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Volume 4, Number 24Space holderJune 16, 2000

SCCA medical director named

Marc Stewart will become medical director of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, effective Aug. 1.

For an interview of Stewart visit the Center News, a publication of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Work on the exterior of the SCCA building, pictured below, is nearly complete. The building is on the southeast corner of the Hutch's Day Campus near Lake Union. Click below for more photos.

Vaccine boosts immune response in cancer patients

Researchers led by Mary L. "Nora" Disis, associate professor of medicine, have determined that the HER-2/neu protein, expressed by some breast and ovarian cancer cells, stimulates an immune response that can be boosted by a vaccine in patients with breast and ovarian cancer. (Full story)

New chair of biochemistry named

Alan M. Weiner, currently a professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry and of genetics at Yale University School of Medicine, has been named chair of the UW Department of Biochemistry. (Full story)

Students receive Whedon Cancer Foundation funding

Four UW medical students from Wyoming have received funding from the Earl and Bessie Whedon Cancer Detection Foundation in Sheridan, Wyo. The funding will support their cancer-related studies this summer in the School of Medicine's Medical Student Research Training Program. (Full story)

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