Our world-class scientists, including three Nobel Laureates, have revolutionized prevention, detection and treatment for several cancers and other diseases. The following are some of the cancers and other diseases that we research:
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Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
(fungal, herpes virus, respiratory)
Pancreatic (Pancreas) Cancer
Sickle Cell Disease
Skin Cancer (Melanoma)
From basic biology to programs that enhance the quality of life for survivors, our world-renowned scientists take an innovative and comprehensive approach to understanding and eliminating more than two dozen types of cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
Fred Hutch scientists are producing some of the most important breakthroughs in the prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Our scientists study the disease process from every angle – from the most basic, molecular and cellular level to a broad, population-based approach – to uncover the factors that influence a person’s likelihood of getting cancer, and using this knowledge to reduce risk and save lives. Our research covers a broad range of topics, including:
Fred Hutch's world-renowned faculty seek answers to fundamental biological questions. Our investigators:
Fred Hutch is home to the nation’s first and largest cancer prevention program. Our prevention researchers identify ways to reduce an individual’s likelihood of developing cancer and pursue vaccines to prevent cancer, HIV and other major diseases. Our achievements include:
Fred Hutch researchers seek new ways to detect cancer at its earliest stages, when a patient's chances of survival are greatest. One of the keys to this effort is the discovery of biomarkers—proteins and other molecules that indicate the presence of disease. In addition to leading an international project to discover new cancer biomarkers, our investigators:
Our researchers pioneered bone marrow transplantation, a procedure that has saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide. This discovery set the stage for our pursuit of innovative treatments and cures for cancers, HIV and other diseases. Fred Hutch investigators:
Our research examines the physical, psychological, social and economic effects of cancer and its treatment, and the Fred Hutch is a world leader in the emerging field of survivor care. Our investigators:
Fred Hutch scientists conduct important and impactful research, and their findings have revolutionized prevention, detection and treatment for cancer and other diseases.
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