For the Media
Dr. Ruth Etzioni is a biostatistician and full member in the Division of Public Health Sciences at the Fred Hutch. She received her PhD in statistics from Carnegie-Mellon University. Dr. Etzioni’s work focuses on statistical and computer modeling for policy development. A critical component of this work is the estimation of disease natural history and progression which then forms a substrate for modeling comparative effectiveness of alternative interventions.
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first National Cancer Institute-funded cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network.