Dr. Eduardo Mendez, a UW Medicine surgical oncologist and Fred Hutch researcher known for extraordinary talent and compassion with patients, died Jan. 5 with family at his side. He was 45 and had battled cancer himself for two years.
In an essay, Mary-Claire King describes the lows and highs of the week of April Fools’ Day in 1981. Her husband announced he was leaving, having fallen in love with a grad student. Then her house was ransacked.