NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center will use the $10 million pledged recently by the family of Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos to jumpstart a new program devoted to expanding the practice of immunotherapy beyond blood borne cancers, to breast, ovarian, and prostate cancers among other forms of the disease.

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