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Vice President Joe Biden to visit Fred Hutch

Biden will meet with researchers, learn about latest science as part of his National Cancer Moonshot ‘listening tour’

March 15, 2016 | By Linda Dahlstrom / Fred Hutch News Service

Vice President Joe Biden will meet with researchers and learn about the latest science as part of his National Cancer Moonshot ‘listening tour.’

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HIV cure: From pipe dream to promising

A longtime activist offers cautious optimism on the eve of HIV cure conference

Aug. 13, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Curing HIV – which less than a decade ago was considered so unlikely it was not even a serious candidate for research – is now the focus of a conference drawing community advocates, students and many of the nation’s leading scientists working on HIV. Nobel Laureate Dr. David Baltimore, who has made major contributions to both HIV and cancer research and is now working to develop gene therapy cures for both, will deliver the keynote talk this morning.

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‘Made a difference’: Stem cell donor meets her tiny recipient

Canadian woman’s stem cells helped cure severe immune disorder in baby Savanna

July 27, 2015 | Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

For the first time, Pam could see the living results of her gift, a stem cell donation: She had saved little Savanna from the immune deficiency that threatened the little girl's life.

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‘How do you thank someone for saving your life?’

Stem cell donor, recipient meet each other – and researchers who made transplant possible

April 29, 2015 | By Linda Dahlstrom / Fred Hutch News Service

Leukemia survivor Mark Tose had one burning question for Dr. Mary Flowers: How much of the connection he feels with the donor for the transplant that saved his life is because they were biologically a perfect match — or is something else at play? "It feels like we've known each other forever," he said.

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Enterovirus D68 seen in cancer, stem cell transplant patients

Virus behind outbreak that sickened children also caused illness in immunocompromised adults

Jan. 16, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

The virus behind outbreak in children also caused illness in immunocompromised adults, a new study shows.

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Stopping Stiff Person Syndrome: Alabama woman turns to stem cell transplant for help

Experimental Fred Hutch treatment aims to ease symptoms of rare, debilitating condition that causes rigid limbs, searing pain

Nov. 18, 2014 | By JoNel Aleccia / Fred Hutch News Service

A young Alabama woman with a rare disorder that leaves her body literally as stiff as a board is the first Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center patient to receive a stem cell transplant in hopes of helping – if not curing – her devastating condition.

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