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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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7 questions for Nobel Laureate David Baltimore

Having laid the groundwork for finding the AIDS virus, the headliner for the upcoming Fred Hutch HIV Cure conference talks about gene therapy for HIV and just what ‘cure’ means

Aug. 6, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Nobel Laureate Dr. David Baltimore will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 Conference on Cell and Gene Therapy for HIV Cure held Aug. 13-14 at Fred Hutch. He will also take part in a community conversation about gene therapy for HIV/AIDS on the eve of the conference that is free and open to the public. To speak at an HIV cure conference held at a cancer research center is especially appropriate because Baltimore’s work in immunology and virology has profoundly influenced both HIV and cancer research, said Dr. Hans-Peter Kiem.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Hutch scientists, community advisors featured at International AIDS Society conference; Dr. Lee Cranmer to lead sarcoma program

July 16, 2015 | By Fred Hutch staff

Hutch scientists, community advisors featured at International AIDS Society conference; Dr. Lee Cranmer to lead sarcoma program

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Dr. Cyrus Ghajar receives $4.1M grant to study metastatic breast cancer; Dr. Chris Peterson wins HIV cure prize; Dr. Stephen Schwartz appointed to NCI board

June 26, 2015 | By Fred Hutch staff

Dr. Cyrus Ghajar receives $4.1M grant to study metastatic breast cancer; Dr. Chris Peterson wins HIV cure prize; Dr. Stephen Schwartz appointed to NCI board

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Doctor who cured ‘Berlin patient’ of HIV: ‘We knew we were doing something very special’

Dr. Gero Hütter and Timothy Ray Brown speak about the transplant that forever linked them in medical history

Feb. 27, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Gero Hütter and Timothy Ray Brown speak about the transplant that forever linked them in medical history.

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Timothy Ray Brown: the accidental AIDS icon

The ‘Berlin patient’ didn’t ask to be cured of HIV; now he wants a cure for all

Feb. 20, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Timothy Ray Brown became an icon the day he came out as the previously anonymous “Berlin patient” – the first and still only person in the world to be cured of the virus that causes AIDS. But the path to becoming the personification of hope for the 35 million people worldwide infected with HIV has been more challenging – and more convoluted – than many people realize. Brown will talk about how he came to be cured and why he wants an easier cure for others at a free community event Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. at the downtown Seattle Public Library. He will share the stage with Dr. Gero Hϋtter, the German blood cancer specialist who had the idea of curing both Brown’s leukemia and his HIV infection by finding a stem-cell donor who carried a rare genetic mutation that protects against HIV.

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