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Dr. Carl June weaves together HIV and cancer research to advance cures for both

CAR T-cell pioneer and one-time bone marrow transplant fellow will give keynote at HIV cure conference

Aug. 17, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Being in two camps — HIV and cancer research — at one time "made a huge, huge impact on me," says immunotherapy researcher Dr. Carl June.

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Community-building leads to record enrollment in HIV prevention study

Fighting the stigma of HIV among communities of color takes trust — and time

Aug. 4, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Vic Sorrell knows that the secret behind a successful HIV prevention study is spending the time to establish relationships and earn trust. A pioneer in community engagement, Sorrell works for the Vanderbilt HIV Vaccine Program, a unit of the Fred Hutch-based HIV Vaccine Trials Network.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

Aug. 3, 2017

Fred Hutch's Dr. Slobodan Beronja and colleagues at Yale University have published new findings in Nature that show healthy skin cells can fight off the cancerous tendencies of nearby cells that harbor cancer-causing mutations.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

July 20, 2017

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From student to scientist to mentor

A science education program helped launch Louisa Pendergast’s research career. Now she’s helping mentor more science teachers at Fred Hutch.

July 20, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

In high school, Louisa Pendergast had an inspiring biology teacher who'd participated in a science education program at Fred Hutch. Now a working scientist at the Hutch, Pendergast is mentoring more teachers through that same program.

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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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