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Can immunotherapy cure HIV?

A revolution in cancer care may offer clues to a cure or remission for HIV/AIDS

Aug. 8, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

HIV cure researchers and advocates met at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center last week to explore whether immunotherapy — treatments that harness the immune system to fight cancer — could play a role in bringing about a cure or a long-term remission for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

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CRISPR and beyond: The ins and outs of gene editing and its potential for cures

The big 4 gene-editing platforms and how they could usher in new therapies for HIV, cancer — and other diseases

Aug. 4, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A look at CRISPR and other gene-editing platforms and how they could usher in new therapies for HIV, cancer and other diseases.

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Can Timothy Ray Brown’s HIV cure be repeated?

'Patient B' joined a Boston research study to find out: Gary Steinkohl’s story — and legacy

Aug. 2, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

For a few exuberant months, Gary Steinkohl thought he had become only the second person in the world cured of HIV after Timothy Ray Brown. Then his hopes were dashed.

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Fred Hutch HIV cure program extended, expanded

DefeatHIV receives second five-year grant from NIH to research gene and cell therapies

July 13, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

DefeatHIV, co-led by Drs. Keith Jerome and Hans-Peter Kiem, was awarded a second five-year grant from NIH to research gene and cell therapies.

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35 years in the AIDS trenches

After helping pave the way to HIV treatment, Dr. Larry Corey wants a vaccine — and a cure

June 13, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

The report that Dr. Larry Corey read on that June morning in 1981 is as fixed in his memory as a specimen on a glass slide: five previously healthy men, all of them gay, had fallen ill or died from a lung infection that typically affects only people with severely damaged immune systems. They were, of course, the first reported cases of what would become known as AIDS. Finding a way to treat, prevent and even cure this global scourge would become the focus of his life’s work over the next 35 years.

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HIV cure research today: Gene therapy, molecular scissors and Where’s Waldo

More than 100 researchers gather at second annual Fred Hutch conference

Aug. 14, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

From across the country, HIV experts and cancer researchers who have devoted their careers to improving stem cell transplants came together at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Thursday and Friday. Their goal? To talk about how to translate the world’s only known person to be cured of HIV to a cure or long-term remission that is less risky, less costly and broadly applicable to the millions worldwide now living with the virus.

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