightful:
Washington State Trooper R.S. Padgett has had multiple chemotherapies, radiation treatment and three bone marrow transplants following a multiple myeloma diagnosis five years ago. But this young mother of two continues to take life’s obstacles head on. She shared her story of resilience and survival with us.
Planning a garage sale this summer? Consider donating the proceeds to Fred Hutch! Our Fundraise for Fred Hutch pages make it easy, fun and tax deductible for your shoppers — all while raising vital funds for our mission. Visit the site to get started:
A big #ThankYouThursday shout-out to our friends Tor and Nathan, who set up a Fred Hutch information booth outside their local grocery store in Bellingham. After studying leukemia in school this year, they were determined to raise awareness about the disease, and even collected $80 to go towards leukemia research at the Hutch. Thanks, Tor and Nathan!
In a tale of research going in unexpected directions, a team of evolutionary biologists has found that a gene family dubbed "wtf" can poison its own host. This so-called "selfish gene" yields no benefit to the host, a type of yeast, but may have driven the fungus's evolution.
Less than 50 percent of cancer patients recall discussing fertility risks with their doctor. LIVESTRONG wants to hear directly from cancer survivors about their experiences with cancer and fertility in order to close the fertility information gap.
With just 15-20 minutes of your time, you can help improve the daily lives of cancer survivors and assist them in planning for a full life after... View details ⇨
Since 2013, local volunteers have raised over $200,000 in support of multiple myeloma research happening here in the Pacific Northwest. Join us on June 25 at Magnuson Park for the Defeat Multiple Myeloma 5K as we celebrate survivors and remember loved ones. Our ambitious goal: to raise $100,000 for research at Fred Hutch on cutting-edge new immunotherapy strategies for this disease.
Congratulations to Fred Hutch computational biologist Dr. Harlan Robins, co-founder of Adaptive Biotechnologies, who has received a Pacific Northwest Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He shares the award with his brother Chad Robins, who is president and CEO of the company, a Hutch spinoff that is a pioneer and leader in combining high-throughput sequencing and expert bioinformatics to profile... View details ⇨
When Camille's stepdad Bob came into her family's life when she was a little girl, he became a beloved father figure to her. Now, as he goes through a difficult struggle with metastatic melanoma, he's the reason she comes in to work at Fred Hutch every day. "In part, the reason why I do what I do is to honor him," she said.
If cancer cells were a car, Dr. Eduardo Méndez at Fred Hutch has found a way to throw sand in the gears of certain head and neck cancers. With a new $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), he aims to develop targeted, less-toxic therapy for this disfiguring cancer.
How do you help childhood cancer survivors — more at risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and other health issues — stay fit and active? Fred Hutch/Seattle Children's physician-scientists Drs. Eric Chow and Jay Mendoza turned to Facebook and Fitbit.
“We’re trying to meet the teens where they’re at already,” Mendoza said in an interview with GeekWire. “They’re a very wired... View details ⇨
This week we hosted some of the top experts on cancer immunotherapy from around Seattle and the country to discuss the latest developments in this hot field of cancer treatment. Here's five of our top takeaways from the forum, organized by Xconomy: