Fred Hutch’s first advocacy priority is federal funding for science. At Fred Hutch, federally -sponsored research revenues comprise about 85 percent of our total sponsored funding. We are the recipient of more NIH grants than any other cancer research center in the country. We are at an inflection point in our efforts to develop cures for cancer and related diseases. In that context, the proposed cuts are indefensible and would severely impede our progress. Patient lives are at stake.