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.
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.
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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