Blood Cancer Awareness Month in September provides an opportunity to remind the public about the urgent need to support research to find cures, and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is marking the occasion with a reinvigorated focus on helping children with cancer live better, longer lives. LLS announced today it has more than doubled its funding of research focused…
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Through the amfAR Research Consortium on HIV Eradication (ARCHE), a grant program that fosters collaboration among teams of scientists, amfAR has awarded new grants totaling $1.16 million to advance a pair of innovative research studies attacking HIV from very different angles. Keith Jerome, Ph.D., of the University of Washington, Seattle, was awarded $344,000 for a project that aims to advance…
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Alexander Greninger, MD, PhD, an Assistant Professor and member of the Department of Laboratory Medicine at University of Washington, was recognized at the 11th International Conference on HHV-6 & 7, for his excellent work in the comparative, genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic reannotation of HHV-6A/B, as well as his analysis of the heterogeneity, large origin tandem repeats and interspecies recombination in HHV-6A/B…
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Dr. Jerry Radich, a pioneering leukemia researcher and expert in molecular genetics, is the inaugural recipient of the Kurt Enslein Endowed Chair at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. John and Christine Enslein presented the chair to Radich Aug. 13 during a luncheon at Fred Hutch. The ceremony highlighted the Ensleins’ long history of support to Fred Hutch — giving that…
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Two early-career scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have received prestigious grants to further their prostate cancer research. Alexandra “Alex” Corella, a graduate research assistant, won a $25,000, one-year fellowship from the Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs, which are administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. She will use the funding to complete her doctoral dissertation research on…
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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has awarded eight grants totaling $1 million to a dozen of its scientists through the Evergreen Fund, which supports early research projects thought to be good prospects for commercial partnerships. Since 2017, the Evergreen Fund has awarded $3 million to projects proposed by researchers seeking a timely boost to help bring their ideas from the…
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Summary The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded grants to 44 doctoral adviser-student pairs to improve faculty mentoring skills, support new scientific leaders, and foster diversity and inclusion in science. A good scientific mentor can help students navigate different career paths and plug them into new networks. A mentor can be a sounding board and an advocate – and they…
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The deadly nature of most pancreatic tumors is well known. Less than 10% of patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, or PDA, will survive five years past diagnosis. Recent molecular analyses of PDA has shown that a patient’s prognosis changes depending on their tumor’s molecular characteristics. One subtype of PDA, dubbed quasi-mesenchymal PDA, or QM-PDA, has the worst prognosis of all. A new…
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Dr. Tyler Starr has been named a 2019 Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellow. He is among 15 new Fellows to receive this prestigious, four-year award. The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center postdoc, who is co-mentored by Hutch computational biologists Drs. Jesse Bloom and Erick Matsen, will study how DNA mutations affect the function of antibodies, a type of specialized immune protein, during the course of an immune…
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The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, is proud to award 55 grants totaling $17.5 million to support physician-scientists studying innovative treatment options in the pediatric cancer space. This is the largest of several annual funding cycles, including 5 grant types. In the United States, one in five kids diagnosed with cancer will not survive and…
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