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For cancer patients with HIV, immunotherapy appears safe

Checkpoint inhibitor study suggests new treatment options for patients long excluded from cancer immunotherapy clinical trials

Nov. 7, 2017 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Checkpoint inhibitor study suggests new treatment options for patients long excluded from cancer immunotherapy clinical trials.

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One family, two sides of cancer

Basic scientist Dr. Wenying Shou’s parents were both treated for — and cured of — their cancers. The similarities end there.

Oct. 6, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Both of Dr. Wenying Shou's parents were diagnosed with - and cured of - cancer. The similarities end there.

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Teacher, mom — and living proof of principle

Three years ago she was out of options to treat her advanced cancer. Then, she enrolled in an immunotherapy clinical trial.

Sept. 8, 2017 | By Susan Keown / Fred Hutch News Service

When Tiffany's advanced cancer kept coming back, she decided to become the first person in the world to receive a still-experimental new immunotherapy.

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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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Experimental herpes drug more effective than standard treatment

Pritelivir reduces viral shedding and lesions better than valacyclovir, study shows

Dec. 20, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

The results of the phase 2, randomized, double-blind trial published today in JAMA showed that when people with genital herpes took a daily oral dose of pritelivir, they reduced their rate of viral shedding by half compared to when they took valacyclovir. They also had fewer genital sores and less pain.

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Quest for an HIV vaccine

Community trust is key as researchers start a new trial across 15 sites in South Africa

Nov. 29, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Linda-Gail Bekker, deputy director of the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre at the University of Cape Town and a member of the Fred Hutch-based HIV Vaccine Trials Network, works closely with the communities most affected by HIV to end the epidemic. She is co-chairing a just-launched clinical trial in South Africa that could lead to the first licensed HIV vaccine.

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