New heights in cancer and infectious disease research

2011 Annual Report

New heights in cancer and infectious disease research

Douglas W. Walker

Douglas W. Walker

MESSAGE FROM DOUGLAS W. WALKER,
CHAIR, BOARD OF TRUSTEES

This year was exciting—one of change and success for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. We welcomed our fourth president and director, Dr. Larry Corey, whose vision and leadership will take the Hutchinson Center to new heights in cancer and infectious disease research. Center scientists continued to explore uncharted frontiers, capitalizing on the interdisciplinary, collaborative culture unique to the Center. We also celebrated a record-breaking fundraising year with more than $44.4 million generated from committed supporters like you.

Thank you for partnering with the Center in our quest to eliminate cancer and related diseases as causes of human suffering and death. Your investment enables researchers to explore creative and novel ways to tackle complex scientific problems.

It is this “out of the box” thinking—dependent on private support like yours—that paves the way to improve the lives of countless patients and their families now and in the future. We are honored by your trust and support.