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A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available in the Program in Immunology, Clinical Research Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA. The successful applicant will join the lab of Dr. Anthony Rongvaux ( http://research.fhcrc.org/rongvaux/en.html ) to study the role of macrophages in cancer.
Most cancer deaths happen because the cancer has spread to distant sites throughout a patient\u2019s body\u2014a phenomenon called metastasis. Why does metastasis occur, and how can we stop it to save lives?
It has been known for over three decades that a high density of macrophages in the tumor microenvironment correlates with metastatic progression and poor patient survival. However, the mechanisms by which macrophages support cancer remain incompletely understood. Our lab has developed unique humanized murine models for immuno-oncology studies. With these models, we have identified physiologically relevant macrophage populations involved in tumor support. We are currently studying the fundamental biology of these macrophages, and developing new therapeutic agents to target them.
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.