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Join us for exciting science lectures at Fred Hutch

February 4, 2013

Science For Life

“Explore and experience science firsthand!”

Join us for a glimpse into the breakthrough science conducted at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. Our “Science for Life” series will break down the concepts, skip the homework and offer a chance to interact with world-class researchers in a fun and informal atmosphere.

Thursdays
February 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2013
7-8:30 pm

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109
Thomas Building, Pelton Auditorium

Registration is free of charge.

Directions »

Questions? 
Contact Jeremy Webb at jjwebb@fhcrc.org or (206) 667-4211.


Dr. Nicole Frahm
Dr. Nicole Frahm

New Frontiers in Developing an HIV Vaccine

February 7, 2013
7-8:30 pm

How can we use new understandings of HIV to develop a vaccine to prevent AIDS? And how do we evaluate which HIV vaccine strategies to pursue? Dr. Nicole Frahm, associate lab director of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network, will share the latest findings with you from the largest public-private partnership dedicated to finding an HIV vaccine.

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Dr. Mario Kratz
Dr. Mario Kratz

Diet, Obesity and Chronic Disease — What Do We Know?

February 14, 2013
7-8:30 pm

Dr. Mario Kratz wants to understand the relationship between diet composition, regulation of body weight and the development of chronic diseases such as type 2 Diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. What do we know? What answers are we still seeking? Learn some of the latest science as well as the challenges in this area of research.

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Dr. Hans-Peter Kiem
Dr. Hans-Peter Kiem

Gene Therapy: Repairing our DNA

February 21, 2013
7-8:30 pm

The idea of gene therapy—replacing a damaged gene with a working copy—has been around for a long time, but with only modest success. But that has all changed. Hear how Dr. Hans-Peter Kiem’s research into gene therapy has improved treatment for brain cancer, and promises new hope for patients with genetic diseases and in making patients resistant to HIV infection.

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Dr. Jim Olson
Dr. Jim Olson

Harnessing Nature’s Weapons Against Cancer

February 28, 2013
7-8:30 pm

Dr. Jim Olson treats children with brain cancer, and he has no patience for imperfect treatments. His drive for new answers led him to develop tumor paint, an innovative way to light up cancer cells using scorpion venom. Join him as he explains how this discovery illuminated new ways to co-opt nature’s inherent medical powers and create a whole new approach to treating cancer.

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