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Governor Jay Inslee stopped by Fred Hutch's South Lake Union campus today to meet with our president and director Dr. Gary Gilliland. Their discussion of Washington state's thriving life science sector focused on cancer cures and contributions to our state economy. (Photo courtesy of Stephen Uy / Office of Governor Jay Inslee)
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“Humor helped me process the horrible thing that was happening to me, it helped me diminish it, take away some of its terrible power. It was a way to keep my fear, and that of my friends and family, in check – for a moment, at least.”

Plenty of patients use tumor humor to deal with their diagnosis, but it can be a tricky business, writes breast cancer survivor and self-declared weisenheimer Diane Mapes.
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I was a confused, angry, sobbing mess. But then my favorite coping mechanism kicked in and I started cracking wise at cancer’s expense. But cancer humor is complicated -- not everybody finds it funny. And there are times when it can backfire. Is tumor humor truly healthy? And good for us, as patients?
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From joy to sorrow, photojournalists around the world capture the diverse moments that define cancer.

Here are some of the best photos from the past month in our second "Cancer Around the World" slideshow.
Savanna, 23 months old, is hugged by her stem cell donor, Pam Dicaire, during Fred Hutch's Bone Marrow Transplant Survivor Reunion on July 25, 2015. Savanna's mom, Athena Gomez, left, holds flowers as Dicaire's daughter and husband look on. Photo by Robert Hood / Fred Hutch News Service ...
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A new study published Thursday in +Science Magazine suggests that the gut microbiome’s influence on the childhood immune system may be the reason that a promising experimental HIV vaccine failed to protect people from infection with the virus in recent clinical trials conducted by the +HIV Vaccine Trials Network and other vaccine research groups.
New findings suggest that the gut microbiome’s influence on the childhood immune system may be the reason a promising experimental HIV vaccine failed to protect people from infection with the virus in recent clinical trials.
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"No matter how hard you try, life has a way of throwing curveballs," Bo writes in his latest post for ‪#‎BoOnABike‬. He admits why he couldn't train this week, a problem many people face, and why it has motivated him even more to ride for @Obliteride. Since he couldn't train, Bo asked an ‪#‎Obliteride‬ veteran some helpful training tips that often don't get said like, “Practice drinking from your water bottle.”
Bo Jungmayer writes his third post of #BoOnABike with an admission that that life just got in the way, some good perspective on how to avoid it in the future and helpful tips from a veteran Obliteride rider.
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We are all inspired by Marybeth Dingledy - mountain climber, cyclist, backpacker, Snohomish County Superior Court judge and breast cancer survivor. This intrepid adventurer climbed 12 mountains to support Fred Hutch ‪#‎breastcancer‬ research through Climb to Fight.

"I very rarely sit on the couch. We got rid of cable TV because I never watched it. I don’t have an 'off' button. I keep hoping one will show up, but no," Dingledy said.
Life is all about mountains for Marybeth Dingledy — not just the kind you scale, but the rugged terrain you have to slog up, over, around or through when life goes sideways.
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For the first time, Pam Dicaire could see the living results of her own gift, a stem cell donation. She had saved Savanna.

“She’s so beautiful,” Dicaire said. And hundreds of bone marrow transplant survivors, donors, family members, caregivers and researchers applauded through laughter and tears.
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To +Seattle Seahawks fans, Earl Thomas III is a formidable free safety. But to his parents, Earl Jr. and Debbie, he'll always be their miracle child: Thomas was born after Debbie's bout with cervical cancer. Today, members of the Thomas family visited us to meet with Dr. Denise Galloway, one of the luminaries of cervical cancer research.

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Debbie Thomas, a cervical cancer survivor and the mother of Seattle Seahawks' Earl Thomas III, visited Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on Friday, accompanied by her husband and granddaughter. She met Dr. Denise Galloway, who played a critical role in discovering HPV’s association with cancer, paving the way for the vaccine.
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Good news! Dr. Polly Newcomb and her team received over $4 million grant to investigate aggressive, understudied type of colorectal cancer.
Newcomb team gets over $4 million grant to investigate aggressive, understudied type of colorectal cancer; Core Center of Hematology designated as national core resource
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Thank you Innovators Network members and Council. This group of young professionals is interested in saving lives faster by funding innovative early-stage research at Fred Hutch. With their support, promising new projects can launch up to six times faster than research funded by government grants alone. Last year IN donated more than $880,000 and since the program’s inception seven years ago, they have raised more than $3.2 million! To learn more about Innovators Network visit www.fredhutch.org/in. #ThankYouThursday
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Our own Tanya Chiatovich shares her and her family's emotional, arduous journey through her mother's ‪#‎cancer‬ diagnosis and treatment. Chiatovich's mother did not survive after her cancer relapsed, but the family treasures the last few years they were able to spend with her.

"She was lovely and she was frustrating and most of all, she was my mom," said Chiatovich.

Share your story and hear others' at Fred Hutch's Share Your Story page: http://www.fredhutch.org/en/about/share-your-story.html
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When Burke Tinsley had a fist-sized tumor taken out of his brain, he had to learn to walk and talk all over again. He never, ever gave up. A 17-year-old brain cancer survivor talks about resilience, hard work and Invictus.
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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, together with its clinical and research partners, the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s, form one of 40 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer-research centers. Fred Hutch is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.
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