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Study aims to cure blood cancers with transplants that could block HIV, too

10 HIV-positive cancer patients to receive donated cord blood with rare resistance gene

Nov. 16, 2018 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch is about to lead a clinical trial offering cord blood transplants to blood cancer patients who also have HIV. The tranplants will carry a genetic trait that naturally confers resistance to HIV, so there is a possibility these transplants might also cure their HIV.

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What’s new in combatting chronic graft-vs.-host disease

Decades after the development of bone marrow transplant, researchers are making headway against one of its most common and deadly side effects

April 2, 2018 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Up to 40% of transplant recipients develop chronic graft-vs.-host disease, which can last for years. But chronic GVHD is treatable, and new therapies and preventive measures are arriving and being tested in trials.

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Scientists-turned-entrepreneurs share lessons learned launching startups

From venture capital to office space to acquisitions, academics starting companies face a steep learning curve — but there’s help to be found

March 26, 2018 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Scientists who make the leap from academia to founding their own companies face a steep learning curve. There's a lot to learn and a lot to take in. But help is available.

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