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Teacher, mom — and living proof of principle

Three years ago she was out of options to treat her advanced cancer. Then, she enrolled in an immunotherapy clinical trial.

Sept. 8, 2017 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

When Tiffany's advanced cancer kept coming back, she decided to become the first person in the world to receive a still-experimental new immunotherapy.

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Scared — and brave

Why volunteer for an HIV cure study? A community group undertakes its own research to find out

June 14, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

People who volunteer for HIV cure studies “want to feel like they’re contributing to the greater body of knowledge,” according to a community-led study. “But they want to feel like they can trust [the researchers], like they’re being treated with respect.”

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Experimental herpes drug more effective than standard treatment

Pritelivir reduces viral shedding and lesions better than valacyclovir, study shows

Dec. 20, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

The results of the phase 2, randomized, double-blind trial published today in JAMA showed that when people with genital herpes took a daily oral dose of pritelivir, they reduced their rate of viral shedding by half compared to when they took valacyclovir. They also had fewer genital sores and less pain.

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Quest for an HIV vaccine

Community trust is key as researchers start a new trial across 15 sites in South Africa

Nov. 29, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Linda-Gail Bekker, deputy director of the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre at the University of Cape Town and a member of the Fred Hutch-based HIV Vaccine Trials Network, works closely with the communities most affected by HIV to end the epidemic. She is co-chairing a just-launched clinical trial in South Africa that could lead to the first licensed HIV vaccine.

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Nov. 21, 2016

Stories include: world-renowned oncologist recruited to Fred Hutch, lymphoma patients in remission after experimental immunotherapy and more.

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Empowering ‘millions of women’ against HIV

AMP study in sub-Saharan Africa tests an antibody infusion that could put protection in women’s hands

Oct. 21, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

The AMP study in sub-Saharan Africa will test whether an antibody infusion protects women against HIV. If it does, the finding will have particular significance for an epidemic that hits women on that continent especially hard and for which they have few prevention options.

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