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Former VP Joe Biden comes out swinging for science

AUSTIN, Texas — Joe Biden may no longer be vice president, but he’s still leading the charge for his cancer moonshot, and for science funding as well. “The United States government, at this point in our development, should be doubling and … Continue reading

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How fighting cancer will extend tech frontiers

The fight against cancer isn’t just about drugs and genetics. It’s also about wearable devices, health-savvy chatbots, machine learning and one of the biggest challenges that cloud computing will ever face. Gary Gilliland, president and director of Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer … Continue reading

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Fred Hutch’s chief enlists techies to fight cancer

The president and director of Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Gary Gilliland, is bringing big-data experts on board to make good on his controversial prediction that there could be cures and therapies for “most, if not all, human cancers” by 2025. Those … Continue reading

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Smartphone selfie system seeks cancer signs

University of Washington researchers have created a smartphone app that can let users screen themselves for pancreatic cancer and other diseases by taking a selfie. But not just any selfie. The BiliScreen app is designed to focus in on the … Continue reading

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Microsoft moonshots aim to debug cancer

Microsoft researchers are doing a bug bash on cancer, complete with software code names like “Project Hanover.” Some of them are actually drilling down into our genetic code, looking for ways to reprogram the immune system to combat cancer cells more … Continue reading

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Cancer center puts the art of science on display

Cancer researchers have to deal with some of nature’s ugliest diseases, but they do find bits of beauty along the way – and that beauty is the focus of an art walk presented by Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center … Continue reading

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Juno revises, resumes cancer trial after deaths

Seattle-based Juno Therapeutics says it’s resuming a clinical trial of its immunotherapy treatment, a week after the Food and Drug Administration ordered a hold due to the deaths of three patients. The FDA lifted its hold on the Phase II … Continue reading

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Cancer gene research wins White House honors

A quarter-century after her discovery of the BRCA1 breast cancer gene, University of Washington geneticist Mary-Claire King has received the nation’s highest scientific honor – and high praise from President Barack Obama – for her achievements. King’s status as a winner of … Continue reading

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Gates and Bezos invest in cancer testing venture

One of the giants of gene sequencing, Illumina, has spun off a new $100 million company called Grail to create an all-in-one blood test for cancer – and its investors include Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. The name … Continue reading

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