China Collaborations

Global Oncology


Collaborating with China is a framework for success

Drs. Larry Corey and Wang sign agreement for Fred Hutch China CDC collaboration

Dr. Larry Corey, Hutch president and director emeritus, and Dr. Yu Wang, Chinese Center for Disease Control director general, sign the memorandum of understanding.

Photo by Theresa Naujack/Fred Hutch

Our formal partnership with the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) began in 2010, following a successful collaboration in which we helped analyze data from more 300,000 Chinese clinics during an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease (known as EV-71), which primarily affects young children.

We have since launched joint research and training projects focused on prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer and infectious diseases, including tuberculosis and hepatitis.

Drs. Steve Self, Yongping Song and Xin Sun sign agreement for Fred Hutch and China to collaborate on tumor repository

Fred Hutch's Steve Self, center signs an agreement with Dr. Yongping Song, left, and Dr. Xin Sun, right.

Photo by Robert Hood, Fred Hutch

In 2014, we established a tumor tissue repository in collaboration with China CDC and Henan Cancer Research Institute. The repository will aid scientists in conducting molecular analyses of surgical and other biological specimens and will provide valuable demographic and follow-up data. A pilot project beginning in 2015 will study breast cancer biomarkers.

Our researchers also continue to work with China CDC scientists to help them design more detailed epidemiological studies of EV-71 and to provide expertise in vaccine development.