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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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The gift of a lifetime

30 years after an early BMT, a cancer survivor pays it forward by helping researchers ‘make it better for others’

March 29, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

The road to a cure was not easy for Mike Rubin, who underwent a bone marrow transplant in 1987. But 30 years after the lifesaving procedure, this survivor and Fred Hutch fundraiser is celebrating -- and paying it forward so others can do the same.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

March 23, 2017

HIV researcher Julie Overbaugh leads Hutch graduate education; Dr. Janghee Woo named second CTI BioPharma International Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Nixon's War on Cancer: Why it mattered

Some view it as a boondoggle — but it helped set a critical course that is still playing out, a half century later

Sept. 21, 2016 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

Nearly 45 years after President Richard Nixon signed the bill that would be called his War on Cancer, cancer is still right behind heart disease as the leading cause of death in the United States. Was the bill a failure? Fred Hutch News Service examines its lasting impact.

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Taking steps to cure cancer

Scaling mountains to fund research is just another way to rescue lives for this intrepid 'Climb to Fight Cancer' team

Aug. 25, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Since 1997, more than a thousand participants have signed up to "climb a mountain, save a life" through Climb to Fight Cancer, which directly funds Fred Hutch research. Meet the intrepid Montrose Search and Rescue team out of Los Angeles, which has been climbing for the Hutch since 2007.

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When do we say cure?

A loaded word for cancer patients, but researchers view ‘cure’ through lens of statistics

July 8, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

An individual patient may not hear the word "cure" on their oncologist's lips, but that doesn't mean the word has no meaning to researchers. It's just that it's very difficult to apply it to an individual person.

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