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January 11, 2018

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.

Dr. Seymour Klebanoff, 89, a world leader in the study of how white blood cells kill bacteria, died in his sleep Aug. 31 at his Seattle home.

[Noon Jan. 27 update: A service is planned noon Friday, Jan. 29, at Levine Chapel, 470 Harvard St., Brookline, Massachusetts, with a gathering afterward at a synagogue in nearby Wayland, Congregation Or Atid, 97 Concord Road.

Dr. Norman E. Breslow, 74, who helped shape the modern field of biostatistics and had a nearly 50-year career at the University of Washington, died Dec. 9 after a long illness.

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